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Virtual Community Class: Cooking with Melissa

June 9 @ 2:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

Lets get in the kitchen and cook something good for our soul and brain health! In this 4-week series, you will join Melissa Gallagher-Cashman, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CMDCP, NASM-CPT, for a wonderful cooking program, focusing on brain healthy foods and how to incorporate them into your diet every day! Each week, you will focus on 3 or 4 brain healthy foods, their benefits, and how to use them in simple, healthy, and delicious recipe(s). While you cook, you will practice mindfulness, heighten senses, and recall memories. So, grab your measuring spoons and spatulas and join us for… Cooking with Melissa!


  • 1 ½ cups of old fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats (gluten free work fine as well…but not quick oats)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups of milk (any kind of milk is fine, plant based, etc.)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of flaxseed meal (flaxseeds or chia seeds are also fine)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ to½ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 large bananas (optional)

Topping Choices (Optional):

  • Raisins, walnuts (chopped peanuts/almonds/cashews), chocolate chips, peanut butter (or any other nut butter/sunflower butter)

“Refrigerated Overnight Oats”

  • ½ cup of rolled old fashioned oats or steel cut is fine (gluten free is also fine, not quick oats)
  • ½ cup milk (any kind of milk is fine, plant based, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of sweetener of your choice (agave, honey, maple syrup) *optional
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla
  • ¼ cup of plain, Greek yogurt (or any yogurt you use)

“Cooking Tools”

  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Spoon or spatula for mixing
  • 4-6 small bowls for toppings
  • Small bowl or mason jar


June 9
2:30 pm
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