Home-Cooked Holidays Tour

  • Home-Cooked Holidays Tour: Healthy Eating with the Y


    Do you want to learn how to make healthier, homemade holiday foods? Chef Gary Appelsies, YMCA of Central Florida’s Director of Healthy Eating, will be leading a series of cooking how-tos across Central Florida YMCAs, teaching you how to make the best food choices this time of year, and we’d love for you to join us. #YHealthyEating


    Please RSVP by checking the desired events below. We look forward to seeing you!

    Learn the basics of making delicious fall soups that your whole family will enjoy. Chef Gary will be cooking one of his favorites!

  • We all spend a lot of time preparing our Thanksgiving dinners. Watch and learn how to create simple and healthful side dishes that won’t take a lot of time and will be easy on your budget.

  • Watch a Chef’s Cooking Competition between our own Chef Gary and Chef Nora of Sysco.

  • A tutorial of learning the secret of how to “have your cake and eat it, too” this holiday season without the guilt of weight gain from overeating, inactivity and the typical holiday stress.

  • Who says you have to skip desserts? There are ways to bake delicious “sweets” with all the flavor and not quite all the guilt.