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‘Healthy Eating Coach’ to Offer Cooking Classes in West Hartford

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Ayelet Connell, West Hartford’s ‘Healthy Eating Coach,’ will be offering cooking classes focused on gluten-free and paleo-friendly meals at Cookshop Plus beginning Sept. 26.


Trying to get healthy but not sure what to eat? Learn all about gluten-free and paleo cooking and baking in a new series of cooking classes led by West Hartford’s healthy eating coach, Ayelet Connell, PhD.

In these classes, which are taking place at Cookshop Plus in West Hartford Center, Ayelet will teach you how to cook multiple dishes while explaining the ins & outs of gluten-free and paleo along with the many health benefits. Participants will help prepare a delicious paleo-friendly, gluten-free meal & dessert during each class.

Connell is the creator of “Healthy Eating Made Simple,” a one-on-one nutritional coaching program that is designed for people interested in learning about eating healthy, but aren’t sure where or how to begin and need a “kickstart.” She teaches students about which foods to avoid and which foods make you thrive.

“To make better choices in what we eat, we need to have the knowledge of what the best food choices are,” Connell says. “Let me hold your hand as you navigate these often overwhelming waters of shifting your food lifestyle!”

Choose from the two menus below, or take both classes. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Menu: Broccoli Rabe Pesto Pizza, Crispy Chicken Thighs with Cider Cauliflower Rice & Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Decadent Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

Registration Link: https://www.cookshopplus.com/2154-18418/classes/other_classes/paleo-gluten-free-friendly-cooking-class.aspx

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Menu: Butternut Squash & Apple Soup, Roasted Chicken with Braised Brussels Sprouts & Pomegranate-Mustard Sauce, Sweet Crepes with Apple & Cinnamon filling.

Registration Link: https://www.cookshopplus.com/2154-18412/classes/other_classes/paleo-gluten-free-friendly-cooking-class-.aspx

The classes will be held at Cookshop Plus, 977 Farmington Ave., West Hartford Center. The cost is $65 per class, and class size is limited to 10-12 students. Participants are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.

Students will also receive a coupon good for 10 percent off in-store purchases on the day of the class.

To sign up, register using the links above, contact the store at 860-461-0667 or email [email protected].

About Ayelet Connell, PhD

Connel has been in the field of natural health and healing for her whole life. As far as conventional degrees and education, she is a Physical Therapist and Certified Integrative Manual Therapist. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in the field of autism and children with neurologic disorders. Connell owned a robust wellness center, Integrative Wellness & Physical Therapy, in Bloomfield, CT, for multiple years. She closed it this past May with the plan to reduce stress in her life and focus on what matters most, her family and continuing her exploration in natural food and healthy eating. Connell has an expertise in natural health, with a focus on living Gluten-free and the Paleo diet and lifestyle. One of Connell’s greatest skills is holding a person’s hand while guiding them in a direction of greater health. To date, she has worked with thousands of clients, helping them understand how to “get healthy” and how to “be healthy.” Her greatest joy, outside of her family, is healthy cooking! Learn more at www.AyeletConnellWellness.com.

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