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at the Recreation & Wellness Center

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p Great cooking is inspired by a spotless, functional kitchen. Everything is within easy reach and the lighting provides a beautiful space to explore and perfect your culinary skills. The Wellness Kitchen has all you need to let your creativity play – whether as a cooking instructor or class participant.





State-of-the-Art Kitchen 5-burner gas cooktop

The heart of a kitchen is the stove. This cooktop fills the center of the kitchen with ample counterspace on each side for prep work. Two cameras point directly at the cooktop so attendees get a great view of what’s cooking.

convection ovens (2)

Two large stainless steel ovens allow you to cook several dishes at once for maximum time management.

griddle, toaster, blender, microwave, small appliances + cookware Multiple countertop griddles (perfect for stations!), two double toasters, three Ninja blender, microwave and too many small appliances to list! Ample pots, pans and utensils are available too.

french door refridgerator/freezer

This combo houses your supplies prior to and during your demonstration or class.

three-compartment sink

An industrial-sized three-compartment sink for easy cleaning and disinfecting.

dishwashers (2)

Keep workspaces clean and dirty dishes out-of-the-way.

loads of counterspace

Plenty of area to allow easy cooking by both teachers and hands-on participants.

chairs + tables

The space accommodates 40 for seated cooking demonstrations and 30 for hands-on cooking classes. Tables and chairs can be arranged several ways.

demonstration cameras (2)

Two cameras ensure attendees don’t miss a moment of the action. Views on four screens around the kitchen toggle between the two cameras or computer view.

widescreen displays (4)

Four large displays make sure attendees see step-by-step instructions in real-time. Screens can toggle between computer and camera at the touch of a button.

teaching learning

Student growth + development The Wellness Kitchen teaches graduate assistants, dietetic interns and other students in the field how to use their knowledge about food and nutrition to educate others. The unique, realworld setting helps these students apply their skills outside the classroom. Students work with University and Lincoln community members; answer nutrition questions; and help facilitate positive behavior changes in diet and exercise. They plan, implement and evaluate their own cooking programs and many go on to pursue full-time positions in employee wellness programs or nutrition.

The Wellness Kitchen gave me skills I’ll carry with me to my future career in nutrition. It allowed me to test my ideas and I’ve learned a lot through trials and successes. It’s a great resource – not just for those who attend the events, but also those students who lead them! -Courtney Schnell, UNL Wellness Services Graduate Assistant

events rentals

Host your next event at the Wellness Kitchen You supply the ingredients, we supply the location. The Wellness Kitchen is the perfect spot to host an office party (build the potluck here!), cultural celebration or your own cooking competition. Guests get to know one another and enjoy a great time learning something new! Reserve the Wellness Kitchen a minimum of two weeks prior to the your event by contacting Amanda at 402-472-0880 or Rental includes access to the space and all equipment, as well as a kitchen supervisor. All reservations are first-come, first-served. $14/hour + $50 nonrefundable deposit

classes demos

Cooking Demonstrations These events are great for large groups and feature a cooking instructor frontand-center. With the help of cameras and large screens, instructors lead the group in preparing meals for them to duplicate in their own kitchens. Each guest enjoys a taste. Our Wellness Team hosts a variety of cooking demonstrations each semester. Visit for a current schedule.

Host a cooking demo! Let us customize one just for your group. A member of the Wellness Team will showcase a recipe and everyone enjoys a taste. Contact Amanda at or 402-472-0880 for details. $10 per person

Hands-on Cooking Classes The Wellness Kitchen is the perfect environment to learn to cook or expand your skills. Classes include a cooking coach that will lead participants through each step of the cooking experience and will conclude with enjoying a delicious meal together. Come hungry! Our team hosts a variety of cooking classes each semester. Visit for the current schedule.

Host a cooking class! Let us customize a class just for your group. Each person will be involved in the cooking process and everyone enjoys a meal at the end of the class. Contact Amanda at or 402-472-0880 for more information. $25 per person

nutrition eating

Our Wellness Team can help you achieve your nutrition and eating goals in a healthy way. We believe in a balanced diet that allows you to indulge on occassion and encourage small, achieveable goals for long-term success.

Do you: + Eat on the run + survive on "hitor-miss" meals? + Routinely go on and off diets, only to gain back the pounds you lost? + Take supplements, or wonder if you should? + Feel chronically fatigued or routinely lack energy to train at your best? + Constantly cope with a stressful lifestyle? + Want to find a smarter way to shop + cook healthy meals on a budget? + Desire tips for sports nutrition + meals/snacks for pre-/postworkouts?

Contact Us

Personalized Nutrition Consultation

To sign up for Nutrition Services, purchase a package from our Member Services desk at either campus. For questions regarding the sign-up process, please contact:

• Identify your needs & assess your nutrition • Meet your goals with an individualized nutrition plan $15 student/member $25 general public

Personal Trainer Starter Package Sports Nutrition Consultation • Assess your nutrition, based on your fitness goals • Learn about your sport specific nutrient needs • Fuel your sport with an individualized nutrition plan

• 1-hour personal training session • Personalized Nutrition Consultation • Fitness Assessment including: • Body composition • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscular strength & endurance • Flexibility assessment $50 student/member $85 general public

$15 student/member $25 general public

Medical Nutrition Therapy • For those whose diet is affected by specific medical needs • Specialized nutrition for disease management: including diabetes; high blood pressure; heart disease; food allergies or sensitivities; disordered eating/eating disorder, and more. $25 student/member $40 general public

Resting Metabolic Rate • Scientifically measure how much energy your body needs to meet your goals, including weight loss, body composition changes or muscular strength/endurance. • Initial measurement and results takes 30 minutes. A registered dietitian will then discuss dietary recommendations. $40 student/member $60 general public

Amanda Robine, MS

Registered Dietitian (RD) LMNT Wellness Services & Nutrition Education Coordinator 402-472-0880

More offerings:

Wellness Coaching • Receive personalized coaching to fit your wellness goals. Great for those who need accountability in their journey. Each session is 30 minutes. 3 sessions: $30 student/member $60 general public

garlic & parmesan broccoli with potatoes Ingredients: • • • • • • • • •

3 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp italian seasoning 1/4 tsp onion powder kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 24 oz broccoli florets 16 oz baby potatoes, halved 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 11/2 cups Each Serving Provides: • • • • • • • • •

Calories: 249 Total Fat: 12.7g Saturated Fat: 2.6g Cholesterol: 4.5mg Sodium: 160.5mg Total Fiber: 2.1g Protein: 9.8g Carbohydrates: 28.1g Sugar: 1.2g

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, italian seasoning and onion powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 2. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12 inches long. Divide broccoli and potatoes into four equal portions and add to the center of each foil in a single layer. Fold up all four sides of each foil packet. 3. Spoon the garlic mixture over the broccoli and potatoes. Fold the sides of the foil over the vegetables, covering completely and sealing the packets closed. 4. Place foil packets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake until tender, about 12 to 14 minutes. 5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.



chicken fajita roll-ups Ingredients: For the marinade:

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2 tbsp olive oil juice of half a lime 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp salt pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) • 2 tbsp cilanto, chopped

Yield: 3 servings Serving Size: 2 roll-ups Each Serving Provides: • • • • • • •

Calories: 225 Total Fat: 12.7g Saturated Fat: 1.9g Total Fiber: 1.4g Protein: 27.6g Carbohydrates: 10.9g Sugar: 2.9g

For the chicken:

• 3 chicken breasts or 6 chicken cutlets, 1/4 inch thick • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced


blueberry banana microwave oatmeal Ingredients: • • • • • • •

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/3 medium banana, mashed 1/4 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp maple syrup 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

Directions: Spray a medium to large mug with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients, except blueberries. Gradually stir in blueberries. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

Yield: 1 serving Serving Size: 1 mug Each Serving Provides: • • • • • • •

Calories: 486 Total Fat: 9g Sodium: 144mg Total Fiber: 8g Protein: 16g Carbohydrates: 91g Sugar: 40g

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne (optional) and cilantro. Set aside. 2. If you purchased pre-sliced chicken cutlets, skip this step. If using chicken breasts, slice them longways into two even slices and firmly pound the chicken using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch. 3. Place chicken into a large re-sealable freezer bag and pour marinade over top, making sure they are completely coated. Allow chicken to marinate for a minimum of one hour to overnight. 4. Once chicken has marinated, evenly place six bell pepper slices in the middle of the chicken cutlet, roll up and secure with a toothpick. Repeat this step until all the cutlets have been rolled up and place seam side down in a prepared baking dish. 5. Brush tops of chicken with remaining marinade and bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.

location parking Inside the Rec & Wellness Center 1717 North 35th Street The Wellness Kitchen is located just inside the Recreation & Wellness Center on UNL’s East Campus (near 33rd & Holdrege streets). Visit for a map and directions.

Public Parking You can find metered parking nearby at the Nebraska East Union. Meters are enforced 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday when UNL is open for business. Follow the dashed line on the map for a short walk to the Wellness Kitchen. Photos courtesy of Christopher Dulak




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office potluck parties community gatherings date nights for couples family reunions cultural celebrations

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youth cooking workshops RSO cooking competitions family fun nights greek + residence hall socials friendsgiving

Rental Fee: $14/hour + $50 non-refundable deposit Rental includes access to the space, all equipment and an on-site kitchen supervisor, but does not include food. Large kitchen and seating area can accommodate up to 40 people. All reservations are first-come, first-served. Please contact Amanda at 402-472-0880 or a minimum of two weeks prior to your event.

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UNL Wellness Kitchen Brochure - 2017  

UNL Wellness Kitchen Brochure - 2017