Cooking Classes & Demonstrations

Cooking Classes & Demonstrations

UNL Campus Recreation cooking classes and demonstrations teach participants the skills needed to prepare healthy meals that are simple, budget friendly, and delicious. The deadline for each class is 48 hours prior to class start.

Please direct questions to Amanda Robine (

Meal Kit Mondays

Let us make your meal-times easier! Forget those expensive meal delivery services and pre-order meal kits from our Wellness Kitchen. Then, pick up your ready-to-go, four-serving meals on the first Monday of the month at the Wellness Kitchen inside the Rec & Wellness Center anytime 4:30-5:30 p.m. We're here to fuel your week or help you stock your freezer!

Each meal kit includes everything you need for a delicious dinner in well under an hour – all you provide is the tools, cooking spray and some minor chopping/mixing/etc. We offer three different meal options for pick-up on the first Monday of each month. You'll need to order 48 hours prior to pick-up. You can choose one, two or three or double up on the same meal!

Just $15 per meal!

Registration is available up until 48 hours prior to pick-up time.

(After placing your order, please email Amanda at with your choice of meals from the list of options below and note any food allergies you may have - we can accommodate! You may also order multiples of the same meal if you prefer.)

  • Monday, May 7
    • Oven Roasted Ratatouille
    • Avocado Black Bean Enchiladas
    • Coconut Jerk Peas w/ Pineapple Salsa
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Parent + Kid Cooking classes

When kids participate in cooking, they are more likely to explore a variety of food and learn basic math skills along the way. Campus Recreation’s Kid + Parent Cooking Classes provide an easy way to teach the whole family about cooking while making fun memories, and each class includes dinner for the evening.

Not only do children help with making the meal, they’ll learn the basics about nutrition and food groups, while having fun with a new activity for the family. The Wellness Kitchen instructors take care of all the prep and clean-up. Classes are open to the public.

Class size is limited and instructors can accommodate all special dietary needs. After registering, participants will be contacted about any special dietary needs. This class is recommended for children aged three years and older.

Green and Bean Quesadillas + Creamy Cucumber Salad

The Green and Bean Quesadilla is a healthy twist on a crowd-favorite. Parents and kids work together to create this yummy dish made with fresh veggies and plenty of cheese, of course! Pair this with the summer taste of a creamy cucumber salad and you have a meal your kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Wednesday, July 11
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Rec & Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen
  • $15 for each parent/child pair + $5 each additional child
  • Registration ends July 9 at 4:30 p.m.
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Classic Tomato Sauce w/ Whole Grain Pasta + Green Salad w/ Herb Vinaigrette

Pasta is a staple in many homes, which makes homemade tomato sauce an essential recipe for families to learn. This recipe is basic, but once you master it your family can add more vegetables, cheese, or some ground meat to the sauce. This all-purpose tomato sauce is also excellent on polenta, rice, or barley, or as a pizza sauce. It can even go on burgers instead of ketchup! We’ll pair this meal with a green salad w/ herb vinaigrette for a well-rounded, filling meal!

  • Wednesday, July 25
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Rec & Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen
  • $15 for each parent/child pair + $5 each additional child
  • Registration ends July 23 at 4:30 p.m.
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