Wellness Programs, Classes & Events

Meal Kit Monday

Let us make your meal-times easier! Forget those expensive meal delivery services and pre-order your $15 meal kit from our Wellness Kitchen the first Monday of each month.

Each four-serving meal kit includes a recipe card and pre-portioned ingredients, everything you need for a delicious dinner in well under an hour

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CookWell Classes

The Wellness Kitchen is a great environment to cook, learn, and expand your culinary skills.

These monthly interactive cooking classes allow you to hone your inner chef and connect with others on campus. Each month we will explore a new topic and prepare recipes in the RWC Wellness Kitchen.

Cost for each class is $10.00 per person.

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Request a Class

Looking for a fun party or group activity? Try a private instructional cooking class!

We provide the ingredients, recipes, equipment, and clean up. Select a theme and menu option from our options below.

Each class is led by a member of our team to assist and educate every step of the way. Each person will be involved in the cooking process and have a meal to enjoy at the end of class.

Cost for each class is $25.00 per person.

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Nutrition Consultations

Do you...

  • Eat on the run + survive on "hit-or-miss" meals?
  • Feel chronically fatigued or routinely lack energy to train at your best?
  • Constantly cope with a stressful lifestyle?
  • Desire tips for sports nutrition + meals/snacks for pre-/post-workouts
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Wellness Blog

Follow along with our Wellness staff as we present on current wellness topics.

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Wellness Videos

Watch as our Wellness staff prepare nutritious snacks and dishes.

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Meal Kit Monday

CookWell Classes

Request A Class

Looking for a party or group activity? Try an instructional cooking class. We offer a wide variety of classes from cooking for heart health to cooking on a budget. Each person will be involved in the cooking process and everyone will take a meal home at the end of class. View the classes we offer in the list below.

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Appetizers & Snacks

This laid back class is a perfect group bonding or party activity, everybody will prepare and enjoy some seriously scrumptious snacks and apps.

Menu Option 1
  • Caramel Popcorn Cookies
  • Cowboy Caviar Dip
  • Eggplant Pizza Bites
Menu Option 2
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
Menu Option 3
  • Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
  • Quinoa Salad
  • Vegan Pinwheels

Cooking for Beginners

Is your group feeling a little clumsy in the kitchen? Have no fear, our leaders will walk your group through each recipe step by step. We will cover basic cooking terminology and techniques with a focus on knife skills and food safety. Join us for this class to hone your inner chef and learn valuable life skills.

Menu Option 1
  • Romesco Pasta Bake
  • Lemon Pepper Asparagus
  • Baked Apples
Menu Option 2
  • Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Butter Dip
  • Beef Stir Fry
  • Chocolate Dip with Fruit

Cooking for Heart Health

Heart Disease remains the number one cause of death in the US. This makes nutrition for heart health an important topic to explore! Come learn how to prepare balanced meals that are good for your heart and learn which nutrients are important for a healthy heart.

Menu Option 1
  • Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Garlic Aioli
  • Mustard Potato Salad
  • Broiled Banana Splits
Menu Option 2
  • Citrus Honey Glazed Salmon
  • Brown Rice and Sugar Snap Peas
  • Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Cooking on a Budget

We understand that eating well can seem expensive at times. Come prepare balanced meals with us that won't break the bank and learn tips to navigate the grocery store on a budget.

Menu Option 1
  • Crunchy Ramen Stir Fry
  • Sauteed Edamame
  • Mango Pudding
Menu Option 2
  • Cheesy Goulash
  • Garlic Roasted Vegetables
  • Chocolate Mousse
Menu Option 3
  • Chickpea Tacos
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese
  • Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Fakeout Takeout

These fakeout takeout recipes are a quick and easy alternative to last minute takeout. Cooking at home is usually a healthier alternative to eating out as you can control the quantities and freshness of ingredients. Come learn how to make Indian or Mexican takeout at home!

Menu Option 1
  • Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala
  • Homemade Quick Naan
  • Rice Kheer
Menu Option 2
  • Fish Tacos with Lime Cumin Slaw
  • Guacamole
  • Seasoned Black Beans

Instant Pot Cooking

Learn to master your Instant Pot with some fun and easy recipes! Our team will guide you step by step so you feel more comfortable handling this trendy (and sometimes intimidating) appliance.

Menu Option 1
  • Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Peanut Butter Fluff Cup
Menu Option 2
  • Pork Chops
  • Green Bean Almondine
  • Chickpea Blondies
Menu Option 3
  • Baked Ziti
  • Sauteed Vegetables
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Plant Based Cooking

Looking to incorporate more plants into your diet? This class will teach you how to do just that. We will discuss some of the health and environmental benefits of plant based meals. These recipes are so delicious and satisfying you won't even miss the meat.

Menu Option 1
  • Sesame Garlic Tofu
  • Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Black Bean Brownies
Menu Option 2
  • Creamy Tomato Pasta (vegan)
  • Crunchy Broccoli Salad (vegan)
  • Berry Muffins (vegan)

Sustainability Cooking

This class brings to light just how many resources go into growing, harvesting, processing, and transporting our food. We can all make small changes to make our lifestyles more sustainable, no matter where we are on our sustainability journey. You will learn tips and tricks in this class to reduce food waste, reduce/reuse packaging, and choose more sustainable ingredients!

Menu Option 1
  • Zero Waste Garden Vegetable Soup
  • Carrot Green Pesto
  • Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad
Menu Option 2
  • One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta
  • White Bean Dip
  • Avocado Chocolate Mousse
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Individual Services

Do you...

  • Eat on the run + survive on "hit-or-miss" meals?
  • Routinely go on and off diets, only to gain back the weight 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-/post-workouts
To sign up for Nutrition Services, please purchase a package from our Member Services desk at either campus.
For questions regarding the sign-up process, please contact our Wellness staff at crec-wellness@unl.edu or 402-472-3410

Nutrition Packages

SERVICE   PRICE  
  STUDENT MEMBER GENERAL PUBLIC
Nutrition Starter

With the nutrition starter package you will:

  • Jump start your journey toward better nutrition and a healthier life.
  • Receive a nutrition assessment and a personalized plan.
  • Meet with a member of our nutrition team which includes registered dietitians, dietetic interns, and master’s level nutrition students. Our team specializes in general nutrition, weight management, nutrition and medical conditions, and helping your meet your fitness goals through nutrition

Package Includes:

  • An initial 60 minute consultation
  • Two, 30 minute follow-up consultations
$90 $90 $120
Nutrition Booster

With the nutrition booster package you will:

  • Continue on your nutrition journey with ongoing support. During your follow-up sessions we will assess progress and continue to build upon your goals for overall success.
  • Set and reach your longer term goals with multiple nutrition meetings or phone calls.
  • Meet with a member of our nutrition team which includes registered dietitians, dietetic interns, and master’s level nutrition students. Our team specializes in general nutrition, weight management, nutrition and medical conditions, and helping your meet your fitness goals through nutrition

Package Options:

Package 1:

  • Two, 30 minute follow-ups
$30 $30 $40

Package 2:

  • Six, 30 minute follow-ups
$90 $90 $120

Package 3:

  • Two, 15 minute phone follow-ups
$15 $15 $20

Wellness Blog

Food Insecurity on College Campuses - July 17, 2020
Food Insecurity on College Campuses by Carly Hillburn, Dietetic Intern, UNL Wellness Team
Benefits of Beets - May 22, 2020
Blog: beets by UNL Wellness Team
How to Eat for Better Sleep - May 15, 2020
How to Eat for Better Sleep by Hannah Thompson, Dietetic Intern, UNL Wellness Team
Spice Up Your Life - May 1, 2020
Spice Up Your Life by Lauryn Bille, Dietetic Intern, UNL Wellness Team
Setting Value Based Goals to Fit Your Lifestyle - April 24, 2020
Setting Value-Based Goals to Fit Your Lifestyle by Hannah Thompson, Dietetic Intern, UNL Wellness Team
Chia Seeds for Fiber, Protein, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids - April 17, 2020
Chia Seeds for Fiber, Protein and Omega-3 Fatty Acids by UNL Wellness Team
Portion Check - April 10, 2020
Sean | Portion Check by UNL Wellness Team
A Complete List of Your Pantry & Freezer Staples - April 3, 2020
blog post pantry by UNL Wellness Team

Wellness Videos

The Wellness Kitchen at Campus Recreation is committed to following all COVID guidelines as outlined by the university.
Face masks will be required within the space at all times and food will be taken to-go in provided containers to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
We will also work to limit shared utensils, equipment, and ingredients as much as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation.



Mission Statement:

Campus Recreation is committed to enriching the educational experience by promoting lifelong healthy living. We are dedicated to celebrating differences, providing active and innovative recreational opportunities, cultivating a community of supportive relationships, and developing global leaders.

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