At the heart of good food is good cooking. Getting creative in the kitchen and cooking meals and snacks to enjoy with friends and family is really satisfying (and tasty).

There are lots of places in and around Golborne where children and adults of all ages can go to learn new cooking skills and pick up tips and recipes from around the world. So come on, let’s get chopping!

TomatoGolborne Youth Centre

Address: Swinbrook Estate, 2a Wornington Road, W10 5QJ
Tel: 020 8960 6238

Healthier Cooking sessions on:

  • Monday evening (cooking on a budget)
  • Tuesday evening (food preparation techniques)
  • Thursday evening (for Children & Young People with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Cooking events and workshops

Many other local organisations run cooking events and workshops as part of their wider programme of activities including:Apple

Cooking and meal ideas

LightbulbYou can find lots of recipe ideas and cooking tips at the Change4Life website.

If you're stuck for some healthier meal ideas and need some help getting started, Change4life Smart Recipes can help!  Most recipes feed four adults and can be made on a budget. Use it to choose meal combinations - it will even create a shopping list for you! Or if you just want ideas for a meal today, click on the recipe finder instead - you can browse by meal type or search by ingredient.

For a bit more help getting started, why not sign up for the Change4life Meal Mixer? Meal Mixer is a 4 week plan to help you to cook healthier meals for yourself and your family or friends. Every Friday for 4 weeks, Change4life will send you a tasty, healthy recipe with easy to follow instructions, and a shopping list of all the ingredients you’ll need for around £5. After only 4 weeks you’ll know how to cook at least 4 different meals from scratch!

My Change4Life Cookbook
Whether it’s planning a nutritious Sunday lunch or simply laying the table for breakfast, My Change4Life Cookbook has some great cooking activities for kids. They can choose their favourite healthy recipes, get tips on being a top chef and even make a shopping list. Once they’re involved with making meals, they’re more likely to start enjoying them - and so are you!

Change4life also has lots of handy meal planning and cooking tips  lots of great ideas for healthy picnics and packed lunches and Smart Swap recipes that can help you and your family cut down on the amount of sugar in your diet.

There are also lots of easy healthy recipes on NHS Livewell site.

As part of our #pogoeattherainbow photo competition, we collected a range of healthy recipes that are easy and cheap to make. Why not try one by visiting our eat the rainbow recipes page now?