In an effort to promote healthy habits and the development of culinary skills, the Centre de promotion de la santé asked staff members to send in their recipes at the beginning of the year. The goal: To produce a collection of recipes from CHU Sainte-Justine employees.
There are multiple health benefits to preparing homemade meals, such as choosing quality food and controlling the amount of fat, sodium and sugar in our diet. We are well aware that lack of time is a major obstacle in achieving this.
This is especially true for hospital employees, given their busy work schedules, travel times and work-family balance. The idea of a collection of healthy, easy, practical and delicious recipes created by and for employees, proved to be a relevant and gathering part of the health promotion process.
It includes some 30 original, appetizing recipes created or adapted by our colleagues. The main criteria that guided the selection of recipes—we received far more than expected—were nutritional quality, easiness and originality.
Guilde culinaire Chef Jonathan Garnier was happy to take part in the project, not only penning the preface, but also presenting two of his own delicious creations.
The collection of recipes by CHU Sainte-Justine employees is part of the Employee Wellness Program’s service offer.