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Health Benefits of Seafood
Including seafood as part of an overall balanced diet can provide many health benefits. This publication includes tips on selecting, storing and using seafood. (PDF Format Only)
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Let's eat for the health of it
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories. (PDF format only)
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Smart Choices: Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet
Use these tips for reducing sodium in your diet. (PDF Format Only)
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Smart Choices: Tips on How to Prepare Lower-Salt and Lower-Fat Meals
Use these tips to make foods tasty without using extra salt or fat. (PDF Format Only)
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Smart Choices: Take Good Care of Your Heart
Use these tips to exercise and eat right so your heart keeps beating to the MAX! (PDF Format Only)
Weight Loss Methods
Weight Loss Methods Series
When someone is overweight and is motivated to lose weight, there are safe and effective methods to lose pounds and to maintain weight loss. An LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center Nutrition Series.
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Smart Choices: Make Smart Choices While Shopping
Use these tips to shop for heart-healthy foods. (PDF Format Only)
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Smart Choices: Getting Started with DASH
It’s easy to adopt the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Studying Hypertension) eating plan. Here are some ways to get started. (PDF Format Only)
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Smart Choices: Healthier Eating With DASH
The Dietary Approaches to Studying Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is based on 2,000 calories a day. Use the DASH Eating Plan for a healthy heart. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and flavorful, with a soft moist flesh. It is delicious whether baked, boiled, fried, mashed, candied or used in hundreds of other ways — from main dishes to desserts. This publication includes information on the nutritive value, selection and preparations for freezing, boiling or candying yams or sweet potatoes. (PDF format only)
canning greens
Canning Greens
Greens freeze well, and most of them may be canned successfully at home if special precautions are taken to ensure adequate processing in a pressure canner. Use these steps to successfully can mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, kale or chard. (PDF Format Only)
Berry Pickin' Time
Berry Pickin' Time in Louisiana
Wild blackberries and dewberries have long been treasured for cobblers, jellies, jams and other tasty dishes. Learn how to pick, use, freeze, can and make syrups, jellies and jams. Recipes included.
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Freezing Prepared Foods
Changing lifestyles have made meal preparation more demanding than ever. Preparing and freezing foods ahead of time can be a great convenience – or even a necessity in some instances. Information for baked products, doughs, main dishes, sandwiches, soups, sauces, vegetable dishes, fruit dishes, desserts, sweets, spices and foods that do not freeze well. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Summer Squash
Freezing Summer Squash
This publication includes information on the history, types, value, selection and freezing of squash.
Freezing Leafy Greens
Freezing Leafy Greens
Greens are one of the few fresh vegetables that grow well in the late fall, winter and early spring. Greens make significant contributions of nutrients to the diet and can be served in a variety of ways. (PDF format only)
Ways with Pears
Ways with Pears
This publication includes information on the varieties, storing, picking and nutritive value of pears. It also includes recipes and interesting pear facts. (PDF Format Only)
The Mayhaw
The Mayhaw
The mayhaw is the fruit of the thorny hawthorne tree. Learn about mayhaw production, use and harvesting and how to to make jellies, jams and syrups from this wild fruit. Recipes are included. (PDF format only)
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Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Juice
Recent research shows that for some tomato products, pressure canning gives a higher-quality, more nutritious product. Step-by-step canning instructions are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
freezing fruits
Freezing Fruits
You can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh fruits year-round by freezing fruits and berries during the short season when they are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Freezing will not improve the quality of any food but will maintain it if the procedures recommended in this publication are followed. (PDF format only)
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Canning Louisiana Vegetables
Home-canned vegetables are safe, nutritious and good to eat – if canned properly. (PDF Format Only)
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