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Enjoy Your Thanksgiving
turkey dinner

Your Thanksgiving meal may be a little more expensive in 2012 over 2011 – about 13 percent higher, say LSU AgCenter economists. But a turkey dinner with all the trimmings is still a bargain at about $4.50 per person, which is less than a typical fast food meal.

Recent E.coli outbreak calls attention to food safety rules
(Distributed 06/25/12) The recent outbreak of foodborne illness in several southern states, including the death of a young girl in New Orleans, calls attention to the need for individuals to follow food safety practices, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.

Canning Louisiana Fruits
canning fruits

Fruits are high in natural acids and can be safely canned in a boiling water bath. Use these recommendations to safely can your fruits. (online only)

Take-along Lunches
take-along lunch

More and more kids and adults pack lunches for school or work. The portable lunch can satisfy the need for food and relaxation even in a relatively brief 30-minute lunch break. (PDF format only)

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Selection of sweet potatoes, nutrition facts, storage, preparation and varieties.
Canning Louisiana Vegetables
canning vegetables
Home-canned vegetables are safe, nutritious and good to eat – if canned properly. (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)
Freezing Prepared Foods
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)
Enjoying Louisiana Crawfish
Enjoy Louisiana crawfish for delicious taste and good nutrition. Crawfish are an excellent source of high-quality protein and are low in calories, fat and saturated fat. Information on types of crawfish, availability, cooking, freezing, nutrients and recipes included. (PDF Format Only)
Canning Green Beans
green beans
Home-canned beans are safe, nutritious and good to eat -- if canned properly. Use these steps to successfully can green beans. (PDF Format Only)
Getting Ready to Can
With the increased number of home gardens, more people are interested in freezing or canning surplus fruits and vegetables. Although freezing is one of the simplest and best ways to “put up” most fruits and vegetables, canning can be an economical way to preserve food at home. Use these to steps for safe home canning. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Okra
Okra is one of the favorite summer vegetables in the Southern diet because it grows through the hot summer months when few other fresh vegetables are available from the garden. The fresh flavor of okra can be enjoyed all winter by freezing the summer surplus. Use these freezing guidelines to enjoy okra year-round. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Figs
This publication includes information on varieties, nutritional value, fig facts and simple methods of food preservation so you can enjoy Louisiana figs all year long. (PDF Format Only)
Smart Choices: Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables
Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who include more of these foods are less likely to have a risk of chronic diseases. (PDF Format Only)