Where Do I Get It? Nutrition July 2020

In This Issue

  • Smart Shopping, Food Safety
  • Topping Cauliflower Waffles with your favorite foods
  • Healthy Recipe
  • Virtual Online Nutrition Classes Offered

Contact: Cynthia Clifton at CClifton@agcenter.lsu.eduFacebook @ Sjhp

Smart Shopping, Food Safety

Do you know how to shop smart and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic? Well, if you do not or if you are not sure, I will give you some tips on how to shop smart and keep your food and yourself safe.I know that during this time it is hard for some of us to go out into the public because of the COVID-19. One of the things that the Governor, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) and Parish President Hotard are saying that wearing a mask helps to curve the spread of the COVID-19. Social distancing (6 feet) and good hygiene (washing hands for 20 seconds) is always a way to stay safe. Everyone has a role to play in making our community as safe as possible to remain open.

Before leaving to go to the store to grocery shop, check the newspaper or online for sales and coupons of things that you purchase for you and your family.Clipping coupons can lower your cost of shopping. Make a grocery list from your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer so that you do not have to go down all the aisles in the store.Try to purchase grocery for two weeks if possible.

Most of us are familiar with the grocery store, so we know what foods are where in the grocery store.The perishable items are around the peripheral of the store and the non-perishables such as can goods and other processed foods are in the middle aisles of the store.When you shop for fresh vegetables and fruits, try not to touch all the vegetables and fruits.Limit touching to the produce that you will purchase.If there are bruises or brown spots, that is something that should not be purchased because it will not last long at home.If your immune system is compromised, you may want to purchase pre-packed produce that has undergone some form of strict packaging standards such as lettuce.When you get home, wash the fresh vegetables and fruits with water only, no soap or disinfectant, to remove any germs that may be on them.Remember, after putting your groceries away, wash your hands for 20 seconds.

I hope that these tips are helpful and that you remain healthy and safe.

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Topping Cauliflower Waffles with your favorite foods

Did you know that cauliflower waffles are guilt free and fun to eat?If you are looking for ways to increase your vegetable intake in the morning, cauliflower waffles are the way to go.With cauliflower you are not using flour but flax meal.

Cauliflower waffles are low in carb, just 3 grams, and it allows you to add other delicious items to your waffles like eggs, sliced bananas, or almond butter.

The nutrition facts on the cauliflower waffle with a serving per recipe of 6 and a serving size of 1 only contains 108 calories.This includes a total fat content of 7.2 grams of which 4.2 grams is from saturated fats, 0.4 grams from polyunsaturated fats and 1.0 grams from monounsaturated fats.The sodium content is 242 mg which is below 300 mg.

Healthy Recipe

Cauliflower Waffles Recipe
Serves 6-8

  • 1 head – Cauliflower, raw
  • 2 oz – Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup – Brown Flax Meal
  • 1 tsp – Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp – Coarse Kosher Salt
  • Break cauliflower into florets.
  • Cut large stems into smaller pieces.
  • Combine cauliflower, eggs, flax, salt, and baking powder in food processor.
  • Process until florets are broken and a batter is created.
  • Add cheese and pulse to mix.
  • Spray waffle iron. Test cook one waffle on med/high setting to make sure interior cooks, but exterior does not burn.
  • Let waffles cool slightly and release steam before eating.

Virtual Online Nutrition Classes Offered

  • Smart Shopping, Food Safety
  • Dining with Diabetes
  • Smart Portions – A Weight Management Program
  • Faithful Families

If you would like to learn more or schedule or participate in any of the nutrition classes, please email Cynthia Clifton at cclifton@agcenter.lsu.edu or call the office at 985-497-3261.

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7/2/2020 2:37:01 PM
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