Harris County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Harris County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program EFNEP of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is designed to assist limited resource families in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

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Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/19/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Make sure you get the best price by shopping smart. When doing your Thanksgiving preparations, keep an eye out for coupons in the mail, newspaper, online, and at the store. Every dollar saved adds up!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/19/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Make sure you get the best price by shopping smart. When doing your Thanksgiving preparations, keep an eye out for coupons in the mail, newspaper, online, and at the store. Every dollar saved adds up!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/18/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Cut the holiday stress by planning ahead. Plan the menu ahead of time before the holiday. This will ensure a delicious and a safe meal for family and friends. Also, look up some recipes with seasonal products to keep it within your budget.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/17/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

According to CDC, for a low risk holiday try keeping a small number of guests, Wear masks and stay within 6 feet apart. Also try having outdoor gatherings or increasing ventilation for more safety. Do not forget to have fun! Read more tips at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/16/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Thanksgiving week is almost here! Stay tuned for some helpful tips to make a healthy and fun holiday!

11/16/2020
Weekly Wednesday Recipe Food Thermometer Use

Keeping your food safe is so important! Check out this video from EFNEP's Erica Vazques as she walks you through the simple process of using a food thermometer. Want more? Join us every Wednesday at 2pm central for Weekly Wednesday Recipes where we highlight quick, easy and nutrtition recipes and culinary skills that you can do at home!

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Simple Cranberry Sauce
11/12/2020
Simple Cranberry Sauce

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Simple Cranberry Sauce November 13, 2019 by nadia.payne Print Recipe Simple Cranberry Sauce Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course side dish Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries2 pears peeled, cubed small1/4 cup honey1/2 c...

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/10/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Have a favorite snack mix? Try a homemade version by buying the ingredients individually and mixing it yourself. Combine unsalted nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and popcorn for a tasty and nutritious snack that you can make with your family.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/05/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Many of us will wash our raw meats and poultry before cooking – but did you know this is actually not a safe practice? Bacteria in raw meat and poultry juices won’t be removed – they can actually be spread to other foods, utensils, and surfaces in your kitchen. Cooking to the right temperature kills the bacteria, so washing these foods is not necessary – just be sure to wash your hands and surfaces before and after preparing raw meats and poultry.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/04/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Many of us enjoy the convenience of microwavable foods. When preparing them, always make sure to follow the package instructions to make sure food is thoroughly cooked. Some food labels say, “Let stand for x minutes after cooking,” – this allows for microwaved food to sit for a few minutes and allows colder areas to absorb heat from hotter areas!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/03/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Look beyond the fish fillet or fish stick! Try fish tacos, shrimp stir-fry, or salmon patties – frozen and canned seafood will help keep things simple and affordable.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
11/02/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

A Healthy option for all those treats is to freeze them or use them later to decorate gingerbread houses.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/29/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Instead of indulging on sugar-infused beverages, offer water, fat-free/low-fat milk, or 100% juice. Try to make a DIY Halloween-themed punch from sparkling water and a dash of 100% juice of your choice; garnish the beverage with plenty of fruit slices and grapes or berries.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/28/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

For a COVID safe fun idea, try hosting a virtual costume party with your friends, or have it outdoors while wearing masks and keeping 6 feet apart

Today, 2pm central!  Featured Recipe:  a quick, easy, delicious and nutritious Strawberry Surprise Smoothie!
10/26/2020

Today, 2pm central! Featured Recipe: a quick, easy, delicious and nutritious Strawberry Surprise Smoothie!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/26/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

¿Usted o alguien que conoce tiene interes en mejorar la salud de usted y su familia, ahorrar dinero en la tienda y consejos básicos de nutrición?

Ahora, nuestros educadores tienen los recursos para realizar clases de educación nutricional EFNEP a distancia con la opción de clases que se enseñan uno a uno o en grupos pequeños. EFNEP tiene varias opciones disponibles para adultos y para jóvenes.

Para obtener más información sobre nuestras opciones y solicitar una visita de clase, vaya a esta página del web: https://efnep.tamu.edu/classoptions/

#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #distanceeducation #onlinelearning #nutritioneducation #adultnutritioneducation #youthnutritioneducation

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/26/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Stay tuned this week for some safe and fun tricks from EFNEP to enjoy Halloween week.
Today's tip: Avoid Halloween indoor parties, take advantage of outdoor activities, such as trick or treating while practicing Social distancing. And don't forget to always have fun!

10/22/2020
Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/22/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle! Staying physically active provides many benefits including boosting your mood, sharpening focus, reducing stress, and improving your sleep. Check out the Move Your Way interactive tool to help build your personalized activity plan!

https://health.gov/MoveYourWay/Activity-Planner/

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/21/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Before you start cooking, be sure to clear off your counters. This will give you more room for food preparation!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/20/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

🎃 Pumpkin Oat Bars🎃

This recipe is simple to make and brings the spicy-sweet flavors of fall to your breakfast and snacks! Did we mention that these are kid approved?!
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https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/pumpkin-oat-bars/
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Ingredients
* 2 1/4 cups uncooked oats
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup pumpkin puree
* 3/4 cup low-fat milk
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 large egg
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
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1️⃣ Wash your hands and clean your cooking area.
2️⃣ Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a square pyrex dish that has been slightly oiled.
3️⃣ Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes.
4️⃣Enjoy!
5️⃣ Store leftovers in refrigerator.
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#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #pumpkinrecipe #efneprecipe #efnepbreakfast #breakfastbar

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/20/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

🎃 Pumpkin Oat Bars🎃

This recipe is simple to make and brings the spicy-sweet flavors of fall to your breakfast and snacks! Did we mention that these are kid approved?!
.
https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/pumpkin-oat-bars/
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Ingredients
* 2 1/4 cups uncooked oats
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup pumpkin puree
* 3/4 cup low-fat milk
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 large egg
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
.
1️⃣ Wash your hands and clean your cooking area.
2️⃣ Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a square pyrex dish that has been slightly oiled.
3️⃣ Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes.
4️⃣Enjoy!
5️⃣ Store leftovers in refrigerator.
.
#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #pumpkinrecipe #efneprecipe #efnepbreakfast #breakfastbar

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/20/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

🎃 Pumpkin Oat Bars🎃

This recipe is simple to make and brings the spicy-sweet flavors of fall to your breakfast and snacks! Did we mention that these are kid approved?!
.
https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/pumpkin-oat-bars/
.
Ingredients
* 2 1/4 cups uncooked oats
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup pumpkin puree
* 3/4 cup low-fat milk
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 large egg
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
.
1️⃣ Wash your hands and clean your cooking area.
2️⃣ Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a square pyrex dish that has been slightly oiled.
3️⃣ Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes.
4️⃣Enjoy!
5️⃣ Store leftovers in refrigerator.
.
#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #pumpkinrecipe #efneprecipe #efnepbreakfast #breakfastbar

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/19/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Incorporate more whole grains into your breakfast by experimenting! Try substituting whole wheat or oat flour for up to half of the flour in pancake, waffle, or muffin recipes. They may need a bit more leavening.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Often times we think that visible indicators, such as color changes, can be used to tell if a food is cooked properly. Recently, research has shown that changes in color and texture are not reliable. For example – a ground beef patty may turn brown before it reaches a temperature that bacteria are destroyed. Instead, rely on internal temperature – a hamburger patty cooked to 160 °F measured by a meat thermometer – to ensure that your food is safe.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Often times we think that visible indicators, such as color changes, can be used to tell if a food is cooked properly. Recently, research has shown that changes in color and texture are not reliable. For example – a ground beef patty may turn brown before it reaches a temperature that bacteria are destroyed. Instead, rely on internal temperature – a hamburger patty cooked to 160 °F measured by a meat thermometer – to ensure that your food is safe.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Often times we think that visible indicators, such as color changes, can be used to tell if a food is cooked properly. Recently, research has shown that changes in color and texture are not reliable. For example – a ground beef patty may turn brown before it reaches a temperature that bacteria are destroyed. Instead, rely on internal temperature – a hamburger patty cooked to 160 °F measured by a meat thermometer – to ensure that your food is safe.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Often times we think that visible indicators, such as color changes, can be used to tell if a food is cooked properly. Recently, research has shown that changes in color and texture are not reliable. For example – a ground beef patty may turn brown before it reaches a temperature that bacteria are destroyed. Instead, rely on internal temperature – a hamburger patty cooked to 160 °F measured by a meat thermometer – to ensure that your food is safe.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/14/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Cook up some ground chicken, beef, or turkey and add your favorite toppings – bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, brown rice, beans, low-fat cheese – there are endless mix and match opportunities!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/13/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Make healthy whole grain substitutions in you and your family’s snacks! Snack on ready-to-eat whole grain cereals, popcorn, or 100% whole grain snack crackers instead of cookies as a nutritious and delicious alternative.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/13/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Make healthy whole grain substitutions in you and your family’s snacks! Snack on ready-to-eat whole grain cereals, popcorn, or 100% whole grain snack crackers instead of cookies as a nutritious and delicious alternative.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/13/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Make healthy whole grain substitutions in you and your family’s snacks! Snack on ready-to-eat whole grain cereals, popcorn, or 100% whole grain snack crackers instead of cookies as a nutritious and delicious alternative.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/12/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Fill your sink up with soapy water and wash dishes as you cook – this will make clean up go much smoother and quicker!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
10/08/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Kids can learn by doing! Let little ones help get napkins for the table, and older kids help prepare the food and clean up afterwards.

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