Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a nutrition education program for adults and children that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible.
Mission: Goals of the “Better Living for Texans” program are to assist limited resource seniors in acquiring needed knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to maximize resources, have nutritionally sound diets and improve health status and self-sufficiency.
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Preparing meals for one can lead to a lot of opened food. Often times, this food ends
up in the refrigerator untouched until it is no longer safe to eat. A great way to prevent
food from being wasted is to find multiple ways to use the same ingredient.
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Cooking for one? Let's make scallop potatoes. Frozen potatoes can be used to reduce prep time. Pair with a piece of rotisserie chicken and salad for a quick meal.
#easyhealthyrecipes #cookingforone #letsmakedinner #inmykitchen #easyrecipes #bltmontgomery #recipeshare
Did you know cilantro and coriander are the same thing? They're just two different names to describe the same plant.
There are also coriander seeds — which come from the plant too, and you can find them whole or ground up into spices.
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Ready to get moving? Let's tie our shoes and grab some water!
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Cooking for one can often seem challenging, time-consuming, or expensive, but it does not need to be.
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A great way to prevent food from being wasted is to find multiple ways to use the same ingredient. Here are an example of how a single ingredient can be used in four different dishes.
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New Year! Let me introduce myself... my name is Michele Scaife... I am an extension agent with Better Living for Texans. While my degree is in education I maintain a holistic nutrition and an adaptive personal trainer certification; I'm also a master gardener.
My passion is to continue learning, growing and sharing good food, good habits, and healthy living in my community. Finding solutions to make good food and good health accessible is my favorite thing to do.
I live with my husband on a small homestead where we raised our children and now enjoy our granddaughter. Chickens, dogs and lots of gardens fill my life.
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Meal prep for your 5 a day!
I like to make this salad and divide it among 3 mason jars so I have salads ready to go right into the lunch box.
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Let's make dinner & meal prep some for the week ahead.
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Are you making cornbread for New Years?
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Let's do some gentle exercise to help grumpy knees. Grab a chair and a water... let's move!
Link to workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcQfrGeDqEc
#fintessforlife #fitnesforall #fitnessmotivation #adaptivefitness #bltmontgomery
Breakfast in a hurry? Avocado toast it is!
Toast a slice of whole grain bread. Slice 1/2 an avocado & place on toast. Smash with a fork.
A drizzle of lemon brightens the flavor. Top with an egg for added protein!
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Let's put in some low-impact cardio work before the bit holiday dinner! Ready? Let's move!
Copy and paste the link for today's workout.
#letsmove #lowimpactworkout #fitnessforall #bltmontgomery #healthyhabits
Let's make kale chips- a great way to get some greens in your day.
Oven set to 300 degrees.
Tear leaves into 3" pieces; toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake on foil lined baking sheets for 18-20 minutes.
Store in air-tight container up to 1 week.
They won't last that long!
#healthyrecipes #healthysnacks #inthekitchen #comecookwithme #bltmontgomery
Lighten up your taco Tuesday with a few simple swaps.
Leaner protein, plenty of non starchy veggies, whole grain tortillas, and pico. You could even use riced cauliflower.
#tacotuesday #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #dietaryshifts #smallchangesbigresults #bltmontgomery #whatsonmyplate #mealpreptips
Christmas dinner is a time to share with one another. Here's a simple, yet delicious set of recipes to get you started.
My fave? The deep dish pie!
#holidaymenu #holidayrecipes #christmasdinner #bltmontgomery
Nestle recalls some Lean Cuisine dinners because of several consumer complaints about plastic. Nestle has launched a nationwide recall. Nestle reports that the frozen dinners were packaged on Sept. 2. All of them have the USDA establishments number “EST. P-9018” printed on the side of the cases shipped to distribution centers and retailers. Nestle has launched a nationwide recall.
#foodsafety #bltmontgomery #foodsafetyalert
Community Assistance Center
Need help? We are here for you. Visit CAC's website at www.cac-mctx.org for more information. #CACCares #CommunityInAction
Quick and easy breakfast for the busy week ahead?
This is a favorite of mine... and easy to adjust for your personal taste!
Students at Sam Houston Elementary are wrapping up their gardening for the year and headed home for the holiday break.
Learn, Grow, Eat & Go garden club can’t wait to see how their plants change during the break.
#learngroweatgo #gardenclassroom #schoolgardens #schoolgardenclub #communitygardens #bltmontgomery #agrilife #agrilifeextension
When it comes to family gatherings, kids can be overwhelmed with excitement.
Here are some tips to get us through!
#familymealtime #holidaygathering #familytraditions #holidayswithkids #bltmontgomery #dailyinsta #tipsforthetable
Are you meal prepping? I am!
*a starchy item, plenty of non-starchy veggies, and a lean protein make up most of my meals; Fruits and protein for snacks. I take a sparkling water for an afternoon sip.
What’s on your meal prep plan today?
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Let’s make a little gift from the kitchen!
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Stressed? Let's take 10 minutes to move!
Research shows 10 minutes of exercise can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Grab your shoes- let's go!
Turning a head of broccoli into a healthy rice substitute is easier than you think. Have you tried it?
Let's talk seated workouts.
Great for anyone just starting out, needing relief or sensitive joints, or concerned about balance. Let's grab some water bottles and give this one a try!
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Our friends in Harris county have some great tips for saving more at the store!
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I love meal prep... and today I have a go-to recipe that works great as a make ahead/lunch tote dish. It's packed with nutrients, too!
Let’s talk about prepping...
Prepare things you like: a protein, non-starchy veg, a starchy veg/grain, a fruit. Consider color and textures- have a crunch to mix it up. Now flavor it... either season it or have a little balsamic and or lemon or lime. Make enough for 3 or 4 days and you’re good to go!
*tip: use up leftovers from a big meal!
#leftovermakeover #reducefoodwaste #mealprep #mealprepping #mealprepideas #planforsuccess #healthyforeveryone #bltmontgomery
How long does food last?
When in doubt, throw it out!
Seated exercise options are for anybody and can be done anywhere. Let's move!
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Pumpkin. Some of you are obsessed with it! That's okay. Let's satisfy that craving with a healthier option: the pumpkin smoothie!
Dust it with your favorite pumpkin spice and voila!
mainesnap-ed.org Pumpkin Smoothie in a Cup uses canned of pumpkin mixed in with vanilla yogurt and spices for a fall-inspired healthy after-school snack.
Confession. I love cranberry nut bread- more than banana bread, or even pumpkin bread. Those tart berries just brighten the flavor... and it goes great with coffee.
Let's make some!
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Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a nutrition education program for adults and children that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible. The BLT program helps people make healthy meals, improve their physical fitness, save money at the grocery store, grow their own foods, and adopt better food safety habits. We provide research and evidence-based nutrition, health and wellness knowledge to empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for healthier lives.
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