Better Living for Texans

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Better Living for Texans is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) implementing program within the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This podcast will give you knowledge, tips and tricks to create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle on a budget for you, your family and friends. We'll talk about healthy foods, physical activity, gardening and so much more!

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  • Ep. 53 - Happy and Healthy Kitchen

    Ep. 53 - Happy and Healthy Kitchen

    Food safety is an important part of the cooking process, and safe cleaning practices can help prevent foodborne illness. Cleaning up as you prepare and cook food not only reduces the chance of bacteria spreading from one food to another (known as cross-contamination), but also means you will have less to clean up when you are done cooking! During this episode, we break down the Core Four Practices to learn more check out these great resources: https://www.fightbac.org/food-safety-basics/the-core-four-practices/ https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep-food-safe/4-steps-to-food-safety

  • Ep. 52 - Secrets to Flavorful Cooking

    Ep. 52 - Secrets to Flavorful Cooking

    Join us as we discuss some helpful “secrets” for creating tasty, flavorful dishes using herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients. Salt is commonly used to enhance the flavor in foods; however, reducing sodium intake can decrease the risk of chronic disease. Check out the recipe of the month for Elote (Mexican Seasoned Corn).

  • Ep. 51 - Seeds and Harvest: Saving the Right Way

    Ep. 51 - Seeds and Harvest: Saving the Right Way

    Learning how to save and store seeds from fruits and vegetables can be very useful in starting or continuing to grow a flourishing produce garden. It can also save money on seeds and transplants for the following planting season! For more information: https://blt.tamu.edu/2024/04/02/seeds-and-harvest-saving-the-right-way/ Aggie Horticulture reference: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2013/09/EHT-075.pdf

  • Ep. 50 - Where Does Our Food Come From?

    Ep. 50 - Where Does Our Food Come From?

    Welcome back to the Better Living for Texans Podcast! March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Beyond the Table”. There is a lot more that goes into food than just eating it. Many of us get food from the grocery store. But how did it get there? On today’s episode we spend some time talking about where to learn about where our food comes from. Episode highlights include farmers’ markets or community gardens, starting your garden, a favorite vegetable (OKRA!), and a delicious gumbo! To learn more about National Nutrition Month, visit https://www.eatright.org/national-nutrition-month! Celebrate healthy eating at the table and beyond! For gardening resources mentioned in the podcast, visit Aggie Horticulture at https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/. For more information on the Better Living for Texans program, visit us at https://blt.tamu.edu/ #betterlivingfortexans #txextension #celebratebetterlivingtx #SNAPEDworks

  • Ep. 49 - Making Healthier Choices with a Plan

    Ep. 49 - Making Healthier Choices with a Plan

    We are back! The Better Living for Texans program is excited to be back, and on today's episode, we share tips for healthy eating habits and how healthy eating can be easier with a plan! For more information and to view this month's recipe visit: https://blt.tamu.edu/2024/01/03/making-healthier-choices-with-a-plan/