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How to cook well with diabetes by Johanna Hicks

by Logan Vaughan

Cooking Well with Diabetes Series

 One of the banner programs provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is diabetes education.  The goal of the program is to help those living with diabetes, family members, or those just wanting to learn, how to make changes to the foods we eat and how they are prepared. The four-lesson series examines carbohydrates, meal planning, and reducing fat and sodium while still maintaining flavorful dishes.

We know it can be confusing. There are a lot of different messages out there for how to eat when you have diabetes, but most important is enjoying your food and making positive changes that you can live with long-term.  This isn’t just a sit and learn class.  We will be chopping and sautéing and heating up that oven. 

This program has been a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Cooking Well Suite of Programs for over 15 years and is always a crowd pleaser.  People that come to our Cooking Well classes are really excited about how easy home cooking can be and when they know they are cooking something balanced and healthy, they are motivated to try these recipes at home. 

Sessions will take place at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs.  Dates are Mondays and Thursdays, October 4, 7, 11, and 14.  We will start at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $25, payable at the first session.  Please contact the Extension Office at 903-885-3443 to sign up.  In the event that we must cancel due to the current COVID situation, an on-line version is available.  I’ll be glad to share that link with anyone interested.

Christmas Joys Holiday Program

Calls are coming in to reserve seats for this popular annual Extension event, to be held on Monday, November 8 at the Southwest Dairy Museum.  Sessions will be at 1:30 and repeated at 5:30 p.m.  The program will include recipes, demonstrations, craft ideas, decorating, and more.  We will also have a variety of door prizes. Every attendee will receive a booklet of all the recipes, instructions for making the items demonstrated, and tips for handling the holidays.  Each person will also receive a swag bag full of goodies.  The Southwest Dairy Museum will provide tasty refreshments and will have their Creamery open for those who would like to purchase cheese, dip mixes, etc.

 Because of the popularity of this program, we must have a name and phone number for everyone who plans to attend.  Please call 903-885-3443 to reserve a seat and remember to indicate if you plan to attend the 1:30 or 5:30 session.  Cost is $5 per person (children under 10 are free).  Seating is limited to the first 75 per session.

Closing Thought

I’ve learned that I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way – Andy Rooney

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