17 Pro Tips, Creative Fixins, Nutritional Fun Facts & More
- Sausage, especially smoked or andouille varieties
- Garlic bulbs, cut in half
- Corn on the cob
- Onions, sliced in half
- Lemons, cut in half
- Brussels sprouts
- Fresh green beans
First crawfish boil? Here is everything you need to know!
- Fill a large pot with enough water to cover seafood. We recommend cooking (and eating) outside using a 19-quart stockpot with an interior basket; alternatively, you can cook smaller batches on the stovetop instead.
- Add LA Fish Fry Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil and any other fixins. Stir well and bring to a rolling boil.
- Add crawfish. Return to a rolling boil, and boil for 5 minutes.
- Turn fire or stove off and let the crawfish soak for 15-25 minutes. NOTE: The longer seafood soaks, the spicier it will be.
- Serve drained crawfish & fixins over a large table covered in newspapers. Keep paper towels handy and use an extra plate or bucket to dispose of the shells.
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Angela Larson is a registered dietitian (RD) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods and nutrition education to the community. She is also a clinical dietitian representing Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin where she does outreach education on food and nutrition. Food is her passion, so Angela loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of nutrition. Angela loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors. In addition to the Brookshire Brothers blog, look for Angela's monthly articles in Charm East Texas.
- Let your children help pick out a new fruit or vegetable to try.
- Fresh, frozen and canned fruit are all nutritious choices.
- Fresh and frozen vegetables are good choices.
- Use "no added salt" canned vegetables and drain the liquid off before using.
- When you get home wash and cut up fruits and vegetables. Then put them in the refrigerator in a clear container at eye level where everyone can see them when they go hunting for a snack.
- Put whole fruits such as apples, oranges, bananas in a basket or bowl on the counter for an easy-to-grab snack.
- Let your children help with some of the prep work such as washing the fruit and vegetables, tearing lettuce for a salad, or measuring frozen or canned vegetables. Older children can help peel, slice and chop as well.
- Model good eating habits-if your children see you eating healthy, so will they!
- Serve fruit and vegetables with a dip such as low-fat ranch, hummus, peanut butter, salsa, or yogurt.
- Blend frozen fruit with milk or yogurt and a drizzle of honey to make a smoothie
- Slowly introduce new fruits and vegetables by adding them in small amounts to salad, soup, casseroles, smoothies, etc.
- Make vegetable kabobs and cook on the grill.
- Add a rainbow of color to pizza by adding peppers, broccoli, pineapple, fresh tomato, or mushrooms before adding cheese.
- A good guideline to remember is that half your plate should be filled with fruits and/or vegetables.
RAINBOW FRUIT MINI-PIZZA
- Toast waffle in toaster according to package directions.
- Spread cream cheese over toasted waffle.
- Arrange fruit on top of cream cheese.
- Cut in half or quarters, if desired and ENJOY!