• Taylor Lawrence tries a Sope de Garbanzo Con Nopoles .

AgLife seminar focuses on healthy, cheap cooking at home

OLNEY—The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension hosted its Cena Este Noche inside Olney’s HDH Rodeo Pavilion Monday night.

The event stressed the health, economic and social benefits of cooking at home with demonstrations of cheap, easy and healthy recipes throughout the night.

“The recipes and demos were designed to get families back in the kitchen and save their food dollar,” Young County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Maranda Revell. “... For a first-time event, I am really excited. Hopefully, we can make it a repetitive event and maybe do one in the spring.”

During the event, attendees learned to make Ensalada de Mango, Sope de Garbanzos Con Nopales, Spicy Frijoles Refritos and even Olney Chamber of Commerce Director Stacy Wade joined in to demonstrate how to make healthy chocolate-banana pudding, using avocado as a substitute. 

For those that could not attend, Revell offered a few tips on assisting families have healthy, affordable meals.

“Plan and prepare ahead of the meals and always take food and snacks with you wherever you go,” Revell said.

To find quick, cheap and easy recipes for the family visit agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/dinner-tonight.

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