SWEPCO brings live theater to Ark-La-Tex schools with important safety message

The Safety Circus teaches students about electricity in a fun, interactive performance sponsored by SWEPCO. Photo courtesy of National Theatre for Children.

SHREVEPORT, La., Feb 25, 2020 – Thousands of elementary school students across Louisiana and Texas will participate in an interactive theater show highlighting electrical safety in March.

The National Theatre for Children will present The Safety Circus to more than 5,800 students at 20 elementary schools throughout Northwest Louisiana and East Texas March 9-20. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) sponsors the performances that teach students where electricity is made, its uses, how to identify dangerous electrical situations and stay safe around electricity.

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Air Fryer Broccoli (Low Carb, Keto Friendly)

By Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN – Culinary Dietitian
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VIDEO: Introduction to Induction Cooktops

Have you heard of induction cooktops? Induction cooking is faster, easier and more efficient. This means a lower SWEPCO bill, while cooking your food faster and better.

Induction elements transfer electromagnetic energy through the glass surface directly to the pot, with no burners — and no wasted energy. It’s also a great safety feature. No heat is transferred from the induction elements – even when they’re on – until the proper pots and pans are placed on them, keeping you and your family safe.

The induction elements also use 30% less energy than electric coils and far less than gas burners, adding up to more cost savings. Induction cooking lets you control and maintain cooking temperatures easily and precisely, in no time at all. Just look, in the time it takes to boil water, you’ve learned about the benefits of induction cooking!

For more ways to save energy and money, visit SWEPCO.com/Save. While you’re at it, be sure to check out SWEPCO.com/Recipes for induction cooktop recipes!

Induction burner recipe: Low-Carb Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Break out the induction burner for a delicious holiday treat that is guilt-free.

By Shelly Marie Redmond, Culinary Dietitian, Founder of Skinny Louisiana

Looking for a delicious low-carb fudge and keto fudge recipe for your family’s holiday menu? Shelly’s video gives you the step-by-step instructions on how to make low-carb fudge and how to make low-carb fudge keto friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. Swerve granular sugar replacer (can use 2 tbsp. Monkfruit)
  • 3 cups Lily’s Dark chocolate chips (can use Lily’s Milk Chocolate Chips)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional, can use any nut)
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Air Fryer and Convection Oven friendly)

By Shelly Marie Redmond, Culinary Dietitian, Founder of Skinny Louisiana

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved
  • 2 slices of low-sodium turkey bacon, cut in small pieces
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. low-sodium Cajun seasoning (we used Tony’s Spice N’ Herbs Creole Seasoning)

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss until Brussels are well coated.
  • Pour all ingredients into Air Fryer basket.
  • Cook at 360 for 15 minutes. Shake basket. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Oven Directions:

  • Line baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil. Pour Brussels on lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 60, Total fat: 3g, Cholesterol: <5mg, Sodium: 250mg, Total carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 3g.

NET CARBS: 4g.

Recipe Developed by Culinary Dietitian and Skinny Louisiana Founder, Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN. She is the author of Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen and Skinny Louisiana…in the Slow Cooker and Instant Pot. Be sure to like Skinny Louisiana on Facebook and watch her weekly cooking videos on the Skinny Louisiana You Tube Channel. Questions for Shelly? Email her at shelly@skinnylouisiana.com.