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.

SWEPCO sends linemen to California to assess/inspect lines in wildfire-affected areas

Pictured left to right: SWEPCO Linemen James Matlock, James Rowe, Cedric Thomas, Michael Rath, Mike Smith, Michael Butts and Grant Zich

Fifty-four line workers from Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today arrived in Sacramento, California, to assist Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in addressing power outages associated with the state’s ongoing high winds and wildfire emergency.

Employees from across SWEPCO’s territory – including Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, East Texas and West Texas – will receive their work assignments and locations this afternoon.

Due to ongoing high wind conditions, PG&E power lines have been de-energized to prevent them from causing or contributing to wildfires. Other power lines have been damaged by fire. SWEPCO linemen will inspect and assess the condition of PG&E facilities to help determine which are ready to be re-energized and which will require repairs.

“PG&E has a critical need for experienced line personnel to help them get a handle on the best and safest way to help address this emergency while their workers focus on outage recovery,” said Drew Seidel, SWEPCO Vice President for Distribution.

SWEPCO’s sister companies AEP Ohio, Indiana Michigan Power and Public Service of Oklahoma also sent employees. The total AEP employee count is 112.

There is no definitive timeframe for the AEP personnel to remain in California, but they were told before leaving to prepare for a stay of a week or more.

Take part in NWLA’s First National Drive Electric Week Event

Join us for Northwest Louisiana’s inaugural National Drive Electric Week event on Saturday, September 14, from 10am to 2pm in the Shreveport Whole Foods Market parking lot.
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Heat Pumps 101

Did you know heat pumps are the most efficient heating and cooling systems available today?

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No-cost, low-cost tips to save energy (and money)

A customer’s bill will lower as the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures becomes smaller, according to Energy.gov.

As temperatures climb this week in the Ark-La-Tex, so will energy use. In addition to encouraging you and your family to stay hydrated, we also want to share with you some tips on how you can conserve energy and keep your electric bill in check.

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Low-Carb Shrimp and Sausage Cauliflower Jambalaya (Induction burner recipe)

By Shelly Marie Redmond, Founder, Skinny Louisiana

You won’t believe how our low-carb picnic menu – including our low-carb shrimp and sausage cauliflower jambalaya – was made using an induction burner on park grounds. Need a quick low-carb family reunion menu? Follow our step-by-step guide.

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