ERS Walk & Talk Podcast

Holly Cuozzo: Eating Well on a Budget!

September 02, 2022 Lacy Wolff Season 2 Episode 21
ERS Walk & Talk Podcast
Holly Cuozzo: Eating Well on a Budget!
Show Notes

Lacy talks with Holly Cuozzo, a fitness specialist with the Texas Department of Public Safety. At the time of this interview, groceries cost 10% more than they did a year ago. With two teenage boys to feed, Lacy empathizes with other families feeling this impact on her household. Learn how Holly and Lacy approach eating well and economically at home, work and on the go. You’ll be craving Holly’s fried rice recipe at the end!

MyPlate | U.S. Department of Agriculture for meal planning
Eating Well on a Budget Webinar with Holly Cuozzo, MS
DPS Fitness Wellness Unit webpage
ERS Wellness Events Calendar

Holly's Easy Fried Rice Recipe

• 3 ½ cups Brown or White Rice, cooked
• 1 cup Chicken Breast, Ham, Pork, or Tofu, cooked and chopped (optional)
• 2 Eggs, beaten
• 1 cup Mixed Vegetables, cooked and chopped* *use fresh or frozen
• 2 Green Onions, slices
• 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
• Soy Sauce and/or Hot Sauce to taste

Yield: 4 servings

1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Heat pan. Add 1 tsp of oil. Add eggs and scramble.
3. Remove cooked eggs and set aside.
4. Add the rest of oil (2 tsp) to pan. Stir fry rice, breaking up lumps by pressing rice against pan.
5. Add cooked protein and/or vegetables. Stir fry until heated.
6. Add green onions, reserved eggs, and sauce to taste. Serve hot.
7. Cover and refrigerate leftovers within two hours.