|Baked Apples and Pears with Almonds (Source: American Heart Association)|
By MINDY FACIANE | Public Information Officer, Bureau of Media and Communications
COVID-19 has brought many changes to our lives this year, and the holidays have certainly been no exception. Governor John Bel Edwards and the Department of Health strongly encourage families to host small celebrations at home with their own households and to consider reaching out to extended family through video platforms like Zoom or Facebook Rooms.
We know how hard it is to be apart from those we love during the most joyous season of the year. We’ll miss the friends and family who can’t be with us, but the best way to show them how much we care is to reduce the likelihood of giving them COVID-19.
So, while we can’t be together this holiday season, we can still find ways to create shared experiences together across the miles, whether they be few or many. This can be as simple as a dinner over video chat with the same scented candle burning in every household, a shared holiday music playlist and everyone making the same delicious dish as part of their spread. Well-Ahead Louisiana is providing these healthy recipes for you to share with your loved ones so everyone can settle on the same one to prepare in time for the big (distanced) meal.