Winter Squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and also provides many minerals.
Save money on Winter Squash:
❁ Choose squash that are firm and heavy for their size with dull skin. Avoid squash with soft spots or broken skin.
❁ Winter squash is usually available year round but may be cheaper and taste better in fall and winter.
How to store Winter Squash:
How to store Oats:
Tips on how to save money on oats:Compare package sizes for the lowest cost per ounce. Bulk oats may cost less than packaged oats. Oats should smell faintly sweet or have no smell. Avoid oats that have an unpleasant or musty smell.
Rolled Oats - whole oats are steamed and rolled into flakes
Old Fashioned - thick flakes; has the most texture; cooks in 5 minutes
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.
Show kids how to:wash veggies under cool running water. measure liquid ingredients. cut green onions with kitchen scissors. grate cheese.
■ Wash the carrots and trim off the green leaf tops, if present.
■ Store the carrots in a plastic bag. Poke a few small holes in the bag for air movement. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 weeks.
■ Keep carrot sticks for snacks in your refrigerator for up to a week.
❁ Choose firm carrots with even color. Avoid carrots that are soft or limp. If the leaf tops are still on, they should be bright green.
❁ Baby carrots should be moist but not slimy.
Carrots come in many colors! If you don’t find them in stores, growing them from seed may be an option. Baby carrots are a type of carrot picked when they are still small. Baby-cut carrots are actually larger carrots that have been peeled and cut smaller.