When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ rub apples under cool running water.
❁ choose apples at the store.
❁ Whole apples can be stored at room temperature for a few days. They can be stored in the refrigerator in a crisper drawer or open bag for up to 6 weeks.
❁ Apples that are starting to shrivel can be used in cooking.
Braeburn - Sweet-tart flavor and crisp texture; good fresh or cooked
Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) - Sweet-tart flavor and firm, crisp texture; excellent fresh or cooked, very good for freezing
❁ Look for apples that are firm and do not have broken skin, bruises or soft spots.
❁ Apples are harvested between August and November, but are available year round. During harvest time, apples may cost less and be more crisp.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to :
❁ set the timer for cooking rice.
❁ package cooked rice to store in the refrigerator or freezer.
❁ chop fruits, veggies or proteins for a rice bowl.
Long-grain rice - including basmati and jasmine rice
❁ Light and fluffy; pieces do not stick together.1 cup rice + 2 cups liquid = 3 cups cooked rice
Medium-grain rice - including arborio rice
❁ When brown rice is processed to make white rice, the bran layer and the germ - and their nutrients - are removed. White rice labeledenriched has some nutrients added back. Enriched rice should not be rinsed before cooking.
Cook Dry Beans in 3 Easy Steps:
❁ Sort and Rinse - Sort to remove stones, seeds or damaged beans. Rinse well to remove dust.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.
Show kids how to :
❁ pull the husk and silk off the corn.
❁wash vegetables under cool running water.