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Kids Can - Bananas!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ peel bananas. Try starting at the end away from the stem. The skin is less fibrous and easier to pull apart.

❁ mash bananas with a fork. A flat dish or plate might make mashing easier.

Jun 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
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Bananas- Store Well Waste Less

■ Bananas are usually stored at room temperature. They continue to ripen after harvest. The warmer the temperature, the faster they ripen.

Jun 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Chicken Food Hero Monthly

Chicken- Shop and Save

❁ Whole raw chicken may be cost less per pound but some parts have little meat.

❁ Large bulk packages of pieces may be cheaper per pound than smaller packages.

❁ Boneless, skinless pieces cost more but save time and have the least waste.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Chicken- Food Safety

You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. Cold temperatures limit their growth and thorough cooking destroys them.

❁ Eat or refrigerate pre-cooked chicken within 2 hours of purchase.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Chicken- Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate raw chicken and use within 1 to 2 days for best quality.

■ Refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 3 or 4 days. Freeze for longer storage; package in recipe-sized amounts; use within 2 months for best quality.

■ Freeze raw chicken to store for 9 to 12 months.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Kids Can- Chicken

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.

Show kids how to:

❁ adjust the temperature on the stove.

❁ measure ingredients and stir things together.

❁ wash and chop veggies or cooked meat.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Tofu Food Hero Monthly

Tofu- Shop and Save

❁ Tofu is usually in a refrigerated case. It may be packed in water or vacuum packed without water. There are also shelf-stable packages that do not need refrigeration until opened.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Pressing Tofu

Pressing tofu removes excess water and makes it more firm. Flavor marinades may absorb more easily.

❁ Soft or silken tofu is too fragile to press well. Use it as is for creamy dishes like smoothies and dips.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Tofu- Store Well Waste Less

■ Store unopened tofu the same way you found it in the store.

■ Refrigerate all tofu after opening and use within 5 days. Cover with fresh water and change daily.

■ Spoiled tofu has a strong sour smell and may feel slimy.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Kids Can- Tofu

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.

Show kids how to:

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

❁ crumble tofu or cut it into slices, cubes or sticks.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh

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