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Eggs Food Hero Monthly Page 1

Eggs- Shop and Save

❁ Choose eggs that have been kept refrigerated. Refrigeration helps maintain egg quality and safety.

❁ Open the carton and check that the eggs are clean and not cracked.

Mar 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Carton of Eggs

Eggs- Food Safety

❁ Cook eggs until whites and yolks are firm. Cook egg mixtures until the center of the mixture is fully set (reaches 160 degrees F on a food thermometer).

❁ Wash hands and items that touch raw eggs or their shells with soap and water. This includes counter tops, utensils and dishes.

Mar 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Eggs- Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate eggs in their original carton as soon as possible after purchase. Keep on the refrigerator shelf, not on the door. Use within 3 to 5 weeks.

■ Rinsing or washing eggs at home is not recommended. It can actually lead to increased bacterial growth.

Mar 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Eggs Food Hero Monthly Page 2

Kids Can- Eggs

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

Show kids how to:

❁ peel hard-cooked eggs.

❁ cut or tear bread into cubes.

❁ mix ingredients together.

Mar 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh

How to Make Pizza at Home

1. Crust

For an extra-quick crust: use French bread, tortillas, pita or flat bread, English muffins or pre-baked crusts.

For a dough crust:

Feb 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Pizza- Buy it Prepared

• Watch for sale pricing and coupons.

• Compare refrigerated and frozen options.

• Try store brands. They may be cheaper than national brands.

• Compare the nutrition facts, especially calories per serving.

Feb 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Pizza Food Hero Monthly Page 2

Kids Can- Pizza

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

Show kids how to:

❁ roll or pat dough into shapes with a rolling pin or clean hands.

❁ grate cheese or slice veggies and fruit.

❁ spread the sauce with the back of a spoon.

Feb 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Lentil Food Hero Monthly

Lentils- Shop and Save

❁ Uncooked (dried) lentils are inexpensive. Purchase them pre-packaged or from bulk bins.

❁ Cooked lentils are available canned or frozen but may cost more. Rinse canned lentils under fresh water to lower the sodium content.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Lentils- Store Well Waste Less

■ Store dried lentils in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Use within 1 year for best flavor and less cooking time.

■ Cooked lentils can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months. Divide into recipe-sized portions for quick use.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Assorted Lentils

Types of Lentils

❁ Lentils do not need to be soaked, and cook more quickly than beans.

❁ Check the package or bulk bin for cooking time.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh

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