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Food Hero Monthly Page 2

Kids Can- Lentils

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

Show kids how to:

❁ find and remove small rocks or other seeds and plant parts from dried lentils.

❁ use a colander to rinse lentils under cool running water.

❁ wash or chop vegetables.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Cheese Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Cheese!

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

❁ grate cheese with a box grater.

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

❁ sprinkle cheese and filling on tortillas.

❁ cut quesadillas with a pizza cutter.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Cheese

Cheese - Store Well Waste Less

■ Store cheese in the refrigerator. Soft cheeses may only keep for a week. The harder the cheese, the longer it can be stored.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Cheese

More About Cheese

❁ Some cheeses are made with mold that is safe to eat (Brie, Camembert or blue cheese). Mold that is not part of the cheese-making process can cause illness. If you see mold on sliced, shredded, crumbled or soft cheese, throw away all of the cheese.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Cheese Food Hero Monthly

Cheese - Shop and Save

❁ Watch for sale prices and coupons.

❁ Compare cost per ounce to decide which package is the best buy.

❁ Sliced or grated cheese may cost more than cheese in a block.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Food Hero Monthly Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts- Shop and Save

❁ Choose firm, compact Brussels sprouts that are green and heavy for their size. They look like tiny cabbages.

❁ Brussels sprouts are available as individual sprouts or still attached to the stalk. Choose sprouts that are the same size so they will cook in the same amount of time.

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh
Three Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprout- Fun Facts

❁ Most Brussels sprouts are green but red or purple have been developed as specialty crops.

❁ Brussels sprouts are similar to cabbage but have a milder taste and denser texture.

❁ Overcooked Brussels sprouts turn olive green and have an unpleasant sulfur odor.

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Brussels Sprouts- Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate in an open or perforated plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. They will keep for up to 10 days, but quality is best when used soon.

■ Wash under cool running water and trim just before using: 

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh
Brussels Sprouts Food Hero Monthly Page 2

Kids Can- Brussels Sprouts

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

Show kids how to:

❁ wash Brussels sprouts under cool running water and pull off outer leaves.

❁ spread Brussels sprouts on a pan for roasting.

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh
Tofu Food Hero Monthly

Tuna- Shop and Save

❁ Try store brands of canned tuna. They may be cheaper.

❁ Avoid cans that have dents, bulges, or signs of leaking.

❁ Weight of tuna cans may vary. Use the shelf sticker to compare cost per ounce rather than cost per can for the best value.

Oct 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh

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