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Dried Beans

Using Beans

❁ Although each type of bean is slightly different, you can swap one type for another in most recipes. Use what you have or buy what is cheapest or on sale.

❁ You can replace 1 pound of meat with 2 cups of cooked beans in many recipes.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: lundeenh
Beans Food Hero Monthly

Beans - Shop and Save

❁ Dried and canned beans are great food to keep on hand. You may want to stock up when they are on sale.

❁ Dried beans are usually cheaper than canned beans but take longer to cook. Canned beans are fully cooked and ready to use cold or heated.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Split Peas Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Split Peas!

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

❁ find and remove small rocks, seeds or plant parts from dry split peas.

❁ Rinse split peas in a colander under cool running water.

❁ Wash, peel or chop vegetables.

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Split Peas

Split Peas - Store Well Waste Less

■ To maximize shelf life, store dry split peas in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Stored well, they keep their quality for 2 years or longer.

■ Cooked split peas can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean

More About Split Peas

❁ Split peas are mature peas that are allowed to dry before harvesting. When the skins are removed, they naturally split in half.

❁ Either yellow or green split peas can be used in most recipes. Yellow split peas have a mild flavor while green split peas are slightly sweeter.

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Split Peas Food Hero Monthly

Split Peas - Shop and Save

❁ Look for bright-colored split peas, usually green or golden yellow.

❁ Dried split peas are inexpensive and store well.

❁ Split peas are available pre-packaged or in bulk bins

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Sweet Potato Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Sweet Potatoes!

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

❁ scrub sweet potatoes under cool running water.

❁ prick whole sweet potatoes with a fork before baking or microwaving.

❁ mix sweet potato cubes with oil and seasonings before roasting.

Nov 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes - Store Well Waste Less

■ Store in a cool, dark area in an open container or bag that allows air flow. Use within 2 weeks for best quality. Refrigeration of raw sweet potatoes can cause a hard center and an unpleasant taste.

■ Scrub under cool running water just before using.

Nov 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Sweet Potatoes

Preparing Sweet Potatoes

Fresh/Raw: Serve sticks or thin rounds with your favorite dip, or grate and toss in a salad.

Nov 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Sweet Potato Food Hero Monthly

Sweet Potatoes - Shop and Save

❁ Choose firm, smooth skinned sweet potatoes without cuts, soft spots or bruises.

❁ Fresh sweet potatoes are likely to be lowest cost and best quality from October to January.

❁ Frozen and canned sweet potatoes (yams) are available year-round.

Nov 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean

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