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Leafy Greens Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Leafy Greens!

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

❁ swish greens in a bowl of water to remove dirt.

❁ tear or cut leaves away from thick or tough stems

Oct 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less

Leafy Greens - Store Well Waste Less

■ Wrap greens in a damp paper towel and refrigerate in an open plastic bag or container. Use most greens within 5 to 7 days for best quality.

■ Wash greens just before using to reduce spoilage.

1. Swish leaves in a large bowl of cool water.

Oct 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Leafy Greens Food Hero Monthly

Leafy Greens - Shop and Save

❁ Choose greens that look crisp. Avoid wilted or yellowing leaves and browned stalks.

❁ Greens may be fresher and cost less when they are in season. Most are available spring through summer or fall. Kale, mustard greens and collard greens are available during the winter months.

Oct 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Whole Grains Food Hero Monthly

Make Whole Grains Easy

Cook grains in large batches to use later:

❁ Divide cooked, cooled grains into single-use amounts in freezer bags or containers. Label and date. Refrigerate or freeze.

❁ Use refrigerated cooked grains within 3-4 days. Use frozen cooked grains within 2-3 months.

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Whole Grains

Whole Grains - Store Well Waste Less

■ Heat, air and light can make whole grains taste and smell rancid. Store whole grains in:

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Whole Grains

More Whole Grains

❁ Look for the whole grain stamp on packaged foods.

❁ Use cooked whole grains for salads, breakfast bowls, or a dinner side dish.

❁ Try whole grain pasta. It is firm and has a nutty taste.

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Whole Grains Food Hero Monthly

Whole Grains - Shop and Save

❁ Bulk bins allow you to buy just the amount you need or can use within a month or two. Cost may be less than packaged grains.

❁ Whole grains should smell faintly sweet and pleasant or have no odor at all. Avoid grains that smell unpleasant or musty.

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Tomato Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Tomatoes!

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

wash tomatoes by rubbing. spread cheese mixture on bread. open cans safely to avoid sharp lid edges.
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Tomatoes

Tomatoes - Store Well Waste Less

Keep ripe whole tomatoes at room temperature in a single layer in an open container; avoid direct sunlight. Try to use within 5 days. Short refridgerator storage (3 days) can help delay softening but may also reduce flavor. 
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Tomatoes

Types of Tomatoes

Red round tomatoes are the most common; size can vary from 2 inches across to much larer.

Cherry, grape and pear tomatoes are small (bite size) with a variety of shapes and colors. 

Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean

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