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Tomato Food Hero Monthly

Tomato - Shop and Save

Tomatoes are in season between July and September, so they taste great and cost less. Look for tomatoes that are bright in color and have no darkened areas or bruises under the skin. They should feel firm (not soft), but give slightly when you press on them. 
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less

Blueberries- Store Well Waste Less

Sort and remove moldy, soft or shriveled berries before storage. Refrigerate fresh blueberries in a covered, shallow container with holes for air movement. Use within 10 days for best quality. Rinse under cool running water just before using or eating.
Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Blueberry Monthly

Blueberries- Shop and Save

✿ Choose blueberries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned. Color should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.

✿ Blueberries do not ripen after picking.

✿ Avoid soft, shriveled or moldy fruit.

Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Blueberry Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can-Blueberries

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

❁ rinse blueberries under cool running water.

❁ lightly beat an egg.

❁ sprinkle toppings on crisps or sundaes.

Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Blueberries

Freeze Blueberries

1. Sort and rinse the berries.

2. Allow to air dry or pat gently with paper towels to remove surface moisture.

3. Spread in a single layer on flat pans or baking sheets. Freeze until firm.

Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Banana Food Hero Monthly

Bananas- Shop and Save

❁ Bananas are available yearround at low prices. Yellow bananas are the most common and can be eaten at several stages of ripeness. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and only eaten when ripe. Plantains are related to bananas but are starchy, like root vegetables.

Jun 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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More About Bananas

❁ When bananas are peeled or cut, the flesh starts to brown. Browned bananas might not look attractive but they are safe to eat. Reduce browning by:

Jun 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh

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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