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Chicken- Food Safety

You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. Cold temperatures limit their growth and thorough cooking destroys them.

❁ Eat or refrigerate pre-cooked chicken within 2 hours of purchase.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Chicken- Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate raw chicken and use within 1 to 2 days for best quality.

■ Refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 3 or 4 days. Freeze for longer storage; package in recipe-sized amounts; use within 2 months for best quality.

■ Freeze raw chicken to store for 9 to 12 months.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Kids Can- Chicken

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

Show kids how to:

❁ adjust the temperature on the stove.

❁ measure ingredients and stir things together.

❁ wash and chop veggies or cooked meat.

May 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Tofu Food Hero Monthly

Tofu- Shop and Save

❁ Tofu is usually in a refrigerated case. It may be packed in water or vacuum packed without water. There are also shelf-stable packages that do not need refrigeration until opened.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Pressing Tofu

Pressing tofu removes excess water and makes it more firm. Flavor marinades may absorb more easily.

❁ Soft or silken tofu is too fragile to press well. Use it as is for creamy dishes like smoothies and dips.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Tofu- Store Well Waste Less

■ Store unopened tofu the same way you found it in the store.

■ Refrigerate all tofu after opening and use within 5 days. Cover with fresh water and change daily.

■ Spoiled tofu has a strong sour smell and may feel slimy.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Kids Can- Tofu

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

Show kids how to:

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

❁ crumble tofu or cut it into slices, cubes or sticks.

Apr 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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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
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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

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