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Salad Greens - Store Well Waste Less

Store Well Waste Less

■ Greens are best when refrigerated with a little moisture and airflow. Cover greens with a damp paper towel in an open container or make holes in a plastic bag (20 holes in a medium bag). Some greens are sold in plastic boxes with holes. Use greens within 7 to 10 days for best quality.

Herbs and Spices - Store Well Waste Less

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■ Store dried herbs and spices in a cool, dark location away from direct heat or sunlight. Keep containers tightly closed.

Herbs and Spices - Shop and Save

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❁ In bulk foods, you can buy a small amount to use while the flavor is strongest. Or try something new.

❁ Check for a “BEST by” date on packaged spices and herbs. They are still safe after the date but the flavor will be weaker.

Pork - Keep It Safe!

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Follow these guidelines when handling meat:

Clean: Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often with hot soapy water.

Separate: Keep raw meat and juices from contacting other raw or cooked foods.

Kids Can! - Onions

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Kids Can!

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

❁ snip green onions or chives with kitchen scissors.

❁ put onions in the refrigerator before cutting.

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.

Kids Can - Tomatoes!

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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.

Kids Can-Blueberries

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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.

Kids Can- Eggs

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

Show kids how to:

❁ peel hard-cooked eggs.

❁ cut or tear bread into cubes.

❁ mix ingredients together.

Types of Whole Wheat Flour

Whole Wheat Flour

Whole Wheat Flour –a general purpose flour that can be used for most baked products.  It has a stronger wheat flavor and darker color than refined flour. Baked products will have a more compact and heavy texture.