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Kids Can - Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet Potato Food Hero Monthly

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.

Preparing Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

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

Make Whole Grains Easy

Whole Grains Food Hero Monthly

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.

Leeks - Quick Fix

Leeks

❁ Leeks can be eaten raw or cooked.

❁ Use sliced leeks in salads– green, pasta or potato.

❁ Add leeks to casseroles for a mild onion flavor.

❁ Roast leeks in the oven along with your favorite vegetables.

❁ Add leeks to soups or stews.

Kids Can - Turnips!

Turnips Food Hero Monthly

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

❁ wash produce under cool running water. A vegetable brush works well on turnips.

❁ use a vegetable peeler to remove only a thin layer of skin from vegetables.

Turnips - Shop and Save

Turnips Food Hero Monthly

❁ Choose turnips that are smooth skinned without cuts or soft spots. They should be firm and heavy for their size.