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Kids Can - Leafy Greens!

Leafy Greens Food Hero Monthly

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

Leafy Greens - Store Well Waste Less

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.

Leafy Greens - Shop and Save

Leafy Greens Food Hero Monthly

❁ 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.

Kids Can - Kale!

Kale Food Hero Monthly

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

❁ wash kale in a deep bowl of water.

❁ strip the leaves off the stem.

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

Types of Kale

Kale

Curly kale – most common type available; bright green leaves are tightly ruffled and stem is fibrous. Flavor is peppery, and can sometimes become quite bitter.