When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to: ❁ wash strawberries under cool running water and pull off the green caps. ❁ cut strawberries into slices, chunks, or even fun shapes. Ripe strawberries cut easily.
■ For best flavor and texture, plan to eat or freeze strawberries very soon after picking.
■ To store for 1 to 3 days, refrigerate without washing or removing the green cap. Keeping the berries dry helps delay spoilage.
❁ Choose shiny, firm strawberries with a bright red color. Berries at room temperature should smell like strawberries. Attached green caps help berries stay fresh longer.