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Bananas- Shop and Save

Banana Food Hero Monthly

❁ Bananas are available yearround at low prices. Yellow bananas are the most common and can be eaten at several stages of ripeness. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and only eaten when ripe. Plantains are related to bananas but are starchy, like root vegetables.

Chicken- Store Well Waste Less

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■ 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.

Chicken- Shop and Save

Chicken Food Hero Monthly

❁ Whole raw chicken may be cost less per pound but some parts have little meat.

❁ Large bulk packages of pieces may be cheaper per pound than smaller packages.

❁ Boneless, skinless pieces cost more but save time and have the least waste.

Tofu- Shop and Save

Tofu Food Hero Monthly

❁ 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.

Eggs- Shop and Save

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❁ 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.

How to Make Pizza at Home

1. Crust

For an extra-quick crust: use French bread, tortillas, pita or flat bread, English muffins or pre-baked crusts.

For a dough crust:

Pizza- Buy it Prepared

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• Watch for sale pricing and coupons.

• Compare refrigerated and frozen options.

• Try store brands. They may be cheaper than national brands.

• Compare the nutrition facts, especially calories per serving.

Brussels Sprouts- Shop and Save

Food Hero Monthly Brussels Sprouts

❁ Choose firm, compact Brussels sprouts that are green and heavy for their size. They look like tiny cabbages.

❁ Brussels sprouts are available as individual sprouts or still attached to the stalk. Choose sprouts that are the same size so they will cook in the same amount of time.

Tuna- Shop and Save

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❁ Try store brands of canned tuna. They may be cheaper.

❁ Avoid cans that have dents, bulges, or signs of leaking.

❁ Weight of tuna cans may vary. Use the shelf sticker to compare cost per ounce rather than cost per can for the best value.

Pears- Shop and Save

Pear Food Hero Monthly

❁ Choose firm pears without cuts or bruises. Pears nick and bruise very easily, so handle with care.

❁ Pears are picked when mature but ripen at room temperature for best texture and taste.