For seeds, the process of sprouting and beginning plant growth.
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Here are some great tips for growing plants from seeds!
Most winter squash have tough, hard skins. It is easier to cook them with the skin on.
Kids Can Help Roast Squash Seeds:
❁ Rinse seeds in a colander under hot water.
❁ Separate seeds from stringy fibers.
❁ Find roasting directions on front page.
Steamed: Bring liquid to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in grain. Cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender. Drain extra liquid if needed.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ measure grains and liquids.
❁ package cooked grains for the freezer.
❁ Look for whole wheat flour as one of the first ingredients on a product you buy – breakfast cereals, pasta, breads.
❁ Substitute whole wheat flour for up to half the flour in a recipe - try it in cookies, pancakes, pizza crust, muffins or breads.
Depending on their skills, show kids how to:
❁ Measure flours and other dry ingredients
❁ Mash bananas
❁ Crack and beat eggs
❁ Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to dip and pour batter
❁ Watermelon is a classic summer treat. Just slice into triangles and eat.
❁ Cut into bite-size pieces and add to fruit salads.
❁ Freeze chunks of watermelon to use as edible ice cubes in water, lemonade or iced tea.
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups turnips, peeled and diced
2 cups sweet potatoes, cubed