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Lentil Food Hero Monthly

Lentils- Shop and Save

❁ Uncooked (dried) lentils are inexpensive. Purchase them pre-packaged or from bulk bins.

❁ Cooked lentils are available canned or frozen but may cost more. Rinse canned lentils under fresh water to lower the sodium content.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Lentils- Store Well Waste Less

■ Store dried lentils in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Use within 1 year for best flavor and less cooking time.

■ Cooked lentils can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months. Divide into recipe-sized portions for quick use.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Assorted Lentils

Types of Lentils

❁ Lentils do not need to be soaked, and cook more quickly than beans.

❁ Check the package or bulk bin for cooking time.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
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Kids Can- Lentils

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

Show kids how to:

❁ find and remove small rocks or other seeds and plant parts from dried lentils.

❁ use a colander to rinse lentils under cool running water.

❁ wash or chop vegetables.

Jan 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Cheese Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Cheese!

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

❁ grate cheese with a box grater.

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

❁ sprinkle cheese and filling on tortillas.

❁ cut quesadillas with a pizza cutter.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Cheese

Cheese - Store Well Waste Less

■ Store cheese in the refrigerator. Soft cheeses may only keep for a week. The harder the cheese, the longer it can be stored.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Cheese

More About Cheese

❁ Some cheeses are made with mold that is safe to eat (Brie, Camembert or blue cheese). Mold that is not part of the cheese-making process can cause illness. If you see mold on sliced, shredded, crumbled or soft cheese, throw away all of the cheese.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Cheese Food Hero Monthly

Cheese - Shop and Save

❁ Watch for sale prices and coupons.

❁ Compare cost per ounce to decide which package is the best buy.

❁ Sliced or grated cheese may cost more than cheese in a block.

Dec 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Food Hero Monthly Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts- Shop and Save

❁ 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.

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh
Three Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprout- Fun Facts

❁ Most Brussels sprouts are green but red or purple have been developed as specialty crops.

❁ Brussels sprouts are similar to cabbage but have a milder taste and denser texture.

❁ Overcooked Brussels sprouts turn olive green and have an unpleasant sulfur odor.

Nov 01
2017
 Posted by: lundeenh

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