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Store Well Waste Less Whole Grains

Whole Grains - Store Well Waste Less

■ Heat, air and light can make whole grains taste and smell rancid. Store whole grains in:

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Whole Grains

More Whole Grains

❁ Look for the whole grain stamp on packaged foods.

❁ Use cooked whole grains for salads, breakfast bowls, or a dinner side dish.

❁ Try whole grain pasta. It is firm and has a nutty taste.

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Whole Grains Food Hero Monthly

Whole Grains - Shop and Save

❁ Bulk bins allow you to buy just the amount you need or can use within a month or two. Cost may be less than packaged grains.

❁ Whole grains should smell faintly sweet and pleasant or have no odor at all. Avoid grains that smell unpleasant or musty.

Sep 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Tomato Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Tomatoes!

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

wash tomatoes by rubbing. spread cheese mixture on bread. open cans safely to avoid sharp lid edges.
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Tomatoes

Tomatoes - Store Well Waste Less

Keep ripe whole tomatoes at room temperature in a single layer in an open container; avoid direct sunlight. Try to use within 5 days. Short refridgerator storage (3 days) can help delay softening but may also reduce flavor. 
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Tomatoes

Types of Tomatoes

Red round tomatoes are the most common; size can vary from 2 inches across to much larer.

Cherry, grape and pear tomatoes are small (bite size) with a variety of shapes and colors. 

Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Tomato Food Hero Monthly

Tomato - Shop and Save

Tomatoes are in season between July and September, so they taste great and cost less. Look for tomatoes that are bright in color and have no darkened areas or bruises under the skin. They should feel firm (not soft), but give slightly when you press on them. 
Aug 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less

Blueberries- Store Well Waste Less

Sort and remove moldy, soft or shriveled berries before storage. Refrigerate fresh blueberries in a covered, shallow container with holes for air movement. Use within 10 days for best quality. Rinse under cool running water just before using or eating.
Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Blueberry Monthly

Blueberries- Shop and Save

✿ Choose blueberries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned. Color should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.

✿ Blueberries do not ripen after picking.

✿ Avoid soft, shriveled or moldy fruit.

Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: lundeenh
Blueberry Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can-Blueberries

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

❁ rinse blueberries under cool running water.

❁ lightly beat an egg.

❁ sprinkle toppings on crisps or sundaes.

Jul 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean

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