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Cereal in Your Cupboard

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 4 Everyday Uses for the Extra Cereal in Your Cupboard - FN1760

If you find yourself with a number of half-empty cereal boxes in your cupboard, you are not alone. Maybe the members of your household didn’t like a certain variety of cereal, or maybe you bought too many boxes when cereal was on sale. Now you need to know what you can do with the rest of the box before the cereal gets stale. Don’t worry; you have plenty of ways to use all of your cereal while saving money and reducing waste.

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Creating a Sandwich

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Creating a Sandwich - FN1756

Sandwiches are easy to make and can serve as a quick meal for you or your family any time of day. Choose whole-grain bread, a variety of vegetables, fruit and lean protein to pack your sandwich full of nutrients. Sandwiches are versatile. You can make your sandwich cold, cook just the meat or grill the whole thing.

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Meal in a Bowl

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 5 Steps to Making Your Own Meal in a Bowl - FN1757

Making your own meal in a bowl is inexpensive and easy. You can make meals from ingredients you probably already have on hand. Think about all the different bowls you can make.You also could set up a buffet with a variety of toppings so people can personalize their meal with layers of flavor.

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Snack Mixes

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Make Your Own Snack Mixes - FN1753

Homemade snack mixes can be an inexpensive and healthful option for children and adults. Each snack mix recipe in this handout contains kid-friendly ingredients. These grab-and-go snacks can be served after school or you can take them along on family vacations on the road.

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Unit Pricing

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 6 Tips to Save Money With Unit Pricing - FN1752

Unit pricing is a term that describes pricing goods to determine what the cost is per unit of measure, such as pounds, ounces or quarts. Finding the unit price of an item allows consumers to find the “best buy” and determine any advantages to buying in bulk or switching brands.

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Making a Quesadilla

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Making a Quesadilla - FN1717

Create a quesadilla with a variety of colors and flavors for your next family dinner. Have your family pick out their favorite quesadilla fillings with this flexible yet delicious recipe. Choose whole-wheat tortillas with lean protein, low-fat cheese and a variety of veggies to make an easy, fun and nutritious meal.

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Uses for Dry Milk

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 4 Everyday Uses for Dry Milk - FN1713

Nonfat dry milk has the same nutrient value as skim milk. Dry milk is versatile and has a long shelf life. It is a good source of protein, vitamins A and D, calcium and essential fats. Be sure to store dry milk in a cool place in an airtight container. Unsealed nonfat dry milk keeps for a few months. Because of its fat content, dry whole milk can be stored for only a few weeks.

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Canned Fish

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Use Canned Fish - FN1716

Canned salmon and tuna contain an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your health. These polyunsaturated fatty acids may play a role in preventing heart disease. You can make many satisfying and economical meals for your family using canned fish.

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Nourish Your Bones

Nourish Your Bones - FN1488

Keeping our bones healthy is a lifelong process. As we get older, our bodies may break down bone faster than we can make new bone. This can cause problems if our bones don’t have enough stored nutrients to keep them strong. Eating nutrient-rich foods and getting weight-bearing physical acti vity help keep our bones in good shape no matter what our age.

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Size Up te Supplement

Size up the Supplement - FN1491

Supplements have different serving sizes and intake recommendations. To determine how many milligrams (mg) of a nutrient are in each capsule, divide the milligrams of that nutrient by the number of capsules in each serving size. Remember, you probably are getting some vitamins and minerals from your diet. Be sure to include both supplements and dietary intake when considering if you are getti ng the right amount of a nutrient.

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Keep Hot Foods Hot

Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: A Foodservice Guide to Thermometers and Safe Temperatures - FN712

Chef's should not depend on their instincts, cooking time, oven temperature or product appearance to determine when a product is done: thermometers are important tools for protecting foods.

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Garlic!

From Garden to Table: Garlic - H1409

While garlic can be purchased in most grocery stores in different forms, growing garlic in your own garden is both fun and easy. This publication talks about the different kinds, the growing practices, preservation and recipes.

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Eating For Your Eye Health

Eating For Your Eye Health - FN709

We cannot change our genetic inheritance, but we can exercise and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

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Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fight BAC! Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - FN608

Handling fruits and vegetables safely is easy. Although an invisible enemy may be in your kitchen, by practicing the recommendations here you can Fight BAC!

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Harvesting Herbs

From Garden to Table: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy Eating - H1267

Herbs have been used for cooking, medicine, aromatherapy, religious ceremonies, pest control, and simply for decoration, since pre-Biblical times. The purpose of this publication is to serve as a guide in growing and using herbs for culinary purposes.

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Finding the Truth II

Finding the Truth II: Are Popular Nutrition and Health Information Sources Reliable? - FN600

We’re all bombarded with information about nutrition and health. This publication will explore a few popular nutrition information sources and ways to determine if information is reliable.

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Day-Old Bread

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 4 Ways to Use Day-old Bread - FN1743

Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?

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Sports Drinks: R They Needed?

Sports Drinks: R They Needed? - FN1400

Sports drinks, such as Gatorade, Powerade and All Sport, contain carbohydrates and electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium and chloride. They are made for physical activity, to help rehydrate and to keep energy levels high. Are sports drinks really necessary? Not always. You can get these same benefits from other sources. A sports drink is not better for you unless you are active for 60 to 90 minutes or are exercising in very hot conditions. Anything less, and water should be the drink of choice.

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What's in Your Home Food Pantry?

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: What's in Your Home Food Pantry? - FN1706

A pantry stocked with essential nonperishable food items can save time and money. This publication provides a list of some ideas for common pantry items to personalize based on the ingredients that you use when you cook or bake.

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Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Questions and Answers About Storing Food in the Refrigerator - FN1466 -

A food safety study was conducted with 58 international students from 30 different countries at North Dakota State University. Participants indicated the kind of food safety information they would like to get to help them safely handle new and unfamiliar foods they encountered in the U.S. Many of the participants asked for information about food storage, preserving leftovers, proper handling of salads and fresh vegetables, and the safety of processed and frozen foods.

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