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Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table

Basic cooking skills provide a foundation for all family meals. Research shows that families with cooking skills are more likely to make healthier food choices and spend less money every month on food.

Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table
Environmental Wellness for Overscheduled Families (PDF)

Environmental wellness often is overlooked, especially when one is overscheduled. If you ask yourself, “Who has time to care for the environment?” then follow the steps below to make environmental wellness a priority in your life and the lives of family members. Our environments shape us; implement these tips to create a safe and healthy environment in just a few minutes each day.

Microwave It

Need a quick meal? Most kitchens have a microwave oven, but the microwave is not used to all of its potential. Explore how to use your microwave oven for quick, easy and safe meal ideas. This interactive digital PDF magazine is packed full of videos, pop-ups and URLs to other resources.

7 Steps to Creating a Casserole

"What’s for dinner?” If you sometimes answer the question, “I have no idea!” then check out these creative ideas. This publication includes ways to use ingredients in your cupboard or freezer, or leftovers in your refrigerator. You can make a satisfying and economical meal for your family in seven easy steps.

7 Steps to Creating an Omelet

Use your creativity and the foods in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer to make a delicious omelet following these easy steps.

7 Steps to Creating a Soup

A steaming bowl of soup is a hearty, healthful meal. You can use food from your pantry, freezer or leftovers from your refrigerator to make a tasty soup in about 30 minutes following these easy steps.

7 Steps to Creating a Stir-fry

You don’t have to eat at a restaurant to enjoy a delicious stir-fry. Try making your own stir-fry using the foods in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer. You can start with fresh foods or use frozen vegetables.

Recipe Makeovers

Learn to prepare your old family favorites in new, healthier ways with these recipe makeovers. Not all recipes need a makeover. If you can answer yes to the following questions, the recipe might be right for a makeover.

Well-measured Recipes

Family meals promote family togetherness. Family meals provide a time to share what is going on in each other’s lives and enjoy a nutritious meal. Families who eat together are more likely to have more balanced meals. Preparing the meal is an important part of mealtime. Have children help in every aspect of the preparation, from choosing the menu to setting the table to making the meal. Including children in the preparation can lead to lifelong knowledge and memories.

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