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Pulses: The Perfect Food, Healthy to Eat, Healthy to Grow; Peas-Lentils-Chickpeas (FN1508)

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Pulses are a versatile, easy-to-prepare ingredient that can be used in entrees, salads, breads and desserts.

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Making Magic Mixes: Meat Mixes - FN621

Homemade mixes can save time and money. You can make meat mixes ahead of time and freeze them for future use in spaghetti, casseroles and tacos. Adding ingredients such as onions and celery improves flavor and nutrition. To stretch your budget, shop for ingredients when they are on sale. Label with date of purchase.

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Healthy Eating on the Run - FN1474

Imagine you are planning your grocery list. You know you have limited time to prepare meals and snacks each day. Many people struggle to make healthful food choices with today´s busy schedules.

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Make Your Own Home-canned Condiments (FN1861)

This handout provides a collection of research-tested condiment recipes, including barbecue sauce, ketchup, taco sauce, pickle relish and pepper rings.

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Focus on Fruits & Vegetables: Try Adding Some Fruits and Vegetables to Your Grilling Menu (FN1856)

Grilled fruits and vegetables add color, texture, flavor and nutrition without addingmany calories. Grilling adds a smoky flavor and caramelizes natural sugars to enhance sweetness

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7 Tips for Choosing and Using Healthful Oils and Fats (FN1855)

This publication describes methods to choose, use and store various oils at home.

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Focus on Whole Fruits: Serve More Fruit (FN1846)

Fruit is naturally sweet and provides a source of natural sugar to your diet.

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