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Cooking 101: Hot Tips About Food Storage - FN1473
Never thaw food at room temperature or in warm water. If food is warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but colder than 140 degrees Fahrenheit, bacteria will multiply quickly.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Cooking 101: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites - FN1561
Many people do not have a lot of time to devote to meal preparation. While many convenience foods are available, some are high in sodium or fat. You can make these foods more nutritious without doing a lot of work
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Cooking 101: Quick and Easy Menus, Recipes and Tips for Singles and Couples Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven - FN1618
When deciding what to make for dinner, people usually consider taste, cost and convenience. Even if you have little time for meal preparation or live in a location with minimal cooking space, you still should consider nutrition.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Cooking and Eating With Low Vision - FN1671
Imagine shopping for foods without the ability to compare prices, visually check produce for freshness, or even safely travel to and from the grocery store. Envision coming home with groceries but not being able to see inside the refrigerator or pantry clearly enough to store the foods. Then think about the challenge of preparing a meal with low vision, from finding a food in the pantry to setting the oven timer. Suddenly cooking seems like quite a daunting task!
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Cooking for One or Two - FN521
One- and two-person households are a growing sector in North Dakota and the United States. According to the 2000 census, North Dakota has almost 164,000 households with one or two members. The U.S. has more than 61 million one- and two-person households. They all have something in common: They need to eat! Sometimes, cooking for one or two may seem like it’s not worth the trouble; however, everyone needs a variety of foods to stay healthy. Homemade meals usually are more nutritious, better tasting and more economical, compared with restaurant meals. Use MyPlate to Help Guide Your Food Choices Nutrition and physical activity play a vital role in maintaining good health. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture food icon, MyPlate, provides individualized plans to help guide your food choices. Visit the website at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and enter your gender, age and physical activity level to print out a personalized plan. Use this guide to help plan your menus to meet your nutritional needs.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Do It Yourself Spice Mixes - FN1826
Making your own spice blends is a win-win idea that gives your food a pop of flavor while reducing sodium.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Eat Smart. Choose Healthy Snacks - FN1439
Think of snacks as minimeals that help provide nutrients and energy you need to grow, play and learn. Most kids do best when they eat four to six smaller meals a day.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
Eat Smart: Cook Food Safely in a Microwave Oven - FN1622
Did you know? The microwave oven was invented when a scientist walked by a magnetron (experimental microwave tube) and the chocolate bar in his pocket melted. Do microwaves make food radioactive? No. Using a microwave is a quick and easy way to cook or reheat food. You should reheat food to “steaming hot” (165 degrees or higher) to kill harmful bacteria that could make you sick.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Family Meal Times: Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table - FN1532
Research shows that families with cooking skills are more likely to make healthier food choices.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Family Meal Times: Family Fun at the Dinner Table Issue 4 - FN1529
Playing games or doing activities at a family meal can create specific memories for family members.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
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