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Food Freezing Basics: Methods of Wrapping - FN613
Proper packaging helps keep food from drying out preserves nutritive value, flavor, texture and color.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Good Nutrition for Busy Families - FN1432
With work, meetings and school activities, families have many distractions that keep them away from the family table. Eating together, however, has many benefits. Family meals promote communication skills, cooperation, cooking skills and table manners. Families who eat together also tend to eat more nutritiously. Further, children who help prepare a meal tend to eat the food prepared.
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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
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.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
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.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
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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