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Food Pantry Wish List

Food Pantry Wish List - FN1651

Use these ideas to help you choose healthful foods to donate to food pantries.

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Split Pea Soup, Salad, Salsa and More!

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Split Pea Soup, Salad, Salsa and More! - FN1741

Pulse foods include chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), lentils and split peas. These inexpensive foods provide protein, complex carbohydrates, and several vitamins and minerals. Like other plant-based foods, they contain no cholesterol and little fat or sodium. They are an excellent source of fiber and folate, along with many other vitamins and minerals.

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Pizza, Soup, Granola and More!

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Pizza, Soup, Granola and More! How to Use Lentils in Your Recipes - FN1740

Pulse foods include chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), lentils and split peas. These inexpensive foods provide protein, complex carbohydrates, and several vitamins and minerals. Like other plant-based foods, they contain no cholesterol and little fat or sodium. They are an excellent source of fiber and folate, along with many other vitamins and minerals.

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Hummus, Roasted Chickpeas and More!

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen Hummus, Roasted Chickpeas and More! - FN1739

Pulse foods include chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), lentils and split peas. These inexpensive foods provide protein, complex carbohydrates, and several vitamins and minerals. Like other plant-based foods, they contain no cholesterol and little fat. They are an excellent source of fiber and folate, along with many other vitamins and minerals.

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All About Beans

All About Beans - FN1643

Beans are among the most versatile and commonly eaten foods throughout the world, and many varieties are grown in the U.S. Because of their nutritional composition, these economical foods have the potential to improve the diet quality and long-term health of those who consume beans regularly. The purpose of this publication is to provide evidence-based nutrition and health information about beans, preparation tips, sample recipes and references for further study.

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Food Freezing Guide

Food Freezing Guide - FN403

Freezing is one of the easiest, quickest, most versatile and most convenient methods of preserving foods. Properly frozen foods maintain more of their original color, flavor and texture and generally more of their nutrients than foods preserved by other methods.

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Slow Cooker Meals!

Now Serving: Slow Cooker Meals - FN1511

Imagine this: You have just walked in the door and are greeted by the aroma of a tender beef stew simmering in your slow cooker. You slice a loaf of whole-wheat bread and toss a simple spinach and strawberry salad. Dinner is served! Evenings like this can go from a dream to reality when using a slow cooker.

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Let's Talk Turkey

Fight Bac! Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season: Let's Talk Turkey - FN1443

You can make sure that the turkey you serve during the holidays produces only compliments. Just remember the four simple steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Then follow the tips in this publication.

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Q & A About Sodium on Our Health

Questions and Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health - FN1686

Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

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Q & A About Fats in Our Diets

Questions & Answers About Fats in Our Diet - FN1685

Through the years, certain foods fall in and out of public awareness and favor. This certainly has been true of fats, such as those found in margarine and butter. For example, for a time, margarine was recommended instead of butter for health reasons; more recently, margarine has gotten bad press because it contains trans fat. The sometimes-conflicting messages in the media can create confusion, so this publication discusses the different types of fat and current research-based recommendations for health, and it answers common questions about dietary fats.

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Preparing Goose

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes for Preparing Goose - FN1734

Using game birds in your menus adds variety to your diet. Consider these tips as you expand your menu options to include game birds such as goose.

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Preparing Elk/Venison

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes for Preparing Elk/Venison - FN1733

Game meats, such as elk and venison, add variety to your diet. They often are lower in fat than other meats. Consider these tips as you expand your cooking to include game meats.

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Care and Cookery

Wild Side of the Menu No. 1 - Care and Cookery - FN124

The most succulent wild game can be destroyed by improper handling in the field or improper cooking at home. The handling of the meat from harvesting to preparing can make a major difference in flavor and safety of the end product. The purpose of this publication is to provide information on proper care and cookery of wild game so you can fully enjoy the fruits of the field.

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Deer and Elk

From field to table a pocket guide for the care and handling of Deer and Elk - FN536

Concern has grown in recent years about a disease affecting deer and elk called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which belongs to a family of diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). Therefore, hunters should take a few simple precautions when handling and transporting deer or elk carcasses.

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Jellies, Jams and Spreads

Jellies, Jams and Spreads - FN172

Sweet spreads are foods with many textures, flavors and colors. They are thickened or jellied to varying degrees. The traditional jellies and jams are preserved primarily by sugar.

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Pulse Foods in Your Diet

Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet - FN1714

Pulse foods are rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron and potassium. They are low in fat and sodium, and are naturally gluten- and cholesterol-free. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. The purpose of this publication is to show how to use more pulse foods in your diet and provide tested recipes and two weeks of sample menus at the 1,800- and 2,100-calorie levels.

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Cooking and Eating With Low Vision

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!

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Creating an Omelet

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Creating an Omelet- FN1650

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

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Creating a Stir-fry

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Creating a Stir-fry - FN1649

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.

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Creating a Soup

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Creating a Soup - FN1648

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. Each pot of soup serves about four adults. The nutritional value varies depending on the ingredients you choose.

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