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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.

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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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Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet

Eating for Your Eyes II Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet - FN1493

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. Usually no symptoms are present in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, a person may experience spots in vision or blurred vision.

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Who Needs a Healthy Breakfast? Everyone Does!

Who Needs a Healthy Breakfast? Everybody Does! - FN728

Eat Smart! Start your day off with breakfast. This publication makes learning fun with fill in the blank and word find quizzes.

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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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Nourish Your Body With Sleep (FN1854)

This provides information about sleep needs, foods that may affect sleep and ways to promote sleep.

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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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Drying Vegetables

Drying Vegetables FN580

Drying is a long-standing, fairly easy method of food preservation. Whenever you preserve foods, choose the best-quality fruits and vegetables. As with other food preservation methods, drying does not improve food quality. Proper and successful drying produces safe food with good flavor, texture, color and nutritional properties.

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Jerky Making: Producing a Traditional Food With Modern Processes FN580 (Revised)

Jerky is a nutrient-dense, convenient and shelf-stable meat product that has grown in popularity world wide. Derived from the Spanish word “charqui,” which describes dried meat strips, jerky may be produced using a combination of curing, smoking and drying procedures. Traditionally jerky was made by the use of sun, wind, and smoke from fires as a way to Jerky is a nutrient-dense, convenient, shelf-stable meat product that can be made from just about any type of raw meat ingredients. Its name is derived from the Spanish word “charqui,” which describes dried meat strips. Jerky is produced using combinations of curing, smoking and drying procedures.

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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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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Making Homemade Baby Food for Babies 6 Months and Older (FN1848)

This handout provides general guidance for making pureed foods at home, which can be a money-saving option or a personal preference. Making your own baby food has several advantages. You will expose your baby to more flavors, which could allow for a more adventurous eater. You also can limit sugar and salt to provide good nutrition for your baby.

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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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Focus on Whole Fruits: Add Some Fruit to Your Diet (FN1844)

Many people do not meet the current daily recommendations for fruits (or vegetables). On average, adults need at least 1½ cups of fruit per day.

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