Stretching food resources : COVID19

Food Storage

Limiting trips to the grocery store? Proper storage can make fresh fruits and veggies last longer and help you avoid food waste. You can also freeze bulk-bought fresh produce in a few quick and easy steps. Click below for storage and freezing tips for fresh fruits and veggies.

Food Storage

Storing Fresh Fruits and Veggies 

Video: How to Blanch Vegetables

 

Stretching Ingredients

Are you playing parent, teacher, and professional these days? Save yourself some time AND money, and prevent food waste by using foods and ingredients in more than one meal. Choosing recipes with similar ingredients can also help you plan what to buy in bulk, and cross-purpose ingredients so less goes to waste. Most staple ingredients can be used in a variety of ways! 

Stretching Ingredients

 

Bean Basics

Whether you’re stocking your pantry or found some dried beans buried on a back shelf and are wondering what to do with them, we’ve got you covered. Packed with nutrients and low-cost, beans and lentils can easily be prepared in batches, stored for later use, or enjoyed right away. Follow these easy steps for preparing beans and lentils at home! 

Bean Basics

 

Making Recipes Work for your Family

We’re following the rules and staying inside, but our favorite part of cooking is there are no rules! When cooking, think of recipes as a framework, not a set of rules, that can be adjusted to meet your family’s needs. You can make changes based on your family’s tastes, what’s on sale, and what’s in season! When planning menus, start with an idea like “stir-fry” or “soup,” and choose specific ingredients to use based on what’s in your pantry, what your family likes, and what leftovers you already have.

Making Recipes Work for your Family

Make Your Own Fruit Smoothies | Batido de frutas

Make Your Own Trail Mix | Mazcla de Frutos Secos

Casseroles: An Easy Make-Ahead Meal | Cacerolas

Soups Made Simple | Sopas en Pasos Simples

Make Your Own Muffins | Sus Propios Muffins

Step-by-Step Stir Fry | Sofrito Paso-a-Paso

Super Salads | Super Ensaladas

Step-by-Step Pasta Dinner | Pasta Paso-a-Paso

 

Pantry Staples: Whole Grains and Dried Spices & Herbs

Can’t find your favorite whole grains at the grocery store right now? Wondering how to spice up grains so your meals don’t all taste the same? We’ve got you covered!

Pantry Staples: While Grains and Dried Spices & Herbs

Casserole: An Easy Make-Ahead Meal | Cacerolas

Spice It Up | Pongale Sabor

10 Tips for Using Herbs and Spices

 

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Need some help in the kitchen AND looking for some new activities to keep your kids entertained and learning? Teaching kids to create healthy meals can help them develop a love of healthy foods. Kids can help set and clear the table, clean up, measure and prepare ingredients and get out equipment and put it away. When introducing kids to the kitchen, remember to start simple, supervise and be patient! 

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

 

 

 

Stretching food resources : COVID19

Food Storage

Limiting trips to the grocery store? Proper storage can make fresh fruits and veggies last longer and help you avoid food waste. You can also freeze bulk-bought fresh produce in a few quick and easy steps. Click below for storage and freezing tips for fresh fruits and veggies.

Food Storage

Storing Fresh Fruits and Veggies 

Video: How to Blanch Vegetables

 

Stretching Ingredients

Are you playing parent, teacher, and professional these days? Save yourself some time AND money, and prevent food waste by using foods and ingredients in more than one meal. Choosing recipes with similar ingredients can also help you plan what to buy in bulk, and cross-purpose ingredients so less goes to waste. Most staple ingredients can be used in a variety of ways! 

Stretching Ingredients

 

Bean Basics

Whether you’re stocking your pantry or found some dried beans buried on a back shelf and are wondering what to do with them, we’ve got you covered. Packed with nutrients and low-cost, beans and lentils can easily be prepared in batches, stored for later use, or enjoyed right away. Follow these easy steps for preparing beans and lentils at home! 

Bean Basics

 

Making Recipes Work for your Family

We’re following the rules and staying inside, but our favorite part of cooking is there are no rules! When cooking, think of recipes as a framework, not a set of rules, that can be adjusted to meet your family’s needs. You can make changes based on your family’s tastes, what’s on sale, and what’s in season! When planning menus, start with an idea like “stir-fry” or “soup,” and choose specific ingredients to use based on what’s in your pantry, what your family likes, and what leftovers you already have.

Making Recipes Work for your Family

Make Your Own Fruit Smoothies | Batido de frutas

Make Your Own Trail Mix | Mazcla de Frutos Secos

Casseroles: An Easy Make-Ahead Meal | Cacerolas

Soups Made Simple | Sopas en Pasos Simples

Make Your Own Muffins | Sus Propios Muffins

Step-by-Step Stir Fry | Sofrito Paso-a-Paso

Super Salads | Super Ensaladas

Step-by-Step Pasta Dinner | Pasta Paso-a-Paso

 

Pantry Staples: Whole Grains and Dried Spices & Herbs

Can’t find your favorite whole grains at the grocery store right now? Wondering how to spice up grains so your meals don’t all taste the same? We’ve got you covered!

Pantry Staples: While Grains and Dried Spices & Herbs

Casserole: An Easy Make-Ahead Meal | Cacerolas

Spice It Up | Pongale Sabor

10 Tips for Using Herbs and Spices

 

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Need some help in the kitchen AND looking for some new activities to keep your kids entertained and learning? Teaching kids to create healthy meals can help them develop a love of healthy foods. Kids can help set and clear the table, clean up, measure and prepare ingredients and get out equipment and put it away. When introducing kids to the kitchen, remember to start simple, supervise and be patient! 

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

 

 

 

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