All you need is a can opener, airtight food container with and spoon or fork and knife. Invest in a airtight food container so you can prepare your food and store safe. 22
Lesson: Without a Kitchen Inform participant there are simple things they can do to make the food they do have healthier. Encourage them that learning how to prepare foods without a kitchen can be easy. Use these tips to develop additional lessons. Provide one demonstration after sharing these tips. What can you do? Drain and rinse canned beans and vegetables to reduce extra salt Drain and rinse canned fruit to reduce extra sugar Drain oil from canned tuna to reduce extra fat Sometimes it can be hard to eat healthy, depending on the food you have and sometimes the food you are given at food pantries and closets. With little preparation and materials you can make your food healthy and taste good. All you need is a can opener, food container with a lid and spoon or fork and knife. Invest in a food container with a lid so you can prepare your food and store safe. Here are some tips to best use the foods from pantries and closets. Mix these recipes in your food container so you can store it safely later. Chicken/ Vegetable Broth: Add canned vegetables, beans and chicken to make a soup Canned Beans : Mix together different canned beans and the juice of one lemon and enjoy with corn tor- tilla chips or wrap in a corn tortilla/whole wheat pita bread. Optional additions diced canned tomatoes, corn, avocadoes, and diced onions Add them to already existing soups to make them heartier. Mix 1 can of beans with spinach and lemon juice for a Bean and Spinach salad. Canned Vegetables: Add them to already existing soups to make them heartier. Mix corn, lima beans and peas with a little light salad dressing to make a healthy salad. Optional additions; green onions and parsley. Canned Fruit: Mix a few different types of fruit to make a simple fruit salad. Add a single serving yogurt to make it creamy. Optional, sprinkle on some raisins. 23
Lesson: Without at Kitchen Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup: Mix half the can with (hot) water, (canned) chicken and veggies and eat with cooked rice, pasta, and bread or enjoy as is. Canned Tomato Sauce: Add a little (hot) water and veggies to make a minestrone soup. Add lime/lemon juice and corn and beans to make a quick salsa. Optional additions chopped cilantro, diced onions. Share the importance of food safety and how to reduce their risk of food borne illnesses. End with closing questions. Food Safety is very important to think about when preparing food to reduce the risk of Illness. Always clean hands before you handle food. Do not leave prepared food out for more than 2-3 hours before eating it or putting it in a fridge.
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