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Cooking 101

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Equipping Your Kitchen - Week 1 (FN1472) You don’t need to have a gourmet kitchen to be a good cook, but having some kitchen equipment essentials can make cooking a breeze.

Hot Tips About Food Storage - Week 2 (FN1473) Never thaw food at room temperature or in warm water. If food is warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but colder than 140 degrees Fahrenheit, bacteria will multiply quickly.

Healthy Eating on the Run - Week 3 (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.

Grocery Shopping Made Easy - Week 4 (FN1559) Shopping for healthful foods doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Learn what product labels mean and some tips to make your grocery shopping easier.

Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes - Week 5 (FN1560) Many people are pressed for time, but making a meal does not have to be a time-consuming task. With a few helpful tips, cooking a quick and healthful meal will be a breeze.

Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites - Week 6 (FN1561) Many people do not have a lot of time to devote to meal preparation. While many convenience foods are available, some are high in sodium or fat. You can make these foods more nutritious without doing a lot of work.

Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven - Week 7 (FN1618) When deciding what to make for dinner, people usually consider taste, cost and convenience. Even if you have little time for meal preparation or live in a location with minimal cooking space, you still should consider nutrition.

Explore the World of Snacks - Week 8 (FN1699) Explore the World of Snacks!Snacks provide nutrients that a breakfast, lunch or dinner may not include. Well-chosen snacks can refuel the body between those main meals. Enjoy a couple of daily snacks in smart-sized portions.

Exploring Vegetarian Meals - Week 9 (FN1897) Eating a balanced diet doesn’t have to be a challenge for those who choose to follow a vegetarian diet. Using a variety of protein sources can add zest to dishes while keeping them healthful and hearty.