Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Food Safety Tips of smart health care / #RondishCare
When cooking, keep these tips in mind to keep your family safe from food poisoning.
Wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards before and after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.
Keep raw meat and poultry apart from foods that won't be cooked.
Use a food thermometer. You can't tell if food is cooked safely by how it looks.
Chill leftovers and takeout foods within two hours and keep the refrigerator at 40°F or below.
Rinse fruits and vegetables (even those with skins or rinds that are not eaten) with tap water.
Mix vegetables into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos. Use fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. They all offer the same great nutrients. Just be sure to watch the sodium in canned vegetables and look for fruits packed in water or 100% juice (not syrup). Pack your child's lunch bag with fruits and veggies: sliced apples, a banana, or carrot sticks are all healthy options.