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Eat smart

Food preparation

Most foods need some preparation before they can be eaten. Others can be preserved for later use. Discover how to do both!

Featured resources

Cooking with Cabbage and Zucchini

Follow along in English, Spanish, and Hmong as SNAP-Ed educators prepare these common vegetables.

Getting started

Using kitchen equipment

Preparing fresh produce

Cooking legumes and pasta

canned tomatoesPreserving food

The Food Safety team has a wealth of resources for preserving seasonal foods.

Related resources

Preparing Food — A wealth of food preparation tips from the Great Trays® toolkit.

AnswerLine — Are you looking for reliable, research-based answers to your food preparation questions? Call AnswerLine today: 1-800-854-1678.

Preserving and Preparing — Information on canning, freezing, drying, and more from the Food Safety team.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.

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