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Issue #017-- 9 Tips for Healthy Food Handling for the Holidays
November 16, 2004

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November 16, 2004 Issue #017


1) 9 Tips for Healthy Food Handling for the Holidays
2) Healthy Recipe of the Month
3) Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
4) Healthy Products and Services

9 Tips for Healthy Food Handling for the Holidays

1. Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator (24 hours/5pounds) or in a sealed bag in cold water, maintained at 40F or lower.

2. Before you take your turkey out of the oven, make sure the temperature has reached 180F, tested at the inner thigh, without touching the bone.

3. Use separate cutting boards for meat and veggies. Clean after every use with a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach in a quart of warm water.

4. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. Work up a lather for at least 20 seconds.

5. Dont let cooked food sit out for more than a couple hours.

6. Store your refrigerated foods at below 40F.

7. Eat your leftover turkey cold, or reheat it to 165F before eating.

8. Finish leftover turkey in 4 days, or freeze it.

9. Better to skip the gravy, but if you do decide to have it, bring it to a boil before serving the leftovers and use up in 2 days or discard.

When food is between 40F and 140F, there is the danger of harmful, bacteria growing, that can cause food poisoning. Remember to keep your food below 40F when storing it, do not leave out more than a couple hours and cut your turkey up before refrigerating it so that it cools down to the safety range faster.

For more healthy Thanksgiving tips and healthy recipes, see issue #6, Happy Healthy Thanksgiving.

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Healthy Recipe of the Month

Lamb & Green Bean Curry

1 large onion coarsely chopped
4 cloves minced garlic
to 1 lb. lean lamb cut into 1" chunks
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans cut into 1" pieces
1 can organic black beans, drained
1 large fresh tomato chopped or 1 14 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp. each of cumin, coriander and turmeric
2 tsp. Celtic Sea salt
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Saute onion, garlic and lamb in a little water for about 5 minutes. Add olive oil and lime juice and cook for another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, green beans, salt, cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook till lamb is done and beans are almost done. Stir occasionallly. Then add black beans and cilantro and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Serve over brown rice or whole grain pasta with a large green tossed salad.

Serves 4-6 hearty appetites.

Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip

Dont stuff yourself. If you must have that dessert, take a half piece. And go for a walk after eating your holiday meal.

Healthy Products and Services

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Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2004

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