When cooking meats, safe internal temperatures should be: Poultry (ground and cuts): 165 degrees; other ground meats: 160 degrees; beef, pork and lamb: 145 degrees.

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Milk costs about 25 cents per 8-ounce serving. Dollar for dollar, dairy is one of the most affordable protein and nutrition sources available.

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Freeze pork chops in marinade. This saves time when you thaw them for the grill and makes for a tender, flavorful dinner!

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Work beef into your healthy diet. It has essential nutrients to help us build muscle and maintain energy.

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When shopping for pork, try the same cuts that you like for beef. They have similar names because they come from similar part of the animals. (And you can prepare them the same ways!)

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Keep a little pink in your pork! Cook it to 145 degrees and then let it rest for 3 minutes. (That’s the USDA recommendation!)

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Sifting flour is only necessary if a recipe calls for it. But you’ll always want to stir flour to "loosen" it before measuring.

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Add more protein to your bread by mixing 7 cups of wheat flour with 1 cup of soy flour. It doesn’t change the baking qualities of the flour and gives your bread a longer shelf life. 

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