Lettuce facts and general information about lettuce and salad
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Lettuce is Available:
Available year round
How Does Lettuce Grow:
See the picture below. Lettuces grow in the garden from a tiny seed.
What to Look for When Buying Lettuce:
Pick lettuces that are crisp and have a good color for their
Lettuce Storage Tips:
Store in refrigerator crisper section.
How to Cook with Lettuce:
Wash your salad greens and use a salad spinner to dry. Toss lettuce and greens in
salads, sandwiches or garnish plates. Greens are not usually cooked
but can be.
Lettuce and Salad Greens Nutrition Facts:
Look for salad greens that are darker green in color. Iceberg
lettuce has little nutritional value. A 2 cups serving size is high
in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
6 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked
8 slices bacon, cooked, cut up
l large tomato, cut up
4 Cup lettuce, cut up
1 Cup mayo or salad dressing
1/4 Cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 teaspoons sugar
Stir together cooked macaroni and chopped tomato in serving bowl.
Mix dressing together and pour over macaroni and tomato. Cover and
chill. Before serving, stir in lettuce and bacon.
Simple Greens Recipe
by Gabbie, California
All of these items are available at your local grocery store. You
can make this wrap in under 3 minutes. What you will need: