Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!

How can you use this blog to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are a few ideas: Here on the blog we focus on using MyPlate as a guide for eating nutritiously. You can find several recipes that fall into all the categories of MyPlate: fruit, veggies, grains, protein, dairy. Below are examples of aContinue reading “Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!”

Every Kid Heathy Week!

What is Every Kid Healthy Week? It is a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. What can you do to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are some ideas: Nutrition: Make a goal to fill half your dinner plate with fruits and veggies!🍎🥦 Try a recipe from the KidsContinue reading “Every Kid Heathy Week!”

Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Have you or your family ever grown a vegetable garden? Planting vegetables and watching them grow can be a lot of fun. 😄 My favorite part of growing a garden is being able to eat fresh veggies from my backyard! Do you remember the blog post about how to grow tomatoes last spring? Click hereContinue reading “Planting a Vegetable Garden!”

Cauliflower Popcorn

This recipe is a bit different than your average popcorn but, like popcorn, it makes a great snack! If you didn’t catch the blog post about cauliflower from earlier this week, click here to check it out. You may be surprised how quickly this simple recipe gets eaten. After you’ve tried cauliflower popcorn, you mightContinue reading “Cauliflower Popcorn”

Give a Holler for Cauliflower!

Cauliflower and broccoli may look similar but if you don’t like broccoli, you still ought to give cauliflower a try! Cauliflower is in the same veggie family as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprout, kale, and collard greens. These vegetables are called cruciferous vegetables. Not sure how you feel about cauliflower? Well, King Louis XIV (a FrenchContinue reading “Give a Holler for Cauliflower!”

Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds!

On the last post we learned about why almonds are awesome and today we’re learning how to use them in a delicious recipe! This recipe makes a great snack and is sure to satisfy any sweet or salty craving you have. 😁 To start, gather the ingredients – you’ll need raw almonds, honey, olive oil,Continue reading “Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds!”

Nuts About Almonds

There are many kinds of nuts in the world – peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, etc. – but today we’re talking about almonds! Most of the world’s almonds come from California – over 80%! There are over a half million acres of almond farms across the state of California. That’s a lot of almonds!Continue reading “Nuts About Almonds”

Protein for Teen Athletes

Everybody needs adequate protein but for those of you who are athletic, a little extra protein can help with muscle strength. Exercise causes muscle cells to breakdown, protein from foods aids in repairing muscle damage from exercise. This process leads to the growth of more muscle and strength. Here’s the thing, athletes don’t need toContinue reading “Protein for Teen Athletes”