Ingredient Highlight

Fruity Foods

The last MyPlate food group left to highlight is FRUIT! It's the perfect month to talk about fruit because May is when more fruit starts to be in season. πŸ’πŸ₯‘πŸπŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ‰πŸ‹πŸ“ Fruit is nature's dessert. In addition to being delicious, fruits are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you stay energized, free from sickness,… Continue reading Fruity Foods

Ingredient Highlight

Veggie Vibes

The MyPlate section we'll be highlighting this month is... Vegetables! Did you know we should eat abut 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day? Veggies are another one of nature's treats. Most aren't as sweet as fruit, but that doesn't mean they aren't as delicious! The vegetable food group contains a wide variety of flavor… Continue reading Veggie Vibes

Ingredient Highlight

You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

Remember this post? It's from over a year ago but it highlights an excellent source of protein - peanut butter! πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œ Peanut butter was likely made by Myan Indians many years ago, but the first time it was introduced to the United States was at the St Louis World Fair in 1904. A physician had… Continue reading You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

Ingredient Highlight

The Protein Group

Its protein month! So far this year we've learned about grains and dairy, now we're moving on to protein! Woohoo! πŸ³πŸ—πŸ₯©πŸ€πŸ˜‹ Protein It is good to have a little protein at each meal because not only does it have some important vitamins and minerals, but it also breaks down into 'building blocks' to build up… Continue reading The Protein Group

Ingredient Highlight

Just ‘oat’ and ‘ab-oat’

Review this post about oats and keep an eye out for a new oat recipe this week! Today we get to highlight oats! Oats are one of those ingredients that get overlooked sometimes, but can be used in so many ways. Sweet, savory, and everything in-between. All oats you buy from the store start off… Continue reading Just ‘oat’ and ‘ab-oat’

Ingredient Highlight

Grains are Great

This month we're moving on from dairy and onto GRAINS! What would we do without grains? Probably sleep a lot because grains are a great source of energy! Are you wondering why? Keep reading to find out! Grains Grains are important because they are a main source for many B vitamins as well as carbohydrates… Continue reading Grains are Great

Ingredient Highlight

Say Yes to Yogurt

This month we have talked about milk and cheese, so naturally the next thing to talk about is yogurt! Yogurt is a creamy, nutrient-packed ingredient that people love. There's a good chance that you have tried yogurt before, but did you know how healthy it is and how many dozens of different ways you can… Continue reading Say Yes to Yogurt

Ingredient Highlight

Eat Dairy and Be Merry!

Why did the cow cross the road??? To get to the udder side! ForΒ  the month of January we are going to be talking all about dairy foods. Read this post to review the reasons dairy is important in our diet! What do you know about dairy? Do you know about the health benefits? There… Continue reading Eat Dairy and Be Merry!

Recipes

Healthy Halloween!

Has everyone carved their pumpkins and picked out their costumes? Halloween is just around the corner which comes with lots of festivities. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is getting creative with snacks to bring to Halloween parties. I've put together 5 healthy and tasty snacks that you will love! Β  1. Cinnamon Apple… Continue reading Healthy Halloween!

Physical Activity

Picnics & Parks

What things come to your mind when you think of being healthy? Some things I think of are: Eating fruits and veggies Getting enough sleep Homemade meals Being happy Spending time outdoors Playing & being active Family mealtime Lets talk about how we can combine those last two: Being active and family mealtime. What are… Continue reading Picnics & Parks

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Chit Chat and Chow

May there never be a dull moment at the dinner table! Use these conversation starters for some fun mealtime talk. Conversation Starter Printable Sometimes we get so hypnotized by our phones, that we forget to have a regular conversation with the family. It may not seem like a big deal, but conversing with your family… Continue reading Chit Chat and Chow

Recipes

MyPlate Smoothie

Happy Wednesday! I hope you have been able to play around with the MyPlate game and you have the general idea of the 5 food groups. So let's put MyPlate in the kitchen with this MyPlate smoothie: You will need: Fruit: 2 cups  (Frozen fruit is the best, so I used 1 cup of frozen… Continue reading MyPlate Smoothie

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New Year SMART goals

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays and are ready to jump back into school! You have probably heard everyone making their 'New Years Resolutions'. Everyone is excited at the beginning of the year and wants to become healthier, but we also know that most people don't end up achieving their resolutions!… Continue reading New Year SMART goals

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Christmas in the Kitchen!

With only a couple weeks till Christmas, it's time to put on our apron and Santa hat and try out some new treats! Today we have 4 fun Christmas food art. These are all great for your Christmas parties, or even just to have on the table to snack on throughout Christmas day! 1. Ornament… Continue reading Christmas in the Kitchen!

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Have an ‘Egg’-cellent Day!

We dye them in the spring for Easter, we scramble them in the morning for breakfast, and we use them in our holiday baking! Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients and there is more to them than what meets the eye. Get ready to be amazed by what seems like such a simple… Continue reading Have an ‘Egg’-cellent Day!