You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto

When you visit the farmers’ market this month, you’ll likely see large bunches of beets with bright pink stalks and giant leaves! Beets are a great source of folate, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Beets get their vibrant pink/red color from an antioxidant called “betalain.” Betalains help protect good cells in your body that keepContinue reading “You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto”

Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

Lots of farmers markets in Utah will be selling rhubarb around this time of year! Rhubarb is a funny-looking vegetable that looks like pink celery. The stalks can be eaten plain, but most people like them best when they are baked into desserts like pies, cakes, or muffins. Here are a couple fun facts aboutContinue reading “Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins”

Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

It’s that time of year when radishes are popping out of the ground, just waiting to be eaten! Radishes are often thought of as spicy or bitter, but turning them into a yummy dip will help mellow out those flavors. We only need three ingredients for this dip…garlic, radishes, and low-fat cream cheese. First, cutContinue reading “Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables”

Cool & Sweet // Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles

There’s nothing that says “SUMMER IS HERE” like a good ‘ol popsicle. Wouldn’t you agree? Popsicles, when made with healthy ingredients, can make for a great snack in the summertime. These Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles are a delicious way to eat your fruit and dairy. Learn more about fruits and dairy by clicking on their links!Continue reading “Cool & Sweet // Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles”

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. 🍒🥑🍍🍇🍑🍉🍋🍓 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”

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!”

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 flavorContinue reading “Veggie Vibes”

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”