Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season

Summer is a busy time for everyone, but especially for farmers and gardeners! So many things are growing, and there are more fruits and veggies ready to eat every day. The cooler weather veggies, and the fast-growing veggies are ready first like asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, spring cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, salad onions, peas, early potatoes,Continue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Early Summer Vegetables in Season”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month?! Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the most famous comfort foods in the United States, and lots of kids grow up eating them. They’re a quick and easy lunch or dinner with tomato soup and a salad, but there are lots of ways to addContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Snack before Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating is lots of fun, and uses up lots of energy to walk (or run) from house to house (or car to car) to gather all the treats and/or toys. But eating up all those treats and candy while you walk is a recipe for disaster! Don’t over-do the sweets and have anContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Snack before Trick or Treating”

Its Apple Crunch Day!

Join folks all across the country and crunch into an apple today! Whether its locally grown, hand-picked by you, or from the produce section, it will still be a yummy and nutritious addition to your day. Not only are they tasty, apples are also a good source of antioxidants, fiber, water, and nutrients like potassium, andContinue reading “Its Apple Crunch Day!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Tomato Soup

Soup season is here! Soups are an easy way to get a lot of nutrition in a warm and comforting meal as the seasons change to colder weather. This week, try adding some extra flavor and nutrition to a can of tomato soup! Try toasting a grilled cheese sandwich or adding a small salad forContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Tomato Soup”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!

Way back in the springtime we planted turnips in Grandpa’s Garden. All summer these tiny humans helped in the garden by watering and pulling weeds, and now we get to eat all the things they grew. One of the seeds they planted grew up into this giant turnip! How do you cook a turnip? TurnipsContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a Turnip!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!

There are no rules when you make tacos, and every family has their own secret family recipe… What do you add to your tacos? You can add an entire rainbow of veggies to keep your body healthy and moving. October 4th is National Taco Day (sometimes it is even on a Tuesday!) and Captain CreateContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Taco Day!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!

The end of the summer growing season means that our gardens, and farmer’s markets are full of fun and colorful veggies like the eggplant! Eggplants grow all over the world with a lot of different names, and historians all seem to agree that they don’t know who grew it first. There are records of themContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days

It is finally peach season! We’ve been waiting for it since last year, and we’ve got recipes ready! Peaches are part of the stone fruit family and are full of vitamins, minerals, and flavor. You can find peaches growing on trees at farms, in people’s yards, and for sale and farmer’s markets and in groceryContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days”