Often the first thing we think of when someone mentions the Dairy Group is good ol' milk! Which is as it should be, since the Dairy Group is named after milk, but there are more things you can do with milk than just drink it or stir chocolate into it! Let's take a look! What… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?
Protein is an important part of everyone's diet! Protein is part of the building blocks in your body for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They also are one of three nutrients that provide calories (aka energy). Growing children need protein to keep growing and learning! Where do we find protein? The easiest place to… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Plant Protein!
Want to celebrate with a bang? Let's microwave some popcorn! Yes, popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack by itself! Why choose whole grains? They have all the good things your body wants! The extra stuff we usually add to the popcorn don't do as much for our bodies as the popcorn itself, so finding… Continue reading Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
January is the month of new beginnings in the New Year, and the perfect time to try new foods! We are all back to school and work, and getting busy with creating new routines. Having tasty meals you can prep ahead and have ready in the fridge is a great way to be sure you… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Lettuce Free Salads
Winter in the northern hemisphere means its citrus season closer to the equator! Florida, for example, grows a lot of citrus fruits during the long hot summer, and by the time snow falls in Utah, the oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pomelo, and mandarin oranges are ready to pick and ship to you! Each one has… Continue reading Eat in Season: Citrus
Winter break has started, and while some folks will spend the rest of the year in their pajamas and others have to go to work next week... EVERYONE IS GONNA NEED SOME SNACKS! Why not have fun and make some holiday themed snacks?! The holidays can bring out the kid in all of us, so… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Snacks for a Tasty Winter Break
Have you ever seem a pomegranate? Have you ever eaten the tiny, juicy seeds of a pomegranate? They're a little bit different looking on the inside, but this tasty fruit is packed with vitamins like: Vitamin C. Vitamin K. Iron. Calcium. Potassium. Folate and pomegranates are in season in the winter! Getting all the arils… Continue reading Pick Apart a Pomegranate // Holiday Parfait
Let's face it, fun food just tastes better, even when you're a grown up. What are some easy ways to Create fun food? It can be as easy as arranging parts of a meal in a fun way, like silly faces from fruit on pancakes, or stacking slices of banana inside a strawberry to make… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Fun Shapes Taste Better // Christmas Tree Avocado Toast
Halloween is in a few short days, and its easy to add a little bit of fun and fright to the foods you are already eating! #myplatemyway means you can change up any part of your MyPlate meal for something spooky and still get in all your food groups for the day! Swap out an… Continue reading Add a Little Fright to Your Food: Halloween #myplatemyway!
Its the last week of October, and Halloween is nearly here! Be sure to spend the rest of this week getting in the spirit of things with a few themed snacks! These are quick and easy for after school, and can even be added to a snack tray to get you ready for walking around… Continue reading Easy Halloween After-School Snacks
Cooler weather outside means it is time for warmer meals inside! Potatoes are in season in the fall because they have been growing underground all summer and it's finally time to dig them up! Whether you dig them up with a shovel, or a specialized potato digger you pull with a big tractor, you're digging… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Baked Potato!
Its cooling off outside now that autumn has officially started. This means Soup Season has also un-officially started, and its a really good season! Creating meals with your family is a fun and tasty way to get everyone involved in lunch or dinner, and helping to cook encourages kids (and grownups) to try new foods.… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Create a Soup for Family Mealtime Month!
July is National Grill Month! Its a great way to cook for quite a few reasons. Grilled food tastes great, grilling is an easy way to cook for a crowd, and many folks choose to cook outside to not overheat the house in summertime. Grilling uses direct heat to cook foods and requires a watchful… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Great Grill Skills
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
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 add… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!