Remember when Captain Create shared all about whole grains with you? (Check it out here) It's important to eat a variety of foods from each of the MyPlate food groups, and sorghum is a naturally gluten free whole grain food that is sometimes called an Ancient Grain. It has been a popular food grain for… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a New Whole Grain // Sorghum & Curried Carrot Salad
Captain Create is back in Europe! This time she is in Czechia, in the capitol city of Prague. Like many countries in Europe, prehistoric humans lived here as long ago as the Paleolithic era, and many different tribes, dynasties, emperors, kings, and governments have fought over and ruled this land. Currently, Czechia is a parliamentary… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Prague, Czechia
Happy Valentine's Day! February is also American Heart Month so we've got some low-cholesterol recipes to share! We want to keep all the hearts in the family healthy and beating well for a long time! Captain Create loves to eat beans! They are an excellent source of protein from plants. Beans are high in minerals… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Love those Beans!
Today Captain Create is making easy and healthy snacks to add to any party... lots of people are watching the Super Bowl today, and its one of the biggest snack days of the year! One thing Captain Create has learned about making food for parties is that if you make it, they will eat it.… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Game Day Snacks
Harvest of the Season and Captain Create have teamed up to bring an easy recipe for kids to cook on their own if they can stir and microwave by themselves that is full of vitamins, minerals, and protein! This prep-ahead breakfast only takes a minute or two to get ready, and just over a minute… Continue reading Harvest of the Season: Breakfast Bowls for Kids to Cook!
Winter is a tough season for most fruits and vegetables, but not for citrus fruits! They grow in warmer places than Utah, like Southern California and Florida, but we still get to take advantage of all they have to offer us! The citrus family of fruit includes a lot of the usual fruit we expect,… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Eat in Season
Making your own lunch is are a great way to take advantage of the odds and ends in the fridge or pantry. Leftovers are easy for adults to take to work, especially if they have access to a microwave, but children tend to need cold lunches; they have a hard time microwaving last night's dinner… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Wrap Up Lunch
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