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!
Category: Nutrition Tips
Easy Halloween After-School Snacks
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
Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Baked Potato!
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!
Tip of the Week: Create a Soup for Family Mealtime Month!
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!
Nutrition Tip of the Week: Great Grill Skills
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
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 add… Continue 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 an… Continue 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, and… Continue 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 for… Continue 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? Turnips… Continue 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 Create… Continue 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 them… Continue 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 grocery… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days
Create Safe Food: Picnics and BBQ
It's time to eat outside! Picnics and Barbecues are a great way to get together with family and friends, play outside, and eat a lot of fun summer foods. Keeping those foods safe to eat is easy as long as everyone works together to follow these simple tips. How can kids help? Read on!