This delicious snack is fun to make, fun to eat, and has loads of flavor and protein! Functions of Protein Have you ever heard that protein is important for our muscles? It sure is! Protein is the building block of our muscles and has an important role in growing and maintaining our muscles. Protein not… Continue reading Recipe of the week: Protein packed meatball bites
Yes, Moldova is a real place! It isa small country in eastern Europe next to Ukraine and Romania, between the Prut and Dniester rivers, and almost reaches the Black Sea. Captain Create is here to try a dish called Mamaliga, play a bit of football or rugby, and to check out the historical architecture of the area. The… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Chișinău, Moldova
Have you tried any of Captain Create's exercises yet? He has some fantastic suggestions for exercises you can do in your house this winter! When we exercise, it is important to recover with healthy foods. Foods with proteins and carbohydrates are the most important foods to focus on. Smoothies can be a tasty, easy way… Continue reading Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up
Did you know that exercise can make you feel happier? Scientists have found that kids who are more active tend to have better moods and are more confident. When we are physically active, our bodies produce a hormone, called serotonin, which makes us feel happy! This is just one of the reasons it is important… Continue reading Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create
Being physically active is just as important in the winter as it is the rest of the year, but sometimes we may find it more difficult to move our bodies when it's cold outside! Luckily, with a bit of creativity, we can be just as active during the winter as we are in spring, summer,… Continue reading Captain Create Wants You to Move! // Wintertime Physical Activity Ideas
No matter where you live in Utah, there's a trail for you and your family to explore! Hiking is a great way to have fun, be active, and make some memories! In order to have the best experience possible, you'll want to do a couple of key things: #1 Pack snacks - hiking makes you… Continue reading Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You
How can you use this blog to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are a few ideas: Here on the blog we focus on using MyPlate as a guide for eating nutritiously. You can find several recipes that fall into all the categories of MyPlate: fruit, veggies, grains, protein, dairy. Below are examples of a… Continue reading Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!
Have you or your family ever grown a vegetable garden? Planting vegetables and watching them grow can be a lot of fun. 😄 My favorite part of growing a garden is being able to eat fresh veggies from my backyard! Do you remember the blog post about how to grow tomatoes last spring? Click here… Continue reading Planting a Vegetable Garden!
Everybody needs adequate protein but for those of you who are athletic, a little extra protein can help with muscle strength. Exercise causes muscle cells to breakdown, protein from foods aids in repairing muscle damage from exercise. This process leads to the growth of more muscle and strength. Here's the thing, athletes don't need to… Continue reading Protein for Teen Athletes
In the classic Christmas carol "The 12 Days of Christmas" the 9th day of Christmas includes 9 ladies dancing. Dancing is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and it's a good exercise! When its cold outside dancing is a perfect way to stay physically active inside! Get your family and friends together… Continue reading #9 of 12 Days of Kids Create
When it's cold outside sometimes we have to get creative and think of different ways to stay active. Remember, 60 minutes of physical activity each day is recommended to keep our bodies happy and healthy. In the summer months it's easy to go outside for a walk or to run around at the park but… Continue reading Stay Active this Winter!
Besides eating a delicious meal, what else do you like to do on Thanksgiving? While you're waiting for the food to be ready, here are five fun activities you could do with your family/friends: (1) Play football or flag football. (2) Take a walk or hike. (3) Run in a Turkey Trot. Go to this website… Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun!
What things come to your mind when you think of being healthy? Some things I think of are: Eating fruits and veggies Getting enough sleep Homemade meals Being happy Spending time outdoors Playing & being active Family mealtime Lets talk about how we can combine those last two: Being active and family mealtime. What are… Continue reading Picnics & Parks
There is no reason for boredom during the Fall season! Check out these activity lists for some fun ideas. For printable versions, simply click on the list.