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!”

What’s For Dinner Wednesday- Veggie Pizzas!

Need a quick and easy dinner any kid can help put together!? How about a build-it-yourself pizza? If you have a pizza crust, then great! Use that! If that is not something you’ve got already, you could build mini pizzas on a flatbread or english muffin or even a bagel. Smaller humans love to helpContinue reading “What’s For Dinner Wednesday- Veggie Pizzas!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!

Peas are a spring fruit (yes! a fruit!) that add a bright green flavor and lots of nutrients to any dish they are in. They’re easy to grow and you can pick a whole lot in a hurry. How much is in a peck though?! A peck of peas is 31 cups! Many children (andContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!

Rhubarb is a tart, sweet, and crunchy spring vegetable that tastes like nothing else. It is full of vitamins like C and A, as well as potassium, calcium and fiber. It grows in a lot of different states and countries all around the world, so almost anyone can try it out. Have you seen rhubarbContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!”

Find Foods that are In Season // Strawberries

Its getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means spring fruits and veggies are here! An easy way to get all the nutrition and flavor of your favorite foods at a lower cost is to find fruits and veggies that are in IN SEASON. In season means that they are growing at theirContinue reading “Find Foods that are In Season // Strawberries”

Around the World In 80 Plates: Liguria, Italy

Captain Create is Genoa, on the famous Italian Riviera in Liguria learning how to make a pasta shape known as TROFIE. Its a hand-rolled pasta, and a lot of fun to make! Its name comes from a Greek word for “nourishment.” Trofie are almost always served with fresh basil pesto (Captain Create has a recipeContinue reading “Around the World In 80 Plates: Liguria, Italy”

Recipe of the Week: Create a Skillet Meal

When the whole family helps to plan the meal, the whole family will have more fun cooking and eating dinner together! Casseroles are an easy way to use up foods you already have on hand, or to take advantage of some leftovers. Getting everyone in the family involved also means they are more likely toContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Create a Skillet Meal”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Brazil for Feijoada and Pão de Queijo

Ola from Brazil! Today Captain Create is in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil. In Colonial times, this coastal city was the hub of all commerce and activity because ocean travel was the only way to get in and out to go far away. (No airplanes in the 18th century!) As you canContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Brazil for Feijoada and Pão de Queijo”