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!
Around the World in 80 Plates: Jakarta, Indonesia
Captain Create is on the move again and this time she is in the islands (where there is no snow!) checking out all the tropical fruit and interesting foods they have to offer. Indonesia is a large group of islands located just south of the Philippines, and Captain Create has stopped off in the biggest… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Jakarta, Indonesia
Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Breakfast in the winter is often eaten in the dark, but you can make each morning a little bit brighter with a yummy breakfast! Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are a tasty and portable way to add a bite or two of fruit and whole grains to your day. Whole grains in the morning will give… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
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!
Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie
Guess what grows really well in Utah... That's right! Beets and Cherries both grow well here! Combining them into a smoothie might seem a little bit different, but that is what makes it fun! Look how easy, and how pretty this smoothie is! It is only 4 easy to find ingredients and a few minutes… Continue reading Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie
Tip of the Week: Create a Quick Bread
Don't have time to wait hours for a traditional bread recipe to rise? That's when you can make a quick bread! Just like the name says, quick breads don't take anywhere near the time it takes for a traditional yeast bread to go from the mixing bowl to your plate! They are easy to make,… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Create a Quick Bread
Recipe of the Week: Lettuce Free Salads
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
Eat in Season: Citrus
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
Around the World in 80 Plates: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Captain Create is on the east coast of the USA, in Philadelphia, for National Pepper Pot Day! While here to learn about stew, there are many other things to see in the city known as the Birthplace of the United States. Some researchers have dedicated their lives to studying the history of "Philly" and the… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Celebrate National Fruitcake Day!
That's right, Fruitcake gets its own holiday! Many comedians use fruitcake as the butt of their Holiday jokes, and people seem to either love or hate this holiday tradition. Some fruitcakes really are fruit and nuts in a cake, but others are fruit flavoring, gumdrops, and artificial coloring. I can see why some wouldn't taste… Continue reading Celebrate National Fruitcake Day!
Healthy Holiday Snacks for a Tasty Winter Break
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
Pick Apart a Pomegranate // Holiday Parfait
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
Celebrate Chocolate Dipped Anything Day with Chocolate Dipped Clementines!
Today is a pretty delicious food holiday, and since we can dip anything in chocolate today, lets dip a fruit that is in season in the winter. Clementines (aka tiny oranges) are sweet, tasty, and easy for tiny hands to peel. Dipping them in chocolate only makes them tastier. For being so tiny, this little… Continue reading Celebrate Chocolate Dipped Anything Day with Chocolate Dipped Clementines!
Recipe of the Week: Holiday Drinks
Hydration is important in the winter, and even though water is your body's favorite way to hydrate, there are other fun drinks you can include in your holiday celebrations to keep yourself hydrated and full of energy. Whether your drinks are hot or cold, be sure to have fun with them! Little kids love to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Holiday Drinks
Around the World in 80 Plates: Aztec Empire // Hot Chocolate
Captain Create is hitting the history books this week to learn about a cold weather favorite: HOT CHOCOLATE! Historians agree that the Maya, and later the Aztec, were the first groups of people to use chocolate in a drink, although their xocōlātl [Aztec word: xococ (bitter) and atl (water)]1 was very different from the hot… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Aztec Empire // Hot Chocolate