Spring is getting closer every day! Captain Create has traveled to New Jersey to learn about a childhood favorite food of Korean Chef Judy Joo: the scallion pancake known as pajeon. When people think of spring, they usually thing of spring rain, which brings all the green things back to life after a cold winter.… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Spring in South Korea
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
Our Ag in the Classroom friends have a tasty recipe to share today, and its easy to make too! It can be made at home, or in bigger batches for parties, or eve school lunch! Its got all the good bits you usually find in a burrito, plus a tasty corn salad based on a… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe Highlight: Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
Sometimes, sweet treats just hit the spot, and making them by hand is a great way to spend time together as a family or group of friends, plus sweet treats always taste better when you have someone to share them with! This recipe calls for Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, which can be found at most… Continue reading Celebrate National Sticky Bun Day!
Spaghetti night is one of the most loved nights of the week, and there are lots of tasty ways to prepare it! Bolognese sauce is really good, but takes a long time to slow cook to perfection. Sometimes we don't have time to cook all day, but never fear! Captain Create has a speedier version… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Lentil Bolognese Sauce
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
February is American Heart Health Month, which means this recipe is one with foods that can help keep your heart healthy! This recipe has whole grain brown rice as the base, and whole grains are part of a healthy diet. Many children don't have to worry about their heart health like adults do, but everyone… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Beef & Broccoli with Brown Rice
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
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
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!
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