Activities for a Fit & Happy Thanksgiving!

Many of us have our favorite foods that MUST be on the table (some recipes here!), but what about all that time spent waiting for things to cook, and all evening waiting for the food to digest? Get up and get going! Captain Create has a few ideas to get everyone up and moving before,Continue reading “Activities for a Fit & Happy Thanksgiving!”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Exploring for Squash

It’s autumn, which means harvest-time, and yummy squash to eat! But where do squash plants come from? Who found them first and decided to eat them, then discovered they were delicious and shared them with all their friends? Let’s go with Captain Create to find out! “Squash” comes from the Narragansett and Wampanoag Native AmericanContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Exploring for Squash”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Fall for Fruit!

Many photos of the fall season are full of pretty shades of orange, yellow, and green squashes, toasted brown nuts, and bright stalks of corn, but don’t usually show many fruits. There are lots of fruits in season in the fall though! Some fall fruits are often part of the usual menu for fall feastsContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Fall for Fruit!”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Kids into the Kitchen

Cooking is a skill to be used for your entire life, so why not learn it early!? Kids are always eager to learn and help, and there are lots of kitchen skills kids can do. The busy holiday season is a great way to start new traditions, try new things, and get everyone involved. ResearchContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Kids into the Kitchen”

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, andContinue 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 forContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Tomato Soup”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyiv, Ukraine

Captain Create is in eastern Europe this week eating a tasty soup called Borsh! If you’ve ever read the book about Stone Soup, this is a recipe like that. Every family has their own version, and they can be filled with root vegetables, cabbage, and even meat like lamb or beef. Just find some yummyContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyiv, Ukraine”

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!”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Maple Syrup of the American Northeast

Long before colonists landed their boats from Europe, the Indigenous Peoples of the First Nations harvested the sap from the maple trees of what is now Canada and the New England region of the United States. Maple syrup is like the tomato, squash, and corn plants; native to the North American continent and if notContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Maple Syrup of the American Northeast”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day!

Theme nights are a fun way to get the whole family involved in making a meal and today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day! What a day to celebrate! Pizza is one of those easy-to-make meals we often forget can bring the whole family together in the kitchen. Get started with this easy Create A PizzaContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day!”