Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up

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 wayContinue reading “Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up”

Merry Christmas!! // Cranberry Orange Oatmeal

Oranges and clementines are one of Captain Create’s favorite wintertime fruits! They are an easy on-the-go snack that can be eaten as is, but cooking with oranges is fun too! Here’s one of Captain Create’s favorite breakfasts! You’ll need plain oats, water, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, yogurt, dried cranberries, and an orange! Step 1 –Continue reading “Merry Christmas!! // Cranberry Orange Oatmeal”

Fresh and Delicious // Winter Fruits

Did you know wintertime is the best time for fruits like oranges and pomegranates to grow? That might seem pretty crazy since fruits and vegetables don’t grow well in Utah during the winter, but it’s true! Places with warmer climates, like Florida, Arizona, and California, grow fruit that thrives in the winter. Let’s learn more!Continue reading “Fresh and Delicious // Winter Fruits”

Grateful Gobbles // Pear Turkeys

Making Thanksgiving healthy is easy, and fun too! All you need is some fruit, pretzels, chocolate chips, and some creativity! First, grab a pear. Then, pick what fruits you wish to use for the feathers. We used raspberries, grapes, and an apple. Next, slice your pear in half, lengthwise. Place one pear half on aContinue reading “Grateful Gobbles // Pear Turkeys”

Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries

Winter is just around the corner! Even though we love holidays and snowmen, fresh fruits and vegetables can be harder to come by during this season. Incorporating frozen fruits and vegetables into our meals is one way we can get enough of these food groups through the winter months. One of my favorite frozen fruitsContinue reading “Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries”

Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!

Did you know that October 23rd is “Apple Crunch Day?” Many of your schools will provide you with an apple that was grown near your city/town. Kids from all over the West will take a bite of these apples together! Even if you don’t have the chance to eat an apple at school, you canContinue reading “Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!”

Spooky Fruits // Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

Are you and your friends hungry for an after-school snack? These spooky fruit creations will do just the trick! You’ll need some oranges, celery, bananas, and chocolate chips. Next, peel the oranges and bananas. Then, thinly slice the celery into small sticks and cut the bananas in half. Place two chocolate chips for ghost eyesContinue reading “Spooky Fruits // Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins”

Craving Something Sweet // Happy National Dessert Day!!

It’s National Dessert Day, and that is cause for celebration! Desserts come in many shapes, sizes, and flavors. They are typically a special addition eaten at the end of a meal. We like to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other important events with sweet treats. While it wouldn’t be healthy to have dessert for breakfast, lunch,Continue reading “Craving Something Sweet // Happy National Dessert Day!!”

Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!

Hey kids! Meet Captain Create, our blog’s very own superhero! Captain Create likes to teach us about MyPlate. He knows a lot about being healthy, eating from the five food groups, and being physically active. Every month, Captain Create will give us tips and tricks that will help us be healthier! Keep your eyes outContinue reading “Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!”

Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

Eating a balanced and healthy school lunch is possible whether you bring your own food from home, or eat at the school cafeteria! The trick is to include foods from as many food groups as you can. Learn about each of the 5 food groups below: If you eat school lunch, each of these foodContinue reading “Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch”