These sweet banana smoothies are my favorite alternatives to other desserts and sweets! This post features a chocolate banana smoothie and a creamy cinnamon banana smoothie. Both recipes are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and natural sugars that give our bodies the energy they need. MyPlate Fruit Group Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Sweet Banana Smoothie
Have the desire to grow a garden, but don’t have the space or a large budget? Follow along with Captain Create this Summer to learn money saving gardening tips. At the end of the harvest, we will learn to cook healthy meals with what grew! Making Meals From Garden Produce I am happy to announce… Continue reading Affordable Garden Update: Making Smoothies
This tasty yogurt Summer snack is great for when you have a sweet craving! In this post we will cover why dairy is an important part of our diets and our ability to stay active. Bones Keep Us Moving and Eating Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have no bones? It's… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Frozen Yogurt Bites
Want the sweet, yummy taste of a pancake? We have the recipe for you! These peachy sheet pan pancakes are easy to make, have lots of delicious fruit and can feed the whole family. Fruit in Season Did you know that eating fruit in season is great for our bodies, and our budgets? Fruit in… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe: Peachy Sheet Pan Pancake
Have the desire to grow a garden, but don’t have the space or a large budget? Follow along with Captain Create this Summer to learn money saving gardening tips. At the end of the harvest, we will learn to cook healthy meals with what grew! Thinning Since starting seeds a little over a month ago,… Continue reading Affordable Garden Update: Growth, Thinning, Transplanting
This Fruit American Flag is a great addition to any BBQ this Summer! Celebrate this Memorial Day and future American holiday's with this easy, delicious recipe. Berries are in Season Berries, including blueberries and strawberries are in season! Some berries have multiple harvests throughout the year, strawberries being one of those fruits. When a fruit… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Memorial Day Fruit American Flag!
Craving something fruity and sweet? This Strawberry bread from our friends at Utah Agriculture in the Classroom will hit the spot! Growing Strawberries in Utah The good news is that strawberries can be grown in Utah! Strawberries can be harvested starting in May, and and some varieties will have a second harvest later in the… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe: Strawberry Bread
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
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
"Oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh bring us a Figgy Pudding and a cup of good cheer!"... So the song says... but WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A FIGGY PUDDING?! Don't worry, Captain Create knows now, and has a recipe to share so you'll know too! Figs are… Continue reading Eat in Season: Figs
While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, dessert is the most fun to make! This week, Captain Create has a fun activity to make getting dinner on the table something your whole family can help do, and it can make choosing what you're having after dinner a lot more fun! Everyone can… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Create a Dessert for Family Mealtime Month!
Nothing tastes like summer quite as much as a summer peach right off the tree. Utah has some ideal landscapes for growing peach trees, and pick your own peaches orchards can be found across the state. Farmers and growers also bring their fresh peaches to farmers markets and roadside stands all over the state, so… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Peaches
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 way… Continue reading Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up
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
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