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
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 a… Continue reading Grateful Gobbles // Pear Turkeys
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 fruits… Continue reading Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries
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 can… Continue reading Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!
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 eyes… Continue reading Spooky Fruits // Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins
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!!
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 out… Continue reading Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!
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 food… Continue reading Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch
We know breakfast is important, but sometimes it's hard to find time for this meal. Making breakfast ahead of time is one way to make mornings easier! Take a look at our yummy yogurt parfait you can store in reusable containers. We'll need yogurt, fruit, and cereal! It doesn't matter what fruit or cereal you… Continue reading Grab n’ Go Breakfasts // Yummy Yogurt Parfait