Recipes

Tip of the Week: Create a Quick Bread

Don't have time to wait hours for a traditional bread recipe to rise? That's when you can make a quick bread! Just like the name says, quick breads don't take anywhere near the time it takes for a traditional yeast bread to go from the mixing bowl to your plate! They are easy to make,… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Create a Quick Bread

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Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you're one of the lucky ones, you can… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

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Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create

Did you know that exercise can make you feel happier? Scientists have found that kids who are more active tend to have better moods and are more confident. When we are physically active, our bodies produce a hormone, called serotonin, which makes us feel happy! This is just one of the reasons it is important… Continue reading Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create

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Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You

No matter where you live in Utah, there's a trail for you and your family to explore! Hiking is a great way to have fun, be active, and make some memories! In order to have the best experience possible, you'll want to do a couple of key things: #1 Pack snacks - hiking makes you… Continue reading Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You

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Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!

How can you use this blog to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are a few ideas: Here on the blog we focus on using MyPlate as a guide for eating nutritiously. You can find several recipes that fall into all the categories of MyPlate: fruit, veggies, grains, protein, dairy. Below are examples of a… Continue reading Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!

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You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

Remember this post? It's from over a year ago but it highlights an excellent source of protein - peanut butter! 🥜🥜🥜 Peanut butter was likely made by Myan Indians many years ago, but the first time it was introduced to the United States was at the St Louis World Fair in 1904. A physician had… Continue reading You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

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The Protein Group

Its protein month! So far this year we've learned about grains and dairy, now we're moving on to protein! Woohoo! 🍳🍗🥩🍤😋 Protein It is good to have a little protein at each meal because not only does it have some important vitamins and minerals, but it also breaks down into 'building blocks' to build up… Continue reading The Protein Group

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Grains are Great

This month we're moving on from dairy and onto GRAINS! What would we do without grains? Probably sleep a lot because grains are a great source of energy! Are you wondering why? Keep reading to find out! Grains Grains are important because they are a main source for many B vitamins as well as carbohydrates… Continue reading Grains are Great

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Milk, it’s aMOOzing!

People make a big deal about the importance of milk in a kid's diet and for a good reason! You've probably seen the "Got Milk?" ads or you might have noticed how milk is always served at school lunches. The reason for all this is because milk is good for you! Milk has been around… Continue reading Milk, it’s aMOOzing!

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#12 of 12 Days of Kids Create

We have reached the final day of The 12 Days of Kids Create! What was your favorite day? Today we're finishing up with a few tips on how to keep celebrations happy, healthy, and active! Check out the list below to see how you can make the holidays even better. 😁 Happy Holidays!

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Pomegranate!

Pomegranates start showing up in grocery stores at the end of November and early December. This time of year is when pomegranates are in season, meaning they're super juicy and delicious! In french the word pomegranate translates to "apple with many seeds" - makes sense! The seeds inside a pomegranate are called arils - arils… Continue reading Pomegranate!

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#6 of 12 Days of Kids Create

The winter months have different fruits and vegetables in season than the summer months. Don't miss out on eating these yummy fruits and veggies while they're in their prime. Check out the list below to learn what is in season this time of year: Fruits: ApplesBananasOrangesGrapefruitPears Pomegranate Vegetables: Avocado Brussel sproutsCabbageCarrotsCelery KaleLeeks OnionParsnipsPotatoesSweet PotatoesWinter Squash Challenge: try each fruit… Continue reading #6 of 12 Days of Kids Create

Physical Activity

Stay Active this Winter!

When it's cold outside sometimes we have to get creative and think of different ways to stay active. Remember, 60 minutes of physical activity each day is recommended to keep our bodies happy and healthy. In the summer months it's easy to go outside for a walk or to run around at the park but… Continue reading Stay Active this Winter!

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Thanksgiving Fun!

Besides eating a delicious meal, what else do you like to do on Thanksgiving? While you're waiting for the food to be ready, here are five fun activities you could do with your family/friends: (1) Play football or flag football. (2) Take a walk or hike. (3) Run in a Turkey Trot. Go to this website… Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun!