Ingredient Highlight, Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?

Often the first thing we think of when someone mentions the Dairy Group is good ol' milk! Which is as it should be, since the Dairy Group is named after milk, but there are more things you can do with milk than just drink it or stir chocolate into it! Let's take a look! What… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?

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Recipe of the Week: Dragon Noodles with Lime Shrimp

Ready for an easy weeknight meal that is a little bit different, but not so different the whole family will be too chicken to try it? Today, Captain Create has a recipe for Dragon Noodles! They originated in the Shandong Province in China, and are named that because the long thin noodles look a bit… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Dragon Noodles with Lime Shrimp

Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

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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Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Can of Tuna!

Folks often overlook these little cans of tasty fish, and they are missing out on a lot of opportunity! Tuna in a can is easy to keep in your pantry, lasts a long time, is low-cost, and is a great source of low-calorie protein! There are an endless amount of recipes that take advantage of… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Can of Tuna!

Around the World in 80 Plates, Ingredient Highlight

Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan

Captain Create has taken a balloon ride to find wild apples in Kyrgyzstan! The country is located high in the mountains of central Asia and used to be a crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road, which connected Asia and Europe to trade goods like spices, foods, porcelain, and most famously, Chinese… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan

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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 food… Continue reading Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

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Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate

Do you know what it means to be a superstar? It means you're exceptional! The difference between GOOD and EXCEPTIONAL is usually small. Superstars remember to do the little things that make a difference in the long run. We can have exceptional health when we choose to make simple, healthy choices every day. Follow these… Continue reading Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate

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Sipping and Slurping // Fantastic Fruity Drinks

Staying hydrated is an important way to keep your body strong and healthy! Water and other fluids give you energy, keep your muscles working, and help you think better. Water is the healthiest way to hydrate your body. Watch this video for some quick tips on making water flavorful...without the extra sugar! https://youtu.be/16CMg9Wjpd0 Fruit is… Continue reading Sipping and Slurping // Fantastic Fruity Drinks

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“Mom, Can I Get Some More?!” // Healthy BBQ Sides

Who loves barbecues? Who loves all the different kinds of food at barbecues? Have you ran out of room for all the food you want to try? I know I have! Making healthy choices can be difficult at these kinds of parties. But with a few simple tips, you'll have no problem at all. Tip… Continue reading “Mom, Can I Get Some More?!” // Healthy BBQ Sides

Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

Creative Fruit Creations

The blog has a ton of fun recipes that use fruit. What one will you try next? Berry Banana Split Cantaloupe Freezie Apricot Fruit Leather Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry Salsa Solar Eclipse Smoothie Strawberry Sorbet Find more fruity creations under the Recipes tab!

Ingredient Highlight

Fruity Foods

The last MyPlate food group left to highlight is FRUIT! It's the perfect month to talk about fruit because May is when more fruit starts to be in season. 🍒🥑🍍🍇🍑🍉🍋🍓 Fruit is nature's dessert. In addition to being delicious, fruits are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you stay energized, free from sickness,… Continue reading Fruity Foods

Physical Activity, Recipes

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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Every Kid Heathy Week!

What is Every Kid Healthy Week? It is a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. What can you do to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are some ideas: Nutrition: Make a goal to fill half your dinner plate with fruits and veggies!🍎🥦Try a recipe from the Kids Create… Continue reading Every Kid Heathy Week!

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Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Have you or your family ever grown a vegetable garden? Planting vegetables and watching them grow can be a lot of fun. 😄 My favorite part of growing a garden is being able to eat fresh veggies from my backyard! Do you remember the blog post about how to grow tomatoes last spring? Click here… Continue reading Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Recipes

Cauliflower Popcorn

This recipe is a bit different than your average popcorn but, like popcorn, it makes a great snack! If you didn't catch the blog post about cauliflower from earlier this week, click here to check it out. You may be surprised how quickly this simple recipe gets eaten. After you've tried cauliflower popcorn, you might… Continue reading Cauliflower Popcorn