February is American Heart Health Month, which means this recipe is one with foods that can help keep your heart healthy! This recipe has whole grain brown rice as the base, and whole grains are part of a healthy diet. Many children don't have to worry about their heart health like adults do, but everyone… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Beef & Broccoli with Brown Rice
Making your own lunch is are a great way to take advantage of the odds and ends in the fridge or pantry. Leftovers are easy for adults to take to work, especially if they have access to a microwave, but children tend to need cold lunches; they have a hard time microwaving last night's dinner… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Wrap Up Lunch
Welcome to the northernmost country on the African continent: Tunisia! It is directly south of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, and is in between Algeria and Libya. People have lived here for a really really long time; since about the 10th century BC, but much of the information on the city then is only written… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Tunisia
Cooler weather means many garden harvests are through, but sturdier plants like swiss chard are still holding their own! These green leafy vegetables are a little tougher than delicate lettuces, so they'll grow outside a little bit later in the cold Utah autumn, and they taste great! Red stemmed chard is pretty common, but it… Continue reading Eat in Season: Swiss Chard
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
On Monday we talked about the importance of vitamin D. Since it can be hard to get enough vitamin D during the winter months, it is important to include food sources of this vitamin in your diet. Egg yolks have good amounts of vitamin D, and will be used to make our delicious breakfast tacos… Continue reading Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D
Sometimes you may be faced with the choice of eating white bread or wheat bread. We understand it can be a tough dough-cision! Most of the time, we should choose to eat foods made with whole-grains. Using all parts of the grain will give you more nutrients to keep you healthy and strong! Whole-grains are… Continue reading Whole Grains! // Simple Ways to Boost Nutrition
November is a month where we can focus on gratitude. Do you know what gratitude means? Captain CREATE says gratitude means we are thankful and happy for the things we have. Being grateful helps us be happier and healthier! When we are grateful, we exercise more, have better relationships with our friends and family, and… Continue reading Happy November // Time for Thanks
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!
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!!
It's October! And that means Halloween is just around the corner. This month we'll bring you tips and tricks to make your Halloween delicious and healthy! The first recipe we'll make is Mummy Pizza. These make a perfect lunch, snack, or dinner! To make a Mummy Pizza, we'll need a bagel, English muffin, or slice… Continue reading A Month of Healthy Halloween // Mummy Pizzas
Tomatoes are ripe and ready to harvest! Tomatoes are a really fun vegetable. They can be enjoyed in so many ways - fresh, cooked, or blended into sauces! One fun way to eat tomatoes is in Panzanella. Panzanella is like a crouton salad! Doesn't sound so bad, right? Check out our Panzanella recipe in this… Continue reading Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella
You might think trail mix is just for hiking, but it can be the perfect snack for any activity at anytime of the day! Making trail mix is simple. The combinations are endless! Use this guide to create your own mixture with ingredients you have at home, or try our recipe below. We chose to… Continue reading Sweet n’ Salty // Terrific Trail Mix