Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Wrap Up Lunch

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

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Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie

Guess what grows really well in Utah... That's right! Beets and Cherries both grow well here! Combining them into a smoothie might seem a little bit different, but that is what makes it fun! Look how easy, and how pretty this smoothie is! It is only 4 easy to find ingredients and a few minutes… Continue reading Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie

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

Around the World in 80 Plates, Recipes

Around the World in 80 Plates: Tunisia

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

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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

Physical Activity, Recipes

Time to Recover!! // Smoothie Round-Up

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

Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash

Hey kids, who helps the young winter squash cross the road safely? The crossing gourd of course! November is a perfect time to learn about winter squash! Winter squash stores well through the winter and can be used to make delicious foods. Winter squash takes double the time to grow as summer squash!The oldest squash… Continue reading Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash

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Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti

Raise your hand if you like spaghetti! Raise your hand again if you like pizza! If you have both hands up, you're guaranteed to love this Baked Spaghetti. All you need are four ingredients: whole-wheat noodles, tomato sauce, cheese, and your choice of vegetable! Mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, or green peppers are great options. We used… Continue reading Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! // A Celebration of the Sandwich

Did you know today is National Sandwich Day? The sandwich's holiday is well-deserved. Sandwiches are not only tasty, but come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors! Some sandwiches are hot, some are cold. Some are made for breakfast and others for dinner! Making sandwiches is simple! All you need are 4 basic ingredients:… Continue reading Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! // A Celebration of the Sandwich

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Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids

Did you know that August is Kids Eat Right month? This is a great opportunity to focus on small changes that can help us eat healthier and be more physically active! Eating healthy and being active can be FUN! Here are a couple of tips that will get the whole family involved. Pick one or… Continue reading Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids

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Orange You Glad it’s August? // Creamsicle Freezie

If you've been outside lately, you know it's been warm! Nothing beats the heat quite like a cool, fruity drink. This recipe won't disappoint, and you can make it all by yourself! All you need are two simple ingredients - milk and frozen orange juice concentrate! You'll want to let the orange juice concentrate sit… Continue reading Orange You Glad it’s August? // Creamsicle Freezie

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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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Happy 24th of July!! // Pioneer Corn Muffins

Food and holidays go together like peanut butter and jelly! That's why you should try some Pioneer Corn Muffins in honor of Pioneer Day. They're simple, fast, and delicious. Let's get started! We'll need corn meal, whole-wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil, egg, milk, and lemon juice. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees… Continue reading Happy 24th of July!! // Pioneer Corn Muffins

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Remembering Utah’s Heritage // Eat Like A Pioneer!

This week we get to celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July! This holiday is unique to Utah. It celebrates the day when the Latter-Day Saint Pioneers came through Emigration Canyon in 1847. These are the first people who made Utah a great place to live! Traveling from the Eastern United States to the… Continue reading Remembering Utah’s Heritage // Eat Like A Pioneer!