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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Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

Who loves cheese crisps?! Some of you may also know this delicious food by its other name - cheese quesadilla. Whether you crisp or quesadilla, jazzing up this classic lunch with a sliced tomato is something you won't regret! Grab some whole-wheat tortillas, part-skim cheese, and fresh tomatoes. Next, slice or dice tomatoes as desired.… Continue reading Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

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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!

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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

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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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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

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Creative Veggie Creations

There is no shortage of veggie recipes on the Kids Create blog! Try a new one this week. Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Green Bean Fries Zucchini Pizza Bites Summertime Corn Salad Roasted Radishes Mediterranean Burrito Green Pea Avocado Dip

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Veggie Vibes

The MyPlate section we'll be highlighting this month is... Vegetables! Did you know we should eat abut 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day? Veggies are another one of nature's treats. Most aren't as sweet as fruit, but that doesn't mean they aren't as delicious! The vegetable food group contains a wide variety of flavor… Continue reading Veggie Vibes

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Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds!

On the last post we learned about why almonds are awesome and today we're learning how to use them in a delicious recipe! This recipe makes a great snack and is sure to satisfy any sweet or salty craving you have. 😁 To start, gather the ingredients - you'll need raw almonds, honey, olive oil,… Continue reading Sweet and Salty Roasted Almonds!

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Nuts About Almonds

There are many kinds of nuts in the world - peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, etc. - but today we're talking about almonds! Most of the world's almonds come from California - over 80%! There are over a half million acres of almond farms across the state of California. That's a lot of almonds!… Continue reading Nuts About Almonds

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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’