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
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
Peanut Butter and Apple Wrap
A little peanut butter is all it takes to make an excellent snack! Try out this easy peanut butter and apple wrap this week. Yum! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI1ByxdBb8M
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’
Creative Creations with Protein!
Veggie Omelet Muffins Summertime Corn Salad Red Lentil Hummus Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Nutty Crunch Fruit Dip Smashed Chickpea Dip 2 step Roasted Edamame Mix (with chickpeas)
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
Time for a recipe that you can eat as a side dish or as the main meal. As mentioned in the last post - quinoa is a complete protein. All the amino acids (what protein is made of) that your body needs are found in quinoa. Cool! This recipe is full of flavor! To make… Continue reading Mexican Quinoa
Crazy about Quinoa!
You may have heard of quinoa but have you ever given it a taste? If not, hopefully after reading this blog post you'll want to go find some quinoa to try! Quinoa has become rather popular over the last 5-10 years in the United States but its actually been around for centuries! Quinoa originates from… Continue reading Crazy about Quinoa!