Recipes, Ingredient Highlight, Nutrition Tips

Tip of the Week: Eat in Season

Winter is a tough season for most fruits and vegetables, but not for citrus fruits! They grow in warmer places than Utah, like Southern California and Florida, but we still get to take advantage of all they have to offer us! The citrus family of fruit includes a lot of the usual fruit we expect,… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Eat in Season

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

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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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!

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Tips from Captain CREATE // Healthy Halloween Candy

Halloween is in 3 more days!! Can you believe it? We are pretty excited too. Captain CREATE even has a costume! Can you guess what animal he will dress as? Captain CREATE loves candy (especially chocolate) but wants to make his Halloween as healthy as possible. He knows that if he has a plan for… Continue reading Tips from Captain CREATE // Healthy Halloween Candy

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Happy All Day Long // Tips for Healthy Summertime Snacks

Who's stomach grumbles after lunch, but before it's time for dinner? Or just before bedtime? I know mine does! Sometimes a snack is just what the doctor ordered. Snacks are small portions of food, just enough to keep your stomach happy until it's time for your next meal. Snacks that include FIBER and PROTEIN are… Continue reading Happy All Day Long // Tips for Healthy Summertime Snacks

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!

Physical Activity

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

Ingredient Highlight

Give a Holler for Cauliflower!

Cauliflower and broccoli may look similar but if you don't like broccoli, you still ought to give cauliflower a try! Cauliflower is in the same veggie family as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprout, kale, and collard greens. These vegetables are called cruciferous vegetables. Not sure how you feel about cauliflower? Well, King Louis XIV (a French… Continue reading Give a Holler for Cauliflower!

Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

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

Ingredient Highlight

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