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
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
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!
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
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!
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
Protein for Teen Athletes
Everybody needs adequate protein but for those of you who are athletic, a little extra protein can help with muscle strength. Exercise causes muscle cells to breakdown, protein from foods aids in repairing muscle damage from exercise. This process leads to the growth of more muscle and strength. Here's the thing, athletes don't need to… Continue reading Protein for Teen Athletes
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