Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Plant Protein!

Protein is an important part of everyone's diet! Protein is part of the building blocks in your body for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They also are one of three nutrients that provide calories (aka energy). Growing children need protein to keep growing and learning! Where do we find protein? The easiest place to… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Plant Protein!

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

Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D

On Monday we talked about the importance of vitamin D. Since it can be hard to get enough vitamin D during the winter months, it is important to include food sources of this vitamin in your diet. Egg yolks have good amounts of vitamin D, and will be used to make our delicious breakfast tacos… Continue reading Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D

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Happy New Year!! // 20 Recipes for 2020

How are you celebrating the new year? Are you playing games, watching movies, or having a dance party? What food are you eating? In honor of 2020, Captain Create has 20 of our favorite recipes to share with you! Try them today and throughout the new year! Pear and Cheese QuesadillaFrozen Yogurt Pomegranate BarkZucchini Pizza… Continue reading Happy New Year!! // 20 Recipes for 2020

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Holiday Food Fun // Reindeer Sandwich

Sandwiches are one of the best ways to eat a balanced meal! Sandwiches are made with two pieces of bread. This counts as our grain. Between the two slices of bread, we like to layer protein sources, like cheese and meat, with spinach, tomatoes, and all sorts of other vegetables! There are many ways to… Continue reading Holiday Food Fun // Reindeer Sandwich

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Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins

What is round, waddles, and can't fly? A penguin of course! These little animals make the perfect snack, or treat to bring to your next holiday party. Step 1 - Gather all your ingredients and boil your eggs. To learn how to boil eggs, watch this video below! https://youtu.be/FTha4zARGN4 Step 2 - Slice each carrot… Continue reading Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins

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Savor the Season // Fall Apple Dip

Apples are delicious by themselves, but sometimes it's fun to add some extra flavor to them with a fruit dip! This fall apple dip is full of protein and fall flavors like cinnamon and maple. All you need is Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla), peanut butter, cinnamon, and maple flavoring...and of course some apples! Mix… Continue reading Savor the Season // Fall Apple Dip

Recipes

Healthy Halloween // Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Today is the day! Happy Halloween, everyone! Before you go trick-or-treating, you'll need a good dinner. Eating a healthy, balanced meal for dinner will give you the energy you need for the rest of the night! Filling up on foods from the 5 main food groups will also help you eat less sweets. These Jack… Continue reading Healthy Halloween // Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers

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It’s A Bit “Chili” Out // 3 Bean Monster Chili

How many of you have noticed it getting colder this month? How would you describe the weather? Crisp? Brisk? Nippy? Chilly? Well, whatever you decide, a nice warm bowl of our 3 Bean Monster Chili is just what you need as the temperatures continue to drop this October! Not only does chili help warm your… Continue reading It’s A Bit “Chili” Out // 3 Bean Monster Chili

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Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!

Hey kids! Meet Captain Create, our blog's very own superhero! Captain Create likes to teach us about MyPlate. He knows a lot about being healthy, eating from the five food groups, and being physically active. Every month, Captain Create will give us tips and tricks that will help us be healthier! Keep your eyes out… Continue reading Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!

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Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

Eating a balanced and healthy school lunch is possible whether you bring your own food from home, or eat at the school cafeteria! The trick is to include foods from as many food groups as you can. Learn about each of the 5 food groups below: If you eat school lunch, each of these food… Continue reading Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

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Good Morning! // Create Family Breakfasts

September is Family Mealtime Month! Why do you think family mealtime is important? Eating meals together as a family will help you.... Make healthier choicesGet better gradesBe happier & kinder towards your siblingsMake good memories with your family The benefits of family meals don't only happen at dinnertime. You can also make lunch or breakfast… Continue reading Good Morning! // Create Family Breakfasts

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Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate

Do you know what it means to be a superstar? It means you're exceptional! The difference between GOOD and EXCEPTIONAL is usually small. Superstars remember to do the little things that make a difference in the long run. We can have exceptional health when we choose to make simple, healthy choices every day. Follow these… Continue reading Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate

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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

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