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 choices Get better grades Be happier & kinder towards your siblings Make good memories with your family The benefits of family meals don’t only happen at dinnertime. You can also makeContinue reading “Good Morning! // Create Family Breakfasts”

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 theseContinue reading “Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate”

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 areContinue reading “Happy All Day Long // Tips for Healthy Summertime Snacks”

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 toContinue reading “Protein for Teen Athletes”

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 hadContinue reading “You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’”

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 upContinue reading “The Protein Group”