Nutrition Tips

Add a Little Fright to Your Food: Halloween #myplatemyway!

Halloween is in a few short days, and its easy to add a little bit of fun and fright to the foods you are already eating! #myplatemyway means you can change up any part of your MyPlate meal for something spooky and still get in all your food groups for the day! Swap out an… Continue reading Add a Little Fright to Your Food: Halloween #myplatemyway!

Nutrition Tips

Easy Halloween After-School Snacks

Its the last week of October, and Halloween is nearly here! Be sure to spend the rest of this week getting in the spirit of things with a few themed snacks! These are quick and easy for after school, and can even be added to a snack tray to get you ready for walking around… Continue reading Easy Halloween After-School Snacks

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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

Recipes

Spooky Fruits // Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

Are you and your friends hungry for an after-school snack? These spooky fruit creations will do just the trick! You'll need some oranges, celery, bananas, and chocolate chips. Next, peel the oranges and bananas. Then, thinly slice the celery into small sticks and cut the bananas in half. Place two chocolate chips for ghost eyes… Continue reading Spooky Fruits // Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

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Sweet n’ Salty // Terrific Trail Mix

You might think trail mix is just for hiking, but it can be the perfect snack for any activity at anytime of the day! Making trail mix is simple. The combinations are endless! Use this guide to create your own mixture with ingredients you have at home, or try our recipe below. We chose to… Continue reading Sweet n’ Salty // Terrific Trail Mix

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Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

It's National Zucchini Day, which means we get to celebrate with one of my all-time favorite recipes...chocolate chip zucchini muffins! It's about this time of year people start to wonder what they can do with all the zucchini growing in their garden. It's not uncommon to see neighbors gifting (and re-gifting!) their zucchini squash to… Continue reading Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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Happy 24th of July!! // Pioneer Corn Muffins

Food and holidays go together like peanut butter and jelly! That's why you should try some Pioneer Corn Muffins in honor of Pioneer Day. They're simple, fast, and delicious. Let's get started! We'll need corn meal, whole-wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil, egg, milk, and lemon juice. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees… Continue reading Happy 24th of July!! // Pioneer Corn Muffins

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Satisfying Snacks // PB Honey Cereal Treats

On Monday, we talked a lot about how to create a healthy snack that will keep you full and satisfied. Today we are going to show you how to make some delicious and easy treats that can act as a satisfying snack at any time of day! All you need is peanut butter, honey, and… Continue reading Satisfying Snacks // PB Honey Cereal Treats

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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

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Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

Lots of farmers markets in Utah will be selling rhubarb around this time of year! Rhubarb is a funny-looking vegetable that looks like pink celery. The stalks can be eaten plain, but most people like them best when they are baked into desserts like pies, cakes, or muffins. Here are a couple fun facts about… Continue reading Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

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Fruit and Veggie Swaps // Cheesy Spinach (er…Kale!) Bites

One of the best ways to save money and get fresh food is to buy fruits and vegetables that are "in-season." When fruits or vegetables are in-season, that means they are ready to pick and eat from the garden. This sounds great, but what if you want to make cheesy spinach bites before your spinach… Continue reading Fruit and Veggie Swaps // Cheesy Spinach (er…Kale!) Bites

Physical Activity

Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You

No matter where you live in Utah, there's a trail for you and your family to explore! Hiking is a great way to have fun, be active, and make some memories! In order to have the best experience possible, you'll want to do a couple of key things: #1 Pack snacks - hiking makes you… Continue reading Let’s Go Exploring // Hiking Snacks, Tips, and Trails Near You

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

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

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Healthy Halloween!

Has everyone carved their pumpkins and picked out their costumes? Halloween is just around the corner which comes with lots of festivities. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is getting creative with snacks to bring to Halloween parties. I've put together 5 healthy and tasty snacks that you will love!   1. Cinnamon Apple… Continue reading Healthy Halloween!