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
Nothing screams FALL quite like some pumpkin flavored goodies! Using pumpkin puree is tasty and healthy. When you use the puree, you can use less oil or butter in your recipe. The best part is that you won't notice one bit! Today we're going to make some soft and chewy Pumpkin Granola Bars. These are… Continue reading Fall Spice and Everything Nice // Pumpkin Granola Bars
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!
It's October! And that means Halloween is just around the corner. This month we'll bring you tips and tricks to make your Halloween delicious and healthy! The first recipe we'll make is Mummy Pizza. These make a perfect lunch, snack, or dinner! To make a Mummy Pizza, we'll need a bagel, English muffin, or slice… Continue reading A Month of Healthy Halloween // Mummy Pizzas
Tomatoes are ripe and ready to harvest! Tomatoes are a really fun vegetable. They can be enjoyed in so many ways - fresh, cooked, or blended into sauces! One fun way to eat tomatoes is in Panzanella. Panzanella is like a crouton salad! Doesn't sound so bad, right? Check out our Panzanella recipe in this… Continue reading Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella
In September, we celebrate family mealtime! Eating together as a family is fun and helps your family be healthier. Sometimes it's hard to eat together as a family, between work, school, and other activities. But finding time to spend with your parents and siblings will give you memories that last a lifetime. As a kid,… Continue reading Better Together // Create Family Mealtime
Many people are confused by the potato. Is it a vegetable, a grain, or a fruit? Are potatoes healthy or unhealthy? In honor of the potato's national holiday, let's dig a little deeper into the topic. Potatoes are part of the "starchy" vegetable group. Starchy vegetables have more carbohydrates than other vegetables. Carbohydrates give our… Continue reading Potato, Po-Ta-Toe // Rainbow Nachos
Staying hydrated is an important way to keep your body strong and healthy! Water and other fluids give you energy, keep your muscles working, and help you think better. Water is the healthiest way to hydrate your body. Watch this video for some quick tips on making water flavorful...without the extra sugar! https://youtu.be/16CMg9Wjpd0 Fruit is… Continue reading Sipping and Slurping // Fantastic Fruity Drinks
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
This week we get to celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July! This holiday is unique to Utah. It celebrates the day when the Latter-Day Saint Pioneers came through Emigration Canyon in 1847. These are the first people who made Utah a great place to live! Traveling from the Eastern United States to the… Continue reading Remembering Utah’s Heritage // Eat Like A Pioneer!
It's July and that means we get to celebrate AMERICA! Many families have traditions for the 4th of July. Some people run races, play games outside with their families, have barbecues, or watch fireworks! What are your favorite traditions? These watermelon skewers are a perfect way to honor America at your family party! You'll love… Continue reading Patriotic Party // Watermelon Skewers
There are few things worse than biting into an old piece of fruit! Sometimes the fruit or vegetable will look 'ok' from the outside, but end up being mushy or brown on the inside. When we store fruits and vegetables properly, fruits and vegetables stay fresh for longer periods of time. We like putting our… Continue reading Storing Fruits and Veggies // Ripe Produce Recipe Roundup
Cooking by yourself is FUN, but cooking with your family is a BLAST. Everyone can do something to help! Use the chart below to find out what you and your siblings can do to help in the kitchen: When planning your meals, think about using some of these family friendly recipes where everyone can play… Continue reading Kids Can Cook! // Get the Whole Family Involved
When you visit the farmers' market this month, you'll likely see large bunches of beets with bright pink stalks and giant leaves! Beets are a great source of folate, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Beets get their vibrant pink/red color from an antioxidant called "betalain." Betalains help protect good cells in your body that keep… Continue reading You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto
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