Potato, Po-Ta-Toe // Rainbow Nachos

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 ourContinue reading “Potato, Po-Ta-Toe // Rainbow Nachos”

Sipping and Slurping // Fantastic Fruity Drinks

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! Fruit is aContinue reading “Sipping and Slurping // Fantastic Fruity Drinks”

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 degreesContinue reading “Happy 24th of July!! // Pioneer Corn Muffins”

Remembering Utah’s Heritage // Eat Like A Pioneer!

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 theContinue reading “Remembering Utah’s Heritage // Eat Like A Pioneer!”

Patriotic Party // Watermelon Skewers

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 loveContinue reading “Patriotic Party // Watermelon Skewers”

Storing Fruits and Veggies // Ripe Produce Recipe Roundup

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 ourContinue reading “Storing Fruits and Veggies // Ripe Produce Recipe Roundup”

Kids Can Cook! // Get the Whole Family Involved

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 playContinue reading “Kids Can Cook! // Get the Whole Family Involved”

You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto

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 keepContinue reading “You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto”

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 aboutContinue reading “Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins”

Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

It’s that time of year when radishes are popping out of the ground, just waiting to be eaten! Radishes are often thought of as spicy or bitter, but turning them into a yummy dip will help mellow out those flavors. We only need three ingredients for this dip…garlic, radishes, and low-fat cream cheese. First, cutContinue reading “Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables”