Cool & Sweet // Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles

There’s nothing that says “SUMMER IS HERE” like a good ‘ol popsicle. Wouldn’t you agree? Popsicles, when made with healthy ingredients, can make for a great snack in the summertime. These Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles are a delicious way to eat your fruit and dairy. Learn more about fruits and dairy by clicking on their links!Continue reading “Cool & Sweet // Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles”

Celebrate with Salsa! // Cinco de Mayo

How many of you know what “Cinco de Mayo” means? If you guessed May 5th, you are correct! This celebrates the day when the Mexican army defeated the France army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico, this holiday is very small. Many families don’t celebrate it. In the United States, we likeContinue reading “Celebrate with Salsa! // Cinco de Mayo”

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”

Give a Holler for Cauliflower!

Cauliflower and broccoli may look similar but if you don’t like broccoli, you still ought to give cauliflower a try! Cauliflower is in the same veggie family as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprout, kale, and collard greens. These vegetables are called cruciferous vegetables. Not sure how you feel about cauliflower? Well, King Louis XIV (a FrenchContinue reading “Give a Holler for Cauliflower!”

Veggie Vibes

The MyPlate section we’ll be highlighting this month is… Vegetables! Did you know we should eat abut 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day? Veggies are another one of nature’s treats. Most aren’t as sweet as fruit, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as delicious! The vegetable food group contains a wide variety of flavorContinue reading “Veggie Vibes”

Mexican Quinoa

Time for a recipe that you can eat as a side dish or as the main meal. As mentioned in the last post – quinoa is a complete protein. All the amino acids (what protein is made of) that your body needs are found in quinoa. Cool! This recipe is full of flavor! To makeContinue reading “Mexican Quinoa”

Say Yes to Yogurt

This month we have talked about milk and cheese, so naturally the next thing to talk about is yogurt! Yogurt is a creamy, nutrient-packed ingredient that people love. There’s a good chance that you have tried yogurt before, but did you know how healthy it is and how many dozens of different ways you canContinue reading “Say Yes to Yogurt”