How do you pronounce apricot? Ape-ricot or App-ricot? I don't think there is a right answer. However you say apricot doesn't change the fact that they're a delicious fruit! An apricot is considered a drupe. Drupe sounds like a funny word but it actually just means, a fruit that has a pit. Cherries and peaches… Continue reading A+ for Apricots
Question: What did the corn say when it was complimented? Answer: Aw, shucks! Do you get it? I admit, that was kind of a corny joke. 😛 We're about halfway through summer and we have learned about a lot of different fruits and vegetables - broccoli, rhubarb, green peas, radishes, raspberries, beets, and now, corn!… Continue reading Simple and Sweet Corn
You might want to play some of your favorite beats while making this beet recipe. 🙂 Sometimes chips get a bad rap in the world of health but, if you ask me, these chips are nutritious and delicious! This recipe only has four simple ingredients, beets, olive oil, salt, and pepper. To start, remove the… Continue reading Beet Chips
You may think it's un-BEET-lievable but beets have been around since Ancient Greece! Only the best things in life stick around for that many centuries. 😉 Most people eat the red bulb part of the beet but did you know that the leaves and stalks are edible too? Next time you have some beets don't… Continue reading Beets are Unbeetable!
Feeling patriotic? This berry delicious banana split is perfect for those patriotic vibes! The banana split is an all-american dessert. Wilmington, Ohio claims to be the birthplace of the banana split - it's inventor being Ernest Hazard in 1907. The town even holds a banana split festival every June to celebrate (sounds fun to me!).… Continue reading Berry Banana Split
Now that we have learned a little bit about radishes, it's time to learn how to make them into a delicious dish! Remember, many people like raw radishes - you don't actually need to do anything to enjoy them. Today's recipe, however, is one that will leave your taste buds feeling super rad! All you… Continue reading Roasted Radishes
Today's recipe will hopefully apPEAse your hunger. It's a tasty snack that you can make quickly and with just a few ingredients. Also, if you have a lot of peas growing in your garden, this is a good way to use them! Start by gathering your ingredients. You'll need green peas, lime juice, a small… Continue reading Green Pea Avocado Dip
Since rhubarb is often sweetened with sugar and has a pinkish red color, you may think it's a fruit but it is actually a vegetable! Have you ever tried rhubarb? It is not the most common vegetable around but that just makes it more exciting to learn about. 🙂 Rhubarb looks like celery but is… Continue reading Woo-hoo it’s Rhubarb!
School is over and the sun is out!! Does life get any better? Now that you've got a little bit more time on your hands - what fun things are you going to do? Summer always provide a lot of opportunities to be physically active. No matter what fun activities you do this summer, make… Continue reading Fun Under the Summer Sun!
Maybe you love broccoli or maybe it's your least favorite vegetable, either way, you will definitely like this recipe! It is easy, cheesy, and nutritious. 😉 In the last blog post we learned that broccoli is very nutritious - make sure to check it out if you haven't read it already. This recipe makes it… Continue reading Broccoli Bites
Have you ever eaten a fruit or vegetable that you grew in a garden? It is a lot of fun to watch a plant grow from a seed to something you can actually eat! Today we're going to learn a little bit about growing a garden. You may think of gardening as a something that… Continue reading Gardens are Great
Do you have a fruit/vegetable garden at your house, school, or community? If you do, put your hands in the air and say "woot woot!" - if you help work on the garden do an extra "woot". Having a garden helps us eat foods that are fresh and nutritious. The time when a fruit or… Continue reading What’s in Season?
Have you thought about going to the farmers market after the last blog post? Well today's recipe, Veggie Omelet Muffins, uses ingredients that you can find at the farmers market! Depending on where you live some of the ingredients might not be available yet but that isn't a problem for this recipe. You can get… Continue reading Veggie Omelet Muffins
Do you like fresh fruit and vegetables? Free samples? Locally made goods? Do you like having a good time? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, visit your local farmers market! Going to the farmers market is a win-win situation - you have a good time and the local community is supported.… Continue reading Fun at the Farmers Market
Resistance training is all about muscles! When something causes your muscles to work harder, they grow stronger. Strong muscles can help you improve sport performance and also protect you from injuries that may occur during exercise. Strengthening muscles will also increase bone health. Resistance training can also be referred to as strength training. Resistance training… Continue reading Resistance Training