Affordable Gardening

Affordable Garden Update: Planting!

Have the desire to grow a garden, but don’t have the space or a large budget? Follow along with Captain Create this Summer to learn money saving gardening tips. At the end of the harvest, we will learn to cook healthy meals with what grew! Exercise And Gardening Exercise is so important for bodies to… Continue reading Affordable Garden Update: Planting!

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Recipe Of The Week: Garden Veggies

Have you started a garden? Even if you haven't these recipes are sure to increase your vegetable consumption this year! Garden Veggie Facts During the pandemic home gardening became more popular than ever before. Sales in garden plants and indoor house plants dramatically increased in 2020, and resulted in social media trends completely surrounding home… Continue reading Recipe Of The Week: Garden Veggies

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Recipe Of The Week: Chicken Salad Celery Boats

This kid-friendly recipe is a great way to introduce new flavors and techniques in the kitchen! Kids In The Kitchen Having opportunities to have hands-on experiences in the kitchen is important, especially for kids. Taking part in the food preparation not only encourages kids to eat their healthy creations, but it also helps them understand… Continue reading Recipe Of The Week: Chicken Salad Celery Boats

Affordable Gardening

Affordable Garden Update: Planting Seeds

Have the desire to grow a garden, but don't have the space or a large budget? Follow along with Captain Create this Summer to learn money saving gardening tips. At the end of the harvest, we will learn to cook healthy meals with what grew! Selecting Seeds Gardening is a great way to learn about… Continue reading Affordable Garden Update: Planting Seeds

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Recipe of the week: Onion Flowers

Need a creative way to eat vegetables? Try this delicious recipe! When I first saw this onion flower recipe, it reminded me so much of Springtime. Right now in Northern Utah it doesn't feel much like Spring (it snows here every week still), but soon the whole state will be in the full swing of… Continue reading Recipe of the week: Onion Flowers

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Eat in Season: Swiss Chard

Cooler weather means many garden harvests are through, but sturdier plants like swiss chard are still holding their own! These green leafy vegetables are a little tougher than delicate lettuces, so they'll grow outside a little bit later in the cold Utah autumn, and they taste great! Red stemmed chard is pretty common, but it… Continue reading Eat in Season: Swiss Chard

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Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you're one of the lucky ones, you can… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

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Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo

Raise your hand if you like Alfredo pasta! Did you know you can make your own Alfredo using butternut squash? This may seem a little strange, but trust me - it's delicious! We'll need whole-wheat noodles, butternut squash, broccoli, milk, parmesan cheese, olive oil, flour, garlic, and nutmeg. Next, follow the step-by-step instructions below! Step… Continue reading Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo

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Healthy Halloween // Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers

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

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It’s A Bit “Chili” Out // 3 Bean Monster Chili

How many of you have noticed it getting colder this month? How would you describe the weather? Crisp? Brisk? Nippy? Chilly? Well, whatever you decide, a nice warm bowl of our 3 Bean Monster Chili is just what you need as the temperatures continue to drop this October! Not only does chili help warm your… Continue reading It’s A Bit “Chili” Out // 3 Bean Monster Chili

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Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!

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!

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A Month of Healthy Halloween // Mummy Pizzas

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

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Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

Eating a balanced and healthy school lunch is possible whether you bring your own food from home, or eat at the school cafeteria! The trick is to include foods from as many food groups as you can. Learn about each of the 5 food groups below: If you eat school lunch, each of these food… Continue reading Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch

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Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

Who loves cheese crisps?! Some of you may also know this delicious food by its other name - cheese quesadilla. Whether you crisp or quesadilla, jazzing up this classic lunch with a sliced tomato is something you won't regret! Grab some whole-wheat tortillas, part-skim cheese, and fresh tomatoes. Next, slice or dice tomatoes as desired.… Continue reading Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

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Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella

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