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! StepContinue reading “Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo”

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 JackContinue reading “Healthy Halloween // Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers”

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

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 outContinue reading “Drumroll Please // Meet Captain Create!”

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 sliceContinue reading “A Month of Healthy Halloween // Mummy Pizzas”

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 foodContinue reading “Let’s Eat!! // MyPlate Guide to School Lunch”

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”

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 thisContinue reading “Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella”

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”

Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids

Did you know that August is Kids Eat Right month? This is a great opportunity to focus on small changes that can help us eat healthier and be more physically active! Eating healthy and being active can be FUN! Here are a couple of tips that will get the whole family involved. Pick one orContinue reading “Kids Eat Right Month! // 10 Tips for Healthy Kids”