Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create

Did you know that exercise can make you feel happier? Scientists have found that kids who are more active tend to have better moods and are more confident. When we are physically active, our bodies produce a hormone, called serotonin, which makes us feel happy! This is just one of the reasons it is importantContinue reading “Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create”

Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D

On Monday we talked about the importance of vitamin D. Since it can be hard to get enough vitamin D during the winter months, it is important to include food sources of this vitamin in your diet. Egg yolks have good amounts of vitamin D, and will be used to make our delicious breakfast tacosContinue reading “Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D”

Vitamin D // The Sunshine Vitamin

Winter days are beautiful! Between trees topped with snow and sparkling icicles, it’s hard not to like what you see. Sometimes, though, winter days don’t bring much sunshine and things look a little gloomy, like this picture below. Did you know that when we don’t spend enough time in the sun, our bodies might notContinue reading “Vitamin D // The Sunshine Vitamin”

Captain Create Wants You to Move! // Wintertime Physical Activity Ideas

Being physically active is just as important in the winter as it is the rest of the year, but sometimes we may find it more difficult to move our bodies when it’s cold outside! Luckily, with a bit of creativity, we can be just as active during the winter as we are in spring, summer,Continue reading “Captain Create Wants You to Move! // Wintertime Physical Activity Ideas”

Merry Christmas!! // Cranberry Orange Oatmeal

Oranges and clementines are one of Captain Create’s favorite wintertime fruits! They are an easy on-the-go snack that can be eaten as is, but cooking with oranges is fun too! Here’s one of Captain Create’s favorite breakfasts! You’ll need plain oats, water, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, yogurt, dried cranberries, and an orange! Step 1 –Continue reading “Merry Christmas!! // Cranberry Orange Oatmeal”

Fresh and Delicious // Winter Fruits

Did you know wintertime is the best time for fruits like oranges and pomegranates to grow? That might seem pretty crazy since fruits and vegetables don’t grow well in Utah during the winter, but it’s true! Places with warmer climates, like Florida, Arizona, and California, grow fruit that thrives in the winter. Let’s learn more!Continue reading “Fresh and Delicious // Winter Fruits”

Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins

What is round, waddles, and can’t fly? A penguin of course! These little animals make the perfect snack, or treat to bring to your next holiday party. Step 1 – Gather all your ingredients and boil your eggs. To learn how to boil eggs, watch this video below! Step 2 – Slice each carrot inContinue reading “Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins”

The Best Time of the Year // Free Wintertime Family Fun

Can you believe it’s already December? December is a fun month full of snowmen, holiday traditions, breaks from school, and most of all – family fun! Having fun with your family doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, there are many free activities in Utah your family can explore this year! Click hereContinue reading “The Best Time of the Year // Free Wintertime Family Fun”

Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash

Hey kids, who helps the young winter squash cross the road safely? The crossing gourd of course! November is a perfect time to learn about winter squash! Winter squash stores well through the winter and can be used to make delicious foods. Winter squash takes double the time to grow as summer squash! The oldestContinue reading “Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash”

Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries

Winter is just around the corner! Even though we love holidays and snowmen, fresh fruits and vegetables can be harder to come by during this season. Incorporating frozen fruits and vegetables into our meals is one way we can get enough of these food groups through the winter months. One of my favorite frozen fruitsContinue reading “Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries”