Are you confident in the kitchen? Could you make a recipe from scratch? What if I showed you how? Our Create series will do just that! Today, let's create a casserole. Stuffed Peppers may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a casserole, but this recipe follows the… Continue reading Create A Casserole // Stuffed Peppers
Who did the lemon rob the bank with? His partner in lime! Lemons and limes are both delicious citrus fruits, but did you know that limes are a better choice when it comes to savory dishes? Limes are less sweet than lemons, with a more sour or bitter taste. Nutritionally, lemons and limes are essentially… Continue reading A Partner in Lime // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Limes
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It is a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set a few goals to be more healthy. This year's theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors. Celebrating flavors from cultures around the world is a tasty way to… Continue reading National Nutrition Month // Celebrate a World of Flavors
Eating fruits and vegetables seems easier during summer months when fresh, locally grown produce is available. Even though most fruits and veggies can be found at the grocery store year-round, they may not be as exciting as fresh, summer produce. However, it is just as important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in the winter. Choose fruits and… Continue reading Fruits and Veggies in Winter // Berry Fruit Salad
February is National Potato Lover's Month. As a potato lover myself, I'm happy to celebrate. Potatoes are the most popular vegetable in the United States. That's not surprising considering the many different ways you can prepare them. A common misconception is that potatoes aren't a healthy choice from the vegetable group because they have a… Continue reading National Potato Lover’s Month // Roasted Chili Lime Potatoes and More!
Holidays can be a challenge when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Celebrations are often centered around food - and not always the nutritious kind! While Valentine's Day is a good occasion to indulge, a few simple swaps can create more healthy meals. A little indulgence now and then can fit within an… Continue reading Simple Swaps For the Ones You Love // Healthy Valentine Breakfast Ideas
Captain Create teaches all about Sweet Potatoes on kidscreatutah.org this month. They are a nutrient-packed veggie, low in calories, high in fiber, and delicious! If you aren't familiar with cooking sweet potatoes, don't worry! All you need is a hot oven and three ingredients. For more sweet potato recipe ideas, click here. Visit kidscreateutah.org for… Continue reading Kids Create // Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes
Natural. Processed. Local. Whole. Organic. No Added sugar. Low-calorie. When you read terms like these on food packages, do you know what they mean? Do they lead you to buy a certain product over another? Do they leave you confused? Food manufacturers use words to increase the appeal of their products. The words they choose… Continue reading Marketing Terms – Ignore Them! // Four Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
Are you getting your greens? Kale is considered a "superfood" loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. According to the USDA, eating green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancer. They recommend 2 to 3 servings of leafy green vegetables per week. Most American's fall short of these… Continue reading Kale – A Tasty Substitute // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale
How many kinds of oats can you name? Different types of oats get their name based on the way they are roasted after being harvested and cleaned. Oat groats are the entire oat grain. The only part removed when harvested is the hard unpalatable outer hull. Groats are great for breakfast cereal and in stuffing.… Continue reading Cooking With Oatmeal // Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
This time of year, many people set goals and make resolutions. The right mindset is an important part of goal setting. A positive outlook will strengthen your progress. On the flip side, negative thoughts will cause you to struggle. As you think about goals for the new year, plant the seed for success! Think of… Continue reading Seed For Success // Spinach and White Bean Soup
Many of us set goals this time of year. How will you create a healthy lifestyle in 2022? Small changes over time lead to healthier habits and behaviors, and a healthier you! We've compiled our best tips below. Decide which change you will make to create better health. Set Goals - It’s the New Year!… Continue reading 22 Tips for 2022 // What Will You Do In 2022?
Gingerbread is a popular food item during the holiday season. Do you know where gingerbread comes from? Do you know to make a gingerbread recipe? Captain Create teaches all about it on kidscreateutah.org. Check out what he has to say below. Gingerbread is not new; early gingerbread can be traced all the way back to… Continue reading Kids Create // Gingerbread Recipes
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Why do people serve cranberry sauce with turkey? Because they cran! All jokes aside, cranberries are good for much more than just the sauce. Did you know that cranberries can float? That's because they are 90% water. Right before cranberries are harvested, they are flooded with about 18 inches of water and they pop right… Continue reading More Than Just Sauce // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cranberries
When preparing a dish to share at a party, potluck dinner, or get together, do vegetables come to mind? A veggie tray is easy to put together. No cooking required! You can arrange the veggies in a fun or creative way or impress party-goers with a delish dip. With these special touches, you might find that your… Continue reading Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes
An injury can be a frustrating part of your journey to be more physically fit. The best way to prevent injury is to properly warm up. Warming up introduces your body to the stress caused by exercise. The warm up is just as important as the workout itself. Acefitness.org, shares a great analogy, "It's preparation… Continue reading Warm Up For Exercise // Chocolate Smoothie
Thanksgiving Day is wonderful when spent with family and friends. Thanksgiving weekend is all about the leftovers! The USDA shares tips to ensure your leftovers stay safe to eat. Remember the Two-Hour Rule: Refrigerate perishable items within two hours of coming out of the oven or refrigerator. After two hours, perishable food enters th "danger zone"… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Leftover Turkey Pizza and More!
Have you ever tasted a turnip? If not, what are you waiting for? It's time to turnip! Part of the root vegetable family, they are a versatile veggie that might as well be a kitchen staple. You can use them in so many ways. Turnips are in season during the late fall. Run to your… Continue reading Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips
Colder weather has arrived. Nothing warms you up on a cool fall day quite like a bowl of homemade soup. Click here to find our Create a Soup recipes. You're bound to find one you'll love. On those busy days when there doesn't seem to be enough time to whip up something from scratch, a… Continue reading Kids Create // 5 Ways To Upgrade Canned Tomato Soup