February 2015

Cook With Brussels Sprouts: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

Your first question may be about spelling: is there supposed to be an “s” at the end of Brussels? Technically, yes, although “Brussels sprouts” is also commonly used. Second question: should Brussels be capitalized? Again, yes, since this vegetable originated in Brussels, Belgium, as early as the 1200s. Third question: are these cute veggies related to cabbage? Absolutely! They look like miniature cabbages and are part of the family that includes cabbage and broccoli.

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Veggie Mix Up, Mash Up: Fun and Tasty New Twists on Plain Veggies

We’ve heard it a million times: you’ve got to eat your vegetables! But no one ever said those veggies have to be boring! Veggies can still be super nutritious and delicious at the same time. If you’re looking for some tasty new ways to eat more veggies, we’ve got you covered! Try these creative ideas and then share them with us on our Facebook page

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Top Apps to Build a Healthier You!

These days, there’s an app for everything. We can use apps to communicate with friends, watch funny videos, and even play games with people from across the world!  But outside of entertainment, apps are also a great tool for getting healthy. Get permission from your parent or guardian to download these apps that you can use to build a healthier you!

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“Sweet” Activity: How to Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day celebrations often include deliciously sweet treats like candy and chocolates. While we definitely love the traditional delicacies of this holiday (hello, Reese’s Hearts!), we thought it would be fun to show you our favorite homemade Valentine’s Day treats. The following confectionaries are not only nutritious, but they’re sure to be a hit amongst your whole family, too!

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Cook With Barley: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

BARLEY

Silly Food Fact

Although Barley is often eaten in soups, as a side dish, desert or main dish, and could sit in the healthful food hall of fame, we eat less than one-half of all crop produced in the United States!  Most of the barley produced is used for making barley malt and feeding animals!  Barley is one of our oldest cultivated grains and its origins begin in Egypt over 5000 years ago.

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Time-Out: 15 Of The Best Team Snacks For Kids Sporting Events

Is it just us, or are the snacks a highlight of any sporting event? It’s important to refuel your body so you can get out there and keep playing hard! While the snack break is fun, it doesn’t always include the healthiest of choices. If you’re looking for energizing and delicious snacks that little ones and parents can make together, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our top 15 choices for healthy team snacks:

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