Articles in the ‘Nutrition & Health’ Category

Got Milk?

April 9th, 2018 | By

Almost everyone drinks some kind of milk. Do you pour it over your cereal, or drink it straight from a glass, or mix it into smoothies? Milk is available at every grocery and…

Fast ‘n Easy Lotsa Cheesy Lasagna

April 7th, 2018 | By

What You’ll Need: 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey 1 32 oz. jar of marinara sauce 1 32 oz. carton of cottage cheese 3 C mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 1/2 C grated…

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

April 7th, 2018 | By

What You’ll Need: 1 very small banana (we freeze it the night before for an extra cold treat) 1/2 C plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (yogurt is a dairy product – MOO!) 1…

Sneezes! Itches! Rashes! Oh no!

February 1st, 2018 | By

Even if you don’t have any food allergies, chances are good that one of your classmates does. A food allergy is a reaction to something that is edible. Kids’ bodies react in different…

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

January 31st, 2018 | By

What You’ll Need: For the spaghetti soup: 5 C chicken broth 2 C water 1 T minced garlic (we use the pre-minced kind in a jar) 4 T parsley (you can use chopped…

Share some (gluten-free) love!

January 30th, 2018 | By

On pages 16-17, you can read about many allergies that people have. One of these is gluten. We know that too much sugar isn’t healthy for us for many reasons. Valentine’s Day, though,…

Warm Apple-Pie Smoothie

January 30th, 2018 | By

Winter smoothies can be warm! Have your parents show you how to safely cut apples. Then make this yummy smoothie on a cold, wintry day! What You’ll Need: 2 diced Granny Smith apples…

Pizza-in-a-Bowl

January 30th, 2018 | By

What You’ll Need: 1 t olive oil 1 T minced garlic (we use the pre-minced kind in a jar) 1 onion, chopped (we use a small one) 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 pound…

Family! Food! Fun! Yummy Holiday Traditions

November 10th, 2017 | By

This time of year, families in Des Moines – and all over the world – are celebrating the holidays. Some people have family traditions based on religious beliefs. Some celebrations are based on…

Potato Latkes (pronounced “lot-kuhs”)

November 9th, 2017 | By

What You’ll Need: 5 big potatoes 1 yellow onion 5 eggs 1 t salt and a dash of pepper 2 Toil   DIRECTIONS Get an adult’s help or permission. Ask them to help…