Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds and a gift card from Stop & Shop

Getting kids to make healthy choices is an on-going process (and for some adults, too) so it’s great when you have some new recipes to help out -and I always welcome a little creative help, especially from a nutritionist. So thanks to Stop & Shop for some healthy and yummy recipes to incorporate produce into easy to make and delicious recipes. We have a huge bag of apples we just picked and I need some healthy recipes (I can’t very well serve apple pie all day).  So here is a great healthy breakfast cookie recipe. They had me at cookie.

Stop & Shop is also offering to a reader a chance to win a $25 gift card – follow the easy instructions below.

Nutty Breakfast “Cookie” 

Serves 12

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup pistachios, chopped (use other nuts or soy nuts if allergies are a concern)
  • ¼ cup cashews, chopped
  • ½ cup banana, peeled, mashed
  • 1 ½ cup apples, peeled, cored, diced
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine eggs, vanilla, honey, oil, pistachios, cashews, banana and apple in large mixing bowl.
3. Combine oats, flour and cinnamon in separate mixing bowl.
4. Combine wet and dry mixtures until thoroughly mixed.
5. Separate into ⅓ cup portions. Place portions on parchment lined baking sheet about ½-inch apart.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack until warm.

Nutrition Information:

Nutty Breakfast “Cookie”  Calories 439; Fat 11.98g; Protein 12.94g; Carbohydrate 71.24g; Fiber 6.36g; Cholesterol 53mg; Sodium 23mg; Calcium 45mg; Vitamin A 110 IU; Vitamin C 2.16mg; Iron 3.89mg

This recipe was provided by Stop & Shop and they are doing even more to get produce into kids’ diets. How?

Stop & Shop and Produce for Kids are teaming up to host the second annual Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds campaign through October 20th, local shoppers can contribute to this cause and support your local schools by adding produce to their Stop & Shop shopping lists. During the campaign, participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers will make a donation based on consumption of their fresh produce items to DonorsChoose.org, which will support local classroom projects.

Shoppers can be on the lookout for the Produce for Kids display unit, featuring characters from popular Sprout shows, LazyTown™ and Noodle and Doodle, in the produce section of their local Stop & Shop store. The more items shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more local classrooms will benefit!

Stop & Shop will also feature the Ideal Meals™ program from Produce for Kids in the produce department. Ideal Meals cards provide 12 quick, easy, and healthy chef-created/dietitian-approved complete meal solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts.

Stop & Shop also has a fun Pinterest board- Family Sweepstakes – Party with your Produce.

How to win that gift card?a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received a gift card from Stop & Shop for sharing about this campaign.

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