Produce for Kids – Get Healthy, Give Hope

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The cards are color coded by category, Desserts,Breakfast, Lunchbox Faves and Delectable Dinners – Pick some up at your participating retailer.

 

While I love sweets, I also eat healthy food (I do, I swear!) and am always looking for new ways to prepare fresh veggies for my family. Our new favorite (well. mine, anyway) is recipe from plated.com with kale, quinoa, butternut squash and apple. Good timing – I’m getting lots of kale from my farm share and needed a new delivery vehicle for it.

All of the produce is so wonderful this time of year, fresh and local is the best, of course, and finding good recipes for all that bounty is easy with people like Produce for Kids helping out. Produce for Kids has launched its annual campaign with major supermarket chains across the country, including our local Stop & Shop stores, to help raise money for Our Family Foundation.

The Produce for Kids philosophy is simple and wonderful: to promote healthy lifestyles for children by educating both kids and parents about the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting children’s charities and local children’s hospitals (including those affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network®).

So the scoop? The more fruits and vegetables you buy, the more the participating stores can donate to help other children. A win-win if you ask me.

Here is one of their yummy recipes – I’m making it without the caramel dip (not because it’s healthier but because there’s none in the house – on purpose).

Banana Fro-Yo

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Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients:
·   2 bananas, peeled, chopped
·   3 cups lowfat yogurt
·   1 cup pineapple, cored, chopped
·   ¼ cup caramel dip
Directions:

1.     Place bananas in freezer bag and freeze overnight.

2.     Blend bananas, yougurt and pineapple in blender until thick and smooth.

3.     Portion and freeze for 25 minutes.

4.     Drizzle with caramel dip and serve.

Produce for Kids® is a philanthropic organization bringing the produce industry together to educate consumers about healthy eating with fresh produce and raise funds for local children’s non-profit organizations. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $4.2 million to benefit kids. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.produceforkids.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

June 7 – August 8 – program dates.

I received no compensation for this post but a goodie bag that I will share when I get it.

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