The holidays are a time when many people go “all out” in the kitchen and share their favorite dishes with family and friends. And while meal planning can help prevent the amount of leftovers, sometimes it’s just inevitable that there will be some things leftover! Not to worry, there are many ways to reinvent those leftovers into delicious new meals and prevent food waste.
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During the hustle an bustle of the holidays, putting a healthy, homemade meal on the table can be a difficult task! With a little meal planning, it can be easier than you think! Here are 15 make-ahead and freezable meal ideas to help you through the busy holiday season.
I am a mom of three, my oldest being 11 and my youngest just 2 years old, so I’ve been dealing with picky eaters for quite a while now. Personally, I have never considered my kids to be “picky” with food (well, I’ve never let them hear me say it!), however they have had their share of picky moments when it comes to meal time. Most moms will probably agree that there are plenty of phases that come with parenting, food battles with picky eaters is definitely one of them.
Time to start meal planning for the holidays! Our favorite part of any holiday feast? The sides! Plenty of ways to enjoy your favorite fall fruits and veggies – and easy to make healthy with a few simple ingredient swaps. We’ve rounded up 30+ delicious holiday side dishes from some of our favorite food bloggers. Which will you be adding to your holiday meal plan?
Last weekend, the Produce for Kids team headed to Atlanta, GA for the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show. It’s a weekend packed with - you guessed it - produce! Produce brands showcased impressive displays of apples, new products were announced and more samples than anyone could possibly eat were passed out. The show is definitely one of the highlights of our year.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get the kids in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to show that Halloween “treats” can be more than just candy - they can be fruits and veggies with a fun spin! With so many fun and easy themed ideas floating around out there, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few we put together in our kitchen to celebrate the season.
As the parent of both a picky eater and one that will eat just about anything, I know it can be tough to create a meal that both will love - and that I'll feel good about feeding them. Through my role at Produce for Kids, I've had the opportunity to test my kitchen skills by developing and testing healthy, veggie-filled recipes with my family. Here are my top 10 family-tested, dietitian-approved recipes that are packed with veggies.
Pita bread is one of the most versatile foods, in my opinion. It can be a great (light) replacement for bread when you are in the mood for a sandwich, turned into wonderful crisps to scoop up your favorite dip or topped with your favorite pizza toppings. Personally, I use pita most often to make individual pizzas for my family. Everyone is happy with their own pizza toppings and they cook up extremely quick, which makes for great weeknight meals or Saturday nights. I also love to stuff them with egg scrambles for breakfast or toasted up under the broiler topped with shredded chicken or ground meat and turn it into a tasty melt.
Fall is here, which means it’s time to head to the apple orchard for apple picking. Or at leas you can grab some of your favorite varieties at the local grocery store or farmers market. Did you know that apples are the most common fruit eaten by kids? As if you need more reasons to enjoy them this fall, we’ve rounded up 40 recipes from some of our favorite bloggers to try out!