Today’s guest post comes from Zack Knight, MS, RD, LDN, ACSM-CPT. Zack is passionate about helping kids and families live healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. For more from Zack, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kids today are bombarded with advertisements on television, magazines, and even in pop-ups on their favorite mobile games trying to sell them on the next big product that’ll give them that burst of energy to take their performance up a notch and get them the gold. Whether it’s a sports drink or the coolest new tube of energy goo, more likely than not they aren’t much more than a refined mix of electrolytes and carbohydrates for quick ingestion and utilization in a flashy package. While these can be a good supplement to a balanced diet for active adult athletes, when we’re talking about kids a more “whole foods with fruits and vegetables” approach will likely provide them with the same amount of macronutrients with the added punch of fiber and deliciousness that will take performance to the next level!
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Mother’s Day is a day I look forward to all year. I always wake to the sounds of my husband and the boys making breakfast in the kitchen (then pretend to be asleep so they can surprise me). We share a delicious breakfast, then I get to pick what we do that day.
While most of you know Produce for Kids for our recipes, blog and healthy eating tips, we have also been giving back in a big way! On April 29, we will be kicking off our 14th annual Produce for Kids campaign in partner grocery stores across the country. It’s hard to believe that this campaign means our 14th birthday as well as the surreal fact that this campaign will carry us closer to a total of $6 million raised for charities that support families and children.
Each year, 1.3 billion pounds of avocados are shipped to the U.S. from Mexico. That’s a lot of guacamole! We teamed up with our friends at Avocados from Mexico to share some of our favorite avocado recipes with you.
Avocados are sometimes known as a “fat” food, but did you know that 75% of the fats in an avocado are unsaturated or “good fats” that help manage blood pressure, increase absorption of essential vitamins, and lower LDL cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease?
April is the month we celebrate Earth Day! It's a reason to take a look at how you're doing in the kitchen when it comes to being more mindful about what we're eating, how we're getting it to the table and what happens after the meal is over. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Planning a child’s birthday party typically includes visions of frosting, pizza, cookies and candies. Break the mold and throw a happy and healthy birthday this year! Here are some tips and ideas to keep birthdays fun, delicious, and nutritious!
While I loved transitioning my kids from bottles to solid foods, there’s something to be said about the transition from serving your kids food to actually getting them in the kitchen with you to cook. My toddlers might not be the best at kitchen quality-control, but they love topping, stirring, and dipping--- when a recipe calls for it. Studies show that the earlier you get your kids involved in the food making process, the more likely they are to try and accept new foods, AND the greater the chance they’ll enjoy doing the dishes for you [actually that’s just wishful thinking]. So here are a few easy recipes to get your kids excited about trying new foods… at their favorite time of the day: snack time!
It’s hard to believe that spring break is just around the corner with all of the crazy weather we’ve had this winter. No matter what the weather is like where you live or what your plans are, I have great snack ideas and fun activities for your spring break.
Can you believe next weekend is Easter? This year has been flying by! If you’re spending this weekend planning out your Easter meal plan, we’ve got you covered! We rounded up 25 healthy Easter recipes from us and our blogger friends, everything from breakfast/brunch and appetizers to sides, desserts and main dishes!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! We all know this holiday is loaded up with lots of green and the dream of finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We are excited to share two new St. Patrick’s Day themed creations straight from the Produce for Kids test kitchen.