Produce for Kids Blog

6 Ways to Get Outside and Play This Summer

Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at Jump with Jill. Laura Brown, MS, RD stars as “Jill” in the Midwest Cast of the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill. From May 29 to June 25, Meijer stores will feature the Produce for Kids campaign to bring the Jump with Jill show to Midwest schools. 

Summer is here, which means fun in the sun is now officially mandatory. Enjoy the warm weather while getting active outside for 60 minutes or more per day. 

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Jump Start Dinner with these Conversation Starters

We’ve all heard the research: Eating dinner as a family is really important. As in, families who eat dinner together have kids who fare better in all sorts of measures including mental health and well-being. But what do you do once you get your family to sit down and eat? Knowing what to talk about and how to go about doing it can be frustrating.

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10 Convenient Fruit and Veggie Products for Summer

With the longer days, hotter weather and kids home from school, the need for easy ways to eat fruits and veggies becomes more prevalent. I have two active boys at home, and they are constantly reaching for the snacks. I usually have fresh fruits and veggies cut up and ready to go in the fridge, but between day camps and evening activities, it’s great to have some convenient staples on hand that are portable and easy to throw into a backpack or that make getting dinner on the table easier.

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30 No-Cook Meals for Summer

This time of year, our AC is running at full speed and the last thing I want to do is heat up the house by turning on the stove or oven to cook dinner. While I could eat salads every night of the week, my family needs a little more variety at mealtime. No-cook meals are a real life-saver on hot days, and with a little meal planning, can go beyond just salads or sandwiches.

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Build Your Own Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls have been filing my Instagram and Pinterest feed the last few months, and after trying a one I know why. It’s a really fun way to get my girls to fill up on fruits and veggies at breakfast – and they love decorating their own before digging in. 

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7 Tips for a Healthier Road Trip

Heading out on a road trip doesn’t mean you need to leave your healthier eating habits behind. With a little bit of prep work and planning, you can enjoy your trip knowing that having healthy food choices available can help you feel good on your trip and even save money!  These tips will help get you started.

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30 Healthy Red, White & Blue Recipes

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this time of year brings with it a rainbow of fresh fruits and veggies! It’s the perfect time to add more color to your family cookouts, summer picnics and afternoon snacks. And don’t forget to get patriotic with your produce! With Memorial Day just around the corner and the Fourth of July coming soon after, keep this list of healthy red, white and blue recipes handy for your celebrations.

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All About Watermelon + 10 Healthy Recipes

Watermelon and summer pretty much go hand-in-hand. While watermelon is commonly thought of as a summer only fruit, it’s available year-round. This summer, we’re teaming up with our friends at the Watermelon Board to share healthy recipes, tips and more with you! 

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5 Easy Tips To Get Dinner On The Table Quicker

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned home cook, cooking for the family can get a little fatiguing, especially when you are cooking 5 meals a week for the family, like I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending a Saturday out by the grill smoking meat, or in the kitchen cooking a slow batch of marinara sauce. During the weekdays, however, finding shortcuts to getting dinner on the table efficiently keeps the experience enjoyable and prevents you from getting burnt out in the long run! I think a lot of people have the “cooking at home is so hard” mentality; I don’t believe that to be true at all. It comes down to finding the best methods and finding ideas to help make you an efficient home cook. I’ve put together 5 of my favorite tips that I use in my home that will help you shave time off your weeknight meals so you’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your family! 

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24 Healthy Fruity Popsicle Recipes for Summer

The weather is heating up and so is the need for popsicles to cool you down. No need for store-bought popsicles either! Making them at home is so easy and a great way to get your kids involved. Blend or mix up your ingredients, pour into a popsicle mold or small paper cups, and freeze! We gathered 24 healthy, fruity popsicles recipes from some of our blogger friends to give you inspiration for the summer.

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