Parents on Produce® Blog

Grab-n-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

I can almost guarantee when you ask a parent what time of the day is most stressful, they will answer with a unanimous “morning!” It’s quite a feat to get kids up and moving, dressed and to school on time. For many of us, we are also attempting to get ourselves out the door and to the office on time as well. Add the pressure of fitting a healthy breakfast into the mix, and it all becomes too much.

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Healthy Game Day Snack Alternatives

No matter what team you cheer for, we can all agree that one of the greatest things about football season is taking a time out to savor game day snacks. Tasty as they are, what you may not realize is that many of the most beloved tailgating tidbits are sky-high in calories, laden with sugar and full of fat. Does that mean it’s time for your home team to resign themselves to a season of celery sticks? Not so fast. With a few simple tweaks, you can give old favorites a new and healthier spin that is sure to please the discerning palates of sports fans big and small. 

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What’s in Season for September?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for September and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

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Build a Better Sandwich

With the craziness of back-to-school time, we can sometimes fall into a lunchbox rut - same sandwich, same sides. Make lunch fun for kids by letting them get in on the creative action! Print out a copy of this Build a Better Sandwich guide and let them pick what toppings they want.

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The Remarkable Journey of a 15-Year-Old Entreprenuer

Meet Carter Kostler, the 15-year-old entrepreneur who created Define Bottles, a line of fruit-infusing water bottles, as a way of combating childhood obesity. As a partner of the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge, Carter will be donating 20% of all proceeds to help support classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org. Make sure to take the pledge today!

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14 Healthy After School Snacks Under 5 Ingredients

The kids get home from school and in inevitable happens – they’re hungry. Instead of heading for a prepackaged snack, try some of these healthy, produce-packed recipes with just 5 ingredients or less. They’re more balanced with protein, fiber and vitamins to keep even the hungriest kids satisfied until dinner.

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