Parents on Produce® Blog
Last weekend, the Produce for Kids team attended the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show in Orlando, FL. The show was full of produce companies showcasing fresh fruits and vegetables along with some new kid-friendly products. Here are the team’s top seven picks to keep an eye out for.
Seafood is a popular menu item this time of year. It's nutrient rich, a good source of protein and packed with vitamins and minerals. If your family meal plan calls for more fish, try one of these seven delicious and healthy seafood recipes.
Italian food is my family’s version of comfort food. It’s known to be rich, hearty and filling, but it can also be healthy with a few tweaks. By making it at home with fresh ingredients, versus going out to an Italian restaurant, I can save calories and money.
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.
Chinese takeout tends to be my families go-to when we want something full of flavor, but don’t feel like going out to eat. While it’s delicious and easy, it’s definitely not the healthiest! Making Chinese food at home is actually really simple and easy, and just as tasty as takeout!
A warm, hot breakfast is the best way to start your day off right. February is National Hot Breakfast Month, and with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, we’ve prepared a variety of tasty, healthy and delicious breakfasts that will energize your morning!
Taco night is huge in my house! I usually set up a taco bar where the boys can pick and choose their favorite toppings and build their own tacos. It’s so easy to throw together - just set out different toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and avocado, and let them go at it! They get to choose what they like best and you can feel good about serving a healthy meal at home.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with love notes, roses, romantic dinners and candy. Being that February is American Heart Month, it’s also important to encourage long-term lifestyle changes to keep the hearts in your family healthy. Valentine’s Day offers an opportunity to help children make a positive association with healthy choices and a healthy heart.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As a parent, I know this day is usually filled with candy attached to paper Valentines and boxes of chocolate. But not everything associated with this day has to be unhealthy. Here are a few fun, healthier ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our first instinct is the make a reservation at the steakhouse for dinner out. While this may seem like the easiest option, you can actually make a delicious and wholesome steakhouse meal at home and save money!