Starting a new season is exciting for many reasons, one of them being the anticipation of a whole new crop of seasonal vegetables that are available and peaking in flavor. Root vegetables are one of those categories of vegetables that can easily get overlooked at the grocery store or farmer’s market, unless you grew up eating them often. I personally did not become familiar with root vegetables (other than carrots of course) until a little later in life and am starting to introduce my family to a variety of root vegetable recipes as often as I can.
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We're about a month into the school year and I can finally say we've gotten into the swing of things and have our schedules and routines established. In between homework, practice, and keeping up with the house work, it's important to find easy ways to get healthy food on the table. My slow cooker has quickly become a kitchen essential this school year, saving me lots of time and energy after a long day. I love the convenience of being able to throw in my ingredients the night before or the morning of and having dinner ready to serve by the time we get home.
I joined Produce for Kids a little more than 3 years ago after 10+ years working in the marketing world of grocery retail. Our team is small but mighty and I love the passion we have for fresh produce and giving back to our communities.
Mornings are always extra hectic, trying to wrangle the kids out of bed to get ready and get off to school on time. Something I've been doing for several years now is prepping as much as I can the night before. Laying clothes out, making sure backpacks are packed, and getting a head start on lunch - all of that saves me time, and stress, in the mornings. These Breakfast Quiche Bites are the perfect solution for those crazy busy mornings.
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.
The Mexican Corn Cups or “Esquites” is a Mexican treat I grew up with and a recipe that I want to share since Hispanic Heritage month celebrations start today, September 15. Preparing Mexican corn cups could be a nice treat to offer if you are planning a Latino heritage party at home or if celebrating Mexico’s independence, as both are celebrated in the same day.
We’re excited to have Organics Unlimited President and CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon with us for a Q&A on the blog today. Plus, we’re sharing 10 delicious banana recipes and more information about GROW Month.
At GROW by Organics Unlimited, we are honored to participate in the Produce for Kids Power Your Lunchbox campaign for the second year in a row. As a socially-conscious company, we appreciate and support initiatives that promote healthy lifestyle choices for families and individuals.
Who’s a fan of sheet pan dinners? This mom! What’s easier than protein + veggies + seasoning, then just throwing it all on a sheet pan and baking? During the craziness of the week, sheet pan dinners are a real lifesaver since they’re quick, easy and require little-to-no clean-up. That means I can serve a nutritious dinner and have time to spend with my family. A win-win in my book!
Let’s face it – mornings are no picnic. Between getting kids dressed and fed (not to mention, remembering that today is Crazy Sock Day or Silly T-Shirt Day), packing lunches and making sure the kids’ backpacks are fully stocked with homework, getting out the door on time is never easy. That’s why I love grab-and-go breakfasts. The kids can eat them in the car on the way to school, saving me precious time in the morning.
Since we’re in the middle of peak grape season, which runs June to December, it’s only fitting that we team up with our friends at Sun World® to talk about this kid-friendly fruit! Sun World is a proud partner of our annual Power Your Lunchbox Pledge, which encourages families and classrooms to pledge to eat a healthier lunch this school year.