Produce for Kids Blog

Inspiring Young Chefs through the #MacKidCooks Cooking Competition

Produce for Kids recently had the pleasure to sponsor the #MacKidCooks Cooking Competition put on by Macaroni Kid. The competition called for kids chef to create a new recipe and enter for a chance to compete with other kids to be named the MKCC Champion. For us, it was a natural fit to partner with Macaroni Kid and our parent company, Shuman Produce, to inspire a future generation of young chefs with to get in the kitchen and create healthy recipes.

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How to Fuel Young Athletes with Potatoes

Spring sports are kicking off, which means parents will need to have snacks ready to go to fuel their little athletes for practice and games. Did you know potatoes provide the carbohydrates, potassium and energy needed to perform your best? We’ve teamed up with Colorado Potatoes to bring you some recipes and tips to incorporate potatoes into your active lifestyle.

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5 New Products from Southern Exposure 2017

Every March, the Produce for Kids team has the pleasure of attending Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show. While there, we get the opportunity to host a reception for our grocery and produce partners to thank them for their support of Produce for Kids and our mission to create a healthier generation. We also have the chance to get a peek at new products that will be hitting grocery stores, learn more about the latest trends in fresh produce and meet new companies.

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3 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats with Strawberries

javascript:void(0)When I say “Valentine’s Day” what fruit comes to mind? You probably said strawberries. Their beautiful red color, shape and that they pair so well with chocolate certainly makes them a popular choice. Today we’re teaming up with Wish Farms, a local Florida strawberry grower, to bring you 3 sweet Valentine’s Day treat with fresh strawberries! 

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#PowerYourLunchbox with Fruits & Veggies

Today, we're guest blogging over on the RealSweet Blog, sharing all about our #PowerYourLunchbox campaign, plus 10 easy ways to add more fruits and veggies to your child's lunchbox. Did you know that Produce for Kids was founded by John Shuman, President of Shuman Produce? He saw a need to bring the produce industry together to help give back to local communities and began Produce for Kids in 2002 to do just that. Shuman Produce, or RealSweet® as you may know it, is a family-owned Vidalia® sweet onion grower our of Reidsville, GA. 

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20 Game Day Guacamole Recipes

Are you pumped for the Big Game? It’s not a football party without the guacamole! When it comes to typical tailgating dishes, like fried buffalo wings, greasy chips and sour cream-based dips, guacamole is a snack option that contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-rich choice. So grab your favorite veggies or baked tortilla chips and dip into some delicious guacamole!

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22 Warm Lunchbox Ideas for Winter

During the chilly, snowy winter months, all my family craves are warm, comforting dishes. There’s something special about a hot bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. I’m always looking for new ideas to pack warm lunches for my kids when they head off to school. A good thermos is a must-have lunchbox item in the winter!

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14 Healthy Smoothies to Kick of the New Year

It’s the start of a new year and resolutions are in full swing. Things like eating better, exercising more and kicking unhealthy habits are usually at the top of the list. Did you know that smoothies are one of the easiest ways to snag some extra nutrition? Here are 14 healthy and delicious ideas to get you started.

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Top 10 Recipes of 2016

We decided to look back at our top recipes for 2016 and share them with you. As busy parents, we know that it’s easier to make a few simple swaps in an already family-favorite than create a whole new recipe, and we’ll be striving to provide more recipes like that in 2017.  

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