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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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.
Raise your hand if you have kids who always want a snack, even when dinner will be ready in 10 minutes. Or if your busy schedule has you going from school to activities before heading home for dinner and you need a little something to hold kids over? I know the feeling. Lately, I’ve been keeping a batch of energy bites on hand to keep myself and my kids from “hangry” situations.
Last week, the Produce for Kids team had the privilege of visiting the Shuman Produce farms for the start of Vidalia® onion season. We got to visit the offices, tour the packing facilities and take a stroll through some of the farms. Did you know that Produce for Kids was founded by John Shuman, president of Shuman Produce? Back in 2002, he had a vision to bring the produce industry together to help support children’s charities.
My girls jump at any chance they have to show off their budding culinary skills. When Mother’s Day rolls around, it is their morning to shine in an attempt to create the ultimate breakfast-in-bed for mom. I remind them often that great taste doesn’t always equate to elaborate preparation and this round-up of easy, no-cook English muffin combos proves just that.
It’s official – Florida blueberry season is here! Blueberries are a favorite in our house (well, all berries really), and they’re more versatile than you think. Sure, there’s blueberry muffins and plain ‘ol snacking, but today we’re teaming up with our friends at Wish Farms to share 6 ways to satisfy your sweet tooth with blueberries! Did you know blueberries are packed with antioxidants that can help improve vision, motor skills and reverse short-term memory loss? They also contain fiber, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. They truly are a super food!
Easter weekend is nearly upon us and we know many of you are in full meal prep mode. We rounded up 25 healthy Easter recipes to make your meal planning easy. We’ve included everything from breakfast/brunch and appetizers to sides, desserts and main dishes!
Avocado Toast took the Internet by storm in 2015 and hasn’t showed any signs of stopping. Instagram feeds were full of avocado toast creations, Pinterest boards were dedicated to all the different ways you could top them, and avocado toast became new menu items at numerous restaurants.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! We all know this holiday is loaded up with lots of green and the dream of finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We are excited to share some new St. Patrick’s Day-themed creations straight from the Produce for Kids test kitchen.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with the 5th graders at Eagle Creek Elementary about how to fuel their bodies for success. I was also honored to be featured in my community magazine - Nona Vibe. As the Director of Marketing at Produce for Kids, I love sharing my passion for healthy eating and giving back with those around me.