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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Summer is almost upon us! Time to dust off the grills, stock up on fresh summer produce and enjoy time outside with family and friends. Between backyard cookouts, family picnics and time spent poolside, there are plenty of opportunities to test out new healthy recipes with your family.
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.
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.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! One medium apple delivers a powerful punch including one-fifth of your daily intake of dietary fiber and no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Apples also contain a prebiotic called pectin, which provides food for the good bacteria found in your digestive system.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.