6 Tips for Saving Money in the Produce Department

We all know that eating fruits and veggies at each meal is important, but feeding a growing family on a budget is hard work! It requires planning, patience and some insider know-how to navigate the produce department without breaking the bank. After working in the grocery and produce industries for more than a decade, here are my six tips to...

6 Tips for Kitchen Spring Cleaning

It’s spring time and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning! When most people think of spring cleaning, they quickly turn to ideas of tackling the garage or maybe an overstuffed closet, but the kitchen is an area not to be forgotten. The pantry, refrigerator, freezer and even cabinets are easy to overlook in our day-to-day use. No matter...

Build a Better Baked Potato

Raise your hand if you love baked potatoes! My family definitely does! Traditional baked potatoes are smothered with some unhealthy toppings, like butter or full fat sour cream, but this side dish can easily be transformed info a nutrient-rich dinner by swapping out the toppings for healthier ones. You can even set up a build your own baked potato bar...

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, a month long campaign promoting nutrition education and information. Get your plate into shape and test out some of Produce for Kids recipes for balanced, complete meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here’s how you can get your family’s plate into shape. Think before you eat. Before your family sits down...

Top 10 Fruits & Veggies for Spring

Springtime means more social gatherings, the start of youth sports season and road trips as families are anxious to get out and about after a cold winter. Preparing fresh fruits and vegetables for these activities is easy and tasty. Here are my top 10 fruits and veggies for spring: Artichokes: Packing a powerful punch, this vegetable contains essential nutrients for...

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Looking for some luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day? Besides wearing green to avoid getting pinched, celebrate this fun holiday by adding green to your favorite meals. Check out the recipes below for some healthy ways to celebrate: Kale & Bacon Breakfast Stuffed Peppers: Get a hearty dose of veggies first thing in the morning with these breakfast...

7 New Kid-Friendly Products from Southern Exposure

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: Sammies by Fowler Packing: Kid-sized California peaches, plums and nectarines that...

Seafood Recipe Round Up

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: Fantastic Fish Sticks: A healthy spin on the frozen variety! Citrus Shrimp Tacos: A flavorful meal that’s...