10 Reasons to Eat More Grapes + How to Freeze Grapes Video

This blog post is sponsored by Sun World Grapes. All opinions are our own. 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 Promise,...

How to Make Healthy Choices in the Lunch Line

The school year has started for many, and for us parents; we are trying to get back to a schedule. Along with buying schools supplies, new clothes and packing backpacks comes the worry that our kiddos are getting the nutrition they need during the school day.  While many families pack a lunch, many students do purchase lunch at school. I'm a registered dietitian, and a...

Chopped Cobb Salads

During the summer I love eating salads. They're light, fresh and healthy, and easy to put together for lunch or dinner. Plus there's no need to turn on the oven! Now that my kids are older they are really enjoying salads too, so I've been playing around in the kitchen with different ingredients so I have a lot of options...

Whole Grain Waffles with Spiced Apples

Using all the delicious flavors of fall, this breakfast is packed with the nutrition you need to get you to lunch. The protein in the yogurt, whole grain waffle and sweet apple will keep you full and satisfied way past noon. Make sure to use sweeter apples like Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp so you do not need to add sugar!...

Avocado Toast with Grape Tomatoes & Zucchini

Do you prefer a savory breakfast vs. something sweet? This quick and simple recipe is perfect! Filled with Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folic acid, this filling breakfast will get you through until lunchtime.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Avocado Toast with Grape Tomatoes & Zucchini - Do you prefer a savory breakfast vs. something sweet? This quick and simple recipe is perfect! Filled with Vitamin...

Simple Beef-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Fall brings an abundance of squash – from butternut to spaghetti – and all have a unique and delicious flavor. Add some zest to baked spaghetti squash by stuffing it with a ground beef and veggie filling for one tasty dish.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Simple Beef-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - - spaghetti squash, olive oil, lean ground beef, green bell pepper (diced), RealSweet® sweet onion...

Individual Banana Split Sundaes

These Individual Banana Split Sundaes are a great way for the kids to have a well-balanced sweet treat. The secret is to load up on the fruit! Simple vanilla ice cream is topped with tons of fresh fruit, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, a spoonful of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for good measure. No one will even realize they...

Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Traditional stuffed peppers get a healthy upgrade by using quinoa instead of white rice and lean ground turkey instead of beef. Then we add a few tasty veggies for an extra kick of nutrition.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers - - olive oil, carrot (finely diced), celery (finely diced), onion (finely diced), chopped kale, lean ground turkey, Italian seasoning, salt,...

Strawberry Banana Blender Muffins

No dirty bowls here! These strawberry banana blender muffins are quick and easy to throw together for breakfast all week. Made with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, these gluten-free muffins are a great alternative to boxed mixes.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Strawberry Banana Blender Muffins - - ripe bananas, eggs, old-fashioned oats, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, honey, baking powder, baking soda,...

Avocado Mac n Cheese

No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado. Pump up the protein by adding canned tuna or grilled chicken. Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Avocado Mac n Cheese - No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious!...