10 Banana Recipes to Celebrate GROW Month

We’re excited to have Organics Unlimited President and CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon with us for a Q&A on the blog today. Plus, we’re sharing 10 delicious banana recipes and more information about GROW Month. 

At GROW by Organics Unlimited, we are honored to participate in the Produce for Kids Power Your Lunchbox campaign for the second year in a row. As a socially-conscious company, we appreciate and support initiatives that promote healthy lifestyle choices for families and individuals. 

30 Healthy Red, White & Blue Recipes

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.

3 Ways to Use the Whole Watermelon

It’s watermelon season! Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at the Watermelon Board, who represents 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide. Their goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon. Nothing screams summer quite like a slice of refreshing watermelon! Watermelon is made up of 92% water, so it’s a natural and delicious choice to stay hydrated on hot summer days. And we all know about enjoying a slice of watermelon, but did you know you could also juice it for a refreshing drink AND use the rind in recipes? We teamed up with the Watermelon Board to bring you 3 delicious ways to use your whole watermelon.

California Strawberry Season is Here + Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Today we’re excited to have California Strawberries guest blogging! The commission is responsible for conducting research to support California’s strawberry industry, including sustainable farming practices, production and nutrition research, food safety training and education, marketing and communications, trade relations and public policy. With summertime just around the corner – and an abundance of fruits and veggies everywhere – it’s a great time to start thinking about how to treat family and friends to some of the season’s most healthful and colorful dishes and snacks.

30 No-Cook Meals for Summer

Share… 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.

20 Kid-Friendly Energy Bite Recipes

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.

Taste the Breeze, a new apple variety from Sage Fruit

We’re happy to welcome Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit Company for today’s guest blog post.  Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm located in Yakima, Washington. It’s owned by three apple/pear packing companies who joined together to deliver high quality fruit to consumers.

You’ve heard the saying, “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” well get ready for it, the Breeze is coming! Breeze apples that is! This variety will be hitting supermarket shelves beginning in May, and will continue through the summer.   

A Day on the Shuman Produce Farm

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.

8 Simple English Muffin Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast

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. 

Fiesta Favorites for Summertime Celebrations

Today’s guest blog posts comes from our friends at Avocados from Mexico. Including fresh avocados in your Cinco de Mayo celebration is a delicious way to kick off summer celebrations. Whether you’re attending a Memorial Day parade or anticipating fireworks on Independence Day, firing up the grill is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy the summer.