Produce for Kids Blog
I love cooking. It’s relaxing, it allows me to experiment with new flavors, and it challenges me to present my kids with fruits and veggies in a way that they would actually be willing to eat them. What I don’t love so much is cleaning up the kitchen. I get so wound up recreating recipes or creating my own, that I end up with several dirty pots and pans in need of cleaning when all I want to do is stay at the table a little longer, hanging out with the family. One pot meals allow me to do this! All I have to do is measure out and chop my ingredients, throw them in the pot and watch them turn into a delicious meal.
Today’s post is sponsored by Wish Farms in celebration of Florida strawberry season. All opinions are our own. Living in Florida this time of year, we have an influx of Florida-grown strawberries in stores. We’re a strawberry-loving family and I always stock up when strawberries are on sale (how can you not when strawberries are as low at $0.98!). While my girls can go through a package of strawberries in about 3 minutes flat, sometimes we stock up a little too much or don’t get to them before heading out of town for the weekend. My go-to is to throw them in the freezer for smoothies, but there are a few other great ways to preserve strawberries for later, including dehydrating strawberries and turning them into jam. We’ll share how-tos for our favorite ways below. A Day at Wish Farms In celebration of Florida strawberry season, we gathered a few local Florida influencers this past weekend – Nichole of Casa de Crews, Dawn of This Honest Food and Trina of Mommyhood Life – and headed down the Plant City, Florida to visit our friends at Wish Farms. Our day started in the beautiful strawberry fields at Fancy Farms, a growing…
Every March, our team attends the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show, giving us a chance to host a reception for all of our partners who help us create a healthier generation. We get to hear about the latest findings in how Americans are shopping for and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, meet with our retail and produce partners and check out new items hitting stores soon.
In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jessica Levinson, registered dietitian and author of the 52 Week Meal Planner Workbook, about how to ease into meal planning and make it a regular part of your life. Jessica shares her favorite freezer staples, double duty meals, and ways to reduce food waste for busy families.
In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Heather Englund of Fit Mama Real Food about how to start cooking and meal prepping with kids. Heather shares what age to get kids in the kitchen, easy kitchen tasks for little ones, and how to get them involved with meal planning and prepping.