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Easy Tips to Celebrate Earth Day At Home

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day! It’s a reason to take a look at how you’re doing in the kitchen when it comes to being more mindful about what we’re eating, how we’re getting it to the table and what happens after the meal is over. Here are a few tips to get you started.

6 Ways to Satisfy Sugar Cravings with Blueberries

It’s official – Florida blueberry season is here! Blueberries are a favorite in our house (well, all berries really), and they’re more versatile than you think. Sure, there’s blueberry muffins and plain ‘ol snacking, but today we’re teaming up with our friends at Wish Farms to share 6 ways to satisfy your sweet tooth with blueberries! Did you know blueberries are packed with antioxidants that can help improve vision, motor skills and reverse short-term memory loss? They also contain fiber, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. They truly are a super food!

Instant Pot Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Do you have an Instant Pot and are unsure where to begin? I felt the same way for a while, in fact it sat in the box on my dining room table for longer than I’d like to admit. Once you start tinkering with this appliance, I promise you’ll get the hang of it. The first time I used it was to make spaghetti squash, and since then I’ve used it quite a few times to cook up mashed potatoes, soup or chili, shredded chicken and the most perfect hard boiled eggs. What I’ve been loving about the Instant Pot is that I can use it in almost the same way as a slow cooker, but in less half the time. For those with busy after-school schedules (like us!), it really helps get dinner on the table without worrying too much about leaving a slow cooker on all day.

Jodi Danen

Share…Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals, but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.  

Tuna Vizcaina for Easter Brunch

Easter is one of my favorite celebrations and every year I cook home-style favorites, like Tuna Vizcaina inspired by the traditional Spanish Style Cod, but using canned tuna for an easier and more economical way to feed a crowd.

25 Healthy Easter Recipes

Easter weekend is nearly upon us and we know many of you are in full meal prep mode.  We rounded up 25 healthy Easter recipes to make your meal planning easy. We’ve included everything from breakfast/brunch and appetizers to sides, desserts and main dishes!

How to Make the Perfect Avocado Toast + 12 Recipe Ideas

Avocado Toast took the Internet by storm in 2015 and hasn’t showed any signs of stopping. Instagram feeds were full of avocado toast creations, Pinterest boards were dedicated to all the different ways you could top them, and avocado toast became new menu items at numerous restaurants.

Hearty Tortellini Soup

Although spring has officially sprung, it definitely still feels like winter across most of the country. For most of us, we had a taste of spring much earlier than usual, but then old man winter had to come back and remind us that he wasn’t gone quite yet! So while it’s still cold outside, I’m enjoying my favorite soups for as long as I can.

How to Fuel Young Athletes with Potatoes

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.

5 New Products from Southern Exposure 2017

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.