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20 Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

February is a month filled with love – heart-shaped candy, chocolates, and of course, Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday filled with sweet treats! February is also American Heart Month, giving families a great opportunity to make sweet treats good for you. Here are 20 of our favorite healthy (and sweet!) Valentine’s Day treats from us and blogger friends.

Butternut Squash Lasagna

I’ve always loved butternut squash and I enjoy eating it simply roasted, tossed in salads, and especially in Butternut Squash Soup. I’d never used it in lasagna until just recently, and I’m so glad I gave it a try. This lasagna is creamy, hearty, and flavorful, and truly is the perfect comfort food.

3 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats with Strawberries

When I say “Valentine’s Day” what fruit comes to mind? You probably said strawberries. Their beautiful red color, shape and that they pair so well with chocolate certainly makes them a popular choice. Today we’re teaming up with Wish Farms, a local Florida strawberry grower, to bring you 3 sweet Valentine’s Day treat with fresh strawberries! 

35 Healthy Game Day Recipes

The Big Game is near! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or only watching for the great commercials, score some major points by putting out a winning spread! We gathered 35 healthy game day dips, appetizers, small bites and main dishes to help you out.

Foods to Fight Winter Colds

The arrival of colder weather often brings forth the need for tissues and trips to your family physician. You might feel extra tired, out of sorts, and frankly moving off the couch is enough exercise for the day. What we fail to remember is that food provides an effective natural boost to both mood and health. Instead of blaming our lack of time or winter’s early darkness, prep yourself with strategies to fit in healthy eating when our bodies need it the most.

#PowerYourLunchbox with Fruits & Veggies

Today, we’re guest blogging over on the RealSweet Blog, sharing all about our #PowerYourLunchbox campaign, plus 10 easy ways to add more fruits and veggies to your child’s lunchbox. Did you know that Produce for Kids was founded by John Shuman, President of Shuman Produce? He saw a need to bring the produce industry together to help give back to local communities and began Produce for Kids in 2002 to do just that. Shuman Produce, or RealSweet® as you may know it, is a family-owned Vidalia® sweet onion grower our of Reidsville, GA. 

How LaLa Lunchbox is Inspiring Healthy Kids

If you follow Produce for Kids on Instagram, you probably saw the LaLa Lunchbox Takeover Tuesday on Jan. 17 hosted by Gillian Fein, creator of LaLa Lunchbox. We had the chance to chat with Gillian and find out what the hype was around her LaLa Lunchbox app and how it can help #poweryourlunchbox.

Fight the Flu with Florida Grapefruit

Cold and flu season is upon us. Many of us will be reaching for food rich in Vitamin C to help ward off potential colds. Did you know half of a medium grapefruit contains 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C? In addition to being an excellent source of Vitamin C, grapefruit also provides your body with essential nutrients like Vitamin A, potassium and dietary fiber. Learn more about the health benefits of grapefruit by visiting floridacitrus.org.

Defining Diets: What Your Family Needs to Know About Popular Diets

The start of the new year marks a start to lifestyle changes for many resolution-setters. One of the most popular resolutions is to eat healthier and perhaps embark on a new diet. If you are in this boat and considering a new diet for you or your family, below is what you need to know about each of the most popular diets before you decide. 

20 Game Day Guacamole Recipes

Are you pumped for the Big Game? It’s not a football party without the guacamole! When it comes to typical tailgating dishes, like fried buffalo wings, greasy chips and sour cream-based dips, guacamole is a snack option that contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-rich choice. So grab your favorite veggies or baked tortilla chips and dip into some delicious guacamole!