Produce for Kids Blog

Episode 13: Healthy Holiday Treats Part 2: Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of HolleyGrainger.com as part 2 of a 2-part series all around holiday snacks. For part 2, we’re focusing on all things Thanksgiving, Christmas and the upcoming holiday season. Holley shares tips and ideas on creating festive snacks, lightening up your favorite holiday dishes and balancing your diet during this season.

What’s in Season for November?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for November and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

Easy Vegetarian Food Swaps

Whether you’re making the switch to a vegetarian, vegan or plant-based diet, or just looking to cut back on the amount of meat your family eats, these easy vegetarian food swaps can be used for most meals.

New Products & Trends from PMA’s Fresh Summit

Every year, our team has the opportunity to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Expo where the latest and greatest in the produce industry is showcased. Our team set out to see what the new “hot” items will be for 2019.

Episode 12: Healthy Holiday Treats Part 1: Halloween

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of HolleyGrainger.com as part 1 of a two-part series all around holiday snacks. For part 1, we’re focusing on all things Halloween. Holley shares tips and ideas on Halloween snacks including classroom party ideas, ideas for balancing Halloween candy and healthier foods, how to “boo’zed” your neighbors for some Halloween fun, and more!

Halloween Fruit and Vegetable Carvings

Carved pumpkins are aplenty this time of year. But did you know there are lots of fruits and veggies that can be carved for Halloween? In our latest Facebook Live event, we showcased off a few of our favorite carved fruits and veggies, including a pineapple, cantaloupe, bell peppers, onions and more! Here’s how you do it.

25 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Raise your hand if you are looking forward to candy-crazy kids this Halloween! I didn’t think so. Candy on Halloween is an unavoidable situation. Between school parties and trick or treating, you could probably open your own candy store with the amount kids seem to collect. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the candy.

Top Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

With fall sports starting up, food and fuel are top of mind for many families with young athletes. The truth is, whether you are an avid tennis player or have a child who plays one or two recreational sports after school, individuals who exercise or train on a regular basis should pay extra attention to their diet when it comes to performing at their best.

Episode 11: Meal Planning Made Easy

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we sat down with Amy Roskelley, founder of Super Healthy Kids, to talk about her new meal planning app. The Prepear app was designed to simplify the meal planning process while providing nutrition information and connecting friends and family. The app allows you to discover new recipes or import your favorite recipes and automatically generates a grocery list making it a one-stop shop for meal planning. 

What’s in Season for October?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for October and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.