One of the best parts about summertime is the availability of fresh fruit and produce. Produce for Kids has many ways to make healthy eating FUN for kids and parents alike!
Produce for Kids is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country, including our local Kroger Southwest stores from June 13th – July 24th, to help raise money for Texas Children’s Hospital and other local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Now through July 24th, thanks to the annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Kroger and Produce for Kids, the more produce shoppers add to their shopping lists the more hope they can give to local children. Produce for Kids is kicking off this year’s campaign (their 10th birthday!) with a new partnership with Sprout and LazyTown. During this campaign, Produce for Kids will offer shoppers collectible Ideal MealsTM– quick and easy healthy meal ideas, which are free and can be found in displays featuring LazyTown characters from the popular, health-focused, children’s series airing exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout.
Ideal Meals offer shoppers chef-created/nutritionist-approved easy solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients, Ideal Meals are great for busy families who crave fast meal options that don’t require stopping at the local drive-thru.
Below are some delicious summer-inspired Ideal Meals perfect to serve as healthful and fun dessert alternatives at any upcoming picnics or BBQs you may be attending:
Fruity Short Cakes
- 1 nectarine, pitted, chopped
- 1 pear, cored, sliced
- 1 apple, cored, chopped
- ½ cup pineapple, cored and chopped
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
- ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 4 individual short cakes
- ¼ cup cherries, pitted, sliced
- ¼ cup raspberries, sliced
1. Mix nectarines, pears, apples, pineapple, yogurt and cinnamon in large mixing bowl.
2. Top individual short cakes with fruit and yogurt mixture, sprinkle with cherries and raspberries.
Fruity Short Cakes Calories 334, Fat 6.4g, Protein 13.9g, Carbohydrate 56.8g, Fiber 3.4g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 306mg, Calcium 447mg, Vitamin A685 IU, Vitamin C 20.3mg, Iron 1.2mg
Chocolatey Fruit Skewers
Preparation Time: 12 minutes
- 1 pre-made pound cake
- 8 strawberries, whole, leaves hulled
- 8 raspberries, whole
- 1 cup pineapple, cored, chunked
- 4 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
- 4 (6-inch) bamboo skewers
1. Cut pound cake into 4 1×3-inch rectangles and 8 1×1-inch squares.
2. Place 1 1×3-inch piece cake on plate, stick skewer in middle.
3. Add strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and 1×1-inch piece of cake to skewer. Repeat with another strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and 1×1-inch piece of cake.
4. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Chocolatey Fruit Skewer Calories 354, Fat 2.5g, Protein 12g, Carbohydrate 52.1g, Fiber 2.4g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 280mg, Calcium 348mg, Vitamin A 529 IU, Vitamin C 44.4mg, Iron 1.4mg
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