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Satisfy the Sweet Tooth

Craving a sweet snack? Consider the natural sweetness of fruit.  In addition to natural sweetness, fruit provides a great source of nutrients. Fresh strawberries over vanilla yogurt, for example, can satisfy the sweet tooth as much as ice cream!


Replace a caffeinated pick-me up with a healthy apple…

There are some rumors that an apple has just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The truth is, apples contain no caffeine (great post here on HOWEVER given the high level of natural sugar they contain, apples are a very healthy alternative to caffeine, and a great afternoon pick-me-up. For an added bonus, […]


Jicama Mango Slaw

Serves 6  4C  fresh jicama, ¼ C red pepper finely diced ¼ C green onion, thinly sliced ½ C mango, diced 1 orange – the zest and the juice 1 lime – the zest and the juice 1 T honey 1/2 T balsamic vinegar 1 T olive oil Peel jicama and grate.  Combine with red […]

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Summer Sizzling on the Grill

By Marshall O'Brien, written for Produce for Kids The weather is heating up and summer is right around the corner. It’s time for outdoor cooking once again. When it comes to getting kids involved with cooking, grilling offers a great opportunity to experience fruits and vegetables in refreshing new ways. Asparagus, zucchini, and yellow squash […]


The Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat

Dr. Mercola's articles are thought provoking, informational, and substantial, here's a good one. Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola with Rachael Droege There are no "bad" foods, right? Only food you should eat in moderation? Well, not really. The following foods are so bad for your body that I really can't see any reason to […]


Connecting Kids with Grab and Go Snacks

By Marshall O'Brien, written for Produce for Kids   With summer approaching (hopefully), it’s a great time to empower your children to connect with food.  One way you can do this is by showing your kids how to make their own “grab and go” snacks. With this exercise, they’ll become more engaged with what they […]


Fantastic Foods for Fall

By Marshall O’Brien, written for Produce for Kids With autumn, the air is a bit cooler, the leaves are turning colors, and a new crop of fruits and vegetables are in prime season. Apples, cucumbers, and plums are bursting with a variety of colors and textures from ruby reds to pale greens, and from tender […]


The Worst and Best Foods for Kids

Following are ten of the worst and best children's foods, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Worst: Soda Hamburgers Hot dogs Ice cream Bologna Whole milk American cheese French fries and Tater Tots Pizza loaded with cheese and meat Chocolate bars The Best: Fresh fruits and vegetables (especially carrot sticks, […]

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