By taking part in the annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign from Produce for Kids® -that’s how! This campaign promotes healthy eating and has raised over $3.7 Million for children’s non-profit organizations since 2002!
Basically, now through (the dates below) at you local store – the more produce you buy the more hope you can give to local children. For me, my local store is King Soopers, so I can support the organization through July 31st.
· Kroger Southwest: Now through July 24th
· Fred Meyer: Now through July 26th
· Price Chooper: Now through July 28th
· King Soopers: Now through July 31st
This year Produce for Kids is excited join up in a new partnership with Sprout® and LazyTownTM. During the campaign, Produce for Kids will offer shoppers collectible Ideal MealsTM – which are quick and easy healthy meal options. They are totally free to pick up from the displays featuring LazyTown characters from the children’s series airing 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 families who crave fast and healthy meal options.
Here is one of the delicious summer-inspired Ideal Meals: Smoothie Pops.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- 1 large peach or mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 large nectarine, peeled and chopped
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
- 1 pt. strawberries or raspberries
- ¼ cup orange or fruit juice
- 2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until just smooth.
Place 16 paper cups on a baking tray. Pour smoothie into paper cups. Place tray in freezer and freeze until slushy, about 20 minutes. Remove tray from freezer and insert one popsicle stick into the center of each cup. Return to freezer and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.
To serve, tear away paper cup and place on plate. Enjoy!
For more information visit Produce of Kids at: http://www.produceforkids.com/