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Meijer offers Tasty Turkey Wraps to get children to eat vegetables

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Getting children to eat fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. But Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Janine Faber, Med, RD, LD says it's a little easier with the right approach. She has a recipe for a tasty turkey wrap that incorporates extra vegetables in a kid-friendly package.

Produce For Kids

Produce for Kids is a national program that advocates the importance of healthy diets for children and raises funds for Children's Miracle Network hospitals in local communities. All Meijer stores will participate in the 2013 Produce for Kids program. Funds are raised through sales of participating sponsor products during the campaign dates, May 26- June 22.

Over the past 10 years, Meijer shoppers and the Produce for Kids participating fresh produce companies have raised $528,184 for local children's hospitals.

PFK's slogan 'Get Healthy, Give Hope' emulates our goal to teach children the benefits of eating healthy, especially during the current obesity crisis in our country, while helping hospitalized children.

Products at Meijer

·Bolthouse Farms® Carrots

·DOLE® Packaged Salads

·Earthbound Farm® Organic Mixed Baby Kale

·HMC Farms, Fowler Packing & Sunwest Fruit Co. California Peaches, Plums & Nectarines

·Grower Direct® California & Washington Cherries

·SUNSET® Tomatoes on the Vine

·NatureSweet® Glorys™, Cherubs® & SunBursts™ Tomatoes

·Green Giant® Fresh Klondike Rose® & Red Potatoes

·RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions

·Marzetti® Refrigerated Salad Dressings

·Well-Pict Berries® Strawberries

Shoppers can support this worthy program, and promote healthy eating habits, by purchasing sponsor products featured at their local Meijer store. For more information, visit www.produceforkids.com  

Tasty Turkey Wrap

Serves 4

½ lb. Markets of Meijer low-sodium turkey deli meat

4 slices Meijer Provolone cheese

4 tsp. Marzetti® Light Ranch Dressing

½ cup Bolthouse Farms® Matchstick Carrots

1 large SUNSET® Tomato on the Vine, sliced

1 cup DOLE® Romaine lettuce, chopped

½ cup cucumbers, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips

1 avocado, peeled, mashed

1. Lay turkey slices flat on cutting board, separated into four 2 oz. portions. Place slice of cheese on top of each portion.

2. Spread 1 tsp. dressing on cheese. Add carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers and avocado.

3. Roll up and secure with toothpick.

Recipe adapted from www.produceforkids.com

Nutrition Information per serving: 248 calories, 14g fat, 45mg cholesterol, 511mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 21g protein, 4g fiber

Serve with HMC Farms California Peach Slices and Whole Wheat Crackers

Snack/Dessert Idea

Fruity Short Cakes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 HMC Farms California Nectarine, pitted, chopped

1 pear, cored, sliced

1 apple, cored, chopped

½ cup pineapple, cored and chopped

1 cup nonfat Meijer vanilla yogurt (or try Meijer Greek vanilla yogurt)

¨û tsp. ground cinnamon

4 individual short cakes (individual dessert cakes or angel food cakes)

¼ cup Grower Direct® California & Washington cherries, pitted, sliced

¼ cup raspberries, sliced or Well-Pict Berries® Strawberries

Directions:

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 or strawberries.

Nutrition Information per serving for the Fruity Short Cakes: 334 calories, 6.4g fat, 11mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 56.8g carbohydrate 56.8g, fiber 3.4g, 13.9g protein.

For a complete meal serve Fruity Short Cakes with a glass of 1% milk

Recipe adapted from www.produceforkids.com  

To access the weekly menu, visit www.meijermealbox.com/healthy-living  

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