"Produce for Kids" uses tasty choices to promote healthy eating
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Getting children to eat their veggies can be challenging. Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Janine Faber explains how their "Produce for Kids" campaign is not only encouraging healthy foods but also raising money for the Children's Miracle Network.
Produce for Kids
·This spring, Meijer will once again host the Get Healthy, Give Hope Produce for Kids campaign in all stores May 25 - June 21.
·During campaign time, 100% of funds raised will benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®.
·Over the past eleven years, Meijer has helped raise more than $946,000 to support local children's charities during the Produce for Kids campaigns.
·Produce for Kids is dedicated to educating families on the benefits of healthy eating with fresh produce, providing simple meal solutions and raising money for children's non-profit organizations.
Ingredients: 4 cups DOLE® Spring Mix salad blend 8 oz. Markets of Meijer® Rotisserie Chicken, skin removed, shredded (or try new Nature Raised Farms® chicken*) 8 large Well-Pict® strawberries, sliced 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved 4 Tbsp. Marzetti® Light Raspberry Cabernet Vinaigrette dressing
Directions: 1. Mix salad, chicken, strawberries, grapes and dressing in large bowl. Divide into two servings. Nutritional information per serving: Calories 296, Fat 11.88g, Protein 10.10g, Carbohydrates 29.04g, Fiber 1.97g, Sodium 84mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 2.37mg. Source: Produce for Kids Serve with: whole grain pita bread, hummus and lowfat milk
Fruit & Cream Delights Serves 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients: 1 California peach, pitted, chopped 1 California nectarine, pitted, chopped 1 California plum, pitted, chopped 1 cup Grower Direct® California cherries, pitted, chopped 1 Tbsp. honey 4 slices premade angel food cake 4 tsp. whipped cream
Directions: 1. Combine peach, nectarine, plum, cherries and honey in medium bowl. Set aside 5 minutes. 2. Top cake with fruit mixture and whipped cream.
Suggested sides for a complete meal: A glass of 1% milk
Nutrition information for this complete meal: Calories 255, Fat 2.9g, Protein 11.4g, Carbohydrate 47.6g, Fiber 2.6g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 338mg, Calcium 363mg, Vitamin A 827 IU, Vitamin C 10.9mg, Iron 0.6mg