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Local Publix Stores Partner with Produce for Kids

by Pennie on June 4, 2013

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Produce for Kids is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with major supermarket chains across the country, including your local Publix store, to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  The campaign will run through June 27th.  The more produce Publix shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more hope they can give to local children. All participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers at Publix stores will make a donation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

To learn more about the campaign, you can visit the Produce for Kids in-store display which features easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful materials with additional information on the campaign and links to visit more than 90 easy Ideal Meals® recipes online. The display also features characters from the popular Sprout® health-focused children’s seriesLazyTown” and “The Chica Show,” along with tips on healthy eating for kids.

Here are two fantastic delicious and nutritious PFK recipes that will help your family stay cool as the weather heats up:

Banana Fro-Yo

BananaFroYo

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients:

· 2 bananas, peeled, chopped
· 3 cups lowfat yogurt
· 1 cup pineapple, cored, chopped
· ¼ cup caramel dip

Directions:

1. Place bananas in freezer bag and freeze overnight.
2. Blend bananas, yougurt and pineapple in blender until thick and smooth.
3. Portion and freeze for 25 minutes.
4. Drizzle with caramel dip and serve.

If you are looking for an easy way to get some vegetables into your kids, try this next recipe.  The taste of the banana, apple and honey overtake the vegetables, so you don’t taste them at all!

Super Green Smoothie

GreenSmoothie

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients:

· 2 cups 1% milk
· 1 banana, peeled, cut in half
· ½ avocado, pitted, peeled
· 1 cup spinach, gently packed
· 1 cup green apple, cored, chopped
· 3 Tbsp. ground flax seed
· 2 Tbsp. honey

Directions:

1. Blend milk, banana, avocado, spinach, apple, flax seed and honey in blender until smooth.

You can find more yummy recipes at the PFK website.

While you are checking their website, enter the PFK sweepstakes for an opportunity to win some great prizes!

 

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