Saturday, June 8, 2013

Get Healthy, Give Hope Campaign...

GET HEALTHY, GIVE HOPE CAMPAIGN --Produce for Kids teaming up with Meijer to raise funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Shop your local Meijer store's produce section now through June 22nd to help...

Produce for Kids announces it's 11th annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign and midwest retailer Meijer is once again teaming up to help raise funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The joint campaign runs from May 26th - June 22nd and will help raise money for children in need and YOU can help!

When you shop at Meijer now through June 22nd you can be helping raise funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All you have to do is shop in the produce section. The more produce you add to your cart, the more hope you can give to local children. 
All participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers at Meijer stores will make a consumption based donation to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 

The following companies proudly support the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign at Meijer locations and your local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Bolthouse Farms, DOLE Salads, Earthbound Farm Organic Mixed Baby Kale, Grower Direct California and Washington Cherries, HMC Farms, Fowler Packing Company and SunWest Fruit Company --California Peaches, Plums and Nectarines, T. Marzetti Company --Marzetti Refrigerated Salad Dressings, SUNSET Tomatoes on the Vine, NatureSweet Glorys Perfect Ingrediant Tomatoes, Cherubs Heavenly Salad Tomatoes, and SunBurts Sweet Golden Snacking Tomatoes, Potandon Produce --Green Giant Fresh Klondike Rose and Red Potatoes, Shurman Produce --RealSweet Vidalia Onions and Well-Pict Berrie Strawberries.

To learn more about this campaign visit your local Meijer store and look for the Produce for Kids in-store display that 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 series LazyTown and The Chica Show, along with tips on healthy eating for kids.


Below are some delicious and nutritious PFK recipes that will help you and your family stay cool as the weather heats up this summer...

Banana Fro-Yo



Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
·   2 bananas, peeled, chopped 
·   3 cups lowfat yogurt
·   1 cup pineapple, cored, chopped
·   ¼ cup caramel dip
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.


Smoothie Pops & Super Cereal Mix



Serves 16
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
·   1 large peach or mango, peeled, chopped
·   1 large nectarine, peeled, chopped
·   2 medium bananas, peeled, sliced
·   1 cup strawberries, leaves hulled
·   1 cup blueberries
·   ¼ cup orange or fruit juice
·   2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
·   16 paper cups
1. Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until just smooth.
2. Place 16 paper cups on a baking tray.  Pour smoothie into paper cups.  Place tray in freezer and freeze until slushy, about 20 minutes. 
3. 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.
4. Tear away paper cup and place on plate.

Serves 4
Preparation Time:
·   1 cup toasted oat rings cereal
·   1 cup round corn puffs cereal
·   ½ cup round colored corn puffs cereal
·   ½ cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
1. Combine all cereal mix ingredients in a large bowl.


Super Green Smoothie



Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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


Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from the company or pr firm for facilitating this reader feature.


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