Monday, June 3, 2013

Eat healthy with Publix: fun summer recipes for you and your kids!

"Produce for Kids just launched 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 next week. Now through June 27th, the joint campaign will help raise money for children in need. 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 consumption-based donation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

To learn more about the campaign, shoppers 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 series “LazyTown” and “The Chica Show,” along with tips on healthy eating for kids."
Publix has always been my absolute favorite grocery store to shop in. They offer very family friendly, healthy choices.  Publix shared when me some delicious looking kid friendly recipes that I will definitely be making this summer. My favorites are:

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 

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.
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