Friday, August 23, 2013

Meijer Stores and Produce for Kids



Hi neighbors!

Meijer Stores and teaming up again with Produce for Kids for the second annual Healthy Families, Happy Kids.  This campaign will raise money for local health and nutrition based classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org.  Just last year the campaign raised more than $169,000 and supported 652 classroom projects.

Campaign information:
Beginning Sept. 2 to Sept. 28, the joint campaign will help raise money for classroom projects that encourage healthy relationships with food.  The more produce Meijer shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more hope they can give to local children. All participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers at Meijer stores will make a consumption-based donation DonorsChoose.org.

Now, here are a couple recipes they allowed me to share with you.


Blueberry Banana Pancakes
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 cup fat free milk
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 egg
1 banana, sliced
½ cup blueberries
2 tsp. caramel dip
1 Tbsp. pecans, finely chopped


Directions:
  1. Sift flours, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add milk, oil and egg, and mix until moistened.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat; spray with cooking spray. Spoon ¼ cup pancake mixture onto skillet. Add sliced bananas and blueberries, and cook 2-3 minutes, or until pancakes begin to bubble. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes, or until done.
  3. Top with pecans and drizzle with caramel dip.


Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:
·        A glass of 100% pomegranate juice




Lunchtime Chowtime

Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili
Serves 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1½ Tbsp. chili powder
1½ Tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (15 oz.) low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) no salt added corn, drained
¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups kale, tough stems removed, chopped
1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 cup unsalted tortilla chips, crushed

Directions:
  1. Add turkey, onion, pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, tomato paste, tomatoes, black beans, corn, broth and kale to slow cooker, and cook on low 8 hours.
  2. Top with Greek yogurt and tortilla chips.

Suggested sides:
  • ½ cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 Buddy Fruits pouch


Be sure to visit www.produceforkids.com for more information and some other really super recipes!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a goodie bag for posting.  All quotes in red are taken directly from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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