Produce For Kids: Feeding Your Military Family and America Too At The Same Time

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Produce For Kids.

Do you have kids that like to cook? Or have you ever thought about teaching your children to cook? Do you enjoy giving back to your military community? If so, this article is for you!

As a part their Feeding America campaign Produce for Kids has partnered with Military Produce Group which services 93 commissaries around the United States. From April 1st-30th, for purchasing any brand that supports Produce for Kids,  you will be helping to give back to the Feeding America food bank program in support of families and children.

Some of these brands include:

  • Dole (Cauliflower & Strawberries)
  • Rainier (Lady Alice Brand Apples)
  • Real Sweet (Vidalia Onions)
  • Tanimura & Antle (Artisan Romaine Lettuce)

In addition, if you go to their website Produce For Kids you can find links for how to give back, tips, recipes and more!

We place an important emphasis on giving back to our community in our household and partnering with Produce for Kids allows us to do just that. It provides an easy way to not only teach kids about the importance of healthy eating, but is a quick and simple way to show them how their contributions can directly affect a family in need. Also, cooking with kids is fun! My children enjoy spending time in the kitchen with me and they love to get creative with their own recipes. That’s why I was excited to show them the different produce options and let them choose what they wanted to make.

Not surprising- they saw the Dole cauliflower, Real Sweet Vidalia Onions, Dole Strawberries, Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce and immediately picked a family favorite; roasted vegetables with a strawberry and green leaf salad. We added some fresh asparagus and picked up a rotisserie chicken on the way out to make it an easy week night meal. The kids did all the hard work- chopping the veggies and seasoning them with some basil olive oil, salt and cracked pepper. All I had to do was prepare the salad and turn the oven on! It was easy and fun, which when you’re a busy military family those nights are appreciated and needed. More than that, my kids enjoyed knowing that by choosing these easy and healthy options they were not only taking care of themselves, but also others.

So be sure to stop by your local commissary and look for those items with the Produce for Kids logo on it. It’s one quick stop to feed your military family and also help Feed America. To learn more visit http://produceforkids.com/military.

 

 

 

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