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2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Guide

May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The Produce Mom Role Call National School Lunch Week 2017 –October 9-13, 2017 –Theme | School Lunch: Recipe for Success Review and Recap of Expectations for NSLW Checklist –Goal: market and host successful NSLW event targeting MS/HS that engages students and offers taste tests of at least one recipe with either: dark green veggie; or red/orange veggie or bean/pea –You may use new or existing recipe – use Smarter Lunchroom techniques to promote –LOVE  student comments; consider... Read more →

Sweet Spud Love

Ask The Produce Expert: Sweet Potatoes

Today’s Expert: Wada Farms Welcome to the 18th edition of our featured series, titled “Ask the Produce Expert.”  In this series, we feature an expert in the agriculture world and ask them industry-related questions.  If you have a question that you want answered by an industry expert – it’s as easy as tweeting us or posting your question on The Produce Mom Facebook page!  The Produce Mom Family of Partners is here to answer your questions! About Wada Farms: Wada Farms has a 70+ year history of pride, excellence and respect – and a passion for providing things of intrinsic value to our customers... Read more →

March 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

March 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

Happy March! A new month means a new #ProduceChallenge. On this month's Challenge Calendar, you'll find lots of seasonal fruits and veggies to enjoy each day. We'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day with rainbows of flavor and our favorite green fruits and veggies. Join the March Produce Challenge to get recipes, tips, and tutorials delivered straight to your inbox. Read more →

Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Skip the Valentine’s Day dinner reservation at a fancy restaurant. Earlier today on Indy Style, I showed you how to impress your valentine with a romantic meal at home. From appetizers to dessert, I used beautiful Pink Lady apples to bring some love to your table for an easy Valentine's Day dinner! Read more →

February 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

February 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

Happy February! A new month means a new #ProduceChallenge. On this month's Challenge Calendar, you'll find lots of seasonal fruits and veggies to LOVE. Some are familiar favorites while others might be new additions to your diet. Be sure to subscribe to the Produce Challenge to receive weekly recipes, shopping lists, selection and preparation tips, and more — delivered straight to your inbox! Read more →

Breakfast Toast Ideas

10 Tasty Toast Ideas

We went on a quest to come up with breakfast toast combinations that are delicious, easy to make, and stick with you throughout the morning. We created 10 tasty toast ideas that are power-packed, meaning they'll give you the energy you need to make it through all your morning tasks. Read more →

January 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

January 2017 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge? Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown.... Read more →

7 Healthy Snacks for Santa and His Reindeer from The Produce Mom

7 Healthy Snacks for Santa and His Reindeer – Produce Mom Picks

We all know that Santa loves sweets. But I have it on good authority that Santa also enjoys eating healthy snacks, including fresh produce! Help Santa re-energize during his busy night of delivering presents by making some of these healthy snacks for Santa and his reindeer. He’s sure to thank you for giving him some healthy snack options! Read more →

Ask The Produce Expert: Grapes from California

Today’s Expert: The California Table Grape Commission Welcome to the 17th edition of our featured series, titled “Ask the Produce Expert.”  In this series, we feature an expert in the agriculture world and ask them industry-related questions.  If you have a question that you want answered by an industry expert – it’s as easy as tweeting us or posting your question on The Produce Mom Facebook page!  The Produce Mom Family of Partners is here to answer your questions! California Table Grape Commission: Growing grapes in California is a family tradition, with know-how passed generation to generation.  Today, California produces 99%... Read more →

6 Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays from The Produce Mom

6 Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays – Produce Mom Picks

If you’re asked to bring a fruit or veggie tray to your next holiday party, don’t fret! You don’t have to bring a plain, boring veggie platter. Get creative and make one of these 6 holiday and fruit veggie trays! Read more →

7 Fruit Cake Recipes from The Produce Mom

7 Fruit Cake Recipes – Produce Mom Picks

December is National Fruitcake Month. Even the season’s most reviled dessert has its own recognition month. Instead of traditional fruitcake, consider serving your holiday guests cakes made with fruit. They’re much tastier, in my opinion! So check out these seven fruit cake recipes and find one or two to make for your next holiday party! Read more →

December 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

December 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge?  Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. People who are interested... Read more →

$10 in the Produce Department at Kroger: Part 3

We completed part three of our $10 Produce Challenge series with our partners at Kroger. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for Produce Challenge #4 happening on Tuesday, 11/22/16. Welcome to the 3d edition of the 3rd $10 Produce Challenge! This series will focus on two things: 1) Fresh Produce is affordable 2) The Kroger Ad exposes you to great value, great variety, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. As the Founder and Owner of The Produce Mom, I’m always receiving feedback and commentary from our readers, social media followers and my personal friends that relates to fresh produce. Hands down,... Read more →

16 Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Produce Mom Picks

It’s almost Thanksgiving, the one day a year we can indulge in foods full of calories with little to no guilt. If you’re still working on your menu for Thursday, consider these 16 Thanksgiving side dishes. I’m sure you’ll find a few that your family will love! Read more →

Colorful Veggie Appetizers and Sides for Thanksgiving from The Produce Mom

Colorful Veggie Appetizers and Sides for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier today on Indy Style, I demonstrated several Thanksgiving recipes that featured colorful flowering kale called Salad Savoy. Kale isn’t just for salads and garnishes! You can use it in many savory appetizers and side dishes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Read more →

Father’s Day Grilled Veggie Tray

Father’s Day is synonymous with grilling! Why not make a grilled veggie tray? It’s easy and delicious!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a healthy choice, i... Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes It was all about Mom... Read more →

Edible Strawberry Christmas Tree

This Edible Strawberry Tree is the perfect & most delicious way to incorporate fresh produce into your holiday festivities!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a healthy choice, i... Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes It was all about... Read more →

Valentine’s Day Veggie Tray

Your family & friends will fall in love with this Valentine’s Day Veggie Tray! One of the best parts about creating this party tray is being able to exchange any of the vegetables for your favorite picks! Choose cucumbers instead of green bell pepper or carrots instead of yellow bell pepper. If you desire, this tray can even be made with your favorite fruit picks – the possibilities are endless!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori... Read more →

XOXO Valentine’s Day Fruit Tray

Show your Valentine how much you love them this holiday by making them their one & only XOXO Fruit Tray! You can even personalize this fruit tray by exchanging the blueberries, pineapple, or watermelon with you loved one’s favorite fruit. It doesn’t get sweeter than that! You may also enjoy: Do You Know Salad Savoy? A World of Color, Taste a... Do you know salad savoy? If you haven't tried this colorific veggie yet, you have a delicious experience awaiting you! What Is Salad Savoy? Salad Sa... 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference... Read more →

St. Patrick’s Day Vegetable Tray

What is the first color that is associated with St. Patrick’s Day? GREEN! This vegetable tray is the perfect way to prepare for the festivities since it only uses GREEN vegetables!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a... Read more →

American Flag Fruit Tray

Choose this American flag fruit tray for your 4th of July festivities! The red, white & blue colors  will light up the room!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a healthy choice, i... Mother’s Day Brunch... Read more →

New Year’s Fruit Tray

New year, new you! Ditch the chips & dip for your New Year’s Eve celebration and create this delicious fruit tray! It is just as easy as opening a bag of chips, plus it’ll make you look like a pro! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks... Read more →

4th of July Fruit Wand

Dazzle up your 4th of July party with these homemade fruit wands! A quick & easy recipe that will be a huge hit with all ages!     You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is a healthy choice, i... Mother’s... Read more →

St. Patrick’s Rainbow Fruit Tray

This rainbow fruit tray will make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration the best one yet! The tangy, sweet & tart flavors of the fruit make this tray the perfect way to start off the holiday. You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While... Read more →

American Veggie Cup

This may not be your typical party tray, but it is a fantastic way to serve veggies & dip at your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day get-to-together. While the star & American flag toothpicks are optional, they should do make the serving cups look cute! All you have to do is drop a scoop of vegetable dip in the bottom of the cup, add your favorite sliced veggies on top & serve – easy as 1,2,3! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017... Read more →

Easter Bunny Fruit Tray

Still looking for the perfect dish to make for your family gathering? Whether you are hosting or attending Easter lunch, this fruit tray is the answer to your problem! Even better, this recipe is quick & easy. It will probably take you longer to gather the ingredients than it will to build the actual bunny! Plus, you’ll look like a professional 🙂 You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice... Read more →

Skeleton Vegetable Tray

Halloween can be so much more than pumpkins, costumes & candy! Encourage your kiddos to eat more fruits & veggies this Halloween by creating this party tray.  The variety of vegetables will ensure that every kid finds their favorite!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold... Read more →

Halloween Pumpkins

This is probably my all time favorite treat to make for Halloween parties! These little pumpkins take 2 minutes to create & are always a huge hit with the kids & adults. Whether you need a treat for a school or home Halloween party, these pumpkins are the way to go! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going... Read more →

Menorah Vegetable Platter

Each night at sundown over the next eight days, another flame is lit on the menorah. Therefore, in light of the Hanukkah season (pun intended), I decided to create my own menorah with some colorful, healthy vegetables.   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are... Read more →

Cinco de Mayo Veggie Tray

Change up your Cinco de Mayo menu this year but incorporating this vegetable platter at your fiesta! Serve with your favorite vegetable dip & it’ll be a huge hit – trust me! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice water is... Read more →

Easter Vegetable Basket

The perfect combination of vegetables matched with a great way to carry your favorite picks! It is easy to exchange any of the vegetables shown with your favorites. Incorporating a variety of colors & flavors makes this Easter Vegetable Basket one to remember! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay... Read more →

Vegetable Snowman Tray

The snow & temperature is falling, which means winter is here! As holiday parties approach, keep this snowman vegetable tray in mind for your next event! The ranch serves as the perfect dipping sauce with the crisp vegetables. Plus, the snowman is cute as can be! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find... Read more →

Fruit-Filled Sombrero Hat Tray

It is officially Cinco de Mayo, which means it is time to break out the fiesta decorations! This sombrero hat filled with a variety of fruit makes a great table center piece.  Your guests will love the vibrant colors & sweet flavors as they munch on these produce picks. Plus, you get a decoration & party snack out of this fruit tray! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and... Read more →

Father’s Day Watermelon Grill

Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means your little one is probably looking for the perfect homemade present to make for their dad! Lucky for you, this homemade watermelon grill is the answer to your search! It is easy, kid-friendly & extremely delicious.  Plus, it’s a great way to get your kids in the kitchen & the man in your life consuming more fruit!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of... Read more →

Mother’s Day Blooming Fruit Basket

Forget the tradition of flowers this Mother’s Day & instead, make this cute blooming fruit basket! While I chose a variety of fruits for this basket, make sure to incorporate your mom’s favorites! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice... Read more →

Star of David Fruit Tray

Serving a Star of David Fruit Tray this holiday season is the next best thing since sliced bread! The variety of colors & produce picks ensures there is a fruit everyone will like.  Even better, you can incorporate different varieties than what is shown & be creative! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways... Read more →

Mother’s Day Vegetable Bouquet

Now, this is a gift that will impress any mother out there! The sweet bell peppers filled with the tangy cherry tomatoes is the perfect combination of vegetables to fill up the flower pot. You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While... Read more →

New Year’s Veggie Tray

There’s no better way to start out the new year than with fresh produce! This New Year’s Veggie Tray is the PERFECT party tray for your guests. Plus, it’s quick, easy & tasty!   You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While ice... Read more →

Turkey Apple Tray

Apples & homemade caramel dip – YES PLEASE! This fruit tray is a unique way to plate your apples & dip at your next party. Pick your favorite variety of apple & slice it up! You may also enjoy: 2017 National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Training Gu... May 24, 2017 | 9:30amET Conference Call Preparation for 2017 National School Lunch Week Agenda Welcome from Lori Taylor, Founder and CEO of The... Fruit and Herb Flavored Ice Cubes As the weather is warming up you’re going to want to find ways to stay cool. Ice cold drinks are a summer must. While... Read more →

Kitchen Gadgets for Prepping Produce from The Produce Mom

Kitchen Gadgets for Prepping Produce – Produce Mom Picks

One of the challenges that comes with eating fresh produce is prepping it. Many fruits and vegetables require a bit of work before they’re ready to be eaten. Check out these six easy-to-find kitchen gadgets for prepping produce. Then use them to create these tasty recipes! Read more →

7 Snacks for Little Soldiers – Produce Mom Picks

Veterans Day is a special day we set aside to honor and thank everyone who has served – or is serving – in our military. This Friday, find some time to recognize the veterans in your community for their patriotism and their sacrifices for our country. And try these seven snacks for your own little soldiers! Read more →

Crock Pot Meals for Busy Moms

I truly believe crock pots were developed to keep the busy families out there sane! During the fall months (or all months), routines can be lost & kid’s activities can run late.  However, investing in a crock pot & having a few favorite recipes in your back pocket helps life move forward! Many people only view crock pots for a meal featuring a “meat.” We want to change that…you can use a crock pot to feature fruits and vegetables! Crock pot meals are a great way to incorporate more produce into your kiddos diet, especially veggies.  Trust me, I know! It is... Read more →

November 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge?  Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. People who are interested... Read more →

Celebrating the Broccoli Slaw Anniversary with The Produce Mom

Celebrating the Broccoli Slaw Anniversary

Let’s celebrate Broccoli Slaw! Earlier today on Indy Style, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of Mann’s Broccoli Slaw, the first convenience product in the produce department. With Broccoli Slaw, Mann’s created an innovative way to turn broccoli stems, which typically were waste products, into a consumable product. Try these three recipes featuring Broccoli Slaw! Read more →

8 Vegetable and Pasta Recipes – Produce Mom Picks

Vegetables and pasta. They just belong together! I love the crunch of fresh veggies with the starchy pasta. Or try roasted vegetables for a deep burst of flavor. If you’re ready for more veggies with your pasta, try these vegetable and pasta recipes. I’m sure you’ll love them all! Read more →

$10 in the Produce Department at Kroger: Part Two

On Thursday, October 6th we completed part two of our $10 Produce Challenge series with our partners at Kroger Welcome to the 2nd edition of the $10 Produce Challenge! This series will focus on two things: 1) Fresh Produce is affordable 2) The Kroger Ad exposes you to great value, great variety, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. As the Founder and Owner of The Produce Mom, I’m always receiving feedback and commentary from our readers, social media followers and my personal friends that relates to fresh produce. Hands down, the most popular sentiment shared with me is that fresh fruits and... Read more →

How to Select, Store, and Serve Potatoes from The Produce Mom

How to Select, Store, and Serve Potatoes – Produce Mom Picks

Potatoes are arguably the most versatile vegetable in your pantry. They can be baked, roasted, fried, boiled, mashed, and steamed. Are you using this vegetable to its full potential? Read about how to select, store, and serve potatoes. Then try some potato recipes! Read more →

8 Fall Beverage Recipes from The Produce Mom

8 Fall Beverage Recipes – Produce Mom Picks

It’s finally fall! This time of year causes most of us to turn to comforting, homemade foods – like soups, casseroles, and baked goods. And what goes better with these homemade foods than homemade beverages! From warm ciders to cold milkshakes and everything in between, you and your family will love these fall beverage recipes! Read more →

October 2016 Produce Challenge Calendar

A new month is here and that means a new #ProduceChallenge! Are you up to the challenge?  Who should take the #ProduceChallenge? People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables. People who are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week. People who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables. Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies. Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes. People who want to learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. People who are interested... Read more →

8 Fruit and Vegetable Pancake Recipes from The Produce Mom

Fruit and Vegetable Pancake Recipes

Pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore! And not all pancakes are sweet. Besides using fresh produce on top of your pancakes, try adding them to the inside. Be adventurous with peaches, apples, zucchini, and even carrots. Help me celebrate National Pancake Day by trying these fruit and vegetable pancake recipes this week! Read more →

$10 in the Produce Department at Kroger

On Thursday, September 15th we kicked off a special series with our partners at Kroger. Welcome to the 1st edition of the $10 Produce Challenge! This series will focus on two things: 1) Fresh Produce is affordable 2) The Kroger Ad exposes you to great value, great variety, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. As the Founder and Owner of The Produce Mom, I’m always receiving feedback and commentary from our readers, social media followers and my personal friends that relates to fresh produce. Hands down, the most popular sentiment shared with me is that fresh fruits and vegetables... Read more →