The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Produce for Kids and the Get Healthy Give Hope Campaign. Photo and recipe were provided. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Produce for Kids and Publix have teamed up again to raise money to benefit a wonderful cause and to bring you delicious recipes!
For the 12th year, both of these great organizations have partnered up for the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign. This initiative has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit various children’s groups and non-profits. Publix alone, through the help of employees and customers, has raised nearly $2.3 million for local children’s organizations since 2002.
To help increase this year’s donations, shoppers are encouraged to add more produce to their grocery carts through 12 participating fruit and vegetable suppliers. These include Bolthouse Farms Juices & Smoothies; D’Arrigo Bros. of California – Andy Boy Broccoli; Chiquita Bananas; Fresh Express Packaged Salads; Coast Tropical Mangoes; Crunch Pak Sliced Apples; Del Monte Foods – Fruit Naturals Cups; J & D Produce, Inc. – Little Bear Brand Vidalia Sweet Onions; Minute Maid Pure Squeezed Orange Juice; Shuman Produce – RealSweet Vidalia Onions; Ventura Foods – Marie’s Dressings; Paramount Farms – Wonderful Pistachios.
Check out the following Produce for Kids dish that can be prepared and paired with many of these “Good for You” ingredients!
Bow Ties & Veggies Recipe
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ large Little Bear Brand Vidalia sweet onion, sliced
½ cup Andy Boy broccoli, chopped
½ cup cauliflower, chopped
½ cup rainbow bell peppers, chopped
2 cups bow tie pasta, prepared according to package directions
½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup strawberries, sliced
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat; add onions, broccoli/cauliflower and peppers, and cook 5 minutes or until tender.
- Reduce heat to low; add cooked pasta and tomatoes, and heat 1 minute or until warm.
- Top with cheese and strawberries.
For a complete meal, serve Bow Ties & Veggies with:
- Fresh Express packaged salad topped with radish, avocado, cucumber and lowfat Marie’s salad dressing
- A glass of Bolthouse Farms juice
Are you more likely to purchase foods when you know it benefits a great cause? Which of the participating brands do you currently buy?
At the conclusion of this campaign, these fruit and vegetable suppliers will make a consumption-based donation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit that provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. Look for signage in store and information in Publix ads, featuring a list of all the participating brands and healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes.
For more information about the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign and for additional recipes visit produceforkids.com.
I think it is awesome that Produce for Kids and Publix have teamed up for this, and I can’t wait to fill my cart with “Good for You” items and try out some of the recipes.