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Healthy Recipes, A Great Cause, and a Kroger Gift Card Giveaway

Have you heard about the Produce for Kids Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign? This is a great program I am thrilled to share with my readers.

Produce for Kids® is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country, including your local Kroger stores, to help raise money for Texas Children’s Hospital and other local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.  
Now through July 24th, thanks to the annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Kroger and Produce for Kids, the more produce shoppers add to their shopping lists the more hope they can give to local children. Celebrating a milestone 10th birthday in 2012, Produce for Kids is excited to kick off this year’s campaign with a new partnership with Sprout® and LazyTownTM. During the campaign, Produce for Kids will offer shoppers collectible Ideal MealsTM – quick and easy healthy meal ideas, which are free and can be found in displays featuring LazyTown characters from the popular, health-focused, children’s series airing exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout. Ideal Meals offer shoppers chef-created/nutritionist-approved easy solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients, Ideal Meals are great for busy families who crave fast meal options that don’t require stopping at the local drive-thru. 

Eating as healthy as we should is something I admit we've always struggled with. The reasons are many. Time, finances, picky eaters, turning to convenience foods more often than necessary. I know that when it comes to those of us who extreme coupon, the fact processed foods are often available for next to nothing tends to fill our pantry with items that are not necessarily all that healthy. I am often guilty of opening boxes rather than cooking anymore, which is not an easy thing to admit to for a woman who adores cooking.

Ideal Meals comes to the rescue with simple, quick, healthy meal suggestions. Just look for the display at your favorite store!


You'll find great ideas, like these Chocolatey Fruit Skewers!



Serves 4
Preparation Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:
·   1 premade pound cake
·   8 strawberries, whole, leaves hulled
·   8 raspberries, whole
·   1 cup pineapple, cored, chunked
·   4 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
·   4 (6-inch) bamboo skewers

Directions:
1. Cut pound cake into 4 1x3-inch rectangles and 8 1x1-inch squares.
2. Place 1 1x3-inch piece cake on plate, stick skewer in middle.
 
3. Add strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and 1x1-inch piece of cake to skewer.  Repeat with another strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and 1x1-inch piece of cake.
4. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Nutrition Information:

Chocolatey Fruit Skewer Calories 354, Fat 2.5g, Protein 12g, Carbohydrate 52.1g, Fiber 2.4g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 280mg, Calcium 348mg, Vitamin A 529 IU, Vitamin C 44.4mg, Iron 1.4mg

Sounds good, right? I love fresh fruit in a dessert, so this recipe greatly appeals to me. 

Is your favorite store participating in Get Healthy, Give Hope? Check the stores and dates below.

Kroger Southwest: June 13th – July 24th
Fred Meyer: June 14th – July 26th
Price Chopper: June 17th – July 28th
King Soopers: June 20th – July 31st
Kroger Central: June 21st – July 18th
Want a chance to try some of these great Ideal Meals for yourself? I have a $25 Kroger gift card for one lucky reader. To enter simply check out the Produce for Kids website and leave me a comment telling me which Ideal Meals recipe you would like to try. This is mandatory for entry.  Additional entries can be made by:

  • Following both @ProduceForKids and @ATexasHousewife on Twitter
  • Tweeting about the giveaway with a link back to this post and mentioning @ATexasHousewife.
Deadline to enter is 11:59pm central time on July 24th. Winner will be selected via random number through Random.org. Be sure you leave one comment for each entry method and that I have a way to contact you should you win. 

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I was offered a $25 Kroger gift card, PFK goodies, and Ideal Meals cards. All opinions are 100% my own and are never reviewed or edited in any way by sponsors.

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138 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

The Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad looks good!

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JC said...

I like Garden Shrimp Scampi recipe.
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JC said...

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V. Ramsey said...

Easy Cheesy Tomato Sandwiches looks delicious!
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LAMusing said...

Garden Shrimp Scampi!
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amramazon280 said...

love to try the fruit and cream delights
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amramazon280 said...

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Tina said...

Savory Stir-Fry
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amramazon280 said...

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norma said...

I like the Teriyaki Steak & Veggies recipe
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amramazon280 said...

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Erica Barnes said...

Cheesy tomato sandwiches.
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PAIGE said...

I'd like to try Garden Shrimp Scampi.
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Mysharona said...

I like the Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad.

Elena said...

I like the Scrambled Waffle-wich

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Tabathia said...

scrambled waffle-wich
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Elena said...

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peg42 said...

I'd like to try the Tangy Grilled Chicken.
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the apple and pear french toast

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Kelly R. said...

The Garden Shrimp Scampi looks good.

Kia89 said...

I like the Scrambled Waffle-wich recipe.
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Think about it said...

WE ARE SHRIMP LOVERS-- and i wanna try Garden Shrimp Scampi

Amber said...

I'd love to try the Garden Shrimp Scampi from the Delectable Dinners section!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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jzagarjr said...

I would like to try the Southwest Chicken Wraps recipe

Janet W. said...

Healthy Hearty Beef Stew
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debbie said...

pineapple pork kabobs recipe sounds good.
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Sue Ellison said...

Tangy Grilled Chicken sounds good.

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kdkdkd said...

I want to try those Southwest Chicken Wraps for my kids lunches, variety is key to them not eating the junk at school

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sksweeps said...

I'd love to try the Garden Shrimp Scampi

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clc408 said...

I'd like to try the Garden Shrimp Scampi

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marcia goss said...

The Rosemary Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Vegetables looks good!
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Jessica To said...

I like the Southwest Chicken Wrap recipe!
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marcia goss said...

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kyl neusch said...

the fruit and cream delights

Gina M (crave to save) said...

I would like to try the Early Riser's Pita recipe!

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April said...

Rainbow Salad looks good!


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sarah said...

i'd like to try the fruit and cream delights

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Pat said...

I'd like to try Southwest Chicken Wraps
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Julie said...

http://www.produceforkids.com/healthy_eating/ideal_meals/lunchbox_faves/perfectly-petite-pizzas.html this one
thanks
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mverno said...

like to try the perfectly petite pizzas
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kroch said...

I would love to try the Apple & Pear French Toast

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Giant Sis said...

Definitely the Pineapple Pork Kebobs!
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sparkedcat said...

I want to try the Sausage Veggie Cassoulet

Diane52 said...

Yummy turkey burger and fruit and cream delight
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ky2here said...

Bring on Orange Salsa Tilapia

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Nicole Larsen said...

I'd like to try the Perfectly Petite Pizzas

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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

The Oven Baked Onion Rings & Chicken sounds really good!
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Christy said...

I'd like to try the Garden Shrimp Scampi recipe.

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ashley said...

Tangy Grilled Chicken!!

RebaFan said...

I would like to try the Scambled waffle-wich

tamathamc said...

the pineapple pork kebobs look tasty

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Breanne said...

I'd like to try the Pineapple Pork Kebobs

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opps, meant to say i want to try the Beany Pita Power

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Angela Neynaber said...

I want to try the Steak & Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

Pamcakes said...

Would like to try the fruit and cream delights!
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brich2222 said...

want to try Get Up & Go Veggie Scrambler


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one frugal lady said...

The garden shrimp and scampi looks awesome!
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ellie said...

I would like to try the Garden Shrimp Scampi

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susan1215 said...

Savory Stir-Fry

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Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) said...

I would like to try the Scrambled Waffle-wich

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susan1215 said...

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Jennifer Reed said...

I want to try the Beany Pita Power recipe from this group of recipes.

Erica C. said...

The Tangy Grilled Chicken sounds good.
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Heidi Back said...

Steak and Cauliflower mash!

Love the recipes, the pictures looks fantabulous!

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Heidi Back said...

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Kia89 said...

Garden Shrimp Scampi.
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Janna Johnson said...

rainbow salad
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Jammie Morey said...

I would like to try the Cosmic Fruit Wrap sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Veggie-tize Your Omelet recipe.

Sarah said...

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Karen said...

Garden Shrimp Scampi sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the holiday breakfast wrap


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Kelly N. said...

To enter simply check out the Produce for Kids website and leave me a comment telling me which Ideal Meals recipe you would like to tr


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Kelly N. said...

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amy16323 said...

Chocolatey Fruit Skewer

shelley said...

The Chocolatey Fruit Skewers sound awesome!!
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Lenore Webb said...

oh let's try Tropical Chicken & Watermelon Salad

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lyndseyluvsjj said...

I would like to try to make the Southwest Chicken Wraps.

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buzzd said...

Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad sound great

peppersalt said...

I like the Chocolatey Fruit. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

susansmoaks said...

i would like the
Rise 'n Shine Oatmeal

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Julieh said...

I'd like to try the bow ties and veggies recipe.
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Hotsnotty2 said...

Garden Shrimp Scampi


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AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to try the Garden Vegetable Pasta & Fresh Salad

Jim said...

i would like to try the fruity shortcake

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Jim said...

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Anonymous said...

the bow tie and veggies wilcarvic
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barblong said...

I would like to try the Grilled Veggie Panini recipe.

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Gianna said...

Teriyaki Steak & Veggies.

slehan said...

Teriyaki Steak & Veggies
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

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purango said...

I would like to try the Teriyaki Steak & Veggies recipe. garrettsambo@aol.com

ladyt64 said...

I would like to try the Fruit & Cream Delights.
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Healthy Hearty Beef Stew recipe.

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brianpiero said...

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