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3 Fun Recipes, and a Price Chopper Gift Card Giveaway

by Courtney on June 26, 2014

Hey guys! I’m popping in quick today with a little bit of a different post than usual, but after hearing about this company and the campaign they’re currently running, I knew it was something I just had to share.

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Whenever I hear about organizations that benefit children and help to raise awareness and educate families on the benefits of healthy eating, I’m immediately intrigued. And that is exactly what Produce for Kids® does.

They’re a national organization dedicated to doing just that, providing simple meal solutions and raising money for children’s non-profit organizations. Produce for Kids partners with the produce industry and local grocery store retailers to host two campaigns each year. During these campaigns, they raise funds for children’s nonprofit organizations while educating families about the benefits of healthy eating with fresh produce. The best part (besides fruits and veggies, of course): ALL funds raised stay local and go to area children’s organizations. I love that, so, so much.

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While there are a number of supermarkets partnering with Produce for Kids® for the Annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign, one of our local stores here is Price Chopper Supermarkets. The joint campaign, which runs June 15 through July 26, will educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

When shoppers purchase participating fresh fruits and vegetables at Price Chopper, they will be helping to make a donation to local children’s hospitals. Participating produce suppliers will make a sales-based donation; the more participating produce brands* a family buys, the more hope they can give to local children.

Of course, what fun is it to talk about buying fresh produce without sharing how to use all of the delicious stuff?! So today, I’ve got 3 fun recipes that are perfect for the adults AND the kiddos.

Pistachio-chip Trail Mix

Pistachio-Chip Trail Mix

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Setton Farms Chewy Bite bars (crumbled)
  • 2 Tbsp. milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1⁄4 cup banana chips

Directions:

1. Combine bars, chocolate chips, coconut, sunflower seeds and banana chips in sandwich bag; mix well.

 

Tropical Smoothie & Breakfast Pizza

Tropical Smoothie & Breakfast Pizza

Tropical Smoothie:

  • 1⁄2 cup peaches, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1⁄2 banana
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Breakfast Pizza:

  • 1 (6-inch) whole wheat pita
  • 3 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 3⁄4 cup apples, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp. honey

 

Directions:

Topical Smoothie:

1. Place peaches, vanilla, milk, banana and honey in blender and blend until smooth. Add ice as desired for thicker smoothie.

Breakfast Pizza:

1. Toast pita, top with almond butter, apples and almonds. Drizzle with honey and cut in half.

Vegan Greek Pitas

Vegan Greek Pitas

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 11⁄2 tsp. oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 whole wheat pita breads
  • 1⁄2 cup hummus
  • 6 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1⁄4 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, chopped

 

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, pepper, oregano and garlic. Cook 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

2. Warm pitas (optional) in microwave or stovetop.

3. Slice each pita in half, making six pockets. Spread hummus on inside of pitas. Fill evenly with pepper mixture, lettuce, tomatoes and olives.

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Giveaway

Finally, Produce for Kids and Price Chopper offered to provide me with a $25 gift card to give away to a lucky STSL reader. But I say…

  • If we can get 100 entries on this giveaway post, I’ll personally add a second $25 gift card to give away (2 winners!)

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To Enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me anything about your favorite produce and how you’ve been loving it these days.
  2. (BONUS!) Share the giveaway on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did (be sure to tag @SweetToothCourt and @ProduceforKids!).

I’ll choose a winner (or two) on Monday, June 30th. Good Luck! Smile

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*The following companies proudly support the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign and your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

  • A. Gurda Produce Romaine Lettuce, Radishes & Red C Potatoes
  • Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy BitesTM
  • Shuman Produce – RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions
  • Summeripe® Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines
  • Turbana® Bananas
  • Westmoreland Sales – TopLine Farms Seedless Cucumbers

To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, healthy eating tips and tricks and delicious recipes that call for spring produce, visit www.produceforkids.com, or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post but I did receive a gift card to thank me for my time in spreading the word about Produce for Kids®.

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1 Maggie June 26, 2014 at 6:19 am

I love putting fresh fruit in my oatmeal!

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2 Brynn June 26, 2014 at 6:21 am

I’ve been loving fresh berries and watermelon. I eat it straight or I add the watermelon to salad with some feta and red onion – so good!
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3 Michelle June 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

Now that watermelon is in season I’ve been eating it like crazy straight out of the fridge!

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4 Emily June 26, 2014 at 6:28 am

I’ve been loving the local and fresh raspberries which I’ve been putting in my yogurt.

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5 Sj Dc June 26, 2014 at 6:29 am

Mangoes, mangoes and more mangoes…fresh, frozen and puréed, salads, with yoghurt and even in curry..yummmm

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6 Christine June 26, 2014 at 6:31 am

I love all fruits and veggies but I have been especially loving bananas and nectarines. I slice bananas up and top a whole grain toasted english muffin with peanut butter and cinnamon along with the banana slices! I enjoy just eating the in-season, sweet nectarines!

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7 Vanessa June 26, 2014 at 6:53 am

I love avocado slices on hamburgers, turkey burgers and chicken burgers!!

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8 Erin June 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

I love having a big bowl of mixed berries in the morning!

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9 Heather June 26, 2014 at 7:02 am

I have been all about blueberries and grapes lately. I can’t believe how delicious frozen grapes are in smoothies and I just made some blueberry buckwheat muffins yesterday!

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10 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

Cantaloupe, watermelon, corn on the cob!! We’ve been enjoying them all here in WNC!
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11 Joy June 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

My favorite produce is watermelon and lately I’ve been enjoying it by freezing it and then tossing it in the ninja with a splash of soy… Only flaw? Gotta make 2 (the second with dairy) because the poodle will give me pathetic eyes until he gets a smoothie too :-/
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12 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

tweeted!!
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13 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 26, 2014 at 7:20 am

It’s a classic, but I love apples! They always taste best to me during the summer and fall.
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14 Ashley June 26, 2014 at 7:32 am

I have been loving the melon so far this year. The cantaloupe and honeydew are perfect for a hot summer day!

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15 Kara June 26, 2014 at 7:58 am

My favorite produce of the moment is strawberries. We went strawberry picking last weekend and have been enjoy fresh local strawberries all week long!
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16 Danielle June 26, 2014 at 8:12 am

I’m loving all the berries in season right now – especially strawberries! Nothing says summer like strawberry picking and eating a bunch straight from the bowl.

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17 Kim @FITsique June 26, 2014 at 8:22 am

What a great cause! I love love love fresh produce. I am all about my veggies but now that its summer bring on the fresh fruit! Strawberries for the win :)
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18 Meg Tri June 26, 2014 at 8:23 am

We love bananas! Adding them to (most) foods will get my picky son to eat!

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19 Katie June 26, 2014 at 8:26 am

I am LOVING raspberries this summer! Although, I cannnot wait for pomegranates to come back in the fall!!

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20 Tori June 26, 2014 at 8:32 am

Watermelon and mangoes have totally been my jam lately!
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21 Jessica B June 26, 2014 at 8:42 am

I have been loving berries (strawberries and blueberries) in everything…salads, smoothies, on their own!!! I am so fortunate that my two kids (22 months and 7 months) love all produce (so far, knock on wood!)!!

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22 Danielle June 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

I could live off carrots and hummus and all fresh fruit, especially mangoes.

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23 Erica June 26, 2014 at 8:48 am

I love getting strawberries from the Farmer’s Market.

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24 Amy June 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

We went strawberry picking and made jam with them and we have also been freezing bananas and making “ice cream” with them : )

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25 Kelly June 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

I’ve been eating a lot of riced cauliflower lately, even though it totally stinks up my kitchen to heat it! :)

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26 Nicole June 26, 2014 at 9:04 am

I have been loving bananas and berries lately for smoothies! I am due July 30th with means I am hot and when I am hungry nothing sounds better than a cold smoothie!

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27 Becky@TheSavedRunner June 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

I have been loving berries this season! I have them in oatmeal, smoothies, and by themselves. I also love them in salads!

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28 Kristen DD June 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

LOVING fresh berries with my yogurt or in smoothies!!

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29 kelly June 26, 2014 at 9:17 am

Watermelon! I’ve been buying a whole one weekly for snacking.

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30 julie June 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

Strawberries! We wash ‘em, chop ‘em & gobble ‘em UP! :)

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31 April June 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

Watermelon! Put it in a glass of water for a sweet he

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32 Jennifer June 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

our black raspberry bush has been plentiful this year. I eat them as I pick them!

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33 Michelle June 26, 2014 at 9:49 am

I’ve been loving raspberries this summer, especially in oatmeal!

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34 Tessa June 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

Sounds like a great cause! I’m loving fresh berries to put on yogurt in the morning

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35 Renee Smith June 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

I’ve been digging avocado on everything lately! Can’t wait to finally get some cherries this week, too!
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36 Floey June 26, 2014 at 10:37 am

Mango with whipped cream!
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37 mom#to#crazy#three June 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

Blueberries in my morning smoothie! YUM!

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38 Ashley Shilling June 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

I love salads, so now that it’s hot I’ve been enjoying those with feta and grape tomatos. Yum!

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39 Ashley Shilling June 26, 2014 at 10:47 am
40 Laura June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

Love avocados on everything! But just mashed on toast has been my go to breakfast lately.

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41 Chrissy June 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

Been loving watermelon! I just eat it plain–so refreshing!

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42 Julie @ my sweet & healthy life June 26, 2014 at 11:10 am

My favorite produce… What a TOUGH question! I have so many! I’ll say watermelon because we just can’t get enough of that guy in the summer.. (I mean, eating a whole one in a day is totally normal, right?!) Even our dog, Brooklyn, is crazy about it :)

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43 Julie @ my sweet & healthy life June 26, 2014 at 11:12 am

Tweeted about it too :))
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44 Charlotte June 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

I love putting fresh fruit in yogurt for breakfast!

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45 Kristin S June 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

The corn from Calhoun’s Farm Stand. It’s the best in the area, for sure!

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46 Emily @smilemilegirl June 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

My favorite produce is green apples with cinnamon. :) This is a really great initiative!!

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47 Kate June 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

Peaches! Gotta love a fruit that can be breakfast or dessert!

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48 Britt@MyOwnBalance June 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Great giveaway! I’m loving all the fruit right now, especially peaches and cherries! Yum!
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49 LC June 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Mango!!! I know this may sound odd but cooking up mango in oatmeal (with a few chia seeds, vanilla, and sweetener of choice) has been almost like a breakfast version of mango sticky rice!!!

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50 Jennifer June 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I love peaches and nectarines as snacks!

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51 Becca June 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Watermelon!!!!! We’ve been eating it cubed with EVERYTHING!

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52 Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating June 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

One of my favorite seasonal foods at the moment is the fresh watermelon. Oh, and the fresh blueberries! Can’t beat those.

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53 Nikki June 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Peaches with yogurt

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54 kristen @ livinlifeinlouie June 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Watermelon. I think I wait all year for it! haha

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55 Jessica w June 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I LOVE peaches and nectarines, lately we have been grilling them!

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56 Jessica w June 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm
57 Larissa June 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I have been trying to be more creative with salads lately. And all due to this blog, thank you very much Courtney for the inspiration! I have been using a lot of green beans and strawberries lately. Delicious!

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58 Alexa June 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I’ve been loving sweet potatoes lately! I cut them into fries and bake them in the oven, so good :)

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59 Krista M. June 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm
60 Krista M. June 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I love strawberries sliced and plain, delicious!

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61 hayley June 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I’m on a grape kick, freezing them and adding them to my morning smoothie is amaaaazing :)

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62 Julie June 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Summertime is salad time over here.

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63 Maggie June 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I’m on a salad kick currently. I love that there are different types of lettuces available right now!

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64 Vicky N. June 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Local strawberries! On their own or with yogurt.

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65 Jess P June 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Blueberries and strawberries… Put them in my yogurt parfaits, steel cut oats, salads or just by themselves.

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66 natasha June 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I mix my faves cauliflower, brocc, brussels sprouts and kabocha squash….oh and always love ‘shrooms. Clearly I’m a winter veggie lover though tomato sauce, cukes and even the red/orange bell peppers.

Apples are my all time favorite fruits though and honeydew melon.

Ugh…love it all (:

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67 natasha June 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway…I love the idea of rewarding purchases of produce not processed junk!

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68 Kelly D June 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

My kids and I love grapes and we have been enjoying them on the side of a lot of our meals.

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69 Kelly D June 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm
70 Kaelin June 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I have been loving watermelon this summer. More than ever!

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71 Marci June 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Blueberries, I’ve really been loving them with almond butter on top.

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72 Doreen June 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I’ve been loving Strawberries!! Yummm putting some Splenda, a little bit….and topping it with whipped cream! :)

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73 Doreen June 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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74 liz June 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I have been loving pineapple! Adding it into yougurt and just having it as a late night snack

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75 Veronica June 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Corn is so sweet and delicious this time of year! Yumm!

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76 Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life June 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I love blueberries!
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77 Denisse Porras June 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I’ve been absolutely LOVING brussel sprouts!!! I roast them with olive oil and top them with balsamic reduction and salt. SO GOOD!

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78 Brianna K. @ Hungy Gator Gal June 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm

I love putting fresh or frozen fruit in my smoothies!
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79 Alllison June 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Blueberries! Love eating them plain, or adding to yogurt

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80 Brianna K. @ Hungy Gator Gal June 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway at https://twitter.com/bkkolota/status/482341140092690434 :)
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81 Kelly June 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I am just LOVING the corn right now, I feel like it is especially good for this time of year! I love to eat it plain right off the cob or to cut it off and put it in my salads. Delish!!
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82 Katie G June 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Peaches and nectarines! I’ve been topping my salads with them.

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83 Tracey June 26, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Fresh berries especially strawberries in my yogurt :)

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84 Laura G. June 27, 2014 at 6:29 am

Right now I am loving Acorn & Spaghetti Squashes! So yum!!

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85 Krista June 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

FIGS yummy figs on toasted bread with homemade ricotta cheese

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86 Ilene June 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

I love all the good melons especially cantaloupe.

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87 jessica z June 27, 2014 at 7:27 am

I have been loving grilled pineapple with a spicy Caribbean Jerk seasoning!

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88 Susan June 27, 2014 at 7:29 am

We have been going crazy with the fresh strawberries and peaches. Yum!!!

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89 jessica z June 27, 2014 at 7:29 am
90 Jessica R June 27, 2014 at 7:29 am

Last weekend we went strawberry picking for the first time last weekend. Oh. My. Gosh. By far the best strawberries I’ve ever had! Yum!

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91 Ashley P June 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

I’ve been loving fresh fruit for breakfast!

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92 April V June 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

I’ve been addicted to avacados lately.. want them on everything from sandwiches to dips!!

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93 Alana Rome June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Bananas! I slice and freeze them and then make fruit, nut and yogurt parfaits for my nighttime snack :)

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94 Kristina m June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

Loving this time of year for all the fresh produce. Every morning my three year old and I have been having green smoothes or juices with all fresh fruit and veggies she loves them and thinks she is getting a treat for breakfast. Win win

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95 Anie U June 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

Corn on the cob has been a staple recently – fresh off the grill, in salads, in soups…

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96 Patty June 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

Been loving mixed greens lately. All of my dinner left overs have been thrown on top to make tasty lunches the next day. Left over burger from dinner chopped up and thrown in w/ lots of other veggies. Crock-pot santa fe chicken tossed over the mixed greens…so yummy.

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97 Lee Broom June 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I shared about the giveaway on twitter…@albroom.

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98 Lee Broom June 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I love Kale! I’ve been eating it every day with eggs or grits for breakfast. All I do is sprinkle the Kale leaves with garlic powder and salt and cook them in a pan in the roaster or oven until they are crispy. So much fun to eat and delicious. My 11 year old daughter likes them too. She will come snitch some off my plate when she’s through with hers.

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99 Alyssa June 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I have been loving me some watermelon and mangos! My favorite thing to do with them is share them with my little Lucas. He cant get enough! :O)

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100 Leah E. June 27, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I’m loving frozen watermelon slushies these hot summer days!!

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101 Leah E. June 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I tweeted about this and tagged @sweettoothcourt @produce for kids. https://twitter.com/LeahEbrahimi/status/482618554123321344

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102 anastacia mosher June 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

My favorite produce is definitely fresh strawberries. They are in season locally and I have been loving them. On salads, in smoothies, on waffles, in a crisp….you name it!

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103 Andrea June 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I’ve been loving Broccoli Slaw in my salads for crunch and fiber!

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104 Debbie (accidently delish) June 27, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Cherries! So glad they are back in season!!

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105 Leigha @ The Yooper Girl June 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I’ve been eating tons and tons of spinach in smoothies! I use it frozen so it makes them even more creamy!
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106 Carla S June 29, 2014 at 6:58 am

My favorite produce is mushrooms. I have been eating them breaded and baked alot lately.

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107 Lisa June 29, 2014 at 7:18 am

I’ve been loving adding spinach to my smoothies! Spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen mango, and a half if a banana… Yum!!!

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108 Melissa a June 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

I’ve been loving watermelon… I just eat it as much as possible, as is, as a sweet, cool, refreshing treat!

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109 Michelle June 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

My kids and I have been loving strawberries lately!!

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110 Lauren S June 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I live that cherry season is here in AZ! So, so delicious!

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111 Stefanie June 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

My favorite summer produce at the moment is definitely berries, specifically strawberries! They have been so succulent and sweet as of late, and go perfect in my breakfasts or just on their own! :)

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112 Carol T. June 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

Blueberries and watermelon are the best during summer months….

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