3 Recipes for Back to School

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.


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


  • 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


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



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


  • 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



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.



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!)


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


*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®.


  1. Sj Dc says

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

  2. Christine says

    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!

  3. Heather says

    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!

  4. says

    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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  5. Ashley says

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

  6. Danielle says

    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.

  7. Katie says

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

  8. Jessica B says

    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!)!!

  9. Amy says

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

  10. Kelly says

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

  11. Nicole says

    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!

  12. Ashley Shilling says

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

  13. says

    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 :)

  14. LC says

    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!!!

  15. Larissa says

    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!

  16. Maggie says

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

  17. Jess P says

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

  18. natasha says

    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 (:

  19. natasha says

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

  20. says

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


  21. Denisse Porras says

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

  22. Jessica R says

    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!

  23. Alana Rome says

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

  24. Kristina m says

    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

  25. Patty says

    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.

  26. Lee Broom says

    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.

  27. Alyssa says

    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)

  28. anastacia mosher says

    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!

  29. Lisa says

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

  30. Melissa a says

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

  31. Stefanie says

    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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