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Get Healthy, Give Hope

One of the biggest struggles in today’s supermarkets is motivating your young child to make healthy choices and eat their daily amounts of produce and vegetables.

Now through May 31, thanks to the second annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC and Produce for Kids, shoppers like you can help support local children’s cancer research and get healthy at the same time.

From May 4 to May 31, Stop & Shop, with the help of participating produce suppliers, will make a donation to local children’s cancer research programs. The more produce shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more hope they can give to children in the area.

“Families that incorporate fresh produce into their meals eat healthier. That is why Stop & Shop and Produce for Kids are on a mission to improve family nutrition and give families resources to do so,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop, NY Metro Division. “In addition, the program helps aid children’s cancer research, ensuring that these kids have the best possible care.”

During the campaign, Stop & Shop will offer shoppers collectible Produce for Kids’ Ideal MealsTM – quick and easy healthy meal ideas, which are free and can be found in displays featuring LazyTown® characters in the produce department. Ideal Meals offer shoppers chef-created/nutritionist-approved solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients. Shoppers can taste test a healthy, produce-filled Ideal Meal at select Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, May 12.

Produce for Kids is excited to kick off the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign this year with a new partnership with Sprout TV and their hit program LazyTown, which educates kids about being active and eating healthy. Sprout, available in over 50 million U.S. homes, is a top network among moms of preschoolers. The popular superhero-like LazyTown characters, Sportacus and Stephanie are featured on the in-store displays. Kids can join in the fun by visiting the new Kids Only! section on to partake in healthy eating games and activities, become a Super-Active Super Hero and enter to win awesome prizes.

Some Healthy Recipes for You & Your Little Ones

Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad
Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, (or ? Tbsp. dried)
chopped fine
1 cup mushrooms, washed/dried, sliced
½ medium sweet onion, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
4 slices, deli style mozzarella cheese (¾ oz. each)
1 large tomato, sliced
4 whole grain burger buns

1. In large bowl, mix breadcrumbs, egg, basil, and salt. Once mixed, add ground turkey
and mix well. Make patties about the size of the bun.
2. In frying pan, on medium/high heat add butter, mushrooms and onions and cook
about 10 minutes until tender and brown. Turn heat to low and keep warm.
3. Pan-fry or grill, on medium heat, burgers until firm (about 4-5 minutes a side).
4. Assemble bun with burger, cheese, tomato and onion/mushroom mixture.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

1 apple, cored, sliced
4 rainbow peppers, seeded, sliced
½ mango, skinned, diced
½ fresh lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp. olive oil

1. Thoroughly toss apples, peppers, mango, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl.
2. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad Calories 689; Fat ; Protein ; Carbohydrate ; Fiber
14g; Cholesterol 154mg; Sodium 606mg; Calcium 34%DV; Vitamin A 41%DV; Vitamin
C 160%DV; Iron 25%DV

Garden Vegetable Pasta & Fresh Salad

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

8 oz. uncooked pasta (whole wheat or
1 medium sweet onion, peeled,
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
2 cups mushrooms, washed/dried, chopped
½ cup kalamata olives, sliced
1 tsp. olive oil
Salt, as needed

1. Preheat Heat oven to 400° F.
2. Cover cookie sheet pan with parchment paper or use a non-stick pan and lay onion
pieces and mushrooms on pan. Season very lightly with salt and pepper. Roast in oven
for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, set aside until easy to handle.
3. While vegetables are roasting, cook pasta according to package directions. Once
cooked, drain and toss with tsp. olive or vegetable oil and set aside.
4. In large frying pan, melt butter on medium high heat, add roasted onions and
mushrooms. Stir for 2 minutes. Turn heat to medium, add spinach and sliced olives and
cook 2 minutes. Add pasta, stir and season with salt as needed. Turn off heat and cover
if needed to keep warm.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

1 bag of packaged salad
1 apple, cored, sliced
4 Tbsp. red wine vinaigrette

1. In a bowl, add packaged salad and sliced apples.
2. Drizzle with vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information:
Garden Vegetable Pasta & Fresh Salad Calories 501; Fat ; Protein ; Carbohydrate ;
Fiber 6g; Cholesterol 33mg; Sodium 545mg; Calcium 34%DV; Vitamin A 46%DV;
Vitamin C 86%DV; Iron 19%DV

Chocolatey Fruit Tower
Serves 4
Preparation Time: 12 minutes

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

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

Nutrition Information:
Chocolatey Fruit Tower 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

Disclaimer: Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from Produce for Your Kids. As a part of this program we have received compensation. However, all opinions are my own.

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