Produce for Kids Raises Money for Donor’s Choice

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Produce For Kids.

Produce for Kids and Publix are working together to raise money for Donor’s Choice. The funds will go towards specific classroom projects that focus on nutritious meals. When you buy produce at Publix, donations are made to Donor’s Choice.

Look for the Produce for Kids signs featuring Sprout’s The Chica Show. You’ll find delicious fruit and vegetables for your family. A percentage of your purchase will then be donated to Donor’s Choice. This campaign, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, is in its second year. It begins September 27th, 2013 and runs through October 30th, 2013. You have a lot of time to help out!

Last year, more than $169,000 was raised for 652 classrooms. Produce for Kids and Publix are aiming to raise even more this year. You can help! Just buy fruits and vegetables to snack or to use as ingredients to make appealing dishes.

To get you started, Produce for Kids is sharing two recipes. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Furity Pumpkin Smoothie - Produce for KidsFruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes


1 cup canned pumpkin purée

2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt

1 cup spinach, loosely packed

½ cup pomegranate juice

1 medium banana

1 medium mango, chopped

1 tsp. cinnamon

? tsp. cloves


Place pumpkin, yogurt, spinach, juice, banana, mango, cinnamon and cloves into blender. Blend until smooth.

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

       1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 Tbsp. nut butter

Recipe by Christine Pittman of Cook the Story


Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili                                                                    Hearty Turky and Kale Chili - Produce for Kids

Serves 8

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1½ Tbsp. chili powder
1½ Tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (15 oz.) low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) no salt added corn, drained
¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups kale, tough stems removed, chopped

1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 cup unsalted tortilla chips, crushed


  1. Add turkey, onion, pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, tomato paste, tomatoes, black beans, corn, broth and kale to slow cooker, and cook on low 8 hours.
  2. Top with Greek yogurt and tortilla chips.

More recipes are available on the Produce for Kids site.

On your next shopping trip, go on over to Publix, look for the Produce for Kids signage and get those veggies and fruits. You’ll be adding healthy food to your family’s diet and raising money for Donor’s Choice.

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  1. Have i mentioned I really like the recipes. Gonna try this one:)

  2. I’m all over the Turkey Chili, Thanks!

  3. I love the idea behind Donor’s Choice. These recipes sound delish. Thanks for the info!

  4. What a great way to raise funds…and help families eat healthier.

  5. Richard Hicks says:

    I like it when companies like Publix do this sort of thing especially for worthy causes