Produce For Kids and Meijer have Teamed Up Again for Great Meal Ideas

DISCLAIMER:  I was compensated for this post.  However, all opinions are my own.

My good friends at Produce for Kids and Meijer have teamed up once again for some super-great recipes.

If you’re tired of the same old food, week after week, then  you owe it to yourself to check these out!

Breakfast in a Flash!

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

PFK Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp. caramel dip
  • 1 Tbsp. pecans, finely chopped

 

 

Directions:

  1. Sift flours, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add milk, oil and egg, and mix until moistened.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat; spray with cooking spray. Spoon ¼ cup pancake mixture onto skillet. Add sliced bananas and blueberries, and cook 2-3 minutes, or until pancakes begin to bubble. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes, or until done.
  3. Top with pecans and drizzle with caramel dip.

 

 

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

  • A glass of 100% pomegranate juice

 

Lunchtime Chowtime

Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili 

(THIS looks really good.  It’s a slow-cooker recipe that I’m going to make for my family in the next week or so!)

Serves 8

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

 

PFK Hearty Turkey and Kale Chili

Ingredients:

 

  • 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

 

Directions:

  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.

 

Suggested sides:

  • ½ cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 Buddy Fruits pouch

 

Dinner Delights

Sausage & Veggie Gnocchi

Serves: 4

Cook Time: 30 minutes

 

PFK Sausage Gnocchi

Ingredients:

Sausage Gnocchi:

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) gnocchi, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) low-sodium pasta sauce
  • 12 oz. pork kielbasa, sliced into ½” rounds
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch (6 cups) kale, tough stems removed, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

 

Nutty Green Beans:

  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed

 

Directions:

Sausage Gnocchi:

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add kielbasa and cook 3-4 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
  2. Return skillet to heat; add peppers and onion, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Add kale, tomato and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender and tomato juices have reduced. Turn heat to medium-low; add pasta sauce and heat.
  3. Mix gnocchi with pasta sauce and top with kielbasa.

 

Nutty Green Beans:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place pecans single layer on baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Stir, return to oven and bake 3 minutes, or until pecans are slightly browned and aromatic. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Turn up oven to 400°F.
  4. Toss green beans with olive oil. Spread on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender, stirring halfway through. Toss with toasted pecans.

 

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

  • ½ cup mandarin oranges
  • A glass of low-fat milk

 

Your Turn:  What are you cooking these days?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  • Thistle

    Great recipe ideas (especially the chili)! So many great ideas for a fun family meal!

    Happy day to you!
    karianne