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


  • 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




  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



  • 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.


Suggested sides:

  • ½ cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 Buddy Fruits pouch


Dinner Delights

Sausage & Veggie Gnocchi

Serves: 4

Cook Time: 30 minutes


PFK Sausage Gnocchi


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



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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  1. Thistle says

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

    Happy day to you!

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