One of the most important themes of the 5-2-1-0 Challenge at Valley Natural Foods from June 9 – July 6 is encouraging our children to eat more fruits and vegetables. The program states that children should eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. We all know that it isn’t easy to get kids to try new things. So Kirsten, our Fresh Foods Educator at Valley Natural Foods, has made it easy for families by providing a series of fresh kid-friendly recipes at her Sunday and Wednesday demos from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. during the month of June. She takes tried and true kid favorites such as burgers or sloppy joes and adds vegetables or fruits to the recipes, giving these tired meals a new, exciting twist. What a neat, but sneaky way to get your kids to enjoy eating healthy! At each demonstration you can try a sample, grab the recipe and get a coupon for savings on the ingredients.
Visit Kirsten at our demo kiosk from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on these days:
Sunday, June 2 – Hawaiian Chicken Burger Preview of ingredients: ground chicken, diced red onion, fresh ginger, garlic, pineapple slice, and provolone cheese slices.
Wednesday, June 5 – Curried Potato Salad Preview of Ingredients: potatoes, garbanzo beans, peas, garlic, onion, ginger, cilantro, cayenne pepper, curry powder and Greek yogurt.
Sunday, June 9 – Lamb Sliders Preview of ingredients: ground lamb, onions, Greek yogurt, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes.
Wednesday, June 12 – Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Sauce Preview of ingredients: fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, coconut palm sugar and cinnamon.
Sunday, June 16 – Turkey Broccoli Burgers Preview of ingredients: broccoli and ground turkey.
Wednesday, June 26 – Pizza Joe Preview of ingredients: sloppy joe mixture with pepperoni and vegetables.
Sunday, June 30 – Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Nectarine Sauce Preview of ingredients: chicken breasts and nectarines.