Peach-Banana Smoothie Popsicles

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Summer is in full effect, and one way to beat the heat is with a tasty, cold treat. Featuring two fruits and non-fat Greek yogurt, these popsicles provide plenty of protein, potassium and good sugar to keep you satiated and full of energy. Try one as a snack, or as a refreshing on-the-go breakfast. Continue reading

Organic Produce Purchases Claim Record Numbers in 2014

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According to Grocery Headquarters and the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic food and non-food products set an all-time record in the U.S. in 2014. Sales jumped to $39.1 billion, which is 11.3% more than the previous year.

Organic food sales alone accounts for $35.9 billion of that market, which is an 11% rise from the previous year.

The majority of households purchase organic items on a regular basis; 80% of households polled in the South and 90% on the West Coast and New England buy organic items at supermarkets and retail stores, up from 68% in 2013. OTA research has found that there are no regional, demographic or partisan boundaries when it comes to purchasing organic foods. Continue reading

Banana Foster Parfait

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Photo courtesy: John Autry of Cooking Light

Last week we provided you with a simple, fun recipe to make with the kids during your Fourth of July or other summer barbecues. We would like to share a treat just for you that is fast, easy and a good nutritious breakfast. The Banana Foster Parfait has just enough potassium and protein to get you energized for your day. If you are always on the go, then this recipe can be prepared and stored in the fridge to accommodate your busy schedule. Continue reading

Eat More Bananas with these 10 Recipes

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GROW organic bananas have always been the perfect ingredient. Here are some of our favorites to keep you and your kids happy, healthy and feeling good. Feel free to share these with friends and families. Send us your images of dishes you’ve created using #GROWTURNS10 and we will share them with all our supporters! Have fun and enjoy these tasty treats! Continue reading

Fourth of July Banana Popsicle

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner and you may be looking for some fun and creative recipes to share with family and friends. This patriotic banana popsicle is fast, easy and perfect for the hot summer day we all expect this holiday weekend. Consider using this recipe as a food craft to entertain the kids as you prepare all the delicious dishes for your family outing. Continue reading

Entertain Children with Tasty Banana Crafts

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The Fourth of July holiday is a time for family and friends to gather, relax and enjoy great summer weather. There is no doubt that many parents will be making grocery store runs prior to the holiday to stock up on kid-friendly and crowd-pleasing snacks. Not only are organic bananas a healthy and portable snack or breakfast item, children can create plenty of adventurous crafts using the fruit. By creating banana-themed craft displays or providing instructions on how to create them, you can boost banana sales and provide parents with a delightful way to keep children entertained. Continue reading

#GROWTURNS10: Celebrating 10 GROW Students

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Since 2005, GROW has helped provide educational, medical, and economic support to children and adults living in impoverished communities in Mexico and Ecuador. GROW works with established non-profit organizations such as Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico and Children International in Ecuador. In celebration of  10 years of GROW, here are 10 uplifting and inspiring stories of some GROW students.

We invite you to read and share these stories with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #GROWTURNS10.
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