This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
My daughter is one of the coolest kids I know. She has a talent for stunts and eats healthy without our having to beg.
She wants to be a stunt woman when she grows up.
Naturally, she has idols who are rock climbers and stunt people and ninja warriors, and one of them runs this very cool veggie challenge from her Instagram account, where she challenges you to eat as many veggie points as possible each day. Each 1/2 cup portion of vegetables is one point so if you like salad like Madilyn does, you can rack up some serious points each day.
I find myself at Publix at least four times a week buying fresh veggies because we blow through them so quickly, and I’m not sad about it.
Lunch for my kids always consists of some sort of vegetable: sliced bell peppers, sliced radishes, carrots, are some of the favorites; and a fruit. Strawberries are the most requested fruit in our house, and fortunately it’s strawberry season in Florida!
My kids have eaten salad since they were toddlers and I think I found the trick to it when they were pretty young. The smaller you cut up the lettuce, the less stringy it is. We all know toddlers don’t like strange things in their mouths, so the trick is to shred the salad then put a little dressing on it and serve it up.
Try it! They might like it!
I prefer my vegetables raw, so I eat a lot of salad, but salad can get pretty boring without some extras thrown in for texture. My current favorite salad is one with sliced radishes, strawberries, spring mix, and a vanilla flavored olive oil drizzled on top.
There are many things I don’t like about living in Florida: Humidity, anyone?
But one of the absolute best things about living here is constant access to fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables.
I love knowing that if I’ve been industrious enough to meal plan for the week, I can go to Publix and buy all of my Fresh from Florida fruit and veggies knowing that they practically came from my back yard!
Florida farmers make it easy to eat fresh produce all year long, you just have to follow the Fresh from Florida sign found on Florida produce packaging and as labels in your local grocery stores.
It’s spring in Florida (I know, it’s not fair, right?) so look for the following Fresh from Florida produce at your local grocery store and support Florida Farmers!
I will be posting a fun recipe soon, but in the meantime, you can check Fresh From Florida’s website for some outstanding recipes that even your kids will love.