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Produce for Kids presents No-Bake Granola Bars and Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipes


Produce for Kids is teaming up with local Publix stores for the Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign that raises money for local health and nutrition-based classrooms through Last year, the campaign raised more than $105,000 for 420 classroom projects that encouraged Columbus students to have healthy relationships with food.

Enjoy these healthy recipies that both kids and parents can enjoy! 

No-Bake Granola Bars

Serves: 10

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes


1½ cup old fashioned oats

½ cup almonds, sliced

½ cup pecans, sliced

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup dried blueberries

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup almond butter (or peanut butter as substitute) ¼ cup honey 


1. Mix oats, almonds, walnuts, pomegranate, blueberries and chocolate chips in large mixing bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat almond butter and honey in small saucepot over low heat 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until smooth. Add almond butter/honey mixture to oat/fruit mixture and stir until just incorporated. Roll mixture into 20 1½-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 30 minutes, or until set.

Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes


1 cup canned pumpkin purée

2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt

1 cup spinach, loosely packed

½ cup pomegranate juice

1 medium banana

1 medium mango, chopped

1 tsp. cinnamon

⅛ tsp. cloves


1. Place pumpkin, yogurt, spinach, juice, banana, mango, cinnamon and cloves into blender. Blend until smooth.

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

•       1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 Tbsp. nut butter

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