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Thank you to Dole for sponsoring this post. As always opinions at 100% my own.
As we enter into week 5 of distance learning I feel like we have gotten into a grove. When I asked B today how she feels about the situation she said she is enjoying it because we are all together. We have had our ups and downs adjusting to this new safer at home order. One of the best things we did was create a school for us to follow. I outlined the schedule here.
No surprise B’s favorite times include snack, lunch, quiet and creative time. Our creative time used to include trips to local craft stores. Now, because we are home we have found so many incredible creative resources. Thanks to companies like the Dole Food Company many of these resources are FREE.
The Dole Food Company mission is to make the world a healthier place. In order to achieve this mission, they are committed to full transparency in its operations. And to deliver nutrition to the world with the highest-quality fresh food possible. And finally to empower consumers to make healthier choices in their lives.
They want to Power You from the inside out. They are able to do this by using the natural energy of the sun and soil and providing us with farm-fresh flavors and vibrant colors.
Activities for Kids to Do at Home
Dole understands that uncertainty like we are all experiencing now can cause stress. So, they are offering FREE at-home resources in the hopes of making this time a little easier. You can access all the resources online. I am grateful that they want to help moms & dads like all of us. They also want to help provide information about healthy eating and make nutrition fun for the whole family.
One of my favorite sections on nutrition is the section on staying healthy and supporting your immune system. In this section you can find articles with research and tips from our nutrition experts regarding healthy living and immune support.
Their online portal includes:
- Online printables for kids. How adorable are these fruit coloring pages?
- Recipes that are fun & easy. Check out our favorite one, a Creamy Orange Smoothie below.
- Health & Nutrition articles like:
- Dole Healthy Eating Toolkit
- Fruit and Vegetable Prep Hacks
- Digital Cookbook Library
- Health Resources for Families
- So much more
DIY Garden Markers
Thinking about starting a garden at home? Dole has fun printables like their Dole-DIY-Garden-Markers that you can use to identify what fruit you have planted where.
Snack Your Colors
I have written before that I am really trying to get my family to focus on eating the rainbow so that they get all the nutrients they need. It is a more fun way to get everyone to eat more fruits and vegetables. Dole has created a fun way to Snack Your Colors Chart your kids have enjoyed all week long.
They also shared some really fun facts. Did you know?
A celery can grow as tall as 3.3 feet.
Kids in the Kitchen Recipes
The Dole website has some really fun and yummy recipes. We selected to start with the Creamy Orange Smoothie
Video: Creamy Orange Smoothie
Creamy Orange Smoothie
- 1 DOLE® Banana peeled, sliced and frozen
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1 orange peeled
- ¾ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze® Almond Milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract1
- 1 teaspoon honey
- PLACE banana and orange in the blender. Add almond milk, orange peel, vanilla and honey. Cover; blend until smooth.
- ADD ice cubes as needed to get a slushy consistency. Blend. Serve.
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