Can you believe August is already coming to an end?! Where did the summer go? I don’t think I met my ice cream quota for the season so I’m gonna work on that stat. 😛
So one (of the many) reasons I love summer is no doubt the availability and of so many seasonal fruits & veggies. The farmers markets are booming, my local grocer always has fruit & veggie options that are affordable… it’s a nutritionist’s dream. *sigh* And while I’m really gonna miss summer produce in a few weeks, there’s still time left to squeeze in some shopping for your favorite summer fruits & veggies.
Today, I’m showing off how you can assemble a kid-friendly seasonal lunch from your local farmers market. The market can be a great one-stop-shop for nutritious lunches for your favorite little person. Check out what I whipped up this last week…
Asian pears from Delvin Farms.
Chocolate Almond Milk from Juice. Nashville.
When you think about making a meal, always keep MyPlate in mind.
It does not have to be a perfect science… the idea is to make 1/2 your meal your favorite fruits and/or veggies, 25% of your meal protein and 25% of your meal grains. And for growing little bodies, don’t forget the calcium-rich source!
So here’s a simple KID-FRIENDLY FARMERS MARKET LUNCHABLE you can make this week…
- 2-4 slices Bakery by Frothy Monkey multi-grain bread, cut with a cookie cutter (I love dinos!)
- Professor Bailey’s Spicy Pimento Cheese
- 4 Delvin Farms sweet snack peppers
- 1 Delvin Farms Asian pear
- 1 bottle Juice. Nashville Chocolate Almond Milk
There really is no cooking involved with this meal so it’s a great quick, on-the-go option for even us grown-ups!
What farmers market lunches have you made? Tell me in the comments below!
Pst! Like this recipe? Check out my other 12 South Farmers Market recipe creations here.
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by the 12 South Farmers Market. I was compensated for my time the products mentioned in this post. All opinions stated are my own.