Healthier Snacks And Meals For Busy Back-To-School Season With Zespri Kiwifruit

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Zespri Kiwifruit

Every day my youngest asks if he has school tomorrow. I am currently telling him that he’s got a couple of weeks left. While we here at the Jersey shore don’t go back to school for two more weeks, children in other areas are already back in school and hard at work. And parents everywhere are faced with busier days packed with school, homework, events and activities. And, for many, the quest for healthier foods including easy-to-prepare snacks and meals, marches on.

Want to know what you should pack? Need some inspiration and ideas? I can help! I recently had the opportunity to do a video interview with Rebecca Scritchfield. Rebecca took a few minutes to make a video just for From Val’s Kitchen readers, answering a few questions that I really wanted to know the answers to.

Wondering who Rebecca is? Rebecca is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and health fitness specialist. She is recognized as one of D.C.’s “Top Nutritionists” and was honored as “Young Dietitian of the Year” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She has reached millions of people through broadcast, print, and online media, including: NBC Nightly News, TODAY Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Prevention, Women’s Health, Real Simple, and Women’s Running. Rebecca also blogs for U.S. News & World Report, Washingtonian, and Washingtonian MOM. She is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, Albion College, and University of District of Columbia.

Rebecca has teamed up with Zespri, the world leader in premium-quality kiwifruit, to share tips and recipes for healthy breakfasts, packed lunches and after-school snacks.

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Here’s the video from the interview.

Did you know a serving of green kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a banana? And it has as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal. Kiwifruit is one of the most nutritious fruits. After watching Rebecca’s answers to my questions it was easy to see why she suggests using Zespri Kiwifruit. It’s not only great as is, but it also makes a good ingredient to use in your favorite recipes.

Kiwi lovers and folks just learning about kiwi like me alike will be very interested to learn that this season there’s a new variety of kiwifruit, Zespri SunGold, which has a bright yellow color and a juicy, sweet tropical taste. Zespri® SunGold is always ready to eat when you buy it.

What’s your go-to snack during the school year?


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Jeanette August 21, 2015 - 8:08 pm

I absolutely love Kiwi! I didn’t know that they had that much Vitamin C and Potassium! I will eat more LOL

Jennifer August 21, 2015 - 8:38 pm

I love Kiwi. I’ve always just eaten them for the taste. It’s nice to know I was also accidentally being healthy! LOL.

Stacie August 21, 2015 - 8:54 pm

I love kiwi, but hadn’t heard of Zespri kiwifruit. It sounds like something I’d like! I love my morning smoothies.

Amy August 21, 2015 - 8:57 pm

I have some kiwi fruit in my fridge. I love it’s taste and cute texture.

Amber Edwards August 21, 2015 - 9:17 pm

My son would be in heaven with some kiwi after school snack. That is his favorite fruit!

Nicole B August 21, 2015 - 9:20 pm

I had no idea kiwi was such a superfruit! We don’t eat it very often at my house, but I’ll have to make the effort to pick it up at the store more often.

Danielle August 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm

I love kiwi. Hopefully it rubs off on my son so he can enjoy it too.

Allie D. August 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm

We love kiwi in our house. We don’t eat it enough. Our go to snacks are usually bananas, apples, and cuties oranges.

Cynthia Wright August 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm

I haven’t had kiwis in forever! They used to be my favorite! Thanks for the reminder.

Liz Mays August 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm

This really makes me crave kiwis. I need to learn some more recipes that use them!

Autumn @Mamachallenge August 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Kiwis is a great snack! In our house, our go to snack is yogurt.

Stefany August 22, 2015 - 12:07 am

I love having kiwi when I am making fruit salad! They are so good.

Maureen August 22, 2015 - 12:08 am

Kiwi is one of our favorite fruits. They are so tasty and we enjoy having them for snack.

Sabrina August 22, 2015 - 2:31 am

My kids love bananas! I can’t stock up enough of them!

Aimee Smith August 22, 2015 - 2:36 am

My husband love kiwis. I will have to show this to him!

Ourfamilyworld August 22, 2015 - 5:58 am

We love kiwi! I sometimes add them in my kids’ sandwiches and they love it.

Melissa August 22, 2015 - 10:13 am

I love kiwi! I need to get some, it’s been awhile.

Kelly Hutchinson August 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm

My kids just love kiwi fruit and it is a staple in our house. I pack it in my daughter’s lunch all the time.

Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations August 22, 2015 - 7:24 pm

I’ve never seen a golden kiwi fruit. I have to try them out, I love them with a splash of salt.

Brandy August 22, 2015 - 8:41 pm

Great idea! Kiwi is delish. Only one of my kids like it though 🙁

Lena Burkut August 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

Hmm, I haven’t had kiwi in a while and got to think – it is a pretty cool snack to have around

patricia Marsden August 23, 2015 - 9:20 am

I favor things which need no refrigeration and a long shelf date. While fresh fruit and veggies are ideal, the reality is they often do not do well at the lunch table as kids vie for peer packings.


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