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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.
Need a healthy breakfast idea? Try a Sunrise Smoothie Bowl!
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?