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April Produce Guide

April Produce Guide

April showers bring extremely delicious and fresh produce items. For the most optimal and fresh produce of the month, shop our April produce guide. Throughout the month, we recommend eating fresh or cooking with strawberries, avocado, beets and carrots.

Strawberries

Perfectly sweet strawberries don’t even need a chocolate drizzle (however, we certainly don’t judge if you decide to do that with your fresh strawberries). Buy these perfect berries in bulk and make and freeze jam to use for the rest of the year, make a strawberry crisp, or simply eat them as is.

Avocado

The creamy avocado is the best alternative to butter you can find, especially when it’s in season. Try spreading on toast, making brownies, or tossing in an avocado salad for optimal enjoyment.

Beets

Beets- what more can we say? They are great canned, but even better fresh! You can enjoy these as hummus, in hummus, in a salad, or juiced (as well as hundreds of other amazing ways to enjoy beets). P.S. they make excellent natural dye for shirts and Easter eggs.

Carrots

Carrots are ideal for nearly every meal that includes a mirepoix as well as all on their own. Hold on to the last chill of the fading winter or

Avocado Brownies

Sneak a little bit of healthy into a delicious chocolate treat! These avocado brownies are sure to be a hit dessert at any house.

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado- peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 Food Club eggs
  • 1/3 cup Food Club light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbs Food Club butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan.
  2. In a food processor, blend avocado, eggs, sugar, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Again, blend until completely smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy by themselves or with ice cream.
Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Naturally dye Eater eggs for an eggcelent science experiment. We have compiled our favorite dying agents below and quick instructions to give you the best colors around. If you don’t see your favorite color, try out any type of produce and let us know the result.

To get all of the colors below, simply bring water, chopped veggie, and vinegar to a boil, strain into a container and add hard-boiled eggs. Let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Beet

2 cups water
2 roughly chopped beets
2 tbs. white vinegar

Onion

2 cups water
2 onion skins
2 tbs. white vinegar

Turmeric

2 cups water
2 tbs. turmeric
2 tbs. white vinegar

Spinach

2 cups water
2 cups spinach
2 tbs. white vinegar

Purple Cabbage

2 cups water
2 cups purple cabbage
2 tbs. white vinegar

Easter Basket

Build Your Own Easter Basket

Easter Basket

It’s time to give you a sneak peep of our favorite Easter goodies. We have put together our favorite Easter themed items to build the best Easter basket of the season for yourself or loved ones.

Begin by selecting the items you would like to build your basket with. Here we have selected

  • festive basket
  • classic green grass
  • assorted eggs
  • clip on bunny ears
  • egg dying kit

All of these items make for a great Eater basket base as well as excellent head ware for the the great egg hunt.

Next, sort through the great amount of options you have with Easter exclusive candy. Whether it be Cadbury mini eggs or Reese’s eggs, be sure to fill the basket full of Easter treats. We recommend purchasing three different types of treats:

  • Smaller filler treats that can be used to fill the bottom of the basket.
  • Box and feature items like large chocolate bunnies.
  • Tall items that give the basket height. Peeps on a stick or Pez packages make for great options.

Now that you know exactly what you need to build the best Easter basket for the hoppiest Easter.

Easter Bingo

Plan a family game night with this Easter bingo pack. Break out the Easter candy for prizes and enjoy a night with your family. This pack will allow up to 8 at a time to play and includes bingo card cutouts.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken Noodle Casserole

What’s better than your favorite soup in casserole form? Warm up and have a family meal with this Chicken Noodle Casserole.

Get everything you need for this recipe online! Start shopping now >>

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag Food Club® Egg Noodles
  • 1 can Food Club® chicken
  • 2 10 oz. cans Food Club® cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups Food Club® shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
  • Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. Cook egg noodles according to package.
  3. In a large bowl, mix noodles, chicken, cream of chicken, 2 1/2 cups cheese, frozen veggies and seasoning. Pour into pan and top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes and serve.

Healthy Smoothies 3 Ways

Smoothies are a great and easy way to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet. Try these 3 different smoothie options- each loaded with great sources nutrients and vitamins.​

Spinach Smoothie
3 cups packed spinach
1 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup frozen pineapple
1 cup milk

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 cup milK
1 cup ice
1 tablespoon honey

Vitamin C Smoothie
1/2 orange peeled and de-segmented
2 regular carrots
1 apple chopped
1 cup ice optional


Food Club® Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

Speak from the heart with these red velvet cookie sandwiches. They’re simple and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Food Club® red velvet cake mix
  • 1 Food Club® egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Food Club® butter
  • 1 container Food Club® vanilla frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line and grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, egg, vanilla, and melted butter together. Once dough has formed, use your hands to roll into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked through.
  4. Once completed cooled, fill with vanilla frosting and enjoy!

Food Club® Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We love the classic chocolate covered strawberry for Valentine’s Day (or really at any time), but this year, we wanted to change it up. Show the ones you love just how much you love them by taking some extra time to decorate your chocolate strawberries. Here are a few of our favorite items to use while decorating strawberries.

Chocolates

  • Food Club® White Chocolate Chips: Layer sweet on sweet with white chocolate and strawberries.
  • Food Club® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: Compliment the sweetness of a perfectly ripe strawberry with smooth semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Food Club® Milk Chocolate Chips: Make the classic chocolate-dipped strawberry with milk chocolate chips.

Toppings

  • Sprinkles: add a little crunch with festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Food Coloring: Use a little food coloring to color white chocolate. This makes the perfect drizzle.
  • Graham crackers: Crush a few graham crackers to make a s’more-like strawberry.