Our family would definitely be described as movie lovers. Recently on a little getaway to the beach we had a rainy day and caught up on our favorite Marvel Movies. With the newest release coming at the end of the month, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, we are excited not only to see it but also pleased to see DOLE® fresh fruits and vegetables getting involved to make healthy eating fun!
While we aren’t always the picture of perfection when it comes to healthy eating, it’s something I strive for — offering good, wholesome meals that my family loves to eat. And sometimes, we don’t mind a little extra help in this area! That’s why this alliance with Marvel and DOLE® is so powerful for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is here.
Though there can be the often-epic daily battles to make better food choices for our families, including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, making meal time fun is an easy way to incorporate healthy meals that truly peak our children’s interest.
Dole Chef Mark Allison and registered dieticians at the Dole Nutrition Institute created 30 original DOLE® fruit and vegetable recipes directly inspired by Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers characters.
We tried our hand at one of them, and I was actually a little shocked by the response. I made a few of the “Sunrise Shield Pizzas” for lunch this week and with all of the ingredients (which was REALLY simple to put together), I just wasn’t sure if everyone would dive in. Just the fact that I said it was Captain America’s Shield piqued the boys interest. It was a crowd pleaser for all ages including our pickiest eaters… who asked for seconds and Skylar even said, “This is actually really good, mom!” Everyone fell in love with the shield.
SUNRISE SHIELD PIZZA: A HEALTHY BREAKFAST TREAT
As a Mom who constantly looks for ways to balance the food game with our children, this healthy breakfast treat was truly a pleasure to make and serve… and okay, I ate one too, and it really was SO good. In the kitchen, and in just about everything I do, I look for time savers, but value proper nutrition and love the chance to infuse our meals with quality food that will power the hero within.
So, check out this simple recipe below (and the rest from DOLE®) which is easy to follow and can be used for breakfast lunch or dinner… and leave a comment below and share your experience with a Super Snack or Meal. I’d love to hear more of your ideas!
- 2 medium DOLE® bananas, peeled
- 4 frozen whole wheat waffles
- 1/4 cup honey-flavored nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 can (11 0z.) DOLE® Mandarin Oranges, drained
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 dash ground cinnamon
- DOLE® Fresh Raspberries or Blueberries (optional)
- Thinly slice bananas on diagonal.
- Prepare waffles according to package directions.
- Spread yogurt on waffles.
- Arrange banana slices on top, overlapping.
- Drizzle with honey.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Garnish with raspberries or blueberries, if desired
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g