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Last Day of School!

The last day of school is quickly approaching. Remember that feeling when you were younger and the last bell for the year would ring and you’d make that mad dash out the door to welcome the start of summer – it was such an exhilarating feeling!


Now as a parent, with the kids home from school for the summer, you may be wondering what to do with them all summer long? Summer vacations, outdoor activities, camping trips, pool parties, and backyard barbeques are just a few of the activities that might be in store – the possibilities are endless.


For those days when the kids do not have much going on, instead of having them sitting in front of the television or video games – bring them to the kitchen! With the right adult supervision, kids can have a fun, creative time in the kitchen! They can help prepare a summer dessert or a refreshing pool-side treat.  The trick to getting kids to help is to keep it simple! 


Libby’s® Canned Fruits and Vegetables can help. You and your family would be surprised with how many fun treats you can make with fruits and veggies. With Libby’s® Canned Fruits and Vegetables, much of the prep is already done for you, not to mention using fruits and vegetables in your cooking adventures is a great way to boost your family’s nutrition.  Kids are more likely to try and eat healthy foods if they are involved in the prep work of making it. Having your kids lending a helping hand in the kitchen is a great tradition to start that can last into the school year and for years to come. Before you know it, school will be back in session and you will be packing lunches for them, so go ahead and start this fun tradition now.


Below are some fun summer recipes that kids can easily help with!


PEACHY POPS - turn Libby’s® Peach Slices in Heavy Syrup into fun pops to beat the summer heat!



AVOCADO SWEET PEA FROZEN POPS – bet you have never had veggies in your pops! Try some made with Libby’s® Sweet Peas they taste delicious!



MIXED FRUIT PIZZAS – pizza is always a family food staple! Make a summer fruity version with Libby’s® Fruit Cocktail (No Sugar Added)!




For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.