Go for green foods this St. Patrick’s Day

What do peas, pears, and green beans have in common? 

You get three tries. (Hint: the answer is in the name of one of those foods.) 

If you said they’re all green, you are right!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re spotlighting the green and nutrition-filled food items we include in the food bags kids receive. We cannot go without mentioning our green bag, which is one of the five tailored bag types families can select.

Green peas (case of 24)Pears (case of 24)

Green beans (case of 24)Green bag

Let’s unpack a little more why these food items are so great and why they should be part of every St. Patrick’s Day celebration:

  • Green peas are a good source of protein and fiber. Both protein and fiber help to keep bellies full for longer periods of time. Protein also helps support the rapid growth and development of children and fiber helps to aid in digestion. 
  • Canned fruits, like pears are a convenient, nutritious and delicious option for providing kids with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. 
  • Green beans are an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C which help our blood to clot, promote eye health, and aid in absorbing other essential nutrients like iron.

So to celebrate this holiday, we invite you to donate the green food items from our digital food drive! Since we purchase food in bulk, we are able to make your dollars stretch further.

Or a simple monetary donation is also very welcome. (Money is green too… if you’re catching on to this green theme.)

Thanks for indulging us on this fun holiday, and we hope we’ve left you green-ing from ear to ear.  

Let’s make this the most nutritiously green St. Patrick’s Day ever!