We think our interns are kind of a FIG deal! ๐ŸŒŸ

Intern with us!
๐ŸŽBrighter Bites offers unpaid internships to students and non-students interested in public health, nutrition, nonprofit work, and more! We invite you to join our program staff in the field or work behind the scenes building our brand and developing relationships. Our interns are exposed to all components of Brighter Bites to gain a well-rounded understanding of how a public health community nutrition nonprofit operates.

Interested in applying for an internship opportunity? Check out our website for more information! https://www.brighterbites.org/intern-with-us/

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Happy National Garlic Day! ๐Ÿง„

Did you know that garlic contains a compound called allium that has health benefits such for the cardiovascular, immune, inflammatory, digestive, and detoxification systems in the body? So many reasons to enjoy this veggie!

Our Poblano Salsa is one of our favorite recipes featuring garlic! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ See the recipe on our website along with more recipes featuring garlic โžก๏ธ
https://brighterbites.org/recipe/poblano-salsa/

#NationalGarlicDay #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #VegetarianRecipe #BrighterBitesImpact #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy
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Happy Day of the Mushroom! ๐Ÿ„

Today we share our delicious Turkey Mushroom Burgers, perfect to try this weekend! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ”Adding mushrooms to the ground turkey adds a ton of flavor and nutrition....and the best part is that your kids will never know you snuck in a veggie! Make dinner fun and let each family member pick a topping! Our favorite toppings are tomatoes, shredded lettuce, grilled onions, and avocado!

Find this recipe along with other delicious recipes on our website โžก๏ธhttps://brighterbites.org/recipe/turkey-mushroom-burgers/

#DayOfTheMushroom #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #BrighterBitesImpact #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy #BrighterBitesInvolved
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๐ŸŒGoing BANANAS for #NationalBananaDay!๐ŸŒ

We've got a PEELING that you'll like our Banana Ice Cream recipe! ๐Ÿ˜‹
Get the whole family involved and have everyone pick their toppings! Here is the recipeโžก๏ธ

INGREDIENTS:
10 very ripe bananas
ยฝ cup low-fat milk
ยผ cup honey
ยฝ tsp vanilla extract
โ…› tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
Peel bananas and freeze overnight in a freezer bag. Remove the bananas from the freezer and blend in blender or food processor until smooth. Slowly add the remaining ingredients and blend until the bananas have a โ€œfrozen yogurtโ€ consistency. (If you have an ice cream maker, pour mixture into maker and churn until there is an โ€œice creamโ€ texture.) Serve immediately or store in the freezer for up to one week.

#NationalBananaDay #BananaIcecream #Fruit #EatHealthy #HealthyDessert
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Eat well & keep moving! ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ
While eating lots of fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, being physically active is important too!๐Ÿ‘
@who recommends that all healthy adults do 30 minutes/day of physical activity, and children should be physically active for 1 hour/day.

Here are some fun ideas to move around:
๐Ÿ‘ŸHave a friendly competition of jumping rope.
๐Ÿ’ƒHave a dance party to your favorite music. ๐Ÿ•บ
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธPlay backyard games like tag or frisbee. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

#WellnessWednesday #HealthyAtHome #BeActive #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy #CATCH
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Brighter Bites is creating demand for fresh produce๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ‘

Each week of programming, Brighter Bites sends home ~50 servings of fruits and veggies to the families we serve. We could not do this without the produce industryโ€™s expertise, logistical know-how, and fresh product!

Have the produce expertise and want to be a part of our mission? We'd love to see how we can partner!โžก๏ธ https://brighterbites.org/produce-partners/

#BrighterBitesInvolved #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy #BrighterBitesVolunteer
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Meet THREE amazing volunteers who have made an impact in the Austin community by volunteering with Brighter Bites!๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿฅฆ Judith has been volunteering with Brighter Bites since January 2021. She volunteers at 2 of our Austin school communities, she discovered us through Austin Acts of Kindness. Judith's favorite part of participating with Brighter Bites is seeing the smiling faces when she helps load cars with boxes of fresh produce.๐ŸŠ

๐Ÿ Rogelio has been volunteering with Brighter Bites for the past 8 weeks! He loves the feeling of being helpful through volunteering for Brighter Bites. His favorite fruits are pineapples and avocados. ๐Ÿฅ‘

๐Ÿฅญ Julie has been volunteering with Brighter Bites since Summer 2020. She helps us by making it easier to transport our fruits and vegetables for our walking families by putting their produce in bags. Her favorite part about volunteering with Brighter Bites is being able to interact with families during distribution. ๐Ÿ˜„

We are so grateful for these volunteers and more! Thank you for all that you do!

@brighterbitesaustin
#BrighterBitesImpact #BrighterBites #BrighterBitesHouston #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy #BrighterBitesVolunteer
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I don't know about you, but I love fruits and vegetables from my head TO-MA-TOES๐Ÿ…!

This #NationalFreshTomatoDay, we are sharing our Black Bean & Corn Salsa. It's a salsa the whole family will enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:
1 (15oz) can corn (no salt added)
1 (15oz) can black beans (no salt added)
6 Tomatoes ๐Ÿ…
1 Bunch cilantro
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
ยฝ tsp salt
2 Avocados

DIRECTIONS:
Drain corn and black beans and place in a bowl. Chop tomatoes and cilantro, then add to the beans and corn. Add lime juice, salt, and olive oil and mix. Lastly, cube and add avocados. Enjoy!

Download the recipe on our website โžก๏ธ https://brighterbites.org/recipe/black-bean-corn-salsa/

#NationalFreshTomatoDay #HealthyEating #HealthyCooking #VegetarianRecipe #BrighterBitesImpact #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy
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Got what it takes to be a Brighter Bites volunteer?

We have โœŒ๏ธtwo ways that you can get involved!
Interested in getting your hands dirty and packing our boxes full of produce? Join us for a Produce Boxing! ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ‹

Interested in helping us distribute produce boxes full of fresh fruits and vegetables to our families? Help us at a Produce Distribution! ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅฆ

Visit our website to find the right volunteer shift for YOU!โžก๏ธ https://brighterbites.org/volunteer/

#BrighterBitesInvolved #BrighterBites #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy #BrighterBitesVolunteer
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Brighter Bites is creating communities of health through fresh food, and you can be a part of it! ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŽ

Looking to learn more, support our work, AND get cooking? Join us for our upcoming event!
It's a virtual, family-friendly culinary experience with Marcia Smart of @SmartintheKitchen and hosted by Brighter Bitesโ€™ Founder Lisa Helfman, Board Member Scott McClelland, and Houston Life Co-Host Courtney Zavala

What's on the menu? ๐Ÿ˜‹
Strawberry Mojito (cocktail)
Spring Pea and Leek Tartine
Mixed Greens with Homemade Salad Dressing
Rigatoni Kale Pasta
Chocolate and Berry Board

This hands-on, stay-at-home event will benefit Brighter Bitesโ€™ critical work of providing fresh produce and nutrition education to nearly 30,000 families nationwide. There are a few ticket levels ๐ŸŽŸ, so please visit our website and see how you'd like to join in on the fun! โžก๏ธ
www.brighterbites.org/smartinthekitchen

We can't wait to spend the evening with you! ๐ŸŽ‰
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Who says healthy eating can't be fun? ๐ŸŠ
Here at Brighter Bites, we believe that healthy eating should be fun! Our DC team is taking our distributions to whole new level of healthy and fun engagement. Here is a peek at some of the healthy characters that are popping up at our DC distributions!...Now that is what we call fun AND healthy!! ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿฅ’Our #TuesdayTip today is make healthy food fun! Kids eat with their eyes first, so make the plate colorful and fun, and don't be afraid to play with your food! The more engaged kids are with healthy foods, the more likely they are to try new things. ๐Ÿฅ—

@BrighterBitesDC
#BrighterBites #BrighterBitesDC #TuesdayTip #WeAreBrighterBites #FreshProduce #fruits #vegetables #Nonprofit #NutritionEducation #FunFoodExperience #JoyOfFresh #EatHealthy
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