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Powering the Hero Within! Free Printable Recipes!

Disclosure: I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh. Dole has sponsored this post. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.

Dole and Marvel have teamed up on an awesome mission! In anticipation of Avengers : Infinity War coming to BluRay on August 14th; Dole and Marvel are encouraging families to make healthy eating fun.  They declare that encouraging children to eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables does not have to be an epic battle. I am excited to share about this heroically tasty mission, but also giveaway a fantastic prize!

Our giveaway is over, but I wanted to reshare these heroic recipes again.  Dozens of recipes that are healthy, inventive, and really great for lunch boxes and back to school.

Powering the Hero Within Marvel and Dole

This is a unique collaboration that is sure to encourage heroic food choices for families. Dole and Disney announced this awesome collaboration in 2016, and Powering the Hero Within is the latest initiative for the multi-year healthy living alliance. Combining the allure of powerful super heroes from the Marvel Universe with Dole’s nutrition experts is sure to encourage kids to make heroic choices when it comes to meal time. Consumer promotions, in store activities, and fun themed recipes online are sure to get the attention of super heroes in training everywhere!

Avengers Marvel Banana stickers

We have found personally that something as simple as a beloved Super Hero sticker on a banana makes our kids more excited to choose it for lunch.

Infinity wars characters

Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

Marvel pineapples in stores

Make sure to check out more on how to Power the Hero Within from Dole!  Super fun recipes and interactive quizzes are sure to inspire healthy eating choices. Also, make sure to keep your eyes peeled when you visit your local grocery store. You are sure to see fresh produce proudly bearing Super Hero endorsements. You may also find that your grocery store is hosting a fun in-store activity as well.  All of this is being done as a way to make healthy choices even more super!

The creative and fun recipes available on Dole’s website are my favorite part of this initiative.  Thirty unique recipes packed with fruits and or veggies. Each clever recipe is inspired by a Marvel Super hero or movie.  While many of these recipes would be a perfect menu items for a Marvel themed birthday party or viewing party; they are also fantastically nutritious!  From Asgard Avocado Bowls to Secret Agent Smoothies to Wakanda Wraps, kids are sure to be looking at food a little differently. Check out all the Marvelous Meals Recipes on their site!

While there are over 30 recipes on their website, we have included our five favorites here as convenient printables.  Taking care of your body is the first step to being a Super hero! These recipes are perfect fuel to get through the day. They are all as fun as they are nutritious. If you are planning a Avengers : Infinity War themed party – these colorful options are sure to wow your guests!

Wakanda-Wraps Mjolnir-Roll-Ups Sunrise-Shield-Pizza Smash-Smoothie Jarvis-Sunflower-Crunch-Pockets


Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS : INIFINITY WAR is available on BluRay on August 14th. You can see the official trailer here….

Giveaway had ended – Sad Panda

I have an exciting giveaway for the Marvel fans in our audience! One lucky subscriber will win a set of 8 Marvel Mighty Muggs courtesy of Hasbro. The winner will receive an assortment of Avenger characters, featuring Black Widow, Spider-Man, Groot, Hulk, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Rocket Raccoon, and Black Panther among many others.  Open to U.S. residents only. As with pretty much all of our giveaways, the only requirement is that you must be a Highlights Along the Way subscriber – that’s it! Enter in the form below and make sure to leave a comment letting us know what recipe would be your  favorite!  If you are not already a subscriber make sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter here! This will make you eligible for future giveaways too! Please note that the prize can only be mailed within the United States, no international entries please. Thank you for understanding. Your email is safe with us and never sold or shared in any way (including with our sponsors). Please enter in the Rafflecopter entry form below. Only the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced on the blog (first name and last initial) and via email used. Best of luck to all! Giveaway ends on April 13, 2018. Winner will be contacted by or before April 15, 2018 via email as well as announced on the blog.  Winner must respond within 48 hours or prize is forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Marvel. Dole and Hasbro are the sole sponsors of these prizes, however the giveaway is solely owned, administered, solicited and operated by me.

mighty muggs captain america

A big thank you again to Dole for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Thank you to Hasbro for the prize pack!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
  1. Natalie says:

    They all look (and sound) awesome – but I like Mighty Mini-BLT Bites the best 🙂

  2. Kerri says:

    Okay, so all of those recipes sound amazing! I totally agree with you on the banana stickers too. I love them and so do my kids.

    I think I’m going to have those sunflower crunch pockets a try. So yum!

  3. Andrew K. says:

    OMG, I totally want a banana with a Captain America sticker on it!!!!

  4. Ellie Wright says:

    I would like to try the Muscle French Toast Strata recipe.

  5. I like the Wakanda wrap the best and the avenger I am looking forward to winning the most is Groot.

  6. nickie says:

    The wakanda wrap looks yummy

  7. Bethany Kreiter says:

    The SMASH smoothie sounds like a lot of fun to make! My nephew would love these recipes.

  8. Tiffany A says:

    The Smash smoothie sounds amazing.

  9. Lisa says:

    I can’t decide between the First Avenger Flapjacks and the Banner White Bean Soup. They both look sooo good!!! They have really fun recipes. I’m going to show them to my kids so they can pick some out for us to make!

  10. Terry says:

    I would love to try the Vibranium Lasagne because I know my family would love this recipe.

  11. Donny says:

    I’m going to make the Mjolnir Roll-Ups for our community garage/bake sale

  12. Helen says:

    I would like to try the Legendary Cuban Sandwich

  13. Cathleen King says:

    I would try the Muscle French Toast Strata recipe.

  14. Susan P. says:

    The Sunrise Shield Pizza and the Wakanda Wrap sound like winners!

  15. Jamie says:

    I love the idea of the Smash Smoothie! 🙂

  16. Quinton says:

    Going with the Wakanda Wrap first!

  17. Michelle says:

    Smash Smoothie! Great way to get those green veggies in for the kiddos!

  18. Becky Neumann says:

    The roll ups are a great quick snack idea!

  19. Kayla Klontz says:

    The Mighty Mini-BLT Bites look amazing!

  20. B.J. Bernal says:

    The first avenger flapjacks

  21. Cassandra D says:

    The Vibranium Lasagna looks really good.

  22. Stephanie Grant says:

    The Muscle French Toast Strata recipe looks amazing! I’m going to have to try it for the family this Sunday.

  23. ae minx says:

    I think the smoothie would be the biggest hit in my family

  24. JJ Wong says:

    I love smoothies. The Smash Smoothie sounds amazing!

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