Tips for Keeping Customers Healthy over the Holidays with Organic Bananas

Organics Unlimited Healthy for the Holidays

 

Tis the season of celebration and indulgence! With all the specialty, heavier fare that your customers may eat over the holiday season, healthy habits can be pushed to the back of the mind. What’s more, holiday travel and added stress can take a toll on immune systems.

Organics Unlimited bananas can be positioned as a way to help keep customers healthy during this season. Bananas have 16% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of dietary fiber; this helps keep digestion regular and maintain appropriate blood sugar levels. A single banana also has an impressive 34% of the RDI of vitamin B6, essential in helping the body produce hemoglobin, antibodies, immune response and maintain a proper blood/sugar ratio.

Consider these tips to keep health – and organic bananas – top-of-mind for your customers during this busy holiday season.

  • Provide printed, healthy breakfast and snack recipes to customers. Whether a busy weekday or a holiday weekend hosting special guests, these breakfasts and snacks can provide a break from heavy holiday foods. Here are a few of our favorites; feel free to print and share with your customers.
    • This Healthy Apple Banana Smoothie features almond butter and almond milk, keeping it vegan. It’s packed with protein and potassium and the apple cider adds a festive flair. It’s great for a breakfast or an evening snack!
    • If you haven’t gotten your fill of pumpkin-flavored foods yet, try this pumpkin banana smoothie and indulge in the holiday spirit without ruining your diet. This healthy smoothie contains only about 165 calories of pure deliciousness.
    • Go green with this peanut butter banana smoothie or berry green smoothie. Both contain spinach, but the other ingredients mask the flavor, making them a perfect way to help you and your family get an extra boost of nutrients.
    • For a lighter lunch, try a guava banana salad. It’s tropical and refreshing, yet easy on the stomach. This dish is great for potlucks, too.
    • Easy, delicious and healthy, these banana oat blueberry cookies feature date sugar instead of refined sugar. Ready in minutes, these cookies make for a perfect snack anytime of the day and are a great alternative to traditional, sugar-laden holiday cookies.
    • These bananas foster parfaits are a healthy dessert alternative (or breakfast) that will impress your guests. The Greek yogurt packs an extra protein punch.
  • To prepare for holiday parties and visitors, more customers will be making recurring trips to the grocery store during the month of December. Add grab-and-go stations near cash registers to offer customers single bananas as snacks or quick breakfasts.
  • Children especially need to get lots of nutrients this time of year as their immune systems adapt to the colder weather and new germs. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), children between the ages of 2-3, 4-8 and 9-13 should consume 1, 1- 1.5 and 1.5 cup(s), respectively, of fruit per day. By cross-promoting bananas and gearing organic banana merchandising specifically toward youth, you can not only enhance your store’s produce section and help increase sales, but also help ensure that children receive the recommended daily levels of fruit.

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