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Awesome Apple Picking

September is an exciting month. I’m sure many of our Kidco families had children starting school for the first time or going back for another year. I especially like September because it marks the beginning of Apple Picking Season! Even now, I love the wagon rides and spending the day at the orchard with my family.  Apples are known for many health benefits. We all know that famous saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and for good reason! Apples are rich in fibre and have been known to lower the risk of stroke, heart disease and cancer. Want a fun weekend activity for the whole family? Why not look up local orchards online and plan a day trip to one close by?

Now that you will have all these freshly picked apples, you can make some delicious treats. Apple pie or apple tarts are a family favourite in my household. Why not try making some Kidco Kitchen Monkey Pudding?  With the launch of the new Kidco Kitchen menu across the country I have heard one particular question many times… “What is Monkey Pudding?” It’s true, it’s not an item you usually see on a menu, but let me tell you it is delicious! With some yogurt, applesauce, mashed bananas and a dash of cinnamon, you have a healthy and delicious treat. Make your Monkey Pudding with the fresh apples picked right from the local orchard!


Kidco Kitchen Monkey Pudding

*Makes 6 Servings


What you need:

3 Bananas

1 cup Apple Sauce

4 tsp. Creamy Vanilla Yogurt

¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon


What to do:

1. Wash hands.

2. Peel bananas and mash them in a bowl.

3. Add apple sauce, yogurt and cinnamon.

4. Serve ½ cup per serving.




Happy Apple Picking everyone!




Chef Lisa Ruscica

Chief Food Ambassador