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“Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase.” The original animated movie Disney’s The Lion King came roaring into theaters over 25 years ago when I was just a kid. Recently, I had the opportunity to share the newest version of Disney’s The Lion King with my kids, and we really enjoyed it! While I had “no worries” about their moviegoing experience with the new film, I do have other worries as a parent.

Disney’s The Lion King Inspired Recipes for Families

When you’ve got growing kids, serving them a balanced meal is just as important as proper exercise and a good night’s sleep. It can be tough trying to fit it all in! I am always looking for easy recipes that incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our diet. Dole recently launched a campaign called “Powering the Hero Within” that aims to do just that. This amazing initiative has some delicious, Disney’s The Lion King inspired recipes for families that are sure to help those growing little ones keep “working on their roar!”

ad Looking for a way to bring the family together? Try these family friendly recipes from Dole inspired by Disney's The Lion King! #recipes #disneylionking #healthyrecipes #family #easyrecipes

Banana Peel the Loaf Tonight

First, head to your local grocery store and grab some DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples featuring Disney’s The Lion King so you’ll “be prepared” with all of the ingredients you need to make these recipes.

Who doesn’t love a good banana loaf? This sweet bread is the perfect dessert (or next-day breakfast). Combining the goodness of DOLE® Bananas and rolled oats, this recipe will satisfy all the cubs in your pride.

Berry Banana Fro-Whip

Speaking of those “cubs” in your life, they’re going to love this Berry Banana Fro-Whip. It combines multiple berries such as blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries along with ripe DOLE® Bananas and frozen DOLE® Pineapples. Add in some coconut milk and blend together for a cool whipped treat!

Suya Skewers

Skewer dishes are so easy to prepare, and they’re also fun to eat! My kids love eating food on a stick. This recipe combines chicken, peanuts, carrots, and DOLE® Bananas.

Lion Cobb Chopped Salad

Next, don’t let the kids have all the fun! Enjoy a cobb salad inspired by Disney’s The Lion King that contains fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and grilled chicken for lunch or dinner. This protein packed dish won’t leave your “pride” wanting more!

Pride Land Lentil Cucumber Salad

Another salad option is the Pride Land Lentil Cucumber Salad. This colorful dish is vegetarian, but that doesn’t mean it is any less filling. My favorite thing about this recipe is the crunch factor. By using pita chips and almonds, there is a satisfying sound and taste to this dish.

These aren’t all of the healthy recipes created by Dole and inspired by Disney’s The Lion King! Check out for more recipes and to enter the #NoWorriesTraditions contest–you could win a family vacation to Hawaii!

 Lion King Prize Pack Giveaway

If you love Disney’s The Lion King, you’re going to love this awesome prize pack! One lucky reader will win a prize bundle, with a retail value of $135. The prize pack includes:

  • Hakuna Matata Journal (1 Qty)
  • Theatrical Posters (2)
  • Hasbro Lion King Monopoly (1)
  • FurReal’s Mighty Roar Simba Interactive Plush Toy from Hasbro (1)
  • Custom Dole Banana Hammock (1)
You could win an amazing Lion King prize pack from Dole!

Open to U.S. residents only. Ends 8/29/19. Enter via this Rafflecopter widget.

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This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Disney or Dole. The giveaway is solely owned, administered solicited and operated by Sarah in the Suburbs. Be sure to follow Sarah in the Suburbs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for more great family friendly content!