Healthy eating habits for kids and a $1000 visa gift card giveaway!!!

Healthy Eating habits for kids

One of the hardest things is to get your kids to eat healthy! To make sure they get all their fruits and veggies…ESPECIALLY if you have a picky eater on your hands! Start with what they already know…MY kids LOVE juice. Especially Capri Suns. We always have them in our fridge.

What they don’t love? Veggies! So when I found out Kraft was coming out with new Capri Sun Super V that were made up of BOTH fruits AND veggies I knew I had to try them! As soon as they arrived, I brought them over for the official KID test and wouldn’t you know…a total HIT!!! {I had no doubts they would love them…and I may have stolen one for myself…hey it’s veggies and EVERYONE needs to be healthier }
As quickly as they drank them down without hardly taking a breath…they were begging for a second! And why not let them with both fruits and veggies inside! Way better than sugary drinks filled with artificial colors and flavors!
I love that something as simple as a juice pouch that combines fruits and vegetables (75% fruit & 25% vegetable) and is fortified with fiber that kids LOVE is such an easy option to help them eat more veggies! No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and fortified with A, C, and E. PERFECT!!! Here are some other HEALTHY snack ideas to bring into your home to go with your Capri Sun SUPER V juice….

“Hummus Sammies” – recipe and photo found HERE

“safari dip” – recipe and picture found HERE

“fruit and cheese kabobs” – recipe and photo found HERE

So what are you waiting for…start having FUN with your food and drinks and getting YOUR kids to eat healthy! Starting with Kraft Capri Sun SUPER V juice pouches!

Cause what mom doesn’t want their kids to eat healthy, have fun AND enjoy what they are eating and drinking?

Wait…there’s more! Kraft is GENEROUSLY offering a GIVEAWAY sweepstakes for a

Grand Prize of a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and $500 (runner up) gift cards.

Simply share a comment below sharing a healthy snack tip you use for your kids!

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This sweepstakes runs from 8/16/2012-9/16/2012.

I was compensated for my time in conducting this review, but the opinions are my own.

Comments

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    Anne Marie says:

    My best tip is to make food fun by cutting them into shapes and making character faces – so fun.

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    My baby girl is only 7 months old but already she love love loves strawberries and she likes home made applesauce!! :) So, fruit it is around here!! And boy oh boy, would I love to win a prize! Those gift cards would buy a whole lot of diapers!! :)

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    I tweeted about the giveaway and my fingers are crossed!! :)

    https://twitter.com/RachelSGuy/status/236434327255252992

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    Amy Woolace says:

    Fresh fruit is always the snack in our house. I have a really good eater that wants to snack all day, so whole apples are a great snack that take her a while to finish.

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    I always try to have fresh fruit and veggies on hand. If not, my go-to snack is hummus and tortilla chips – my boys love it.

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    My best tip is to only keep healthy snacks in your home such as fruits, yogurt, etc. That way, when the kids want a snack we don’t have to filter through the junk. They are free to grab whatever is in the fridge or pantry. It works here for my kids very well.

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    My boys love fruit and yogurt smoothies – an easy way to get lots of good stuff in one drink!

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    We live in the country so fruit and veggie stands are everywhere. The kids enjoy adding all these fresh ingredients to 100% natural homemade smoothies.

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    Definitely find making a yummy veggie dip helps and cutting up a bunch of vegetables ahead of time so they are fast and easy to grab.

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    Anna Critelli says:

    For me and my big kid (husband), healthy snacks have to be accessible. For example, I cut up celery and put the ends in a bowl of water so they stay crisp and moist, and then put it in the front of the fridge. So whenever we look for a snack, the celery is right there reminding us to make a healthy choice.

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    Shelby N. says:

    Make it fun! Arrange fruits and veggies into shapes! Or call veggies different names — like broccoli can be trees, cauliflower is winter trees, etc. just make it fun!

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    anyway to get more veggies in is great! :) We have to try these juices

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    Cerrisse Wood says:

    I cut veggies up very small and hide them sauces used for dinners. My kid never notices! :)

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    Cerrisse Wood says:
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    katrina garcia says:

    my little guy is a good eater! He loves veggies and fruits. I can pretty much give him anything and he will eat it! I once replaced mayo for hummus in his sandwich for daycare and he loved it!

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    We ♥ to have ice cube tray or cupcake tin snacks.
    I just fill up the little cubes or cupcake tins w/ cut up veggies, cheese, fruit, etc.
    It makes it fun for my daughter and for me.

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    My son loves ranch dressing so I always give him a veggie snack with ranch to dip it in. It also helps to cut things up in fun shapes!

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    Audra tello says:

    I am lucky that my kids love green smoothies. That way they get all their fruits and veggies for the day at one time. And I would love a $1000 dollar gift card! How amazing would that be:)

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    I never go wrong with some yummmy ants on a log! :)

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    Whitney Moberg says:

    Since I love my treats but want to watch what I’m eating, I make banana “ice cream” for a healthier version of dessert. You just freeze ripe, sliced bananas and blend them with some milk and a hint of vanilla. So yummy and pretty healthy as far as desserts go!

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    Whitney Moberg says:
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    WOW, great giveaway!! Would LOVE to win!

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    OH gosh, I missed what the response was supposed to be! Healthy snack…home made Popsicle! I use organic vanilla yogurt and berries! yum!

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    I make smoothies for my kids. They love them and I love that they are healthy!

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    WOW! These look awesome :) I’m glad they’re making healthy little juice drinks now! How perfect!

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    All my kid eats is healthy food. His fav is sautéed zucchini. He would eat it for every meal. Also a fav of ours are homemade fruit and veggie Popsicles. I could REALLY use that 1000 visa. It could help finish my kitchen. :)

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    Since most kids don’t choose veggies for a snack, I throw them in a smoothie and they get their daily fruits and veggies all in one =)

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    I’ve been curious about the new Caprisuns. In our house we’ve never had a problem with veggies… I guess growin up with a huge garden kind of made them mandatory. :)

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    My best tip is to let them choose their fruit or veg and then let them be involved in how it is prepared. I was a very picky eater as a child but this ALWAYS worked :)

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    Brandi Pond says:

    I freeze sugar free chocolate and vanilla jello. great sub for ice cream!!!

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    I keep healthful snacks easily accessible for my girls. They always have access to fruit, cheese, carrot sticks, etc. Any snacks that should be used sparingly are behind the baby-proofed pantry door.

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    I usually do a banana split down the middle with all natural peanut butter and raw honey drizzled on top. Slice it up and stick toothpicks in it… they LOVE it!

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    michelle w says:

    my tip would be freeze yogurt as popiscles or make fruit strips

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    michelle w says:
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    I like to make smoothies in the morning with spinach as well as various fruits. That’s how I get my picky 3 year old to eat breakfast

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    Lisa Barba says:

    I wish I had a tip to share we don’t have any kids yet but I’m glad I saw this. We are in the process of adoption and trying to adopt 2 kids I have not had to worry about this kind of stuff because we didn’t have kids but all these comments and this post will sure help.

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    I like to go with different versions of roll-ups using peanut butter or veggies or sandwich meat. It’s quick, portable and easy, as well as enjoyable!

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    I have found fruit is not an issue to get my kids to eat..Veggies are harder but we try things like peanut butter and carrots and peanut butter on celery works as a great snack. They love having it fun so we do smoothies with cabbage and carrots thrown in and you can do make Popsicle too.

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    We love to make fresh fruit and spinach smoothies at our house. If there is a straw in the cup my 2 yr old will drink as much as I give him every time!

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    I always have cut veggies and fruit available for my girls. They can get to the ready veggies and fruit in the fridge and don’t have to ask for help.

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    We always have just told the girls that if they want snack they get fruit or veggies! Lucky for us they are fruit and veggie junkies so we don’t ever have to push too hard!

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    Angela V. says:

    My healthy snack option is to always have fresh fruits and finger veggies in the fridge. That way my girls have something good to grab whenever they are in the mood for a snack.

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    We’ve always offered healthy snacks and only healthy snacks so it has never been an issue in our house. Our kids get to eat the unhealthy stuff on occassion but we don’t make a big deal out of food so they don’t either. “Normal” to them is eating healthy which we all enjoy.

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    Lindsee A. says:

    I don’t have kids… but have a hard time making myself eat veggies so I had better go pick some of these up!

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    Lindsee A. says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway here!
    https://twitter.com/lindseejill

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    Jenn Lucas says:

    I just make sure there are only healthy snacks around. All of my kids and grandkids love fruits and veggies, thank goodness. Making them fun shapes and using great healthy dips make them that much more wonderful!

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    Jenn Lucas says:
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    Stephanie S. says:

    We try to lead by example. If my son sees me eating a peach or fresh strawberries, he typically wants some too. I usually don’t even buy junk food because it’s a lt easier not to want it if you can’t see it.

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    Christine says:

    My toddlers love love love HUMMUS! My two year old requests it regularly and will dip just about anything in it! We love Wheat Thin Stix, celery, carrots, pita, pretzels, just about any veggie or cracker as dippers.

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    Our go to snack is always fruit or sliced carrots…we have them around always and use them first. Magically the kids love them and think they are getting a great treat.

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    I only buy healthy snack options for my daughter. It makes things easier for snack time. She prefers fruit to anything else.

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    Christina Olachea says:

    Take your child grocery shopping with you! Kids love to take charge and make decisions. Let them be the chef. Pretend you have a cooking show and tell them at the end they have to eat what they made :)

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    Melanie Van Vleet says:

    We have so much fun making smoothies as a healthy snack at our house. We give each smoothie a fun name. The kids love it and it gives me the chance to add a few veggies in too.

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    Sometimes it’s just fruits and veggies for snack or nothing. If he wants a snack bad enough, he’ll eat it. If not, then he just won’t get a snack! What a great giveaway!!

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    Thanks for this giveaway!! I feel so blessed to live surrounded by fruit trees.. my children climb on them and eat all the fruits!! Best snack ever!! :)

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    Alexandra Rose says:

    Along with incorporating both fruits and veggies into every meal and snack for our little guy, we let him help us plan, plant and take care of our garden! He has so much fun watering the plants each night and picking fresh produce that he helpped grow! Also, it really helps him try new things! We plan lots of meals based on the produce we get from our garden and it’s fun for him to see how the food transforms!

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    Sue Candland says:

    my daughters new favorite treat is rolled oats, a squirt of honey and a couple chocolate chips and pinch of coconut. last week it was bananas and peanut butter and a couple of chocolate chips. she likes to experiment with mixing different foods. i find if i let her do the choosing and the mixing, she is more likely to give it a thumbs up than if i did the work for her!

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    Monica J. says:

    My kids love smoothies! I put all the fruit options out and they get to decide and throw everything into the magic bullet!

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    Monica J. says:
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    Shiloh Fairbanks says:

    This looks great! Would love to give these a try! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    When my kids ask for a snack, I usually give them 3-4 choices, all healthy, and they get to choose. That way they feel in charge of their snack, but i also know it will be a healthy choice.

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    Daily smoothies of yogurt and frozen fruit.

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    nataly carbonell says:

    I like giving them Natural Fruit smoothies, Bananas, blueberries, Nature valleys bars,
    NUTS (We love cashews and almonds)

    taty_bonell [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

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    nataly carbonell says:
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    My daughter loves kale chips!

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    We have a great health foods store by us with awesome prices on produce. We let our son pick the fruits and veggies he wants to try, and then he’s a lot more excited about eating them!

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    Organic peanut butter and rice cakes and fresh blueberries thrown in the freezer for a few hours are our favorite healthy go-to snacks! :)

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    My son isn’t always into veggies so I sneak them in! I purée carrots, fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and any other veggies I have on hand and then I put them in pasta sauce. He cannot taste the difference and he could eat pasta for every meal if I let him!

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    If you blend cottage cheese in the blender or food processor and then add in a packet of ranch dressing mix, it makes a great ranch dip with lots of protein and calcium!

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    We grow a vegetable garden. To encourage our kids to eat healthy, they get to pick out and grow their own veggies. Right now they are loving suagar snap peas and purple carrots! And they are patiently waiting for the sugar sun cherry tomatoes to turn color (as am I).

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    A healthy snack that I always use for my niece (I dont have any kids yet!) is organic fruit snacks. I never go far without them!

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    I tell my 3 year-old that peanut butter is a “dip”, so he can “dip” his apple slices or crackers in it. He usually won’t let me put peanut butter on his toast or crackers… but he would eat it as a “dip”.

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    My son has Asperger’s Syndrome and is on the autism diet (gluten and casein free). Both my kids LOVE smoothies, so we’ve modified an old recipe replacing dairy milk with coconut milk or almond milk, add in a cup of strawberries, a banana, and 1/2 cup of ice. Makes a great tasting snack and is naturally sweet! We never add sugar and yet the kids love it every bit as much (if not more) than the expensive coconut ice cream we buy!
    Thanks for the giveaway. :)
    wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

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    Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/CakesAlive/status/236662268383862787
    HUGE thanks to Kraft for this very generous giveaway! Soooo excited! :)
    wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

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    My kids love apple slices and peanut butter! They love any kind of fruit! I wash cut and have everything ready for when snack time comes along

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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    I have my kids help. They get more excited to eat healthy. My baby loves to pick strawberries from our garden!

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    I try to only keep healthy foods readily available at home, so I don’t take them to the grocery store with me. If I take them, they wear me down and I will buy some cookies or something that I wouldn’t buy on my own. Just avoid the conflict.

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    Fun shapes! My kids love cutting their melon with cookie cutters :)

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    I found with my children and now with my grandchildren , they enjoy choices just as much as adults without interferences from others.

    I would wrap each Child’s favorite snacks in a clear plastic bag and many times with inexpensive curling ribbon to add a little more flare. I would place the wrapped treats in a larger clear plastic bowl with their name on the outside.
    I used such treats such as honey coated cheerios, and etc.,
    I would use items such as small boxed raisins.
    I would wrap popcorn.
    I would wrap animal cookie cutter bread slices with peanut butter.
    I would place their favorite fruit that could be left on the counter such as apples and bananas.

    I would take the clear plastic bowls and place within reach of each child. They knew the treats were for them to have any time they chose without adult interference. It was good feeling knowing they were learning how to manage choices such as, if I wait for the most favorite snack in the bowl , then I will have saved the best for last.

    I would also write little torn bits of paper and mix in with notes that said I love you, you are great and etc.
    I also wrote reminders for the day’s chores or etc. and slowed down on the Oh Mom and the chores seemed to get finished with less hassle.

    I also made a bowl for GUEST if I knew my children were bringing home a playmate.

    All this Saved on energy for me, because I was not up and down preparing things for what could seem like hours when what seemed to be their most active hours

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    My kids weren’t so good with the fruits and veggies so one weekend I took them to the farmers market and had them go through and pick out some things that they wanted to try. By just getting them involved they came home and decided they loved things that they had previously disliked!

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    Keep offering the healthy food, even if they don’t eat it this time, they might get curious next time.

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    We had our kids help us plant the garden in the hopes that it would give them more of an investment in eating veggies. It has, unfortunately they only like to eat them straight off the plant in the garden!

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    Suzie Nicholls says:

    I carry one the snack my Mother gave me, peeled frozen bananas on a stick. She wrapped them in aluminum foil. Special occasions called for dipping them in chocolate and or nuts, etc.

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    My kiddos love to eat yummy flavored yogurts, pretzels, lunchables, and cheese as snacks. I’ve never let them be picky. They’ve even eaten spinach and mozzarella quesadillas! My daughter doesn’t even like sweets. She’ll turn away Halloween candy or cookies at class parties. My advice/trick for eating healthy, is to not buy the junk food, and then it’s not available when you are scrambling for a quick bite! Buy healthy alternatives like fresh fruits instead of pastries and such. Also, anytime you cook at home it is more likely to be healthier and cheaper! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    One way I get my 4 year old daughter to eat healthy, is by letting her come with me to the farm stand and letting her look at all the fruits and veggies and letting her pick out the ones she is interested in, that way she is more involved in the process and excited about eating healthy fresh food!

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    Susan Stahley says:

    My healthy snack tip is to make some homemade tortilla chips and make some guacamole. We love them.

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    We cut fruits and melons for snacks and drink juice with sparkling water instead of soda. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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    Fruit and yogurt and celery sticks with peanut butter on them.

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    kelly anderson says:

    my kids lov fruit and usually they are pretty good with their veggies too, but when i want them to eat more we make smoothies ;)

    kellygirl562@gmail.com

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    Jessie C. says:

    DDs love fruit smoothies, they don’t care or have no idea what veggies I sneak in.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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    Jessie C. says:
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    My toddler loves hummus, so we dip carrots in hummus. I also sprout lentils and blend them into our dinner food. The boys won’t eat them on their own yet, so we try to work them in somewhere!

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    eliza hirschi says:

    We drink green smoothies every day- lots of veggies and fruits!

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    juicing is one of my fave ways to get my kids to “eat” veggies that they normally wouldn’t. they don’t even realize they’re in there!! win! :) what a great give away!

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    My kids are opposite, one loves fruits, the other loves veggies. So I try to make it a game with my older one that she needs to eat more of something to show her brother and get him excited to eat.

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    My son is only 9 months old but he’s started eating “table food”. I steam verious types of veggies for him to try. He loves asparagus, it can get stringy if you don’t cut it up. I hope that stays that way through the teen years!

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    I love products like this that make it so easy to stay healthy! One of my favorite things to make for kids snack mixes with dried fruit and whole grain cereal.

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    https://twitter.com/lifenreflection/status/237958375697170434

    Thanks for great tips and an awesome giveaway!

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    My kids love eating veggies if they are straight out of the garden. If I let them pick their own veggies, they will eat them on the spot.

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    My stepson is diabetic and naturally eats healthy, so to get my two-year-old son to try new things and eat his vegetables, I just have him watch his older brother eat! Monkey see, monkey do!

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    My kids have their own snack drawer in the fridge. It contains apples, string cheese, grapes, carrots, and yogurt. I also keep a container of water with a flip spout on it for them Whenever they get hungry for a snack they go to their drawer.

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    Just The Two Of Us says:

    my favorite tip so far is to offer choices, and make sure they atleast try something before they say they don’t like it! I always make her try, because most of the time she finds out she likes tons of new foods that way.

    Crossing my fingers on this one….=)

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    Tiffany Winner says:

    make a pb cocoa smoothie adding spinach and banana
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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    Carolyn g says:

    I cut fruits and veggies in fun shapes

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    Pinky Sade says:

    Our healthy snacks are fruit smoothies!

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    Colleen Boudreau says:

    The Safari Dips are so cute!! :)
    holliister at gmail dot com

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    Colleen Boudreau says:

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/239970014978002944
    holliister at gmail dot com

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    as a kid my mom would make fruits and veggies as accessible as possible so we would eat them more often. she would cut, peel etc.

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    I tweeted about this giveaway!!

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    Fresh fruit is the way to go! Delicious, refreshing, and of course good for you!

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    Michelle B says:

    I have 4 kids ages 7 up to 16. I only have one adventurous child who loves to try everything! The other three, I have to sneak in the nutrition. I love to make “milk shakes” (aka smoothies) made with a variety of berries (blackberries disguise many other healthy foods) and vegetables (kale and spinach are two of my favorite superfood “sneaks”). I also make cookies using beans…taste is the same but lots of good stuff packed in!

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    Every school lunch has fruit and veggies!

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    One of our favorite snacks is cut up fruits, veggies and cheese cubes with peanut butter to dip. Party toothpicks make it extra fun to munch!

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    jennifer horn says:

    We eat apples and peanut butter and a lot of grapes.

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    jennifer horn says:
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    If you make healthy food “cute”, lots of water and daily multi-vitamins! :)

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    Marcia Goss says:

    My granddaughter’s favorite snack is a bowl of cottage cheese and peaches.

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    Marcia Goss says:
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    i try to buy fruit snacks and juices with “hidden” fruits and vegetables

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    I don’t have kids, but those pretty plates of food made into cute food designs would have tempted me when I was a child :)

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    Lisa Brown says:

    Healthy snack tip: to get them to eat fruits and veggies, I give them apples and celery with peanut butter, incorporate vegetable juices, and just give them snacks that look good to them.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown says:
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    My kids love to pick and eat things from Nana and Papa’s garden. They will eat so much more if they have helped in the growing and picking process.

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    apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar

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    nannypanpan says:

    my tip is to make it into a fun shape, my son is actually willing to try foods like carrots which he’d never eat on their own when they are made to look like an angry birds beak, starwberries for the body and blueberries for eyes
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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    I mix them into mac and cheese.

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    With my little girl we are always dinosaurs or pirates when it’s dinner time. And we always involve counting to 3 or 10 or 20…whatever she feels like and then taking a huge bite. Works like a charm almost every time. :)

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