I’m one of the lucky ones…my kids love healthy, good for you foods! They love fruits and vegetables. Of course, they love candy and junkie stuff too. Things like that are not an every day staple though. I try to keep a fresh choice of fruits and vegetables for the kids on hand at all times.
As things kick off with school and 4H more time is spent out of the home. This can cause some challenges in providing healthy foods. Unless of course I plan ahead. Sometimes things are in such a rush that I don’t have time to plan ahead. What am I supposed to do then?
For the next 5 weeks I will be working with the Warner Brothers “WB Word of Mouth Team” who have hired me to take part in the Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids program featured on Momlogic.com. You can visit the Eating Right Kids page on Momlogic.com. There you will find healthy recipes and more!
Overview of Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids Program:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Safeway, Inc. have teamed up to create a better-for-you line of food products for children, uniting flavor and nutrition with the iconic Looney Tunes characters. The line includes categories such as breakfast foods, portable meals, dairy, snacks and beverages. Each product will feature such world-renowned Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Taz, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner, Marvin the Martian and Daffy Duck, who serve as ‘Mother’s Helper,’ making it easy for moms to spot better-for-you food and beverage items for their kids that taste great.
Be sure to head on over to Momlogic.com to check out the Eating Right blog from Haylie Pomroy. She will be posting healthy recipes, expert tips and Looney Tunes Eating Right product recommendations(available at Safeway stores**) to help us moms save time when creating healthy meals for our families.
As part of the program I am happy to announce that they will be providing one of my readers with a gift basket! The basket is a $100 value! It is filled with Looney Tunes products like DVDs, plush toys, green shopping bags and non-perishable Eating Right products. To be eligible for the gift basket just comment and participate on this 5 week series. I have a conversation starter question below.
Momlogic will also give away a grand prize basket valued at $500 which you can also enter to win. Please visit Momlogic.com for more info on that giveaway.
“Tasty Tip” I know that I can get my kids to eat anything if they can dip it!
What are your favorite ways to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies? I would love to hear some of your tips in the comments section!
**Safeway also owns Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Dominick
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I cut apples and oranges into slices and then cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and I use a melon-baller on watermelon and cantaloupe to make make fruit balls… the kids love it!
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They always seem to like food that is in shapes! It always tastes better that way right?
This sounds like a great idea! Too bad there are no Safeway stores around me. 🙁
As for how I get my daughter to eat her fruits and veggies, well, she loves any kind of fruit really so she needs no persuasion in that area. As for the veggies, usually if it’s something I’m eating, she will eat it too. I try not to force her as well, because I think it causes an aversion to that food later on. I was forced to eat cottage cheese one time as a kid, and even now I still can’t stand it. It makes me want to gag.
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Trish, do you have Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb or Dominick? They are all owned by Safeway, so they should have the same things.
I agree on the forcing of foods part. I do always make my girls try something 3 times. If after 3 times they still hate it I let it go.
The best way I have found to introduce my kids to new foods was to take them on a tour of a local organic farm. We went on a wagon ride around the farm and was offered different foods fresh from the fields. Things my kids would never have eaten on their own (spinach, green onions, radishes, zucchini) they tried and even liked some of it. It was such a fun way to get them to try stuff, even if they didn’t like it. And when they didn’t like it we could throw it over the side (all organic)and then we finished the tour picking strawberries (and went back this summer to pick watermelon). It was fabulous. I am lucky too that my girls love fruits and veggies, I always keep my fridge stocked w/ fresh fruit and veggies (like carrots and celery).
This sounds like so much fun! My girls would LOVE to do that!
The twins love their fruits! They have a mixed fruit/yogurt milkshake every single day sometimes twice. I want to buy a juicer to make them veggies juices, i know they would love it!
They like eating on their own, so i let them dip carrots, celery, apples and bananas in peanut butter- a good snack!
My kids also love roasted veggies, so Ill season up some potatoes, carrots, zuchinni, cauliflower- whatever I have on hand and throw them in the oven for them to eat.
You just made me sooo hungry!
Staci A says
Getting my little one involved in the growing process has help dramatically. He plants seeds in the spring, helps pick when things are ripe, etc. This summer alone, he added so many new fruits and veggies to things he likes.
He also will drink anything, so we do lots of smoothies. And if it’s on a stick, it’s some how ten times better. So kebobs are a regular item on our menu.
(But he definitely has a sweet tooth too. So we teach a lot of moderation!)
Emily Roemmich says
My 2yo is starting to eat better. He used to only eat hot dogs and ketchup lol.
I like to include fruits and veggies IN the meal, rather than side dishes. Tomorrow I am going to make chicken tacos with a pineapple salsa… black beans and corn.
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I’m also working on this project and looking for blogs to link up with each week to offer readers even more suggestions on getting the kids (and ourselves) to eat right. Adding your link now:)
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Can Can (Mom Most Traveled) says
My kids love dipping, too! Another thing they like is if I cut up the food small and use fancy cocktail toothpicks for them to jab and pick up the food instead of, you know, normal stuff like *forks*.
Whatever works! 🙂