Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday: Fruit Simple GIVEAWAY

By now if you are a frequent reader (which I really hope you are!), you know we are all about natural foods, nothing artifical, and good nutrition. But even we have our good eating "challenges". Michael, my picky eater, has recently eliminated most fruits and vegetables from his diet--with the lone exception of applesauce. Most of it stems from his front teeth either being loose or missing and biting into fruit has become uncomfortable.

Fruit Simple contacted me and sent me some samples of their new fruit smoothies to try. I figured this would be a great opportunity to get Michael to eat more fruit --that is IF he like them.

Well, he did. He loved them in fact! (and so did Meagan and me too!) In addition to drinking them, we made ice pops out of them which is great--another super easy way to get them eating fruit. Plus they now think I am super cool when they ask for a second ice pop and I say "sure!"

Here's the key information about FruitSimple:

Fruit Simple is a 100% all fruit smoothie with no added sugar!!
An 8-ounce serving of Fruit Simple contains two servings of fruit
Fruit Simple is available in a convenient on-the-go 12 oz bottle or in multi-serve family size options in 32 oz and 40 oz bottles
Fruit Simple is available in a variety of healthy, delicious flavors -- Orange Mango, Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry and Pomegranate Blueberry

Now for the giveaway! FruitSimple has been kind enough to offer one of my readers a chance to win a CASE of FruitSimple!
How do you win? Leave me a comment below about how you try to get your kids to eat more fruit--funny stories are the BEST!!! For additional entries, leave a seperate comment for each of the following you do: Subscribe to this blog, Tweet this giveaway on Twitter, add my button to your site, and blog about this contest.

Good luck! Winner will be picked using a random number generator and the contest ends August 15th at 12:00 midnight!


taradon on July 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM said...

I'm always trying to get more healthy foods into my kids, so I'd love to try this. I make fruit kabobs for my kids - not a funny story, but works fairly well for my kids.

Rachel R. on July 29, 2009 at 12:15 PM said... kids don't have much trouble eating fruit. (Now veggies are another story.) We do smoothies in the mornings, and freeze any excess in popsicle molds for snacks.

Bridget on July 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM said...

Wow...I'd love to try this! Believe it or not, toothpicks work great for us. My child will eat anything cut up that he can poke a toothpick into. Also, when he was younger, I used to give him blueberry "popsicles" (plain frozen blueberries). Even now at 10, he LOVES frozen blueberries!

Janelle on July 30, 2009 at 7:24 AM said...

Well, I recently discovered by accident that if we slice up fruits (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, oranges, etc.) and put them on a plate at the start of lunch or dinner, the kids go nuts!! My hubby did this one day with some fruit we had gotten at the City Market (it was very ripe) and sat it on the table while we finished lunch for he and I. When we headed into the dining room, we found that the three kiddos had eaten every bit of fruit on the plate, leaving none for us! We tried this a few more times with the City Market fruit and they absolutely loved it! If only it weren't such a PAIN to get down to the Market! lol

Janelle on July 30, 2009 at 7:25 AM said...

I'm an emial subscriber!

Janelle on July 30, 2009 at 7:26 AM said...

(okay, I meant EMAIL subscriber!!)

I have your button on my blog:

Janelle on July 30, 2009 at 7:28 AM said...

I tweeted:

Peggy said...

I freeze grapes and let the kids eat them on hot days. Fun frozen treat!

bettycd on July 30, 2009 at 4:17 PM said...

Fruits are easy, veggies are a whole nother story. I do think FruitSimple would be so much better in the car.

Melissa on July 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM said...

I agree - fruits are EASY. My kids will eat just about any fruit any way I serve it. We've never tried this Fruit Simple though, sounds yummy. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves fruit, but my problem is keeping them fresh and in stock. These fruit smoothies seem like a perfect way to give her a quick serving of fruit on the go, at the park or for a nice cold refreshing snack. She loves icepops too; I love the idea of making her a healthier version of them with the smoothies. : )

Kelly on August 5, 2009 at 4:52 PM said...

Eating more fruit? well, there are certain fruits they won't eat (mango, for some reason) but I've had great luck with others.
My kids loved it when I put blueberries on their plate next to their (open-faced) bagel and cream cheese and suggested that they decorate the bagel! They also liked frozen banana popsicles - make sure you call them popsicles and they'll probably be a hit! We dipped ours in yogurt and then rice krispies (ok, I did buy cocoa krispies just for this project, but they were only allowed to use them if they used the vanilla yogurt, otherwise they had to use regular rice krispies) and they loved em! I considered dipping in real chocolate and then sprinkles, but hey - if they're gonna stay excited about using yogurt and cereal, why up the ante? ;-)
We do a ton of fruit in yogurt around here, too - even fruits that are a bit too tart to eat straight taste better covered in yogurt!
Smoothies used to be huge - until the blender broke. :-/ If anyone has a suggestion for a good quality but reasonably priced BPA-free replacement, let me know! ;-)
Oh, and although I can't break the syrup and pancakes habit, my kids think blueberries or strawberries or bananas baked into their pancakes is delicious! They're simply not interested in syrup - the fruit is enough to make it special!

Susan on August 5, 2009 at 5:39 PM said...

First of all - how cute is your daughter; she looks VERY similar to my youngest's best friend :) Okay, eating fruit ... thankfully my girls are pretty good w/fruit (veggies are tougher). Making parfaits with yogurt works well, as does dipping most any fruit into yogurt as a "dip." Sorry that's not too funny, but I LOVE this giveaway - they look yummy.

Carrie on August 5, 2009 at 10:12 PM said...

I haven't run into a fruit my girls won't eat. At least I know they are eating something healthy. Would love to have those smoothies!

Christine on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM said...

I follow your blog.

Christine on August 7, 2009 at 8:09 PM said...

I would love to win this, as I am currently expecting baby #4 and I am trying to be healthy. Blessings!

Christine on August 7, 2009 at 8:10 PM said...

I try to get my children to eat more nutritiously by making yummy smoothies full of fruits and vegetables and flaxseed, in my Vita Mix.

kristie on August 12, 2009 at 10:17 AM said...

Looks great - I'd love to try these. We usually don't have much of a problem with fruit - veggies are our trouble food around here!

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