About a year ago we switched from juice boxes that were 100% juice to a drink that contained both fruit and vegetable juice. I love that we now have a new option for those drinks: Capri Sun Super V.
Super V has a full combined serving of fruits (3/4 of a serving) and veggies (1/4 of a serving). My kids enjoy them just as much as the regular 100% fruit juice variety, and it is a great way to get even more veggies in their diet!
Another way I accomplish this is through snack time. In the summer time, snacking can become a pretty big issue. One of the best ways I have found to combat the fight for snacks is to make sure there are a lot of healthy options in the house. As soon as I get fresh veggies home, I wash and prep them so that they are easy to grab from containers in the fridge. Everything is sliced and portioned, ready to eat. This easy snack idea also makes dinner prep easier. I can grab some of the already diced veggies to throw into a salad or dinner dish.
We also have a snack routine that has worked for us for years. In the morning, right after breakfast, the kids pick out the snacks that they want for the day. Each child picks out the fruit, a veggie, other healthy snack like nuts, and what we commonly refer to as a pantry snack like crackers. The snacks are prepped, portioned, and stored for each child. These snacks can be eaten whenever they feel hungry, without asking. Once they are gone, they are gone.
After that, with permission, they can have more veggies if they are still hungry. There is never a limit to the amount of fresh veggies they are allowed to eat. At dinner, we always have at least two vegetable choices and a salad. That allows my kids to have a choice in what they are eating, but still allows me to make sure they are getting the nutrition that they need. That doesn't mean that there aren't still battles from time to time, especially with my pickiest eater, so it is nice to have something like a Capri Sun Super V that everyone drinks without a disagreement.
Nothing says they enjoyed it more than a completely flat Capri Sun pouch.
You will be entered for a chance to win a pretty great giveaway, with a Grand Prize of a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and $500 (runner up) gift cards. Each comment posted generates an automatic entry into the sweepstakes.
Learn more about the new Capri Sun Super V on Facebook and check out BlogHer.com to find more Capri Sun Super V reviews!
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
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.