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8/17/2012

Drink Your Fruits and Veggies with Capri Sun Super V



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 can check out more info about the Super V juice pouches, as well as the other Capri Sun products, on their website. After you have checked them out for yourself, head back here to leave me a comment letting me know what flavor of Super V you think your kids would enjoy the most and any tips you have to help your kids eat and snack healthier.

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Learn more about the new Capri Sun Super V on Facebook and check out BlogHer.com to find more Capri Sun Super V reviews!

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80 comments:

Stephanie said...

The berry one sounds the best to me. Those are great snack ideas too. We might have to try that around here. Thanks

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Holly said...

I am SO excited about this! We have been doing the green smoothies for about a month and I have one who loves them and one who won't touch them, so this might be a better option for her! I think the berry sounds awesome!

meredith said...

My kids would love the berry flavor. My son has an aversion to green vegetables, so I try to sneak them in whenever I can (pizza, pasta, etc).

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Becca said...

I love your snack ideas! I think the apple sounds so yummy!

LeAnn said...

I think the kids would enjoy all the flavors. The younger ones would love the Apple while the older kids would be happier with the Berry or Fruit Punch.

I like to offer a variety of veggies and prepare them in different ways. If I roast cauliflower, I also serve some raw for those who don't care for roasted.

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sandra k williams said...

i think the berry one would be a favorite here, seems we all love berries fixed anyway. my kids love smoothies too. so you have given me some good ideas. thanks for this chance too.

sy said...

We snack on fruits and drink juice instead of soda. The fruit punch flavor looks good. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
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Kelly said...

The page won't load for me, but I know there's an apple one (saw it on a coupon). My kids are apple fanatics and they would drink them up I'm sure! What a fun giveaway!

Kate said...

Apple. Because apple is the One True Fruit and delicious in all its myriad forms. And honestly, as an adult who isn't great with fruit and veggies, I want to try these!

anonymous said...

Berry is my favorite Capri Sun V flavor. I bought it a few weeks ago and everyone liked it. I try to limit the amount of junk food kept in the house and to have fruit,nuts, and cheese on hand for healthy snacks. altern147 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Whitney & McKayla said...

I would have to go with berry or apple. My daughter LOVES veggies, so we don't have to sneak them often. But, we follow the same "snack" plan that you do. I love that she's able to snack independently and I know she's still making healthy choices.

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Lina said...

Fruit Punch looks great! We almost never have soda in our house, and drink lots of fruit juice, milk, and water!

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Jennifer said...

We're an apple loving house, so I'd say the apple flavor for us. Gonna have to try these.

Kari said...

My kids have tried these and love it!!!

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sydney85 said...

Berry is our favorite flavor. We try to eat lots of vegetables and fruit but the Capri Sun Super V would be so handy to have in a cooler in the car full of icy cold drinks.

JC said...

Super V sounds great to try, we love Capri sun.

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Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

I know my kids like Fruit Punch the best! :) Love Super V!

Marty Walden said...

My kids are older and I wish they had something this healthy when they were young! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dee - WishfulMe said...

Berry would probably be the hit at my house. Although my kids tend to "blow up" their capri sun pouches when they finish the drink. Hehe... I go to pick them up, expecting a full pouch, and almost throw them because they are just air. Grrr...

As for snacking healthier around here, we always have a variety of veggies on hand. The kids help in the kitchen a lot and pick items for our recipes from our garden. They love all kinds of veggies and fruits because of that.

Dee - WishfulMe said...

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Larissa Richardson said...

Oh, yeah! I am always looking for ways to get my youngest to get some veggies in. These look awesome!

Tiffany Winner said...

we'd try the berry flavor first, i dont buy junk snacks so my kids only have healthy options to choose from
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sandra k williams said...

all us (4) like capri sun and since we usually like beery flavor i would bet that it would be the one for us.

Amy said...

I have 6 kids from 5 year old triplets up to a 22 yr old Marine and I know they would like any of the flavors. Even my Marine, he is in Afghanistan right now and he loves Capri Sun, I bet it would be a great treat after trekking through a sand storm! It's easy to get my kids to eat healthy snacks if I have something ready before they get hungry. If I wait then they will grab what they find, and it helps to leave the junk food at the store!

Anonymous said...

We're going to have to check those out over here! I also LOVE your idea about choosing the snacks and when they're done, they're done (without limiting the healthy items). I am going to try that out, as well. Thanks for sharing this!

*Monica* said...

I would like to try the berry one, I think my kiddos would like it too. I try to make vegetables fun and make it a family event and set an example by making healthy choices.

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Annie said...

The apple one! Yummy! I do like your snack idea! That is seriously a great idea! I wonder if the kiddos would go for it though????

ChaCha Walker said...

Berry!! I took a vote among my kids, (15, 8, 6&5) and berry wins! And I wish I would've had your snack routine during summer break!

Angela Spann said...

fruit punch, hands down! i am excited about these. my kids eat pretty healthfully. it's easy, we just don't keep unhealthy snacks around. when they do get them, it's a treat! xo

mary_smith said...

Definitely Apple! I love just about everything Apple!!! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

Jackie Cummings said...

My kids loved Capri Sun drinks. Now my grandchild drink them. They are great when we are out exploring.

Jackie Cummings said...

My kids loved Capri Sun drinks. Now my grandchild drink them. They are great when we are out exploring.

Anonymous said...

my kids really like the berry ones...I really like that they have fruit AND veggie juice!

thymefairy said...

lol - I love the picture of the flat capri sun! My toddler loves fruits but not too many veggies - I'll definitely have to try these!

Alissa said...

I grew up on Capri sun drinks! Out while family has been trying to eat and this would be the perfect way to get us more excited about it!

Robyn said...

WHo Knew?! Well I DO! Thanks for this post! Even if I don't win I am still very informed and will be adding this to my grocery list for sure!

House on the Way said...

Definitely berry! I shared this on twitter! Thanks!

lduprie said...

Apple is always a favorite of my kids. We will give this a try.

jenspurg said...

The berry sounds good.
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marcia goss said...

Our favorite would have to be fruit punch. Our granddaughter loves fruits and vegetables, so we are very lucky! She loves cottage cheese and peaches for a snack after school.
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G said...

Berry would probably be a favorite with my kids. I usually prefer berry flavored things myself too.

wigget said...

i try to buy fruit snacks and juices with “hidden” fruits and vegetables

LAMusing said...

Berry sounds tasty! Keep junk food out of the house and have plenty of fresh fruit around for snacks!

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marissa said...

Another berry fan here

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Joan Hayes said...

My kids have always loved capri sun. I love that I can freeze it overnight than it doubles as an Ice Pack in their lunches and by lunchtime is an Ice Cold slushie for them to drink. The Berry Flavor is my kid's Favorite.

Lisa Brown said...

Definitely, Wild Cherry is a favorite.
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Richella said...

Berry sounds delicious! I wish they'd had these when my kids were little! But even though my boys are big, I have lots of friends with little kids, so I like to keep single-serve drinks on hand. I think I've found my new brand!

bryansgyrl said...

I always choose Fruit Punch! :)

Debra said...

We'd like the fruit punch flavor.

Debra said...

We'd like the fruit punch flavor

Cris said...

Berry sounds like the right fit for our family! We make smoothies everyday using berries, yogurt and flaxseeds.

Carrie said...

i've always bought the fruit punch, but i like the apple the best

Keri said...

I would love to try these. I think the apple would be the best! I love how more and more brands are incorporating vegetables into their juice. I've always limited the juice for my son but now I'm more willing to let him have some.

Kerry said...

I think my kids would like the fruit punch one the best.
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Michelle said...

Finn would totally go for the Apple flavor, then probably Fruit Punch. Love that they are sneaking veggies in, I'm going to have to pick some up for school lunches.

Pavithra said...

Your idea of letting the kids choose the healthy snacks is great. My daughter is not a great veggie eater. She might like the berry flavor. I'll pick them up for her to try.

Betty C said...

My kids have always been great about eating plenty of fruit and veggies and the fruit flavored drinks that were not 100% juice were always a treat. I think they would love all the flavors but I imagine berry would go the fastest.

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Amanda said...

Sounds awesome! going to have to try this weekend! :)

Amanda said...

Sounds awesome! going to have to try this weekend! :)

cw said...

Berry flavor would be our fav. Tip for healthy snacking - have things cut and washed in fridge (easy to grab)

taradara made it said...

Every time we're in the grocery store shopping, my son always wants the berry flavor! I have to give it to him ... who am I to say no to that!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Berry flavor would be the standout, but any of them could be used in a smoothie! I put veggies into almost any main dish I make to ensure we get them.
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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Definitely going with the apple. Always the first choice!

Laura B. said...

Love these! My kids refuse veggies so any chance I can get to sneak them in, I'll take!
They LOVE the Fruit Punch and Berry ones!!!

Melanie said...

The berry one sounds good.

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