I know I talk a lot about how No. 3 son is PICKY EATER, but let me assure you, I am NOT exaggerating. He IS a picky eater! Attempting to get him to eat fruits or vegetables is a losing proposition. That’s why this next story is so funny! (Well, to me at least.) :-)
I recently had the opportunity to try a new product from Kraft called Capri Sun Super V. What makes it SUPER you ask? Well, let me tell you. It actually contains vegetables. Each 6-ounce pouch contains a combined serving of fruits and vegetables (3/4 from fruit juice and 1/4 from vegetable juice) and 10% of the recommended Daily Value of fiber. Not bad compared to MOST fruit juice drinks that only contain 10% fruit.
A couple of weeks ago a package arrived in the mail containing a box of these new drink pouches for my family to try out. It just so happened, however, they arrived the day before I left on my trip to Harley-Davidson Summer Camp. I set the box aside and didn’t give it much thought until about a week later when I decided it was time to give them a taste and write this post.
Well, the box was nowhere to be found. I figured the hubster had put it away somewhere out of the way when the kitchen tile installation project began while I was gone. So I asked him about it and he said Sten drank every last one of them!
Sten = No. 3 son = WORLD’S PICKIEST EATER! The world’s pickiest eater had unknowingly consumed 10 pouches of fruit and vegetable juice! hahahaha! I had to laugh over that one. I actually didn’t have the heart to tell him what he’d done. It will remain our little secret. :-)
Of course I’m not advocating SNEAKING fruits and vegetables into your kids’ diets. But hey, whatever works right? Statistics show that children are not consuming a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables each day.
The US Dietary Guidelines recommends four servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables for a 2,000 Calorie diet. Less than 50 percent of children in the US are eating these recommended amounts for fruits or vegetables (PR Newswire). With no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, and three kid-friendly flavors (Fruit Punch, Berry and Apple)…think of Capri Sun Super V as a “secret weapon” in our battle to get kids to eat healthier!
And since kids cannot thrive on juice alone…here are some Fun Food For Kids ideas I have pinned to my “Little Ones” Pinterest board. Also, check out CHOOSEMYPLATE.GOV for more information on healthy eating.
LOTS of inspiration on how to
sneak add healthy foods into our kids’ diets. And come to think of it…almost all of these snacks would pair well with Capri Sun Super V! To find out more visit their Facebook page.
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