Aug 1, 2014

Superheroes Eat Veggies


Do you have a picky eater at your house? Do you fight to get them to eat fruits and veggies? I have a picky-cringes-at-the-sight-of-veggies-eater so I feel your pain.

Well I have a couple of mommy \brilliant solutions for you.

First, all you need to do is convince your picky eater that as a Superhero (or princess or ninja or whatever) they need their fruit and veggies. We are a bunch of superheroes around this house, so I opted to remind my super picky eater that Superheroes Eat Veggies.

I decided my picky eater needed a t-shirt to help him remind him that as a superhero he needed to eat his veggies. The Superheroes Eat Veggies T-shirt was born. He hasn't wanted to take off his this shirt since he put it on. Keep reading for details on how I made this shirt.

The next mommy brilliant solution are these Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers. They are brilliant. They have fruit squeezers and fruit and VEGGIE squeezers. Plus they are portable. Everyone knows as a Superhero you have be ready to go save the world on a moments notice.

 
 
Superheroes also need to eat a lot. Not long after breakfast they need a snack. Just after lunch, they need a snack. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks. I have been struggling to avoid the typical snacks of crackers, chips, and junk food. These little pouches of fruit and veggie goodness have saved me. 
 
With so many yummy flavors, my Supers have lots of options so they are happy. I am happy because whether they are the Fruit Only Squeezers in strawberry and mixed berry or the Fruit and Veggie Squeezers in peach mango, blueberry, and apple cinnamon they are getting a healthy snack.
 
 
 


They are packed with 1 1/2 servings of fruits and veggies. They are have a fruit-tastic taste that my Supers loved. They have no corn syrup which I loved.


These have a variety of ways to use them. Not only are they great for an on-the go snack or the school lunch box, but they also are great for after game snacks. No matter how you serve them, your Supers will love them. For more ideas on how to encourage your kids to eat healthy visit this my Healthy Kid-Approved Snacks Pinterest Board.


Add some garden to your Super's lunch box and the snack pantry with these Fruit Squeezers. Your Superhero will run faster and fly higher.


Run faster than a speeding bullet to your local grocery store and grab up some of these Del Monte Fruit Squeezers. Del Monte offers good for you fruit goodness in plastic cups. Again, any way you serve it, they are gonna love it.


Once you have your favorite Del Monte snack in your pantry, snap a photo of your Super enjoying their snack and head on over to Del Monte's Facebook Page and enter Back To School Contest: Do you Squeeze or Spoon? All you have to do is upload your photo and vote on your favorites.

How cute would your photo be if your Super was sporting this Superheroes Eat Veggies T-shirt while they were enjoying their favorite Del Monte snack? You could change the wording to Princesses Eat Veggies or Superheroes Eat Fruit And Veggies or anything else.

To make the shirt:

You need a t-shirt, heat transfer vinyl, vinyl cutting software. The font I used was Bebas. Type up the phrase you want and flip it horizontally, cut it out on your vinyl cutter, and iron on to your t-shirt. If you don't have a vinyl cutter you can also trace the phrase onto freezer paper, cut out to make a stencil, and use fabric paint to paint on the words to the shirt. Any way you make it, your kiddo will look adorable.


So let me know, do your kids prefer to Squeeze or Spoon? My Supers can't decide what they like to do best because they love it all.


Let me know in the comments if your kids prefer to Squeeze or Spoon and you will be entered to win $100 Visa Gift Card. Eek! So exciting. Who couldn't use a $100? Also don't forget to go and visit Del Monte on Facebook and enter their Back To School Contest. If you share a photo of your kiddos' favorite Del Monte Squeeze or Spoon snack on their page between August 1st and September 1st you could win one of two $10,000 grand prizes for your kids' school.

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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. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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119 comments:

Katie Walker said...

I bought these for the first time this summer while we were camping, I love the peach mango-it is so delicious! I think it is funny that my boys will snarf down these squeezie snacks but refuse to eat applesauce out of a bowl. Squeezies for us!

Danyelle said...

My kids are happy to eat out of the pouch or with a spoon. At home, they definitely use a spoon, but out- the pouch keeps them clean.

Eat. Sleep. Make. said...

My kids love the squeeze pouches (and so do I because I can just toss them in their lunchboxes!) -Jen

Mami2jcn said...

My kids prefer to spoon.

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/495288678395432960

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Elena said...

we like to squeeze

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Elena said...

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Nataly Carbonell said...

My kids prefer to spoon :D


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Strollerblader said...

My kids prefer to squeeze. Suckers!

Jen said...

We love these at our house! My kids like squeezing over spoons.

Natalie said...

My daughter loves to spoon which helps develop her eye-hand coordination :) Although squeezing may be less messy.

Natalie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway under username @yarbr012 : https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/495372874543562753.

kellyr78 said...

I prefer to spoon.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/495377998812811265

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lil_lady_dz said...

I like to spoon ans my kids; Well one kid likes to spoon and the other kid like to squeeze!

lil_lady_dz said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/495402404431417344

Cheryl said...

Squeezing all the way!

Amy said...

My little girl is definitely a squeezer! :) Love that she enjoys her fruit!

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Amy said...

tweeted:

https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/495723223342804992
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My children like both but prefer to squeeze.
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted


https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/495748831451938816


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Mrs. Love said...

Squeeze, right! Why dirty a spoon? :) We love all the fruit veggie combos! Great for school lunches.

Kristen said...

We prefer to spoon.

(Your little superhero is SO cute!)

Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/495884463021096960

Michelle J. said...

My kids love to squeeze!

rachel said...

Squeezing is fun!

mysweetiepiepie said...

Sometimes my kids prefer to squeeze and sometimes they prefer to spoon.

Madeline B said...

My child prefers to squeeze—no bothering with utensils.
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Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/496095272754102272

chambanachik said...

My daughter likes the squeeze pouches, but my son like the fruit chunks.

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Adrienne said...

Last school year my daughter enjoyed the peach fruit cups a lot and we haven't tried these yet so we'll have to :-) I bet she will love the squeeze ones and hopefully my picky son will try one too.
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clc408 said...

I have never tried the squeezers so we use spoons.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/496304133105016832

618mom said...

My kids love to squeeze.
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618mom said...

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Vickie Virt said...

We do both, but mostly spoon..thanks so much!

Tj and Amy said...

They love to squeeze. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

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latanya t said...

prefer to squeeze

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latanya t said...

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Elle said...

We definitely prefer to spoon.

Elle said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/497460113888665601

JC said...

My kids prefer to spoon.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/497583904015269888

susan1215 said...

We prefer to squeeze.

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susan1215 said...

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Amy said...

what a cute shirt and idea!

we are all squeezers, and huggers :)

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Amy said...

I shared on Twitter
https://twitter.com/AMYetcetera/status/500377557905448960

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

My son would prefer to spoon it.

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/500404360107417602

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Anna Pry said...

my kids like to squeeze
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Anna Pry said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/501145310593179648 pryfamily5@gmail.com

DeniseL said...

I usually don't give mine a choice. It's a spoon for us.

DeniseL said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/501525125510877184

jenspurg said...

We squeeze, it's a lot easier.
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jenspurg said...

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stOOpidgErL said...

My 4 year old daughter enjoys to spoon and squeeze! But if she had to choose just one way she would probably go with SQUEEZE! :) I myself would have to go with spoon though.
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Rebecca W. said...

My kids like to squeeze, and I like that they are easy to take in the car.

Amy said...

The squeeze ones are so much more convenient!

mkjmc said...

Mine love to squeeze

mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/503254754211143680

Dee said...

My nieces prefer to squeeze.

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Dee said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/503283080527089664

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

My daughter prefers to squeeze! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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cmatthews3121 said...

They are easy to make on your own. My kids love homemade and loved to just help.

DistractedMommy said...

We do both…but squeezing is so much easier and convenient especially on the go!

Tina said...

we like to squeeze
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Tina said...

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Madonna said...

I am a spooner but the grandbabies are squeezers.

Madonna said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/avrilsgranny/status/505749759811137536

dsworld said...

squeezers
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Birdie Bee said...

My grandkids prefer to squeeze as they are always on the go to school, athletics, band and various other activities they participate in. The squeeze method is so much easier.

Birdie Bee said...

I tweeted.

https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/506194336527446017

Elizabeth said...

Easy squeezy!

Marcia Ramos said...

Love These Grab N Go's :-) My 2 yr old grandson Loves these and there healthy and less messy and quick even my kids love them for a great healthy snack on the go. Thats why I call them Grab N Go's :-)

Stephanie Flaniken said...

Plastic: bad for your kid, bad for the environment. Be a planetary hero and supermom -- make your own fruit- veggie blends!

Lisa Brown said...
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Lisa Brown said...

we like to spoon :)

Lisa Brown said...

https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/507508919917219840

Julie Wood said...

We love the Del Monte Fruit squeeze at our house and we love the squeeze snacks!

Julie Wood said...

https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/507524977625534466

steve weber said...

They prefer the spoon.

MCantu1019 said...

My kids prefer to squeeze.
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Cass said...

Too bad Del Monte is GMO so they are not really getting good fruit and veggies :( but I love your approach *bravo*

Gina Wildorchid said...

My son is a squeezer!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina Wildorchid said...

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Cheryl said...

My kids prefer the squeeze, but I prefer the spoon myself. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

Cheryl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/508402176759455745

LAMusing said...

No kids. but I like to spoon :)
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Barbara Montag said...

The kids are so squeeze - thank you.

Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/508848409810571264

wigget said...

prefer to squeeze

Tink said...

My daughter likes to squeeze! Thanks :-)
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Whitney said...

They prefer to use a spoon.

Whitney said...

I sent a tweet:
https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/511223479384162304

Neiddy Ruiz said...

My kids like to squeeze.
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Neiddy Ruiz said...

shared on twitter https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/511528587036741632
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ms-texas said...

my niece & nephew would prefer to squeeze!

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One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/511996846311768065
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One Frugal Girl said...

My son is a squeezer!
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Kerry said...

I prefer a spoon.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/512297602268667904
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tannawings said...

Mine are squeezers!

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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/512365192798556160


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angie lilly said...

My hubby and I do not have any kids, but we do eat stuff like this ourselves. We both like it out of a large glass container and then into a smaller glass container and eaten with a spoon.
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/512640151118282752
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ewhatley said...

we are a squeeze household

Carmen N said...

Love the t-shirt! My daughter would prefer to squeeze.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

We like to squeeze
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

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Betty C said...

The grandkids like the novelty of squeezing and they like being able to carry their snack along instead of being stuck at a table.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/512995772942802944

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Erica Best said...

we Spoon in our house

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/512807207960735745

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/512807207960735745

Thomas Murphy said...

We like to squeeze.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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Tabathia B said...

my daughter likes to squeeze

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Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/513097004281393153

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