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Are you one of the lucky ones whose kids love fruits and veggies? If you’re like me, it can be hard to get fruits and veggies into your kid. I’ve come up with a few sneaky ways of getting them into my 5 yr old like giving her Del Monte’s new Fruit & Veggie Fusions for school lunches.
This is Super Molly! She’s about to head off to swimming lessons where she is so close to swimming across the pool by herself, but first she must leap couch cushions in a single bound and eat her Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions for lunch!
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Sometimes she does turn her nose up at every fruit or vegetable I offer her. There’s days she’ll love broccoli, and the next night at dinner, I’ll put some on her plate, and she tells me I should know she hates broccoli. What?
So, I’ve found some creative ways to sneak them into her diet. Sometimes you just have to be clever!
1. Her favorite meal is either meatballs (skip the spaghetti for her) or meatloaf muffins, which are basically meatloaf in cupcake tins. I will finely chop carrots, zucchini, or even bell pepper and hide it in the meat. She has no idea she’s eating vegetables, and she gobbles it up!
2. She loves spaghetti sauce on her meatballs, and what better way to sneak in some finely chopped mushroom? It absorbs the flavor so well, and they never know!
3. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions combine the great taste of Del Monte fruit cups with the power of vegetables, which are the perfect sidekick to accompany your little superheroes through busy days! There are three varieties:
- Peach Mango
- Cherry Fruit Trio
- Apple Pear Watermelon
Each fruit cup has lightly sweetened vegetable and fruit juice inside for a delicious snack to bring out the super in the whole family. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions help nourish and energize kids for all their super moments.
New Del Monte Fusions include 1 combined serving of fruit and veggies in every cup. There’s no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors, making for a delicious and nutritious Fusion.
4. Smoothies are another great way to sneak both fruits and veggies into their diet. I add avocado, spinach, or carrot to a smoothie full of fruits and yogurt, and she just loves it.
5. My daughter also loves frozen bars. When making homemade versions, it’s easy to sneak fruit into those. I puree ripe berries with a little bit of water and then just freeze them in lawyers in popsicle molds.
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Which flavor would you like to try of the new Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions?
Be on the look out September 8th, 2015 for Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions to show up at your local Walmart!
Apple Pear Watermelon sounds like a delicious combo! My picky toddler definitely needs extra servings of veggies in her diet too
These are all great tips, when I was a kid my mum used to hide veggies in my favourite foods and sometimes I would notice and other times I didn’t.
Thankfully my boys LOVE fruits and veggies, but I know it isn’t always the case for all kids. Glad to hear that there are products to help them eat the nutrients they need to grow.
Ah, kids really don’t like veggies and fruits. My boyfriend’s nephew is just like that! Thanks to your tips, I will definitely try them out 😀
I need someone to sneak veggies into my diet! Thanks for the tips.
This is great. I haven’t really had many issues with my kiddos except my oldest. No matter what I do he hates veggies.
These are great ideas to keep fruits in kids diet….I especially like smoothie and frozen pops.
I do like to chop up some veggies and add them to my normal recipes. I love the smoothie idea!
I have a picky eater in the house so these tips are great. I never would have thought to hide them like this!
Great tips! My parents were a big fan of the “finely chopped up and hide”-trick. I didn’t even know about it until I were old enough to eat my veggies without sneaky tricks.
I have picky eaters. So, these tips definitely will be put to use at home
I love sneaking fruits and veggies into foods. It’s so easy to hide them in certain foods and no one ever knows.
Turning healthy food into fun food usually does the trick. But if all else fails, just chop everything into little pieces and hide them. Lol.
This is the post I needed to read today! I’ve been struggling with my 3-year old. She’s always been a fussy eater and now it’s just worse.
I’m always trying to sneak veggies into my kids food. They love their fruit but the veggies is hard.
This was a healthy food, I’m training my kids to eat veggies and fruits and i give them apple or pears for their snack instead of junkfoods
Oh, you really have to be sneaky with the kiddos, especially if they are picky eaters. I don’t have problems with fruits, but the veggies, I always have to disguise them, so my kids won’t know.
I love fruits and Del Monte always offers something that easy to eat! Well, when I am on an oatmeal diet, I always add fruits to taste.
These are all good ideas. I’m pretty lucky that both of my babies love fruit and veggies! They prefer them over anything.
Oh I am all about sneaking veggies. My kiddo would totally eat most of these thing and the fruit cups are great for easy sides or snacks.
These are some great ideas!!! Thankfully my daughter is all about her fruits! I do have a few friends however that sneak fruits in fruit bars just like you suggested 🙂
Really great tips! I am a fan of hiding the veggies. I also thinly slice carrots and other veggies into quesadillas with cheese. My kids still have no idea.
These are great ways to get veggies into your kids. I will have to try making the Popsicles first.
These area great meal time/veggie “hacks”!! I love throwing veggies in my mac and cheese. Everything tastes better in mac and cheese, right??
YUM! I love Del Monte and these are great ways to sneak foods into kids food! Thanks for sharing, my sister & niece will be thankful too! 🙂
Luckily my son was not a picky eater and loved veggies. He would order them instead of fries a lot of times. Sometimes the waiters couldn’t believe it.
Great ideas!! I am always looking for creative ways to slip in all of the good stuff. LOL Thanks for sharing!
Frozen bars is definitely the best way to go with picky eaters. We also do smoothies.
I’m keeping your blog on my list for when I have kids. Such great tips to make eating healthy a fun concept for them.
How intelligent of you… and a bit sneaky in a good way! hahahaha My kids wouldn’t eat liver, so one day I decided to bread it because they really love like breaded steak or pork chops. So I told a mommy lie… and that the breaded liver was really breaded steak. ~snicker-snicker~ My son says, “I think the meat is bad Mommy. It tastes funny.” I told him it couldn’t be I just bought it. He took another bite and he said Nope it’s definitely bad. I asked him if he had anything to eat prior to dinner and he said he had some candy and I told him well there ya go… candy & steak just don’t mix. If he didn’t have the candy it would taste good & that it was his fault. Ohhhhhhhhhh he said and finished his dinner. WOO HOO! I’M SO BAD….
What a delicious way to sneak fruits and veggies to kids.