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Do you have a hard time getting your kids to eat enough fruits and vegetables? Maybe you have a hard time with it yourself! Between our busy schedules and picky eaters, many families end up lacking somewhere in the nutrition department. It’s not like we’re trying to skip all the good-for-you stuff, it’s just that sometimes it’s easier to throw together a single-dish meal to feed the family than it is to plan out an entire three-course affair that meets all our requirements.

Quick aside- Before we go any further, let me just tell you that I’m writing this while dealing with a bizarre head cold or something that makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a different dimension outside reality. Did you ever have that feeling? Like you’re watching yourself do something from behind a fog? Anyway, that’s me right now. So if anything doesn’t make sense or you see any blatant typos or errors PLEASE feel free to call me out on it!

Horrible eating habits, meet Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers!

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Okay, back to the topic: fruits, vegetables and the difficulty in meeting daily requirements. I’m going to be honest. I am a horrible, horrible eater. I’ve written dozens of articles on proper nutrition but when it comes to myself, well, there’s a line in Alice in Wonderland where she says something to the effect that she can offer give herself good advice but rarely ever takes it. That’s me. I can tell YOU how to eat until my fingers fall off. Doesn’t mean I’m listening myself.

Jacob eats better than I do, mostly because I make sure he does. Also, although he’s probably the pickiest eater on earth, he does like fruits and a couple vegetables. While I like fruits, I only find a very limited number of vegetables acceptable. Most of them are in the squash family. Then there’s corn and potatoes, which I’m told aren’t really quite vegetables. Who makes up these rules?

Del Monte Fruit + Veggie Fruit Burst Squeezers make it easy to get your fruits and veggies into your child’s (or your own) diet. Each convenient pouch contains 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies. The best part? The veggies are concealed behind other delicious flavors! Take the blueberry flavor, for example. The delicious berry taste completely hides the fact that it has carrots in it.

If you just want a simple fruit squeezer, you can have those too! I love the Apple Cinnamon Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers because they pretty much taste like apple sauce…without the mess. These are great for everyone from babies to adults. Even my boyfriend likes them! Since they’re highly portable, you can pop them in your purse, your gym bag (if, you know, you actually go to a gym) or your child’s backpack. They’re easy enough to enjoy on your way to the bus stop, after school as you run errands or even in the elevator ride up to your office!

Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers contain no high-fructose corn syrup. While corn itself is a yummy vegetable, I’m trying to cut back on the high-fructose corn syrup we consume because, even though it seems scientists are still arguing about it, there is enough material out there to make me wonder if we should be consuming such massive quantities of it as we do. I also love that there are no artificial colors. Again, while I haven’t given those up completely, I prefer foods be colored naturally rather than with bizarre chemicals.

The fact that these come from Del Monte should be reassurance enough that they’re good. This is a company that knows its fruits and vegetables! Whether you’re struggling to keep balance in your diet or you just want a fun way to conveniently get your fruits and veggies, Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are a great addition to your pantry.

Visit Del Monte on the web to check out all their products and find loads of other information. Swing by Del Monte’s Facebook page to check out news and fun chances to win cool prizes. Right now, they have a Snap and Win contest going on. Snap a photo of their new packaging in stores and you could win! Head over to their Pinterest page to find some really yummy recipes and other fun photos. Follow them on Twitter to keep up with more news.

Giveaway

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Along with two boxes of Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers, I also received two really fun reusable grocery bags and a lunch cooler bag. See the picture above. Like you could miss it. You had to scroll past it to get here. Still, see it. That’s what you can win. Can’t see it? I’ll sum it up for you. It’s:

  • Two boxes of Fruit Burst Squeezers™ (one Fruit + Veggies 4-pack and one Simply Fruit 4-pack)
  • One Del Monte lunchbox
  • One orange-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
  • One strawberry-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
  • One Del Monte magnetic frame

How do you win it? Enter below on the handy-dandy entry form. Do it by October 7th though. This is a quickie giveaway because the winner needs to be reported by October 11th. That means you need to watch your email on the 8th. .

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