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Monday, April 11, 2011

Staying healthy with Tropicana Orange Juice - Visa Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana.

Orange juiceIt's a big job keeping kids and families healthy. There's so many more temptations out there compared to when I was growing up, and kids have to learn to make healthy choices.

All 3 of our kids play sports, so they get lots of exercise, and we try to enjoy that outdoor time as a family, as well. But, they also like video games and using the computer, so we have to make sure they get a balance in their activity.

We're very lucky that they like most fruits and vegetables. But, sometimes as they get older and busier and eat away from home, it's harder to make sure they're getting what they need.

I try to keep fruits and vegetables interesting in the refrigerator so they'll choose them while they're standing there staring at the food (you know what I'm talking about). For example, for some reason, matchstick carrots have become wildly popular around here. I guess it beats the same old baby carrots day in an day out. Whatever the reason, I'll take it because everyone is eating carrots.

Fruit arranged in some sort of container seems to get more attention here, too. If I stack apples in a bowl, they go a lot faster than they do when they're just in the fridge. And, no one seems to be able to resist the call of the oranges in the little wooden crate.

Additionally, Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice can play a part in helping people get their recommended servings of fruit since it counts as two servings of fruit, and you can drink it on the go.

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  • We get our fruits in with fruit salad & smoothies. Veggies are more palatable to my kids if they have some dip with them.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Mami2jcn, At 4:28 PM, April 11, 2011  

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    By Blogger Mami2jcn, At 4:28 PM, April 11, 2011  

  • We get our fruits in with smoothies and late night healthy snacks!

    By Blogger AubreyLaine, At 9:23 PM, April 11, 2011  

  • I usually make fruit smoothies or a fruit salad which they love
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Tabathia, At 10:39 PM, April 11, 2011  

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    By Blogger Tabathia, At 10:44 PM, April 11, 2011  

  • I have an odd child, he actually begs me for veggies, broccoli to be exact! And he loves his fruit too, so it's no problem getting him to eat it, hopefully it stays that way!!

    Andrea S
    aaronswifey07 at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 3:43 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • Eating fruits has never been a problem. They like some veggies, so its best to hide them in foods kids already like. For instance, add broccoli to pasta.

    By Blogger Naya2000, At 7:20 PM, April 12, 2011  

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    By Blogger Naya2000, At 7:23 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • Potstickers are my new secret weapon. Stuffed with bok choy, cilantro, green onions, and other veggies!

    By Blogger Janssen, At 7:41 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • We started subscribing to a CSA and that does a lot to help us eat more veggies. Kale chips have become a new favorite snack.

    By Blogger Bart, At 7:50 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • I'm trying to have a small salad before my dinner, to help fill me up with extra veggies!

    By Blogger Susan C., At 7:52 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • i put veggies and fruits in our muffins and in our smoothies! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:57 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/58000612553531393 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:57 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • Serve the fruits and veggies with things they like - like yogurt, pb, or ranch dressing as a dipping sauce

    By Blogger eclairre, At 11:07 PM, April 12, 2011  

  • We love smoothies, so I put all veggies and fruit in, kids love it too much to care what’s in there. This trick works great with my picky eaters.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    By Blogger JC, At 12:27 AM, April 13, 2011  

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    By Blogger JC, At 12:27 AM, April 13, 2011  

  • I add veggies in casseroles and it keeps my crew healthy and happy. Fruit is easy, my boys like fruit.

    By Blogger SCMOMOF2BOYS, At 2:55 AM, April 13, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/58075719242219520

    By Blogger SCMOMOF2BOYS, At 2:55 AM, April 13, 2011  

  • I make my kids smoothies every morning. They think they are fruity and yummy, but I usually sneak some veggies in them too!

    mmburdette22 AT yahoo DOT ocm

    By Blogger mmburdette22, At 9:49 AM, April 13, 2011  

  • No kids, so here is what I do for myself. Protein shakes every morning with orange juice, fresh fruit or veggies, protein powder, and ice. Sometimes I'll throw in a few spoonfuls of yogurt. Yummy.

    By Blogger ThatGirlinTexas, At 1:02 PM, April 13, 2011  

  • It just so happens that we drink a lot of Tropicana at our house. We also use V-8 where tomato juice is called for in things like Chili and enchiladas, etc. We love smoothies, and my kids are always dumping extra fruit in them.

    By Blogger Tammigirl, At 5:14 PM, April 13, 2011  

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    By Blogger Tammigirl, At 5:15 PM, April 13, 2011  

  • I keep fresh fruits, yogurt and vegetables around the house for snacking. We also love making smoothies. I serve vegetables in cassaroles and on the side.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

    By Blogger susan1215, At 9:03 AM, April 14, 2011  

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    By Blogger susan1215, At 9:04 AM, April 14, 2011  

  • My daughter loves fruits and vegetables. So as long as I buy them, she'll eat them.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

    By Blogger MCantu1019, At 2:18 PM, April 14, 2011  

  • Salads & smoothies for me.
    Thanks for the contest.

    By Blogger slehan, At 1:25 AM, April 15, 2011  

  • blogged http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-from-blogher-and-tropicana-part.html

    By Blogger slehan, At 1:31 AM, April 15, 2011  

  • I also make same. I make fruit cream salad for my child.
    dean graziosi

    By Blogger deangraziosi, At 5:45 AM, April 15, 2011  

  • I like to offer lots of vegetable choices at meal times,that way they are more likely to find something that they like and will actually eat. We keep lots of fruit on hand to snack on. LPoser1 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:59 PM, April 16, 2011  

  • We have orange trees in our back yard but we still buy Tropicana orange juice...go figure!

    By Blogger Adria, At 2:04 AM, April 18, 2011  

  • We still buy Tropicana...even though we have orange trees in our back yard!

    By Blogger Adria, At 2:06 AM, April 18, 2011  

  • She has fruit instead of chips in her lunchbox, and we traded out milkshakes for smoothies

    bscotchkisses at aol dot com

    By Anonymous elizabeth atkins, At 8:22 AM, April 18, 2011  

  • We eat fruits and veggies for snacks, and try to have fruit for dessert, as often as possible.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.


    By Blogger Libby's Library, At 3:31 PM, April 18, 2011  

  • We make smoothies and add veggies to pasta sauce.


    By Blogger Ashley, At 6:12 PM, April 19, 2011  

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    By Blogger Ashley, At 6:13 PM, April 19, 2011  

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    By Blogger Summer, At 8:28 PM, April 19, 2011  

  • We love smoothies & berries with freshly made whipped cream. All veggies are good with cheese!

    summerstuckey at gmail

    By Blogger Summer, At 8:32 PM, April 19, 2011  

  • I sneak fruits and veggies in wherever I can! Subbing canned pumpkin or banana for oil in muffins/brownies is a favorite, and I always add cauliflower to mashed potatoes!

    By Blogger charlotte, At 4:17 PM, April 20, 2011  

  • Thankfully we love all fruits and most vegetables. I try to make the veggies interesting - like Parmesan roasted asparagus or gingered carrots.

    By Blogger LAMusing, At 10:35 PM, April 20, 2011  

  • Salads seem to be a favorite, and we always keep fresh fruit and OJ in the house!

    By Anonymous Norma, At 10:36 PM, April 20, 2011  

  • Tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/60910170791878656

    By Blogger LAMusing, At 10:38 PM, April 20, 2011  

  • I don't have as much luck with vegetables, but I keep fruit around as our main type of snack item.
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    By Blogger The Sunshyn, At 11:25 AM, April 21, 2011  

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    By Blogger The Sunshyn, At 11:27 AM, April 21, 2011  

  • My son is a teenager, so I have very little influence over what he eats. If I make him a “healthy” meal, he just buys his own out! He loves orange juice though, so that wouldn’t be a problem!

    By Blogger Kelly Massman, At 5:22 PM, April 21, 2011  

  • I really rely on fruit juice to get fruit into my kids. I also love the juices that include a full serving of vegetables disguised in fruit juice.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

    By Blogger sharonjo, At 6:05 PM, April 21, 2011  

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    By Blogger sharonjo, At 6:07 PM, April 21, 2011  

  • I use dips - anything that they can dip, they will eat. Vegetables, no problem - fruit no problem (even meat into gravy, no problem).
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Toystory, At 9:13 AM, April 22, 2011  

  • I pretty much gave up trying and begging. That being said, I cook how I cook. That meant onions and green peppers in the meatloaf this week. He wasn't happy, but take it or leave are his options.

    Honestly, I think he's starting to come around ;)

    won2xx at gmail dot com

    By Blogger won, At 10:09 AM, April 22, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/61446794978140160

    Thank you.

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    By Blogger won, At 10:11 AM, April 22, 2011  

  • I sneak veggies in the casseroles that I make and the grandchildren love it :-)


    By Blogger Deb K, At 11:26 PM, April 22, 2011  

  • Smoothies are the best for getting in fruit (and even a little bit of veggie sometimes!)

    By Blogger Val, At 1:15 PM, April 23, 2011  

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    By Blogger Val, At 1:16 PM, April 23, 2011  

  • I try to sneak veggies in where I can and ranch dip and cheese sauce help alot too.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:33 AM, April 25, 2011  

  • All in my family enjoy eating fruits & vegetables. Fruits are great in snacks or breakfast. Vegetables are always nice at dinnertime, especially when cooked up tastily. {If needed, my email address is in my profile.}

    By Blogger Pixel Berry Pie Designs, At 12:03 AM, April 26, 2011  

  • Always fruit on the counter for snacks, juice for the only drink in the house. Work alright for us.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    By Blogger Georgia, At 6:25 PM, April 26, 2011  

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    By Blogger Georgia, At 6:25 PM, April 26, 2011  

  • When they want a snack, I make them choose a fruit or a vegetable...after that they can have a little junk if they want.

    By Blogger KT, At 2:08 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • I'm really lucky. My grandkids really like fruit and veggies. We let them think they are the big "Treat" and everybody's happy.

    amwilson65 at gmail dot com

    By Anonymous Angela in Ohio, At 2:18 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • Smoothies. Tropicana orange juice, berries, and greek yogurt! Yum!

    By Blogger Scout's Honor, At 2:21 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/amwilson65/status/63321733322637312

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:28 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • I try to include a couple different kinds of vegetables every time I make a meal so I don't get bored of one certain kind and I get different nutrients.

    By Blogger Sam, At 2:57 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • My girls will pretty much eat any raw veggie so long as they have Ranch dressing to dip it in. They also love V8 juice with fruit and veggie juice. We also love to pack raisins for on the go snacks.

    By Blogger BlondeMomBlog (Jamie), At 7:08 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • We try to eat more veggies and fruit. We put veggies and fruit in smoothies.

    By Blogger Tina, At 10:01 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/63437634801893377

    By Blogger Tina, At 10:01 PM, April 27, 2011  

  • fruits and veggies in smoothies! You can also pure veggies and sneak them into tomato sauce to put on spaghetti.
    reasek at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Rease, At 4:46 PM, April 28, 2011  

  • we have veggies in lots of pasta salads and my kids love a good fruit salad!

    jash1 at bellsouth dot net

    By Blogger Erin, At 8:59 PM, April 28, 2011  

  • We love fruits and vegetables so there's no problem getting them into our daily diet! One thing is to vary the way your prepare your vegetables so they don't get "boring".

    By Blogger myfolly, At 9:38 AM, April 29, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/myfolly/status/63975609143001089

    By Blogger myfolly, At 9:39 AM, April 29, 2011  

  • When my kids were little, they loved fruits and veggies so I was really lucky as getting them to eat healthy was never a huge problem. Thank god, we all craved our fruits and veggies.


    By Blogger marybug2, At 6:36 PM, April 29, 2011  

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    By Blogger marybug2, At 6:36 PM, April 29, 2011  

  • I love sneaking veggies into really high value foods where you would never normally put them. For instance I add pureed cucumber or zucchini to my brownie mix. Since chocolate has such a strong taste and those veggies have subtle flavors you never know they're there!

    By Blogger Kate Wilkinson, At 10:27 PM, May 01, 2011  

  • I have them help make pizzas with lots of vegies

    By Blogger Kristy, At 2:48 PM, May 02, 2011  

  • veggie pizzas, squash muffins, chicken/veggie tortillas, veggie burgers and lots of plain fresh fruit
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

    By Blogger Clarke & Lewis, At 9:52 PM, May 02, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/65247694716813312

    By Blogger Clarke & Lewis, At 9:54 PM, May 02, 2011  


    By Blogger Angel Jacklyn, At 11:24 PM, May 02, 2011  

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    By Blogger Angel Jacklyn, At 11:24 PM, May 02, 2011  

  • We drink a lot of fruit smoothies & eat a lot of fresh salads & stir fries


    By Blogger pixie13, At 11:03 AM, May 04, 2011  

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    By Blogger pixie13, At 11:04 AM, May 04, 2011  

  • my son refuses veggies so i grate carrots and put them in muffins and i buy fruit/veggie blend drinks to sneak them into him
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

    By Blogger jakiesmom, At 1:20 PM, May 04, 2011  

  • It’s all about presentation and finding recipes that your kids like that may have veggies in them. Stick to those and keep rotating them!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

    By Blogger Gina @ the Crave to Save, At 7:35 PM, May 05, 2011  

  • tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/66300263564181504

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

    By Blogger Gina @ the Crave to Save, At 7:36 PM, May 05, 2011  

  • My kids do like fruits and veggies, but it helps a lot if they have something to dunk them in. They will eat about anything with a little ranch dressing!

    By Blogger Kerry, At 10:01 PM, May 06, 2011  

  • tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/66699378831794176

    By Blogger Kerry, At 10:03 PM, May 06, 2011  

  • Smoothies and adding veggies to sauces is the quickest and easiest way I've found.


    By Blogger Susan E., At 10:18 AM, May 07, 2011  

  • I am very lucky. My kids love love love fruit. Never any problems getting them to eat fruit. They also like quite a few veggies, so I don't push it and force them to eat what they don't like. I do introduce and reintroduce new and seasonal veggies all the time and my oldest especially will try more and more.

    By Blogger Deb, At 5:33 PM, May 07, 2011  

  • tweeted

    By Blogger Deb, At 5:33 PM, May 07, 2011  

  • We are a vegetable eating family so the kids and now the grandkids don’t know anything different.

    By Blogger sodahoney, At 9:04 PM, May 07, 2011  

  • Blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/05/tropicana-puts-good-in-morning-read-how.html


    By Blogger sodahoney, At 9:04 PM, May 07, 2011  

  • I used to take the boys out and pick fresh- let them see that each piece is unique, and how it grows on the tree or vine or bush. We'd grow carrots in 5-gallon buckets, just to be able to pick them. Didn't mean they ate everything then, but they sure do now.

    By Blogger JanPattersonRN, At 1:04 AM, May 08, 2011  

  • i put fruits in yogurt, pack sweet fruits for breakfast, and cook veggies with lots of seasoning to make it tasty. when all fails i also use supplements.
    songyueyu at gmail

    By Blogger sy, At 3:53 AM, May 08, 2011  

  • tweet http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/67150073317949440

    By Blogger sy, At 3:53 AM, May 08, 2011  

  • My son has always loved all fruits and veggies so getting him to eat a healthy, varied diet has never been an issue, but I will add veggies to spaghetti sauce, meatloaf and casseroles to boost the nutrition. We also enjoy smoothies.

    By Blogger ~dab, At 7:03 PM, May 08, 2011  

  • My children are adults now, but getting them to eat fruit and vegetables was never a problem. They loved to stop at the roadside stands and pick out their own fruit. Keeping enough on hand was another story. We always seemed to need another 10 pounds of oranges.

    By Blogger Betty C, At 2:36 AM, May 09, 2011  

  • Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/67493133902020608

    By Blogger Betty C, At 2:36 AM, May 09, 2011  

  • I just serve lots of fruits and veggies and figure that sooner or later the kids will eat them. We keep little junk food in the house, which helps because they do get hungry. If it is choice between hunger and an apple they will eat an apple.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Anne, At 9:22 AM, May 09, 2011  

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    By Blogger Anne, At 9:23 AM, May 09, 2011  

  • I leave a veggie tray on the table with their favorite dips so that my family has something healthy to snack on in between meals.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    By Blogger Mari, At 12:05 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/67634870230335488

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    By Blogger Mari, At 12:07 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • I feed my children fruits and vegetables every day. I get them to eat their Vegetables by seasoning them with good tasting seasonings and herbs. Sometimes I will add a light cheese sauce. As long as I season them or add a light cheese sauce, they don't mind eating them. They LOVE Fruit, so it is never a problem to get them to eat it.

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    Thank You! :)

    By Blogger BeautyToLove, At 2:41 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • We put fruit out on the counter as well... apples and clemintines go fast! Also, love smoothies and instead of ice cubs in certain drinks, we put in frozen fruit (current fave is mango)~cools the drinks and thaws to eat too! :)

    By Blogger KiniWoman, At 3:41 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • Sometimes it’s easier to serve foods in a different way if your family doesn’t like them the way they are normally prepared. Cooked spinach- yuk, cooked spinach in cream sauce – double yuk! But put spinach leaves in a salad and that’s ok!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.
    js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    By Blogger js22, At 4:26 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/67701837071003648
    email in blogger profile.

    By Blogger js22, At 4:26 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • I try to hide the veggies in the sauce.

    By Blogger Donna, At 5:58 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • We have a veggie garden and our kids LOVE to water, pick and help cook the veggies. They are very eager to try all the veggies and have a game of rating their favs! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:06 PM, May 09, 2011  

  • We drink smoothies to get our fruits in - we love them! We love veggies if they are roasted or grilled!

    By Blogger jillyrh, At 1:22 AM, May 10, 2011  

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    By Blogger jillyrh, At 1:23 AM, May 10, 2011  

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