Healthy Families and $100 Visa Card Giveaway from Tropicana

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Having a healthy family is very important to me, and I know the first step to our best health is with a good diet filled with lots of fruits and vegetables. However, I struggle just like everyone else, trying to eat enough fruits and vegetables, and most importantly, trying to get my family to eat enough. We start out everyday with orange juice, eggs, and whole wheat toast. We then snack on fruits, low fat cheese or yogurt as a mid morning snack. Then for lunch, I try to add at least 1 cup of fruit in with our lunch, and add some more snack-able fruit and a little dark chocolate as a mid afternoon snack. I find that sweet fruits really help to fight those 4 o’clock sugar attacks I get. At dinnertime, I always incorporate vegetables into our meals too. One easy way I do this is to offer very little meat. This way, we practically have to eat the vegetables.  And at least one night a week, we even do a meatless night.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds. My son started out as a really good eater, but like all little kids, if he thinks there’s something else in the house that he wants more, he will practically starve himself until he gets what he wants. All day, as I offer him his healthy choices, he’ll very lightly graze and pick at things. I’ll cut up apples and pears, give him little bowls of grapes or berries, and also offer him carrot and celery sticks. Sometimes he’ll eat them, and sometimes they’ll just get left for me to clean up later. Most days seem to turn into him begging to go to a fast food restaurant, especially if we’re out running errands. I’ll give in about once a week, mostly for my convenience. And when we go, I make sure he gets the fruit cup instead of the fries. Sometimes he eats it, sometimes he just picks out the grapes.

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146 Responses to “Healthy Families and $100 Visa Card Giveaway from Tropicana”

  1. 1
    Mami2jcn — April 11, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    My kids get their fruits in by having fruit salads and smoothies.

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    Mami2jcn — April 11, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

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    I keep my family eating healthy by making sure that there are some type of veggies at every meal.

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    MsBrownBird — April 11, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    Well, my ‘family’ is technically my parents right now, who I cook for somewhat often…. but my mother and I certainly make a lot of fruit smoothies together. Generally, though, we just enjoy vegetables.

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    I’ve recently discovered that when I plan out the week of meals, we are 99% less likely to eat out. We’re saving money and calories! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jenn D. — April 11, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Sneaking veggies into other dishes…like sauteed onions & peppers into tacos!

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    Betsy — April 11, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Having fresh vegi’s and fruit in the house so they have healthy food to snack on. Having a garden helps my kids love good greens.

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    shelly aka allysmama — April 12, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    I keep my family healthy by providing fresh fruits and vegetables, and by preparing healthy meals!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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    shelly aka allysmama — April 12, 2011 @ 12:28 am
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    Meredyth — April 12, 2011 @ 1:52 am

    Desserts only on weekends! Also sneaking in vegetables (like mashing cauliflower into Mac and Cheese!) to dishes you wouldn’t expect.

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    Johnna — April 12, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    My son seems to really love frozen fruits. We keep many berries, such as blueberries and grapes frozen for him to have when ever he wants them and he even likes to have frozen blueberries thrown in his yogurt!

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    Cellabella — April 12, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    I make sure I stock the fridge with seasonal fruits and vegetables so everything is always fresh and tasty. I also never say any food is bad, but rather offer a variety of healthy choices to choose from!

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    aubreyfick — April 12, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    I keep my family healthy by encouraging healthy options. Getting lots of fruits/veggies for snacks!
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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    Katherine — April 12, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    I cook only whole grains!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Theresa — April 12, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Having prepped (washed and cut) fresh veggies & fruit in the fridge and avoiding processed foods. Thanks!

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    Kerri Stewart — April 12, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    My kids are okay eaters. They like fruits & vegetables, however they LOVE pasta. To increase their vegetable intake, I add vegetables like broccoli to their pasta and serve a salad with dinner. My girls love salad!

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    Kerri Stewart — April 12, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    I tweeted!

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    Janssen — April 12, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Starting my daughter on lots of veggies when she’s young and doesn’t know yet that they are “supposed to be gross.”

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    Susan C. — April 12, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    I love it when spring arrives, and fresh fruits are back in season. It’s much easier to stay healthy when there is lots of fresh fruit around!

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    Bart — April 12, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    We started subscribing to a CSA and that does a lot to help us eat more veggies.

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    Steph — April 12, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    we put fruits and veggies in smoothies and baked goods!

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    Monet — April 12, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    What a great giveaway. We love fruit juices at our house…even if we don’t have time to cut up a piece of fruit in the morning, we always pour big glasses of orange juice. Thank you for sharing with me tonight, my sweet friend. I hope that you have a wonderful week full of laughter, love and good food. As always, I’m leaving tonight feeling inspired by your creativity and kindness.

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    Claire — April 13, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    Washing hands, its basic but works!

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    Jessie C. — April 13, 2011 @ 1:18 am

    We love smoothies so I basically put all veggies and fruit in, voila.

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    Jessie C. — April 13, 2011 @ 1:18 am
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    grace — April 13, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    i subscribe to the ‘no dessert until your plate is clean’ philosophy. 🙂

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    Karen — April 13, 2011 @ 3:42 am

    I try to keep my family healthy and slip in fruits and veggies whenever possible, by hiding them in casseroles. It is one sure fire way to get them to eat them.

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    Karen — April 13, 2011 @ 3:43 am

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    Milissa — April 13, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I the good in my morning by drinking a green smoothie every day. It’s a yummy way to get my fruits and veggies.

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    Lisa — April 13, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    One tip to eat healthier is to try to serve two or three vegetable choices at dinner, so hopefully everyone will have at least one vegetable that they’ll eat. My second tip is to sneak in vegetables, like lettuce, baby spinach, or tomato slices on sandwiches and hamburgers.

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    Pamela Sims — April 13, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    I’ve had Lapband surgery so I am always needing protein in my diet. So my “good” start in the mornings is a protein smoothy with orange juice and other fresh fruits, protein powder and ice. Such a healthy way to start the day.

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    tammigirl — April 13, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    When my kids were little I was such a terrible mom. They rarely got fast food. Juice boxes were scarce. I was raised by people who gardened and *gasp* raised animals for food. So my kids are kind of different than some of their counterparts. They were not nugget-babies. As a matter of fact, when I would get lazy and feed my kids ‘junk’ my youngest would take a couple of bites and ask “Mom? When are we going to eat real food?” It would have been impossible to raise him with fast food.

    I try to always keep at least a big bowl of fresh fruit in the house. We love our steamed veggies. And raw veggies. Although juice boxes were not in the line-up a lot, fresh orange juice always has been a big deal in our house. I pour it on pound cake, in a tall glass, add it instead of milk in smoothies, and use it a lot of places instead of milk or water. Because why not?

    tammigirl at gmail dot com

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    Chris Alkire — April 13, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    We always have healthy smoothie fixins in the house. They make great on the go breakfasts, afterschool snacks and pre- baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, gymnastic….you get the idea.

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    Susan Smith — April 14, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    I always keep fresh fruits and vegetables on hand for snacking. I also try to serve a fruit or a vegetable at meals and keep junk foods out of the house.

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    Chris C. — April 14, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    I don’t have kids yet, but I’m definitely concerned about keeping me and my boyfriend healthy. We started getting a weekly CSA box from a local farm a few months ago, and that has done wonders for getting more veggies into our diet. For $20 a week, we get TONS of whatever veggies and fruits are in season. They’re all organic, and having a fridge full of great healthy food keeps us from eating out too often, and also really pushes me to work everything into our meals — I hate throwing stuff away!

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    Maria — April 14, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    By offering them different healthy foods they like.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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    Sarah L — April 15, 2011 @ 3:24 am

    I keep myself healthy by eating well, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and swimming 3 times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Andrea — April 15, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Offering certain foods as “anytime” foods, like yogurt, to discourage snacking just when bored.

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    elizabeth atkins — April 18, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Smoothies instead of milkshakes and fruit instead of chips in her lunchbox!

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    Libby's Library — April 18, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    Everything in moderation. We eat a variety of foods, and use fruits and veggies as snacks, and fruit for dessert.
    Setting a good example is the best advice that I can give:-)

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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    Sunshyn V — April 19, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    I feel that multi-vitamins are important in keeping my family healthy because they fill in the blanks where some might be low

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    ahnkadragon — April 19, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I just make sure that I don’t but the junk food. If its in the pantry I will eat it. If its not available and I have fresh fruits or veggies on hand I’m much more likely to eat those instead. I have to have a banana every morning and an apple with lunch!

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    Carrie T. — April 19, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    A good multi-vitamin is a must for my kids when they go throught finicky stages…

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    Jenel — April 19, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    We inlcude a fruit and veggie at every meal, eat whole grains, and talk about food labels now that my oldest can read.

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    Yara — April 19, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I try to make sure we always have fruits & veggies in the house. I’m lucky, if we have fruit, my kids will always reach for that first!

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    Ashley S. — April 19, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    The kids LOVE fruits and vegetables and playing outside, so keeping them healthy is easy!

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    Ashley S. — April 19, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
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    nik — April 19, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    We eat a healthy vegan diet and we exercise regularly…Thanks!

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    Becky Kasten — April 20, 2011 @ 6:33 am

    Smoothies!!!!

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    Kim — April 20, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Smoothies are the best way for me to incorporate a full daily serving of fruit in my diet!

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    Andrea — April 20, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Evening snacking is our downfall. I make sure to keep lots of bananas and yogurt on hand for damage control.

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    Kelly Massman — April 21, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    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!
    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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    Sharon — April 21, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    My younger son has always been a picky eater so getting him to eat wholesome and nutritious meals is a challenge. Luckily he does love milk–and orange juice! I always keep fresh fruit and oatmeal on hand–things he will eat and are good for him.

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    Judy Laquidara — April 21, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Orange juice is the best part of my morning!

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    Marg — April 22, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    I make a large batch of wheat berries (steamed whole kernel wheat) once a week to use as breakfast cereal, meat extender, salad garnish, in other words, in just about anything! It is REAL whole grain, it tastes great, and it’s cheap! If you cook more than you can use up–put it in a baggie in the freezer for another time…happy chomping!

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    Johannah B — April 22, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    I like to use orange juice specifically for the special taste it imparts to baked goods. I love it in sugar and butter cookies, and it’s really great in pie crusts too. Since I bake alot – I always try new things, and I love the way orange juice complements the other ingredients.

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    Lauren Luhrs — April 22, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    My significant other refuses to do leftovers and he always buys lunch out. Not only is it an expensive habit, but an unhealthy one too! When we do go out to eat, I make sure to order a side of veggies and share!

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    Wanda M — April 22, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I always cook a well balanced meal with contains more vegetables than meat. We also eat alot of fruit and always drink juice in the morning. We also don’t eat fast food and try to avoid processed foods. Also, we take a daily vitamin, fish oil & a garlic capsule.
    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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    Wanda M — April 22, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/myfolly/status/61602149041311745
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    Deb K — April 23, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    Eating fruits,veggies and getting plenty of rest helps keep the grandchildren healthy!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Val — April 23, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Planning out meals and always having frozen fruit for smoothies helps keep the fmaily healthy!

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    susitravl — April 25, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    My teenagers are not picky, but our challenge these days is to get them to eat right when they are dashing off to school/jobs/activities. They would rather eat fast food.

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    Tina M — April 25, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    I put veggies and fruit in smoothies.

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    Pixel Berry — April 26, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    Our biggest struggle for eating healthy, is just to find time to try out new recipes!

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    Georgia — April 26, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    When my kids were young, getting them to eat healthy was a struggle all the time. I did get juice in them which helped me to feel better even if it was not the healthiest thing.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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    Georgia — April 26, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Tweeted here too

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    Norma — April 27, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    My daughter loved all fruits and thought they were dessert 🙂 As to veggies – I fed her plenty of the ones she liked and didn’t try to push the ones she didn’t.

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    LAMusing — April 27, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    No kids, but I remember Mom always made sure there was fresh fruit available (which I loved!) we also had fruit trees. Veggies were more difficult – there were a handful I liked (peas, corn, carrots, tomatoes and artichokes) I didn’t branch out mush till Dad started a small garden. Once I helped grow them, I couldn’t wait to eat them!

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    LAMusing — April 27, 2011 @ 2:29 am
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    Tabathia B — April 27, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    I try to add familiar veggies to meals and experiment with fruits with smoothies and shakes
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B — April 27, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
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    Samantha Lee — April 27, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    I try to eat both fruits and vegetables every single day.

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    Rease — April 28, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    I don’t have my own kids but I work with lots of small children. I find one of the easiest ways to get them to eat fruits and veggies is through smoothies. Smoothies seem more like a treat than a punishment. I also like to allow them to make fun things with their snacks, like carrot stick men, ants on a log celery, and fruit art. It can be messy but it makes fruit and vegetables more likeable in their eyes.

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    Jayne — April 28, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    I find kids are more excited about eating fresh fruits and veggies if they grow their own. You can do a small garden or plant a fruit tree almost anywhere.

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    Mary M — April 29, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    My kids are long gone and have their own family now but I drink juice every morning and take lots of vitamins. Have to when you get older. Not always able to eat a good meal.

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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    Mary M — April 29, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Tweeted too.

    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/64100460205842433

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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    David Chaille — April 30, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    I use plenty of fruits and vegetables in every meal. For example, I mix orange pulp with carrots. The mixture increases the flavor. Similarly, I put orange pulp and soy sauce over rice.

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    kristy — May 2, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    I make pizzas with lots of vegies

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    ria — May 2, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    i try to offer my kids a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and get them to play outside, drink lots of water and get enough rest

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    ria — May 2, 2011 @ 10:17 pm
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    ANGEL JACKLYN — May 3, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    I’VE BEEN TRYING TO “WALK” MORE MYSELF FOR HEALTH REASONS, BUT FOR THE FAMILY I BUY LOTS OF JUICE, ALL KINDS kytah00@yahoo.com

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    ANGEL JACKLYN — May 3, 2011 @ 12:11 am
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    pixie13 — May 4, 2011 @ 11:43 am

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

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    nan — May 4, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    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

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    Cathy W — May 4, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    I keep my family eating healthy by NOT buying sugary/salty treats. Adding veggies to casseroles, baking fruit cobblers/pies and oatmeal cookies, fresh veggies for dipping, and plenty of fruit for munching.

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    Stephanie — May 4, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    We just try to incorporate a lot of fruits into our meals.

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    Stephanie — May 4, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
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    Claire — May 4, 2011 @ 11:08 pm

    I keep the house stocked with healthy foods rather than junky foods.

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    Stephanie D'Aquila — May 5, 2011 @ 1:27 am

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    Erin from Long Island — May 6, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    eating healthy has never been an issue for my family because we all really like fruits and veggies!

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    Erin — May 6, 2011 @ 9:05 am

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    Debbie Terry — May 6, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    I don’t give my granddaughter anything unhealthy. No added sugar. She has fun eating greens out of the garden we watch grow over the summer.

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    Kerry — May 6, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    My kids aren’t too picky, but they do like to snack a lot. So, I make sure if they are snacking it’s on fruits, veggies and other healthy choices. I’m trying to teach them life long lessons.

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    Kerry Bishop — May 7, 2011 @ 2:47 am

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    Joiceann — May 7, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    I always include lots of vegetables in my dinner menu — depending on the time of year either frozen or fresh from the garden.

    I also tweeted about this http://twitter.com/#!/nattagirl.

    Thank you

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    Debra F — May 7, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    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.

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    Natta Girl — May 7, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

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    sy — May 7, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    i try to add fruits and vegetables into our diet, also supplements if we don’t have enough.
    songyueyu at gmail

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    Judith — May 7, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    We stick to basics, plenty of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet.

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    Debra Ford — May 7, 2011 @ 10:36 pm
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    JanPattersonRN — May 8, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    We’re having a concentrated effort at our house to double the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat each month until we’re eating mostly fresh fruits and veg, locally grown and in season. It’s a challenge, but it’s fun.

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    Helen — May 8, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    We take a daily walk and make sure we always have Tropicana in our fridge.

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    Anthony — May 8, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    We start the day with a fruit smoothie including Tropicana.

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    Donna B. — May 8, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    I make sure we eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and make sure I keep plenty of healthy snack options on hand.

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    Betty C — May 9, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    I keep plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables on hand for healthy snacking.

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    Betty C — May 9, 2011 @ 3:02 am
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    HS — May 9, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    When my children were growing up, I became an expert at “sneaking” fruits and veggies into their diets: a jar of roasted sweet peppers went into spaghetti sauce; peppers and onions were blended into turkey meatloaf; chicken was marinated in orange juice and fresh ginger and topped with fresh orange slices for the last 10 minutes of roasting. I continue on with these “habits” today.

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    willitara — May 9, 2011 @ 7:02 am
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    Anne — May 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    I just serve healthy foods 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. My oldest daughter commented just yesterday that she loves black beans now, and can’t believe it took her so long to try them.

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    Mari — May 9, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    I keep a veggie tray on the table with my family’s favorite dips so they can snack on something healthy between meals.

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    Francine E. — May 9, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    I keep my family healthy by having them eat LOTS of Fruits and Vegetables, and buying Organic & Whole Grain Foods.

    Thank You! 🙂 🙂

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    Joanne Schultz — May 9, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    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!

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    Joanne Schultz — May 9, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
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    Donna K — May 9, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    I work hard to get more fruits and veggies and whole grains in our diet.

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    Joanne Schultz — May 9, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

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    Tracie Trump — May 9, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    I put extra veggies in soup and pasta sauce by pureeing them! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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    Jill H — May 10, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    Sneaking veggies into other dishes

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    Jill H — May 10, 2011 @ 2:12 am
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    Jill — May 10, 2011 @ 6:12 am

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    Kelsey Kim — May 11, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    I have two small children, and find that by starting them out early in life eating all varieties of food, they have grown to be not-picky eaters. They both love all varieties of food, and when they see Mom and Dad eating those foods, they are more apt to eat them, too! Also, not offering or having available “junk food” in the house helps to curb those cravings. So when my kids are looking for something to snack on, they go for what is available: fruits, veggies, cheese and crackers, yogurt, etc…

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    Ivy Mikkelson — May 16, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    I have found that providing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks makes for healthy eating.
    I do not purchase potato chips and unhealthy snacks.

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