Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies This Summer

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Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies This Summer

As a mom, one of my goals is to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies. They are always willing to eat the junk, but turn their head for the good stuff. This summer, I’m making it my mission to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies this summer.  Since it’s so hot in southern california during the summer it’s always great to stay hydrated with fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe and more!  All 4 of my kids are going to be indulging in the good stuff this year and I love how fresh it’s going to stay.

Eat more fruits and veggies myself

My kids are always watching me, which means I need to eat more fruits and veggies myself. I like snacking on fruits and veggies, so this is not a problem. However, I need to be a good role model for my kids, which means eating as many good things as possible.

Let them try new things

I have noticed my kids are more willing to eat fruits and veggies when I give them a little control. We allow them to try new fruits and veggies and if they don’t like it, we don’t make them continue eating it. Trying new things doesn’t always mean they will like it the first time.

Start a garden with your kids

For some reason, kids like doing things like gardening. This summer, a great way to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies is to let them grow their own. When they see that they have helped grow their fruits and veggies from a seedling, they will be more apt to eat it.

Keep the fruits and veggies fresh

Nothing ruins eating fruits and veggies like ones that have gone bad. Fruits and veggies can go bad quickly, if they’re not stored correctly. Therefore, you need the Rubbermaid FreshWorks products to keep your fruits and veggies fresher longer. I loved using these products. They were easy to use and kept my produce fresher than ever.  We put Watermelon in them 3 days ago and it’s still as fresh as the day we cut it up.  That is something to get excited about! 

No one wants to go grocery shopping with 4 kids, grab all this delicious fresh fruit and than watch it go bad sitting in the fridge in a baggie, am I right?  I know I can’t be the only one this happens to and these Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers have been the ultimate life saver.

Why Use FreshWorks Produce Saver?

  • Keeps Produce Fresher, Longer: FreshWorks is a food storage container that uses patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional produce packaging.
  • Reduces Waste: Many people find that their produce has spoiled after just a few days, leaving them no choice but to throw it away. FreshWorks extends the life of your produce, so you can eat your produce before it goes to waste.  This is so amazing when you have little ones that are craving the juicy fruits and vegetables.
  • Saves Money: As a result of throwing away fresh produce, Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.**  That is insane to think about.
  • Easy to Use: With FreshWorks Produce Saver, you can simply move produce from store packaging and into the FreshWorks containers before refrigerating to maintain freshness for up to 80% longer. The lid filter lasts a lifetime, no replacements needed.

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.
** Source: USDA 2014

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

One lucky person is going to win an awesome giveaway I’m hosting as well!  Open to U.S. Residents only and you’re entering to win a 3-piece set of Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers!  Winner will be chosen on May 7, 2017!  All you have to do is leave a comment below with what your favorite fruit or vegetable is!  Good Luck! Sharing on social media earns you bonus entries.

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