Capri Sun Super V, Creative Snacks and Sweepstakes

August 17, 2012 by 144 Comments

My sweeties and I are excited to introduce you to the new Capri Sun Super V, our favorite snack foods, and an AWESOME Sweepstakes. Capri Sun Super V is every mom’s secret weapon in getting their kids to eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables AND a drink that my kids absolutely love! I totally love teaching my sweeties to eat nutritionally without taking away the fun of being a kid, making Capri Sun Super V a perfect fit for our family!

Baseball games, soccer games, basketball games, birthday parties, play dates, after school snacks…as a mom, having a fun snack for my sweeties is a constant. The new ready-to-drink beverage comes in the always-popular Capri Sun pouch, has 25% less sugar than leading regular juice drinks, and is a good source of Vitamin E and fiber! It’s the perfect blend of nutrition, great taste, and is definitely “kid cool.”

“Super cool” Capri Sun Super V offers one combined serving of fruits and vegetables and is a great compliment to any of our favorite snack foods!

A drink with vitamins + a food high in protein = the perfect snack!

Cubed Cheese Sculptures: Toothpicks with Cubed Low-Fat Cheese is a lot of FUN.

I Can Teach My Child

Snack Kabobs: Fun Cookie Cutter Shaped Fruit and Cheese is a SPECIAL TREAT.

BHG

Apple Smiles: Apples Slices Spread with Peanut Butter and Topped with a few Mini-Marshmallows.

Annabel Karmel

Beautiful Butterflies: Squash, Carrots, and a Sprig of Dill.

It’s Overflowing

Heart Shaped Hard Boiled Egg: When the Egg is Freshly Boiled and Warm Shape it.

Anna the Red

Capri Sun Super V is a drink my sweeties beg for…with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, as a mom I love offering it to my sweeties! Making it even more awesome…BlogHer is hosting a sweepstakes for a Grand Prize of a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and $500 (runner up) gift card. Simply share your tips on getting fruit and vegetables into your kids diet! Each comment posted generates an automatic entry into the sweepstakes.

Learn more about the new Capri Sun Super V on Facebook and check out BlogHer.com to find more Capri Sun Super V reviews!

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post.
  2. Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.
  3. Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.  The Official Rules are available here.  This sweepstakes runs from 8/16/2012-9/16/2012.

I was compensated for my time in conducting this review, but the opinions are my own.

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Comments

144 Responses to “Capri Sun Super V, Creative Snacks and Sweepstakes”
  1. Megan says:

    Those are such fun ideas! Looks like everyone enjoyed them. Megan

  2. Megan says:

    I like to use a food processor to mix in veggies to every day items that my toddler likes. :)

  3. Susan says:

    A handful of spinach mixed in a smoothie is the easiest way to get some veggies mixed in with fruit!

  4. Trinity B. says:

    Thanks for this opportunity to win! I also place veggies in the food processor, but then add them as secret ingredients to most of my recipes. I’ve even added vegetables in with the cookies and no one had a clue. :-)

  5. jessica says:

    I hide veggies in everything. I frequently chop up dark leafy greens like they’re an herb so no one notices they’re in there!

  6. i was so happy when i found these at our local grocers. i didn’t like giving my guy just a filler aka juice for lunch but its hard to find a non-leaky cup for lunch boxes. these are awesome and he luvs them!

  7. Katy says:

    Thankfully, my children will eat fruits and veggies with no fuss. There are ones they don’t like but I don’t force them to eat them if they have tried them and truly don’t like them. I know I don’t like being forced to eat things I don’t like! My children love salads and will ask for that over pizza. they snack on fruit during the day as well. I think having mainly fruits and veggies for snacks (only) at the house limits their options so they eat it! :) We also don’t do fruit snacks….quite often children don’t want to eat healthy natural fruit if they can have fruit snacks instead! :)

  8. Loretta says:

    Big fan of smoothies at our house. Lots of spinach and frozen blueberries. Great contest!

  9. Lydia says:

    The Bobs loves fruit, but veggies are another story! At some point around two years, he realized if it is green, it can’t be good. So I hide them! In pasta sauce, home made fruit pops, etc. But he also likes raw carrots, so we eat a lot of those!

  10. Julia Stratman says:

    I add pureed veggies into muffins, add them to sauces, and provide lots of sauces when eating them raw. Thanks for the giveaway. You have a fun blog :)
    Julia

  11. pam clark says:

    I found a great recipe online. Kids love it.
    Take broccoli cut it into small pieces, toss with garlic and olive oil.
    Place on a baking sheet careful to spread them out into one layer.
    Cook at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
    The broccoli should be slightly browned and crisp.
    The broccoli turns out crunchy and it is so flavorful.
    Even I cant stop eating it.

  12. I used to put out raw veggies (carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, etc) with hummus or ranch dressing when I was making dinner. This was the time when my kids were STARVING, so they would eat anything. I let them eat as much as they wanted, then didn’t worry if they turned their noses up at the cooked veggies I served with dinner. They thought they were getting away with skipping the vegetables at dinner, but I knew they got them in before dinner even started. Now they’re all teenagers and they like vegetables. I don’t have to sneak anything past them. :)

  13. Fabiola says:

    What are great idea to make picky kids, (like mine) have their veggies and fruits.

  14. Adrienne gordon says:

    We mix our veggies as a puree into every meal we serve

  15. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Those apple smiles are a total crack up Aimee!! Great way to entice kids to eat their fruit.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

  16. Margaret Smith says:

    My kids are very picky eaters, but I’ve found that by adding cheese to our veggies, the kids will eat them. I also like to add veggies to our pasta sauce and the kids will eat the veggies with a little pasta and “sauce”, with no problem.
    Thanks so much.

  17. nickie says:

    smoothie ice pops are always a great treat and very healthy.

    nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

  18. Stephanie V. says:

    smoothies and finely chop veggies and put in tomato sauce for pizzas, pastas, etc. We also create funny names. My little boy loves “green cannon balls” (snap peas)

  19. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i didnt even know they had these i might just have to grab some when im at the store next

  20. Wilma P says:

    The Apple Smile with Marshmallows is adorable. Will try them this weekend. I sneak vegetables into my kid’s diet by finely chopping carrots, zucchini, etc and adding to tomato sauces,meatloaf and stuffed peppers. She doesn’t really like to eat the peppers but will the inside thinking it is just ground beef and rice with a little tomato sauce. other times I use a cheese sauce over veggies to get her to eat them

  21. Carrie says:

    I used to make my daughter “surprise” plates. I would include an assortment of surprise foods, including lots of healthy items. She loved surprise plates.

  22. Sarah S says:

    Grated carrots or zucchini become invisible when added to spaghetti sauce! The kids love this one!

  23. Cynthia C says:

    In a word, dip. Made with fat free Greek yogurt, it’s healthy and kids will eat a lot of veggies with it.

  24. Suzanne K says:

    I always set an example of eating lots of fruits and veggies and my daughter always ate plenty; she’s now a vegetarian

  25. Claire says:

    Smoothies are a great way to do this! It’s easy to sneak vegetables into an otherwise-sweet smoothie.

  26. Samantha C. says:

    We always sneak fruits in when making our kids smoothies!

  27. sy says:

    we cut lots of melons and fruits ready to be snacked, drink drink with sparkling water instead of soda. We cook veggies with lots of sauce to make them more tasty. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  28. soha molina says:

    I am a big advocate of smoothies, fresh fruit smoothies made at home. You can mix a lot of fruits and vegetables and mask their flavor by adding a banana or blurberries and drink the smoothie.

  29. Sarah Hirsch says:

    Besides bribery (which often works), I can get more veggies into my kids diet by mixing them into sauces.

  30. Amy Z says:

    I loved your ideas, and definitely agree. Disguising veggies as cute play things that are fun to eat is a great way to do it!

  31. Jessie C. says:

    DDs love fruit smoothies, they don’t care or have no idea what veggies I sneak in.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  32. Holly says:

    Bake them into cookies or biscuits, it’s so easy to hide zucchini and broccoli that way!

  33. Janna Johnson says:

    use angel food cake with berries and fat free whipped cream
    Thanks for the contest! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  34. momznite says:

    We belong to a CSA. Having direct contact with the people who grow our fruits and vegetables, and getting fresh, high quality produce, makes the whole family appreciate fruits and vegetables more.

  35. Charlotte says:

    I love the apple smiles.

  36. Kiara says:

    I put vegetables in smoothies.
    austma7@aol.com

  37. Maureen says:

    I double the amount of zucchini bread and take out some sugar. I also freeze grapes and then they pop them in their mouth as a cold refreshing treat.

  38. Emily says:

    I make fresh carrot and nut muffins and call them cupcakes. My kids eat them up.

  39. Kyl Neusch says:

    make it fun for them

  40. Steve Stone says:

    great ideas and thanks or the tips.

  41. jose benavides says:

    what a fun way to have your kids eat healthy

  42. Kim Henrichs says:

    These are so cute! I like to hide chopped broccoli in with quesadillas and enchiladas. Also easy to get good things into smoothies!

  43. Jacob says:

    We have this book called “Deceptively Delicious, Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food” by Jessica Seinfeld and it has all kinds of recipes and ideas to get kids to eat veggies. I highly recommend it!

  44. LOIS PAYTON says:

    my kids have always loved apples and juices, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  45. laurie says:

    making a dip for the veggies is the key for my grand children

  46. brandy says:

    I just secretly add veggies to every meal. My kids don’t even notice. There is some great ideas from other comments on here.

  47. Tiffany Winner says:

    smoothies with ‘magic disappearing’ spinach!
    thismomwins@gmail.com

  48. Ravzie says:

    I agree with hiding veggies in otherwise tempting smoothies. Don’t ask, don’t tell!!!

  49. Carolyn G says:

    If you puree veggies you can add them to anythng from sauces, meatloaf, evenmac and cheese

  50. Deborah Stinson says:

    My tip for getting kids to like vegetables is to introduce them early. The younger they are the better. They may not like all of them but they will like some. I had no trouble getting any of my kids to eat fruit. They love it.

  51. dan williams says:

    twitted this today, 25/8

  52. stony says:

    mines only 14 months and so far likes all the veggies shes tried. We do make homemade freezer pops with fruits and veggies, as well as add veggie puree to certain recipes

  53. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I really don’t have trouble feeding my kids and now the grandkids fruit and vegetables the only thing the grandkids wouldn’t eat is salad and onions

  54. elven johnson says:

    I make veggie pasta & I have no complaints.

  55. OzarksUSA says:

    Make them fun to eat!

  56. Denice P says:

    I get my nieces and nephew to eat fruit by cutting it up in small squares that are easy to handle . makes it easier for them to eat to too.

  57. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Fruit shotgun. Blast berries and watermelon chunks at high speed

  58. Sarah says:

    My youngest, who is now three years old, will drink any “baby food” if I puncture the foil packet and stick in a straw! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/01/veggie-slurpie.html

  59. JAMES LYNAM says:

    BERRIES, BERRIES & MORE BERRIES.

  60. Cute snack ideas! I totally agree in making your food fun and involving the kiddos in making exciting and nutritious snacks they will enjoy!

  61. Amy B. says:

    I try introducing new fruits and veggies every chance I get. My daughter will try mostly anything and usually ends up liking them but my super picky son only has a few that he will eat. Repetition is the key with him. If he sees it frequently he will think it’s OK to try.

  62. Caren says:

    I add veggies to pastas, smoothies & muffins.

  63. Jenny Niemann says:

    One recipe that I know I can sneak in veggies is a chicken salad sandwich. I use red, yellow and orange bell peppers and celery. I cut them up as small as possibly can. The first time I did it,I served them with 3 Cool Ranch Doritos. I told my boys that the same color “sprinkles” on their chips where also in the sandwich! They ate the whole thing!

  64. Mary Dailey says:

    These are such cute ideas. My mom used to have to do this to get my youngest sister to eat!

    marika200@hotmail.com

  65. all of the above ideas are great! it’s all about a disguise

  66. ROB says:

    incororate the food items into other dishes

  67. MK says:

    never knew I could shape newly hard-boiled eggs!

  68. Renski says:

    I add ground up veggies ( or beans) to many sauces so my family gets their daily vegies and more fiber.

  69. Bev Edge says:

    The fruit side of things is easy, my whole family eats fresh fruit all day long if it’s in the house. For veggies, it takes a little more work to slice up a cucumber or peppers for snacking, but it’s so worth it! Peanut butter for dip helps my youngest (pickiest!) enjoy them too.

  70. jennifer horn says:

    I put them in cakes and cookies and sneak them in sauces.

  71. Marcia Goss says:

    Our granddaughter loves cottage cheese and peaches as a snack. We make homemade vegetarian pasta sauce and incorporate lots of veggies.

  72. Heather S says:

    We have fruit salad that everyone likes. Raw veggies with ranch dressing or just cut veggies small and mix it in with rice to get them to eat them.

  73. sandra says:

    i try to buy fruit snacks and juices with “hidden” fruits and vegetables

  74. clynsg says:

    I never really had much trouble getting my children to eat fruits and vegetables. Now I just make certain that there are plenty in the refrigerator for them to snack on.

  75. Agnes says:

    I love to prepare stir fry dishes for my boys – where I can add a variety of peppers, squash, snap peas, carrots, etc – and, with a variety of sauces and brown rice, they enjoy filling meals. We have also started to enjoy smoothies as part of breakfast. I may add blackberries, melons, strawberries, spinach and other seasonal fruits and veggies – with the yogurt and juice or milk, they have a couple of servings of fruits and veggies and a great start to their day.

  76. LAMusing says:

    I don’t have kids, but those decorative little snack would sure have tempted me when I was a child! fruit is nice and sweet and I just can’t picture kids not liking it. For veggies I’d start with the sweeter veggies like peas, corn, carrot sticks and tomatoes, then work my way up to broccoli :)

  77. tamatha hunter says:

    love the heart shaped egg tip, I will be using it.

  78. Lisa Brown says:

    To get them to eat fruits and veggies, serve them in a way that is pleasing to them and that they like. Add in vegetable juices to their diet. Be a roll model and eat veggies with them.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  79. patricia skinner says:

    I found that Smoothies are an easy way to get them to eat fruit and veggies.

  80. Tamar says:

    We puree a lot of things so that they’re adequately hidden. We also do drinks.

  81. ky2here says:

    Gotta lead by example. My nieces all eat lima beans, succotash (which makes sense) and broccoli because they saw their parents eating it.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  82. gina says:

    Make veggie lasagna, add cheese to veggies, let them dip their fruit & veggies in a healthy dip.

  83. Debbie C says:

    Some vegetables can be pureed and added into other foods. For instance, puree red peppers and onions and add them into spaghetti sauce or meat loaf.

  84. Debbie C says:

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  85. Debi says:

    I love adding veggies in recipes and will definitely be looking for these drinks. Love the features. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  86. I put lots of diced vegetables in pasta sauce, they add color and vitamins to my kids favorite dishes. Fruits they have always ate with no problem.

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  88. Kerry says:

    My kids love to pick and eat things from Nana and Papa’s garden. They will eat so much more if they have helped in the growing and picking process.

  89. MelissaO says:

    Like to use fruit-based items like applesauce as a substitute for oil when baking.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  90. Bruce says:

    For snacks, give kids sweet fruit that they like

  91. Annette D says:

    My kids both like veggies, especially carrots! Green vegetables are another story!

  92. Sylvie W says:

    Stews are a great way to introduce vegatables. The blending of flavors will turn the “Ewe, what is that” to “Hmm, this is good” at which point you can tell the dark secret of the vegetable ingrdients.

    Success!

  93. Gena says:

    I had read that it takes 4 or 5 times to east something for a kids to get a taste for it so we started really young before he got pre-formed ideas. Now he loves veggies because we didn’t wait too long to introduce them

  94. Cody Anderson says:

    I give my daughter a salad bar and let her make her own salad.

  95. dario says:

    I think those apple smiles are the coolest things good bye ants on a log lol

  96. Ellie W says:

    My boys will eat anything they can dip in Ranch. So that’s the easiest way to get veggies in them. They are weird about fruit. They will only eat green apples, not red for some reason. And they won’t touch bananas unless I slice them up in a mug full of milk.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  97. JoAnn F. says:

    We make milkshakes with fruit & sometimes cheese sauce to broccoli and cauliflower.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  98. addrienne mertens says:

    adding cheese to veggies is always a yummy alternative! and it adds dairy to the meal too.

  99. Erica C. says:

    I always have cut up fruit and veggies available in the fridge to grab for a snack and I always have a serving of one of them at every meal.

  100. Daniel M says:

    apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar, mmm

  101. Amy Carlson says:

    I put goodies like spinach in smoothies. Works like a charm!

  102. ashley says:

    i make smoothies with all kinds of stuff inside… as long as you add some berries or some “strongly flavored” fruit you can’t taste all the other stuff.. healthy, no added sugar and a great way to get your fruit and veggie servings in!

  103. Michelle S says:

    My child eats them usually without hesitation, but I try and find a pasta sauce/other type of food that is pre-made with veggies. She loves fruits, no problem.

  104. Marie Howard says:

    puree and add veggies to everything! lol

  105. nannypanpan says:

    my tip is to make it into a fun shape, my son is actually willing to try foods like carrots which he’d never eat on their own when they are made to look like an angry birds beak/strawberries for body and blueberries for eyes
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  106. Melanie says:

    I mix them into mac and cheese.

  107. deloresw says:

    Very cute Ideas, marshmallow mouths really cool. My kids grew up gardening with me and I let them eat as we picked the fruits and veggies. they like theirs raw to this day. We like to dip bite-sized pieces of carrot, broccoli, cawliflower, tomato, okra and red pepper, or what ever we are growing,in hummus, ranch dressing or salsa. We like to put our fruit into smoothies, popsicles or just dip it in nutella,peanut butter or yogurt.

  108. Marion says:

    We love to make smoothies in the morning with different fruits and rotating our greens (spinach, dandelion greens, argula, romaine, red leaf lettuce, spring mix). The kids love the variety.

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