The Importance of Fruits and Veggies [+ Giveaway]

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Grady is a VERY VERY picky eater! He was great when he was a baby, but now all he wants is carbs. Breads, crackers, cookies, etc. He’s pretty good with eating fruit, but it’s a huge struggle to get him to eat his veggies. I always offer them on his plate and he’s required to take a bite and try it before saying, “no thanks,” but a bite is usually all that I get. He even sometimes spits it out! GAH!!! So frustrating! I just hope that starting the habit of seeing mom and dad eat fruits and veggies at meal times will stick with him and he’ll love them when he’s older!

Eating fruits and vegetables is so important. They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain cancers; it can also reduce the chance of obesity in children. There’s a great article on the Earth’s Best Website that has some great information: Getting Your Child to Pick Fruits & Vegetables.

Earth’s Best also has a ton of products that will help get some fruits and veggies into your little ones:

If you’re struggling to get your children interested in wholes fruits, Earth’s Best has an Organic Apple Sauce that can be a good alternative for an actual apple or piece of fruit. Earth’s Best Organic Apple Sauce is made with 100% organic apples to keep little bodies and minds growing strong. The Organic Apple Sauce by Earth’s Best is perfectly sized in on-the-go cups so they can serve as snacks at any time of the day. With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, Earth’s Best Organic Apple Sauce is available in original and cinnamon.


Grady loves these. He’ll eat apples but he either spits out the skin or I have to peel them and they turn brown really fast. This is so much better! Want to win a pack for your little one????


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  1. Rebecca M. says:

    My daughter really loves all fruits, but really loves peaches. She has an issue with anything that has a high acidity level, as her body already produces too much, so she is very limited when it comes to fruits and some veggies.

  2. We love Earth’s Best foods and my daughter eats the cereal bars all the time! My biggest tip is to keep offering and don’t give up after just trying once.

  3. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    A way I get my kids to eat their veggies is to make wraps for lunch. I use whole wheat wraps and load it up with veggies and use a low fat ranch dressing. They don’t realize how many veggies are in the wrap because its wrapped up!

  4. my son loves the carrot apple sauce pouches from Trader Joe’s. I am excited to try these from Earth’s Best!!

  5. Carrie Phelps says:

    My daughter’s preference for my grandchildren is organic natural food and this is one of her selections!

  6. I am glad it’s organic. Do you know where the apples are from? I’m concerned about arsenic.

  7. I’m excited to try this brand of applesauce. My grandson really enjoys the Mott’s Strawberry flavored applesauce but this sounds healthier!

  8. I have seen Earth’s Best, but have still not tried the brand.

  9. Colleen Maurina says:

    We love Earth’s Best products! We use their baby wipes every day.

  10. Cathy Lockerby says:

    My boys are picky eaters too. The only veggie they like is raw carrots and peas. They LOVE applesauce, apples and grapes.

  11. Our kids’ favourite veggie right now is broccolli – they eat it with ketchup – yuk.

  12. I have actually been very blessed in the fruits and veggies department. My kids like everything from apples to kiwis and broccoli to spinach. We don’t have much junk food in our house so they tend to raid the baby carrots bag and the banana bunch and apple bag after school.

  13. My daughter loves strawberries and she doesn’t like broccoli

  14. My grandkids love apple sauce

  15. elaine bolduc says:

    my grandson will not eat raw veggies at all, so his most enjoyable way to eat the veggies is by stew. he will eat stew everyday. but his favourite snack is apple sauce so he will enjoy this giveaway. thanks

  16. bonnye sensenig says:

    we love the earths best smoothie pouches the best!

  17. Amanda Alvarado says:

    My dd loves applesauce and strawberries! I have been wanting to try this but I can’t find it at our regualr grocery store. I haven’t look at Sprouts yet though and I know they carry a fairly good variety of Earth’s Best products.


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