GoGo Squeeze Giveaway….Applesauce on the Go!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to entry #36, Amy Christiansen and entry #3 Jessica that were chosen from Random.org!! I’ve sent you both an email!

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Timestamp: 2010-03-16 06:51:53 UTC

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Ok, I LOVE this applesauce on the go! It is just a genius idea, wish I would have thought of it.

GoGo Squeeze/Materne is a France based company with an incredible product I know you will love. The good folks at Materne are giving 2 Picky Palate Readers 4 boxes each of their applesauce on the go! That’s 16 pouches.

My boys LOVED this applesauce on the go. I put it in their lunches and they devoured it for after school snack too. They really couldn’t keep their hands off of it. Check out GoGo Squeeze/Materne website to see where you can pick some up near you!!

You’ll see by the pictures below, I had no problem getting the boys to sample this product πŸ™‚

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1. Leave a comment here telling us any killer tips you have to get the kids to eat healthier snacks, what snacks works for you? πŸ™‚

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5. Contest ends Sunday March 14th, 8pm PST. Winner will be notified by email, so please be sure email is correct. Winner will have 48 hours to email me back or another winner will be chosen. Winners are chosen by Random.org. Giveaway is provided by Materne/GoGo Squeeze πŸ™‚

Good Luck πŸ™‚

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211 Responses
  1. Jessica

    Thanks for all of your posts with great recipes, giveaways, and ideas. Do chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat flour count as a healthy snack? πŸ™‚

  2. My 19 month old is cracker obsessed so I make sure that I buy whole wheat crackers whenever possible and then I give him a baby food veggies puree to “dip” them in and I spoon feed him the rest. Some veggies is better than no veggies!

  3. Twitter one more time! He’s also allergic to casein, which is in milk, so to help with his calcium I just recently found calcium added applesauce.

  4. We have a rule at our house that if you had a sweet/non-healthy snack the day before then that day has to be a healthy snack. It has helped our 6 yr old not to ask for cookies or other junk every day. He knows the schedule of what day is what. Also if he is allowed a non-healthy snack it is only once a day – either his afternoon or evening snack but not both.

  5. Katie

    My kids love those Brothers All Natural Freeze dried fruits. You can get them at Costco. The ingredients are only whatever fruit it is like Apples, Strawberries Banana’s and Pears. They are so yummy and a full serving of fruit.

  6. canuck_grad

    I buy “Squish Ems” for my little guy, which are basically the same as these. He loves them! Other than that, fresh fruit is always a winner, as well as raisins. I also freeze yogurt tubes and call them “freezies” so he things they are a great treat as well! Sometimes I buy the applesauce tubes and freeze those too.

  7. Smoothies!! I hide EVERYTHING in smoothies… a variety of fruits, carrot juice, flax seed, wheat germ, yogurt… it is definitely my secret weapon for getting some healthy goodness into my picky boys! πŸ™‚

  8. Lyn

    I just packed this is my daughter’s lunch today! She loves them. If you don’t mind me mentioning the competition, Trader Joe’s has “Apple Crushers” that are the same thing at a lower price!

  9. Amy Christiansen

    Twitter again. I have to say, I LOVE your ideas for getting picky eaters to eat. Sometimes picky eating is enough to make you pull your hair out!

  10. Amy Christiansen

    Twitter one more time. I don’t know if it’s the healthiest snack ever, but my niece loves to eat mozzarella cheese sticks with hard pretzels.

  11. Tiffany

    My 2 year old has been enjoying a mixed nut/seed snack of pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sliced almonds. She thinks it’s fun to have so many different options together. Sometimes I add craisins.

  12. Apple slices are always an easy treat. I also make a good chocolate muffin that incorporates egg whites and canned pumpkin. It is healthy and my six year old doesn’t know it!

  13. Gina

    We love smoothies, veggies with ranch, steamed broccoli, “lincoln logs” (bread smeared w/ pb and rolled into a log shape), fruit cups, etc. Mmmm…now I’m hungry.

  14. Dana Irvine

    Canned fruit is a big hit in our house these days and beats the out of season fresh price and small fruit cups!!

  15. My daughter loves to dip things, so I get her to eat small chunks of carrots, celery and other raw veggies by giving her a little dollop of lowfat italian dressing to dip them in, and a toothpick to spear them with. She loves it!

  16. Shelley

    We love apple slices, but I always hated cutting them. Getting an apple corer/slicer has made it so much more convenient and we eat apples more often now!

  17. My little guy loves fruits and veggies, it is my husband I have to be tricky with! πŸ™‚ I usually try adding a bunch of bell peppers to everything, since that is what he likes.

  18. Michelle

    To get them to eat anything, I offer…. *drumroll* ….. DIPS! Everything is better when you have something to dip it in. Some of the dips we like are ranch, hummus, salsa, ketchup, Nutella, peanut butter… if you can dip it it’s an instant hit. :o)

  19. Lisa

    Apple slices in Jif On the Go PB — the kids take them to school in their lunch and it’s just the right amount of PB without all the mess. πŸ™‚

  20. Katie K

    My kids have realized everything tastes better with yogurt or caramel!!!!I’ve taught them well!hehehe

  21. Leigh

    Banana chips-my kids are addicted!! My big tip is DON’T buy it at the store!! (shocker, right?) Thats how I keep them away from the sugar! I don’t bring it in the house. Then, I (I mean, THEY πŸ˜‰ aren’t tempted!!

  22. I think my “trick” is to just have healthy snacks around. At eat them often. If I am eating some sort of snack, my favorite, veggies and hummus, my 6 year old will say, “Do I like this?” and of course my reply is YES! and then he will try it. I don’t have picky eaters though.
    I think it’s because exposure to so much.

  23. sara

    my best tip to get my kids to eat healthy is to eat healthy myself! Whatever I am snacking on, they want to eat as well!

  24. Suzanne

    My kids are ridiculously picky. I keep trying, though! One thing I can do is to sneak veggies into their smoothies. They love them! It’s the only way I can get them to eat veggies.

  25. Jennifer

    I keep small (very small) candies at home, and before the kids can have one small treat, they have to consume a healthy snack (i.e., fruit or veggie).

  26. Alessa

    My baby girl loves fruit, so that’s the easy one. I still haven’t found a good way to get her veggies in though. She will pick out even the most miniscule green thing in her food.

  27. carrie

    I have my two year old daughter convinced that wheat germ is “sprinkles.” I make a big deal out of it and let her sprinkle it on whatever food she happens to be eating. She loves it. For now anyway, I’m sure she will catch on to my wily ways soon.

  28. Kim

    Just having the healthier foods available works well for us. Whenever they want a snack I have them choose a healthy thing (ie: carrots, apple slices, applesauce, yogurt, etc) and then they can have some crackers or pretzels to go along with that. And sometimes some chocolate chips mixed in with dried fruit and nuts. They seem to pick the healthy things most of the time, so I’m lucky!

  29. Jena

    i typically dont’ let my kids snack. But if i’m cutting up veggies for supper, to cook, and they ask for one, i give it to them to try. I also limit sweets. My kids love fruit so i usually don’t have to much trouble getting them to eat something reasonably healthy

  30. Brandi

    Smoothies! I hid spinach, carrots, wheat germ, flax seed, all kinds of things in there then just add a little yogurt, strawberries (this helps hide the spinach) and whatever fruit I have on hand and viola!

  31. Whitney

    I love all these ideas! My kids will drink fruit smoothies and I add carrots in them. They never can tell.

  32. Julianne

    I always have a big bag of pretzels from Costco in the pantry. They’re healthy and my kids love them!

  33. April

    My kiddos love the old stand by of celery with peanut-butter and like others mentioned, carrots with hummus.

  34. Stacey

    My daughter loves string cheese, fruit, applesauce, yogurt and homemade oatmeal/peanut butter/banana smoothies with some ground flax seed! I also make fruit smoothies but she loves the peanut butter ones the best and since they have tons of protein so that’s a bonus! I just try to help her eat healthier by leading a good example and not eating junk food in front of her and when she does want a treat, she has to have something healthy first.

  35. Brooke

    My kids are GREAT eaters…. love to have dried fruit as well as cheese. Can’t beat the sound of this applesauce (one of their faves) though! I don’t have any stores nearby that sell it :(! Hope I win :)!

  36. When I know my kids will be at their hungriest I set out of plate of healthy food, vegetables-fruit they don’t often rave over and suddenly it becomes their “new” favorite. Admit it when you’re starving you will eat almost anything that is in front of you and it does begin to taste good πŸ™‚

  37. Carrie

    My daughter is a fruit & veggie fan…my son, not so much. I have hidden sweet potatoes in pancakes and cauliflower in macaroni and cheese so he gets some fiber!

  38. Anything I put on a skewer (or another similar child-safe stick) my 2 year old thinks is suddenly cool. Grapes, mandarin oranges, even avocados!

  39. Annalie

    I find that if I cut food into cute shapes or color on them with the food color markers, things that would normally be labeled “gross” are gobbled up pretty painlessly. I have seen these GoGo Squeez Applesauces and thought they were such a good idea, I would love to win some so I could try them out on my kids!

  40. my children are much more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they are cleaned cut, peeled, washed, etc. I also try to have healthy dips available. We enjoy celery, carrots, apples, little cuties, and cherry tomatoes.

  41. I sneak pureed veggies into the kids favorite food. Foe example;: spinach in Brownies, butternut squash in Mac n. Cheese, grated zucchini in burgers. .. it works!

  42. Michele K

    All I have to do is make myself a snack and instantly they want it! I always have to make enough to share!

  43. Lisa

    We chop our veggies REALLY REALLY small and the kids can’t be bothered picking them out. Also smashed cauliflower is a favorite and chocolate zucchini cake. YUM!

  44. My thirteen-month-old has always eaten healthy, homemade, natural foods. She is perfectly content to eat any fruit or veggie for a snack. She’ll also eat pretty much anything with hummus smeared on it. Stacking different things interests her, too.

  45. My son’s favorite snack is apple sauce. He even picks out the different flavored ones. His last one was blueberry/pomegranate. I find if I narrow things down to a few healthy options and let him pick he will devour whatever it is.

  46. Caitlin

    My favorite thing the kids love is cauliflower mashed potatoes. They will just gobble them right up:)

  47. I tell my kids they can have one fruit snack a day, but let them pick when they eat it. I also put out a muffin tin full of snack choices where they can reach it. The tin will have a couple “sweets” but mostly cheese, frut, etc.

  48. Emily

    We love freeze-dried fruit around here. Also whole-grain thin rice cakes (which I’m pleading with the grocery store not to quit carrying) with peanut or sunflower butter or Nutella.

  49. Janell

    Both my loves will eat any fruit any time of day. If only I could get them to eat their veggies! I’m the mom who mushes up veggies and mixes it in with their fruit to get some greens in. What’s a mom to do?

  50. susitravl

    Luckily I don’t need any tips for getting my kids to eat a healthy snack – they would pick a piece of fruit, or even veggies with ranch over candy or cookies any day of the week.

  51. Jessica B.

    Good old fashion popcorn! Kiddos also like hummus and carrots. Costco now carries little self-sealed portable hummus for their lunch boxes!

  52. Angela

    My daughter will eat anything that looks like a dip. So I have pureed many veggies and added them to other dips or just as is. She loves it!

  53. I don’t have kids, but I am always trying to find ways to sneak more healthy stuff into my diet. I have a terrible sweet tooth.

    I put cheerios in my yogurt because a friend at work did the same thing. I love yogurt but didn’t eat that much because it was too smooth and I need to have a “crunch” when I’m eating.

  54. Heidi

    I love all your tips! My almost 4yr old loves fruits and veggies! He will eat a whole bell pepper like an apple! My almost 2 yr old is following in his brothers footsteps too! I just have them try everything and anything, and they usually do! My 2 yr old LOVES fresh asparagus stems (uncooked) and frozen peas (uncooked). My 4 yr old loves dinos so whenever we have broccoli, we tell him they are little trees and he is a plant eater! He loves that!

  55. Nicole

    I use dips to get my son and nephews to eat healthier snacks. Carrot sticks, apples slices, and peaches work for us.

  56. Brandee

    This product is awesome! My son loves applesauce, but will not eat when I send it in his lunch. I guess having to use a spoon wastes too much time:) He would love this!!

  57. Laurie Toback

    Children love sweets so providing them with sweet fruits such as bananas, oranges, bananas, and strawberries will start them on the right path. Have the children help you make a smoothie using these fruits will be a fun way to have them become an active part of their healthy eating. Another tip to have children try healthy foods is to play guessing games with them. Place 2 healthy foods in front of them and encourage them to close their eyes and then try to guess the taste.
    The best thing is for caregivers to be a role model.

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