Veggies Can Be Fun Too! #PlayWithVeggies @BirdsEye @JennetteMcCurdy #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Birds Eye.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Hanging out at the veggie smoothie station.

    As a Working Mom, planning healthy meals and getting my boys to eat more vegetables can sometimes be a challenge because we are always on-the-go.  I was very excited when Birds Eye introduced their 4 House Rules this summer to demonstrate to all kids that eating vegetables can not only be good for them, but it can be fun too!

    This week, my boys and I had the opportunity to attend our first event for Birds Eye vegetables.  I was very hopeful that attending this event would arm me with a few tricks to get my sons more excited about eating their veggies on a daily basis.  When we arrived, I immediately noticed the different stations outlining all of the ways that eating vegetables can be fun.

My son trying out the Gazpacho and loving it!

    The first station that we visited consisted of allowing the kids to blindfold the parents and feed them various foods containing vegetables.  The parents then had to guess which veggies were contained in each food.  I knew right away that my boys would get a kick out of this, however, I was shocked when they started trying the foods themselves since they are always so resistant to eating veggies at home.

Trying out the veggie treats while my sons blindfold me!

    As we were instructed to switch stations, we moved on to the veggie pizza station where we were provided with all of the ingredients to create our own personal veggie pizzas.  During this activity, my older son was rendered speechless when Jennette McCurdy came over and sat next to him to help him with his pizza.

Making veggie pizzas with Jennette McCurdy!

    She is well known for playing Sam on the popular series iCarly and is currently the star of the new hit show Sam & Cat on Nickelodeon.  I can’t think of a better representative to get kids excited about eating vegetables since they love and respect her so much!

Talking about veggies with Jennette McCurdy!

    The last station that we visited was the smoothie station where the Bird’s Eye Chef worked with the kids to create smoothies containing their choices of vegetables and ingredients.  All of the children were very excited to be a part of the smoothie creating process and they absolutely loved the smoothies that they made.  My boys even asked for second helpings of the smoothies that they helped to prepare.

Enjoying some delicious veggie smoothies!

    I had the opportunity to speak to the Birds Eye Chef after the kids finished making smoothies.  One of the things I shared with him is that my seven year old son is a very picky eater and he is resistant to eating vegetables.  He told me that he has the same problem with his son but that involving him in the cooking process and allowing him to be a part of making decisions about the ingredients that go into dishes and smoothies has made a big difference in getting him to eat his veggies.  This made perfect sense to me after just having seen both of my boys eat veggies at the different stations during the event.

We got some great veggie advice from the Birds Eye Chef!

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My son showing off his Veggie Explorer badge!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the creative ways that you get your kids to eat veggies?

Disclosure:  I was invited to this event by Birds Eye as a member of the media.  There was no other compensation for writing this post besides receiving a goodie bag and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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  1. Oh, how much fun would this event be! I bet they got a real kick out of blindfolding mom and giving her veggies. lol

  2. Frugal and Fun Mom says

    What a neat event. My kids would get a kick out of blindfolding the parents and feeding them various foods containing vegetables. 🙂

  3. Daisy Tremorev says

    I love this event – veggies should be fun! 🙂 My son went through a picky eater stage, but he seems to be cool with veggies now.

  4. kSquaredGlamour says

    im still workin on liking veggies myself but the hubby and our daughter cant get enough of them!

  5. Todd Lovessweeps says

    How fun ! I’m trying to get my kids to try more veggies – currently they only like corn and carrots

  6. Thrill of the Chases says

    Your boys are adorable! What a great way to make veggies fun for families. The blindfold activity was my favorite.

  7. Your boys are so cute, but that girl would have been lost on my two because they have never seen iCarly LOL. My oldest is great about veggies, but with my little ones, I have to hide them in his food.

  8. We’re fortunate that we’ve gotten our girls to try many different things, so they have found a few that they do like. Cooked right, they’ll eat it all up.

  9. What a great sounding it time it sounds like you had! I love those veggy plushies x

  10. What a great time and way to get kids interested in eating some vegetables. I have always had a problem getting my daughter to eat them and she is now a grown up and isn’t much better. This looks like it was such a great time.

  11. jaimemckee says

    My son will only eat vegetables when they are raw. It’s strange and a little annoying, but at least he eats them?

  12. This is such a great idea. Anything we can do to get our kids excited about their veggies is a plus.

  13. What a fun way to get kids into vegetables. It’s really cool that they got to meet Jennette too!

  14. Lesley Stevens says

    1 out of 3 of my kids will eat vegetables. I make raw vegetable smoothies and make them drink it in the morning just to make sure they are getting enough. Vegetables are so important. My kids never get sick and they always get lots of veggies every day. I think this is a cool idea, makes veggies more exciting for kids!

  15. I have no kids but I know for a fact that I loved veggies from day one-possibly because I used to toddle to my grandparents vegetable garden-pick it and eat it!! My nieces and nephew still do not love veggies not that MY Mom-their Granny did not try–she still tries lol. That chef might have a point-let them help with the cooking–prep work–you never know!

  16. Mama to 5 Blessings says

    This looks like a great time, I love that the kids got to try all sorts of yummy things!

  17. This sounds like it was such a fun event! I bet if I did some of these activities with my kids they’d be willing to try more veggies, too.

  18. Jennette looks so different with so much make up now! But good for her on promoting veggies 😀

  19. Now that looked liked a fun day but yet educational. I love all the color I see with those veggies. My sons would not eat a lot of veggies when they were growing up no matter how I made them. But now, as adults, they eat a large variety of veggies and salads and actually love them. My one son probably eats more veggies than I do.

  20. Lois Alter Mark says

    This looks like a great way to get kids interested in veggies. It may get me more interested in them too!

  21. celebbabylaundry says

    This is such a great idea, it’s smart to take the kids somewhere that positively promote veggies; a lot of kids today don’t get enough of them!

  22. ourfamilyworld says

    What a nice event, to show how great veggies are for kids; this is such a good idea!

  23. That is a great event,looks a lot of fun and getting kids in to eating veg is really important.

  24. What great pics of your boys! Adorable. I am glad they got to meet her! I started when they were babies, never mixed sweet baby food with the vegis. Fed them the vegis, then the fruit. As they grew, peas were a great one to put on their high chair for a snack. Now that they are grown they always eat their vegetables.

  25. That day sounds amazing! Two of my children eat veggies with no issues at all. Occasionally, they don’t like the seasoning. I have one that I can’t seem to eat any! I love the idea of the personal pizza!

  26. Chrystal M. says

    What a really fun event! I am very thankful that kiddo will try anything and she pretty much loves all vegetables and fruits.

  27. paulaschuck says

    How cool! We’re pretty lucky in our household. We all love our vegetables 🙂


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