Getting my children to eat fruit has never really been a problem. Nature’s candy is what my husband calls it. The problem I do stumble upon is getting them to eat fruit that is LARGE! What is it about the size of the food that makes the difference for kids anyway? I guess one thing I’ve learned along the way is cut it and they will eat it! This holds true in just about every instance except maybe broccoli.
So, when I heard about the Lil Snappers variety of fruits available in stores near us, I truly was pumped to try them out. Why? Well, because I am constantly on the look out for new fruit items that my kids will eat that do not require tons of time slicing and dicing. I go with berries or grapes, but it is nice to have an apple to throw into the mix. We were sent several varieties of the Lil Snappers fruits to try out (Pink Lady, Mandarin, Minneola and Cara Cara). Hands down, the mandarins were the favorite. I appreciate the small size and how easy they are for Graham (almost 6) to open. Davis loves the apples and grabs them whole!
Lil Snappers also has tons of fun ideas for fun kid recipes on their website. I am so glad to have more options for Graham’s school lunch box and after school snack ideas. We are starting to fall into a bit of a rut. Here is one of my favorite recipes that features an apple. I made it my own due to our own likes and dislikes. I also made our own bagels (super easy). Here’s the recipe:
Lil Snappers are currently available in Louisiana (New Orleans), Florida (Jacksonville) and North Carolina at the following locations:
- Ingles Super Markets
- Harris Teeter Super Markets
- Winn Dixie Stores
- C&S Wholesale Groceries
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lil Snappers. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.