Juicy Juice

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Juicy Juice.

Before I begin telling you about my favorite brand of juice, let me go all “Mommy” on you for a minute.

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You see those adorable, sweet, scrumptious, precious little short people up there? They are my babies. I kinda like them.

Because I like them, I sorta want them to be healthy. For me, this means making sure they eat good, healthy, wholesome food. Processed food is okay, in moderation, but I definitely try to limit it. Sugar is their favorite thing in the world, but I also try limiting that. High Fructose Corn Syrup is the devil and I don’t buy too many products that contain it. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats…that’s the good stuff.

My boy will try anything once and he’ll usually like it. My girl, on the other hand, states emphatically that she hates a previously loved food each night at dinner. It’s a phase, it’s a phase, it’s a phase…or so I keep repeating to myself.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but getting children to eat healthy food can be tricky. Getting them to eat the suggested amount each day is darn near impossible. And, of course, getting them to drink good stuff can be difficult, too. My kids love sweet tea, but I limit them as much as possible. They almost never get soda. Around here, it’s almost always water. What do I do when they really want something sweet to drink?

I give ’em Juicy Juice. I do limit the amount they get to one serving per day, because let’s face it, water is the healthiest option out there. But,  Juicy Juice is still pretty amazing.

Juicy Juice’s new Sparkling juices have one serving of fruit per can. The sparkling juices are lightly carbonated, which my kids thought was cool (“This is like soda!”) and have less sugar than regular Juicy Juice. The Sparking Juicy Juices are for kids ages 6-12, but I had one for breakfast this morning. I’m a rule breaker.

Juicy Juice’s regular fruit juice is 100% natural with no added sugars, sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial flavors. That means no HFCS which is in darn near every kids’ drink you can find. Heck, it’s in just about everything, juice or otherwise. Juicy Juice is also an excellent source of calcium and once again, 6 ounces is a full serving of fruit!

Juicy Juice has generously provided me with a $100 gift card and Juicy Juice prize pack to give away to one of you wonderful people. All ya have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

What is your best tip for helping kids grow up healthy?

(Click here for the official rules of this contest! Entry deadline is September 30, 2010.)