$100 Giveaway: Creating Healthy Habits With Little Critters

By | June 11, 2014
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I like to think that I’m raising pretty balanced, healthy kids. Even though there are a few things we buy from Whole Foods and Sprouts, I don’t think we’re super “crunchy” folk.

Not that I have anything against people who raise their kids on prime produce and only the optimal products of our earth. If anything, I’m a tad jealous. However, our grad-student lifestyle and my general love for a 2am Big Mac stop me from getting too riled up over whatever my crunchy neighbors are eating for second breakfast or dinner.

For now, I do the best I can with what I have. And thankfully, my kids like vegetables. If I don’t watch him closely, Chaucer will gobble an entire pound of asparagus. I praise God he is no longer in diapers because… can you imagine??

Coco will order a side salad (no dressing) at every restaurant we visit. So with my kids, it’s not a question of how to get them to eat their vegetables, it’s more a question of have I done all the prep work to make vegetables available?

Before I was pregnant, I was doing pretty good with meal planning and grocery shopping. At least that’s how I like to remember it. Once my early pregnancy hormones hit me, our poor family was done for.

Even though I’m no longer suffering from morning sickness or exhaustion, I’m so large and hot that I don’t want to go near my kitchen unless it’s for ice cubes and popsicles. My kids’ diet has taken a slight toll, but I’ve found something to supplement during this “transitional” period. “We’ve just got to get by until people start bringing us meals, guys! Then we’ll be golden.”

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that until this point I haven’t ever given my kids multivitamins.

Gasp! I know–the shame.

The pediatrician would give me some funky drops for when they were babies and toddlers, but they always seemed to hate it and the hassle eventually won. I gave up.

Today, I’m happy to report that I found something to put in my “awesome mom arsenal” bag. I keep it right there between extra bandaids and sight-word flash cards. You know, things that show how prepared and ready for parenting I am.

Enter L’il Critters™ – the smart choice for busy, hot and bothered, pregnant moms to give their children.

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What’s great about these vitamins is that my kids love them. In fact, they remind me to give them their daily dose. Do you know how awesome this is for someone who can barely remember what day of the week it is?

The fact that they enjoy taking their two L’il Critters every day means that vitamins become a part of their daily routine. We’re setting a precedent for later in life when they can be responsible for their own supplements as adults. Score! L’il Critters are gummy vitamins that are easy to chew and swallow. vitafusion™ has come up with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and supplements to meet the dietary needs of adults.

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To enter this fabulous sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, answer this question: What do you do to make healthy habits part of your child’s daily routine?

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77 thoughts on “$100 Giveaway: Creating Healthy Habits With Little Critters

  1. Tamara

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/494559745182007296

  2. mysweetiepiepie

    We don’t eat processed foods and we have a veggie garden that we eat from everyday.

  3. Norma

    My daughter is grown now, but I when she was a child she grew to think of fruit as dessert ????

  4. Kelly D

    I let my kids choose their favorite fruits and vegetables when we are shopping and I incorporate them into our meals for the week.

  5. Susan Smith

    I serve fruits or veggies with every meal and we rarely eat fast food.

  6. Nicole L

    This is a hard one, we treat milk as a treat for after dinner, when my kids are at their best we even add chocolate, strawberries, and/or bananas.

  7. Nicole Dz

    We stay active by playing outdoor sports as a family. I also sneak in veggies in my recipes at home without the kids even knowing it.

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  10. Tamara

    Drinking several glasses of water is something always make sure to do. In the evenings, we like taking bike rides and walking together as a family.

  11. Anne

    In no way am I bragging-I feel more like I’m rejoicing-but my children have never balked about eating fruit and veggies. They are less enthusiastic about proteins, but will eat them when I assure them it helps them grow bigger muscles. I’ve found that just teaching my children what purpose different foods hold for our bodies empowers them to make good choices for themselves-and saves me from having to nag. It is a natural progression then for them to understand why we limit “empty calorie/non-nutritious” foods. Who cares if people look strange when my children use words like “beta-carotene” or “carbohydrates”?

  12. Rebecca Graham

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/483866260468297728

  13. One Frugal Girl

    Have a lot of healthy snacks like fruit on hand.

  14. Dandi D

    I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494236809379868673

  15. shelly peterson

    we eat more fruit, veggies, healthy snacks and drink lots of water.

  16. Jessica To

    I try to offer up fruits and veggies in different ways and with ranch dressing!

  17. Lisa Brown


  18. Melissa M


  19. Kristen


  20. Stacey b

    I serve fruits or veggies with every meal and try to only buy no sugar added / 100% juice drinks!

  21. Rebecca Graham

    I add a lot of fruits and veggies to our diet.

  22. Neiddy

    I try to always offer them healthy meals and snacks, we avoid buying too much junk food to avoid temptations. Soda is not allowed for them and they drink 100% juice or milk with their meals and drink plenty of water during the day

  23. Susan Smith


  24. Erika

    My family and I are trying to eat less processed food and more good, natural stuff.

  25. D Schmidt

    Tweeted for a second entry

  26. Jessie C.


  27. One Frugal Girl

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/479368798949351424

  28. Chernell

    Hill! I love this post! I’m so lucky that our little one loves the good, healthy stuff. We do the sour gummy vitamins, but we’ll have to check these out! Aidan is like Chaucer, as he reminds me every day that he has not yet had his vitamins and would like them ASAP. He thinks ice cream and soda will turn him into a monster (I promise I had nothing to do with this) and loves, loves, loves his fruits. Thanks for the write up! We can’t wait to meet the new little dude!

  29. Jessie C.

    I make healthy habits part of my kid’s daily routine by serving them fruit with veggie smoothie. Luckily they enjoy it.

  30. Thomas Murphy


  31. D Schmidt

    We try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by drinking lots of water, taking regular exercise and being careful about what we eat. We also include multi vitamins of course ????

  32. Elle

    We take a daily vitamin, make sure to make time for staying active/playtime, always wash hands when warranted and eat healthy foods.

  33. Sarah L

    No kids. I swim 3 times a week and love doing it.

    Thanks for the contest.

  34. Mami2jcn

    I get my children to eat vegetables when I offer them dipping sauces or dressing.

  35. maria cantu

    We try to eat healthy and exercise daily and drink lots of water.

  36. Dee

    We do a lot of outdoor activities with my nieces and when I babysit them on weekdays I make sure to serve only veggies as snacks.

  37. Lisa Brown

    i give my family nuts, fruits, veggies, as much as i can to keep them healthy

  38. Neiddy

    shared on twitter for my second entry – https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/491622385385086976

  39. Dandi D

    We take a family walk every night and I limit snacks to veggies or fruit between meals.

  40. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie

    We don’t have kids, but for us, we make sure to exercise 4-5x/week.

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  42. Rebecca

    We eat balanced meals and try to eat fresh fruit for snacks rather than junk food.

  43. LAMusing

    I don’t have kids, but personally I eat fresh fruits and veggies every day.

  44. Katie

    No children for me but I am an aunt… when I babysit my nieces, I try to incorporate healthy physical activity like bike rides and rollerskating and finishing the day off with a healthy snack like fresh fruit!

  45. Devon

    Try to get as many fruits and veggies in them as I can! And we take vitamins-which they are good at reminding me about!

  46. Tabathia B

    I take them to the park often, buy plenty of fruit for them to eat daily and add veggies to each meal


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