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Hot $1/1 Dole Fruit Bowls in Sugar Free Gel Coupon

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 4, 2009 · 69 comments

Dole Fruit Bowls Coupons
There's a great new coupon available for $1/1 Dole Fruit Bowls in Sugar Free Gel. Find a good sale, especially a BOGO or super doubles event, and you should be able to get these for a real bargain!

We were recently sent a variety of Dole Fruit Bowls to try. While I wouldn't normally buy prepackaged fruit of this sort (one 4-pack won't even feed all of my kids), I will buy these again in the future if for no other reason than they got my ultra-picky 3-year-old daughter to actually eat!

She loved the little just-her-size cups -- giving her small bowls just doesn't have the same effect. For the fruits in juice, I just open the package a tiny bit and drain the juice so she can eat them as a finger food.

BONUS: I've got four coupons good for a FREE Dole Fruit Bowls in Sugar Free Gel that I'd love to share with four of my readers.

Just leave a comment sharing your favorite way to entice a picky eater to actually eat! I'll close the comments at noon EST on Tuesday, October 6th and select four comments at random.


1 cherie October 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

Ranch dressing. Ranch dressing on or in almost anything worked. Now, at 4, he mostly forgets to add the ranch and just eats his vegetables and salads.

2 Jennifer Laxson October 5, 2009 at 9:26 am

Dips...Cheesy dip is a #1 pick!

3 Mary October 5, 2009 at 9:34 am

One way is to let them help prepare the food. Although it is a little trying on my OCD nerves, the clean up is worth it in the end because they have eaten something nutritious.

Also, I agree with Jennifer, give them something to dip the food into. It always makes it fun even for girls.

Another thing for little girls...tea parties. Even at the regular dinner table, have their very own tea set. These dishes will seem so much more their size yet more special than the rest of the family. This way they can eat extra helping and it can be fun while, hopefully, learning good table etiquette, ie elbows off the table, napkin in lap, feet on the floor-not under toosh.

4 Jamie Yonash October 5, 2009 at 9:41 am

I try to give 2 choices....hopefully they will like one of these!!!

5 Jessica Hunt October 5, 2009 at 10:38 am

FUN names! We introduce new foods with funny names. 'Magic rice' is sticky rice.......... 'Pickle sticks' are cucumber cut length wise (my son loves pickles...) LOL! He's 2.5 and falls for it every time ;)

6 Allison October 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

I agree that Ranch dressing will get kids to eat up raw veggies.

7 Amber October 5, 2009 at 11:39 am

Sometimes we use fun names for food too...also, my brother-in-law introduced us to the "man bite". WE make a it a really big deal when my son takes "man bites" it makes him masculine! SO funny!! But it works!

8 jessica October 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm

My kids know if they don't eat their dinners, they won't get any treats.

9 Stacie October 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

It may sound bad, but we often eat dessert every night. So no dinner, no dessert!

10 Trista Teeter October 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I try and put veggies out to snack on while I start cooking dinner/ 9/10 times my 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old have gobbled all of the veggies up by the time dinner is ready!

LOOOVE these Dole cups!!...almost more than my kids, I think...hehe.

11 Kathy October 5, 2009 at 3:02 pm

My mom taught me that if you cut something up fine enough, no one will know that it's in it. I used this philosophy with my ulta-picky son. He loved brown and wild rice, but hated meat. I used my food grinder and chopped the daylights out of the meat before mixing it into his rice. He never knew it was in there.

12 bethany October 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

ketchup and ranch!

13 Mollie lloyd October 5, 2009 at 8:05 pm

We make up silly names for foods...or we will tell our kids how good whatever they are eating is for there body. for some reason those two things seem to work.

14 evonne October 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Believe it or not my kid will eat anything as long as their is brocoli involved so not to bad but brocoli everynight gets boring to me

15 kk October 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I use cheese!!

16 Bonnie W October 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm

My boy loves string cheese and yogurt as long as it's fun to eat (in tubes or crush cups).

17 yy October 6, 2009 at 2:46 am

For my 2.5-yr-old nephew.... zone him out with a Thomas & Friends episode and he'll eat anything we put in his mouth!!

18 Denise October 6, 2009 at 3:54 am

Make food fun for your kids! Play with your food! I always tell my son to pretend that broccoli are little trees and mini carrots are little cars that drive around (and if sometimes they drive right into his mouth then its totally worth it!) My husband likes to pretend that carrots give our son super-powered sight... And as always dips help everything!

19 Becky October 6, 2009 at 9:53 am

I make my 3 year olds food "pretty". I make little shapes, or smiley faces, and he thinks its funny to destroy it while he's eating!

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