Juice Plus+ for Toddlers and Kids

sponsoredpostgraphicAs I mentioned in this previous post explaining what is Juice Plus®+, I also mentioned in this post that my son is an “extreme” picky eater. As a Mom, I want him to enjoy a variety of foods. As I work on it, I also want to make sure he is at least getting the nutrition he needs in the interim.

Juice Plus Kids

Since Juice Plus is pureed vegetables and fruits turned into a powder or gummy, form, I know that if he takes it, he’ll be getting ‘substance’ and not a supplement. A fine difference since, of course, I’d prefer him to eat an apple, but if not an apple to take a bite out of, at least it is an apple (and 12 other fruits) that he can chew. A preferable option over, say, a Vitamin C supplement. A supplement won’t have the fiber, the enzymes and the other bits and bobs that make it an apple. Juice Plus provides that.

Ideas for Using Juice Plus for Toddlers and Kids

I’ve personally been taking the capsule form of Juice Plus, since they are easy to take on the go. However, my son has a hard time with tastes and textures. Thus, the capsule, and even the gummy option, is not the best choice for him. So, I get creative.

I take the capsules, encased in soft ‘plastic’, and pop them open. By doing so, the powder inside becomes a seasoning/sprinkles.

My daughter loves the sprinkles on her food. Since it is green, red and purple, we call the Juice Plus capsules Rainbow Sprinkles. There is very little taste to them. If anything, they taste like fruits! She likes them on her yogurt or in her cereal. However, my son is suspicious. So, we hide it in the food he consumes and it is pretty easy to mix into anything. I’ve hidden it in between the melted cheese of his grilled cheese sandwich, and mixed it into spaghetti sauce. I’ve even hidden it in maple syrup that he uses to dip his French Toast Sticks. Sometimes, if he gets his spoonful of vanilla ice cream for a treat after dinner, we ‘sprinkle’ it onto the ice cream. Since he is more interested in the ice cream, we sometimes can be successful that way too.

With some work, I have also been able to get him to try the fruit version of the Juice Plus gummies. (I think he was jealous of his sister’s “treats” and wanted some too…heck, whatever works, right?)

I enjoy the gummy version too since it can also act as a great snack in that it’s like having gummy bears or commercial fruit snacks. (But obviously, Juice Plus is much healthier for you.) It is great to have options though: a capsule, powder or gummies, which I can adjust to meet the day we are facing!

We also like the Whole Food Complete powder as a meal supplement. You can see my post about that here, with a video for a recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake! It’s a great way to give a good breakfast to the kids (and yourself) on the go. If you don’t like chocolate, try the vanilla and add frozen or fresh fruit for a yummy smoothie on they way to school. Add extra ice and the kids can feel like they are having a milkshake after school!

So if you are looking to improve your diet or your families’ dietary needs, definitely check Juice Plus out. You can learn about the cost and where to find it here. You can event be a distributor of it yourself! All in all, it has become a new {health} edition in our house!!!

Thanks to Juice Plus for giving us product from the entire line to try!

As with any dietary changes or dietary supplements, discuss with your trusted health care provider before taking. This post is my own thoughts and feelings about the product and should not be construed as providing health or medical advice.

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Comments

  1. Oh I really love the gummies! Carter loves eating those! I will have to give those a try for him!

  2. Hi, Can you give the capsule ‘sprinkles’ to a 1 year old? Are there age restrictions?
    Thanks

  3. Charlene DeLoach says:

    Hi Tamara

    Check on the manufacturer’s website and talk to your pediatrician about it! Good luck and thanks for commenting!

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