Two great Boston-based companies, ChopChop Magazine and New Balance have teamed up this spring to promote eating more fruits and vegetables with their “Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow” contest, and a special giveaway just for FitMamaEats readers.
Run the Rainbow is reflected in New Balance’s jazzy new 890v3 Rainbow shoe. They're lightweight but have solid support with a rubber outsole for active kids...perfect for running, jumping and just playing around outside in the warmer weather that has finally arrived! Eat the Rainbow helps kids get in the habit of eating a wide palette of fruits and veggies. It's pretty amazing that the most vibrant colors are found naturally in produce thanks to hundreds of special plant chemicals. The more variety you include, the more types of these disease-fighting phytonutrients you get! Rainbow fruit kabobs are quick, easy and guaranteed to be a kid pleaser. Let's face it, we adults don't eat enough produce let alone our kids, so these recipes benefit the whole family. Here's a basic one from ChopChop Magazine:
Ingredients: Purple grapes, blueberries, kiwis peeled and cut into chunks, pineapple chunks, cantaloupe chunks, raspberries or strawberries
Instructions: For each kabob, thread the fruit onto a skewer in rainbow order. Try dipping into your favorite yogurt for extra nutrients.
For more info on ChopChop Magazine, read my previous blog post with a yummy recipe for carrot cupcakes with light cream cheese yogurt frosting!
I received a pair of sneakers and a subscription to ChopChop Magazine to promote exercise and healthy recipes in my family. Now here's your chance to win a pair of New Balance 890v3 Rainbow shoes and a one-year subscription to ChopChop Magazine (retail value $70)—you can do one or both options below:
1) Shoot me a comment below or send a private message to "Contact Me" in the left sidebar by May 24 to enter to win these two awesome items. Include your name and email address (it will not appear publicly). Also feel free to share your best family tips for eating more fruits and vegetables. Do you sneak veggies into soups or pizza, or blend fruits into smoothies? I'd love to hear your ideas and will randomly pick and contact a winner on May 27!
2) Visit www.newbalance.com/rainbow to enter the contest, which runs through May and includes a monthly prize pack including a pair of 890v3 Rainbow shoes, a one-year subscription to ChopChop, and a grand prize of a $400 gift card to a local grocery store. You must be 18 years or older to enter.