Fruit Ladybugs & Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Fruit

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Sometimes it can be tough to get kids to eat healthy foods! I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve though, and today I’m sharing a couple of my favorite ways to incorporate more fruits in my girls’ diets.

TIP #1: Make Eating Fruit Fun!

It seems so simple, but the girls love it when I “dress fruit up” and make it into fun shapes and characters, like these fruit ladybugs I created this afternoon:
These easy fruit ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy snack or dessert for kids that they will love to eat!

Here’s what you need to make fruit ladybugs:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Melting chocolate
  • Zipper plastic bag


These easy fruit ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy snack or dessert for kids that they will love to eat!

Step One: Remove the tops of the strawberries by cutting a small V-shape (this will leave a nice little pocket to attach their “heads”). Cut strawberries in half lengthwise.

Step Two: Melt chocolate according to package instructions and scoop into a plastic zipper bag. Make a small cut on one of the bottom corners of the bag.


These easy fruit ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy snack or dessert for kids that they will love to eat!

Step Three: Squeeze small dots of chocolate onto the strawberries. Use chocolate to attach the blueberry “head.” Allow chocolate to harden.


These easy fruit ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy snack or dessert for kids that they will love to eat!

Step Four: Use chocolate to draw legs and antennae on the serving plate. 
These easy fruit ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy snack or dessert for kids that they will love to eat!

Now the best part…enjoying them! I’ve never seen my girls eat fruit so quickly!

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TIP #2: Add fruit in unexpected ways!

We are big water drinkers, but every now and then I treat the girls to a Certified USDA Organic CAPRI SUN. I choose CAPRI SUN™ Organic because it contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and no added sugar.* Plus, it contains 100% daily value of Vitamin C and a full serving of fruit.** The girls love their special juice drink and I love that it is better for them than other sugary drinks and sodas. The fact that CAPRI SUN has an organic option is a bonus, because we try to incorporate organic products whenever possible.

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I’m always looking for ways to stock up and save money, so it was great news to see that Sam’s Club carries the value pack of 40 6oz organic juice pouches. I also love the CAPRI SUN PUSH PLAY campaign, which encourages parents to have their children just play more often.

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*Not a low calorie food.

**Each pouch provides 1/2 cup fruit juice which is one serving of fruit according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

Do you have any creative ideas to get more fruit on your kids’ plates? Share them in the comment section below!

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