4 Ways to Get More Fruit in Your Diet #giveaway #ad

by Jennifer Sikora

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Del Monte Foods. All opinions however are our own.

I am so proud of myself. I have been eating broccoli, I mean a lot of broccoli with dinner. I found a way to fix it that is simply delicious, so it has helped me to really eat more vegetables.

Now that I have the veggies covered, I am on to trying to eat more fruit. The dietary guidelines suggest that half your plate should be filled with fruits and veggies and that for fruits you should eat at least 1 to 1 1/2 cups per day. So how can we do that? Here are 4 ways I am going to use to get more fruit into my diet.



Keeping snack packs available wherever you go

I love to keep single serving fruit cup® snacks with me wherever I go. For me, those give me that option to choose healthy fruit as an added extra to a lunch or snack that I am eating instead of choosing something like chips or other sugary snack options.

Del Monte® Diced Mango and Del Monte® Mango Pineapple Fruit Cup® Snacks are a rich source of vitamin C and contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup so you can feel good about enjoying mangos all-year round.


Mango 4pk 3D hi res

I love these new fruit cup® snacks! They are a healthy and convenient way to enjoy mangos any time of the year — whether it’s for breakfast, on-the-go, or as a lunchbox favorite. If you love mangoes and pineapple, then you will really enjoy these new fruit cup® snacks as much as I do. The tropical flavors will make your mouth water!

Since they are grown, in the world’s best tropical soils and picked and packed at the peak of ripeness, the fruit’s natural sweetness is enhanced. It’s so convenient now to enjoy mangos and pineapple all-year round.


Mango Pine 4pk 3D hi res

Add Fruit to a Morning Smoothie

If you have a hard time getting your fruit in during your morning hours, the easiest way to do that is simply add some to a smoothie. This allows you to really get an extra fruit serving in your diet and have a boost of energy in the morning. Some of my favorites are Mango Orange and Banana Smoothies, Apple Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothies, and my absolute favorite is Mango Pineapple and Coconut Smoothie.

Drink your fruits

Juicing is another great way to get those fruit and veggie servings in. For me, it is SO much easier to drink my servings than to remind myself that I need to eat them with every single meal. Sometimes during the day, I take all my servings of fruits and veggies, juice them into a glass, and drink them down all at once.

Eating all forms of fruit throughout the day

If you keep fruit handy at home, you will eat it more often. For me, I keep grapes in the freezer, fruit cups in the pantry, chopped up strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe in the refrigerator, dried fruit bags and Del Monte® Fruit Cup® sncaks in my purse, and peaches and mangoes on the counter – each of these are always ready for me to grab as a quick and healthy snack.

Enter to win

We are giving away 300 coupons (each will be good for a free 4 pack Del Monte® Fruit Cup® snack valued at $3.50) to our fabulous readers here so that you can enjoy a free product from Del Monte® Foods. In order to enter, we just need you to fill out this form with your contact details and shipping address.

The contest will be open from August 21st through September 2nd. This contest is only open to U.S. residents in the 50 states. We will randomly draw winners’ names and announce them in our Around the Blogosphere post on the following Sunday.

Which flavor would be your favorite to try?



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Marti Parks August 21, 2013 at 7:35 am

I would like to try the mango pineapple. Thanks!


2 latanya August 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

the mango pineapple


3 Anne August 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

Mango Pineapple sound lovely. Thanks.


4 DEBIJOT August 21, 2013 at 10:11 am

mango pineapple sounds great.


5 Christine August 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

Wow, that Diced Mango looks pretty cool!!! I wonder, how many calories per serving??? I think that fresh fruit might be a better option I guess.


6 Nancy August 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

Mango pineapple looks great.


7 Melissa P. August 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I’d like to try Mango Pineapple


8 Natalie August 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

We love mango !


9 Vicky August 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

I like to try the mango pineapple also sounds yummy


10 Nannypanpan August 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

Mango pineapple sounds good


11 Amy Orvin August 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

I am going to be different and say Diced Pears!


12 Sandy August 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

Mango Pineapple! Yum!


13 vickie couturier August 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

id like to try the diced mangos


14 mell August 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

I would like to try the Mango Pineapple.


15 Lacey Burd August 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Mango Pineapple sound yummy!


16 Benita August 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

The Mango Pineapple.- Two tropical fruits-can’t miss!


17 Betty August 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

The mangopineapple combo sounds interesting. Usually pineapple is not mixed with another


18 Ann Harrison August 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I know that the mango pineapple combo would be a hit with my daughter. Either one sounds good :->


19 Mia Dentice Carey August 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I would LOVE to try Mango Pineapple =P


20 Elsie August 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

THANKS for the opportunity, the mango pineapple sounds tropical and yummy!


21 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:12 am

I want to try the Mango Pineapple!


22 Nancy Sloan August 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I would like. Mango pineapple please


23 stacie August 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

mango pineapple looks great!!


24 McKinney MOmmas August 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I think I’d like the diced mangos, but would prefer them in juice instead of syrup do they come that way?


25 Petula August 25, 2013 at 12:37 am

Mango Pineapple sounds good. My oldest daughter would love the mango ones, I think she’s addicted.


26 Stephanie August 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Diced Mangoes in light syrup!


27 katklaw777 August 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

Mango Pineapple sounds delish!


28 Madonna August 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

I hate mango so I am going with diced pears.


29 Laura Jacobson August 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

Oh I would love to try the Mango Pineapple!!


30 Liz August 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I love pears!


31 Mia Dentice Carey September 3, 2013 at 8:19 am

We would love to try mango pineapple


32 M. Weber September 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

The mango in light syrup. Plain!


33 christina o September 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

Mango pineapple is one that i would like to try.


34 waseem dar December 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I would give fresh mango a try. In is more delicious and refreshing.


35 Sophia Williams April 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I would like to try the mango pineapple,,!!!


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