Do You Squeeze or Spoon?

For over 100 years, Del Monte® has provided American families with food that tastes good and is good for you, for meals that are as healthy as they are delicious. Now they're making snacktime and lunch time even better with Fruit Burst Squeezers and Plastic Fruit Cups!

BlogHer and Del Monte asked 17 moms to offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Check out all the great ideas and learn how you could win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog.

Del Monte is also hosting a contest on their Facebook page. If you share a photo of your kids’ favorite Del Monte Squeeze or Spoon snack on the Del Monte Facebook page here between August 1st and September 1st, you could win one of two $10,000 GRAND PRIZES for your school!

The Do You Squeeze or Spoon Sweepstakes on BlogHer runs from 8/1/2014 through 9/19/2014and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!


Check Out My Favorite School Lunch Ideas and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card!

During the school year, I view lunchtime as my best chance to get my kids to eat healthy foods. After all, they're hungry and they're a captive audience to whatever I've put in their lunchbox-- So while I try to make their school lunches fun and delicious, I definitely place a huge emphasis on including foods that are balanced and good for them. ...more

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Oh my, it's almost Back to School time... that means early mornings and packing up lunches and snacks for the kids. I won't lie, the first week is usually fine, it's the second week that seems to get them all. The thrill of seeing their friends and all the "new" excitement has worn off. ...more

Do you Squeeze or Spoon? {Plus a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!}

My kids are constantly asking for snacks all day and I am trying to give them healthy ones. We recently got a new kitchen island and on the island I have storage baskets. One of those storage baskets is where I keep healthy snack options for my kids....more

Healthy Summertime Snacking With Del Monte + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

My three boys and I are involved in loads of fun activities in this summer, and we are having a BLAST! From swim team, play dates with friends, church activities, visiting museums and splash parks - we try to make each day count. It's easy to just let the scorching HOT Arizona sun scare us away from leaving the house, but we really like to be active and experience new things.  ...more

Decidedly Snack Time with Del Monte

Summer days are my favorite. They are simple and carefree and everything that embodies childhood. But, you know what else they are? HOT! We live in the Deep South and during the summer the heat and humidity can be downright miserable. We have to take plenty of breaks from playing outside or swimming to refuel with a glass of water and a snack. I'm all about independence with my four-year-old, and she loves gaining independence. ...more

Del Monte Back to School Custom Content CheekyKitchen

I have my moments. Somewhere in the middle of rushing too quickly, mad mommy guilt, and the occasional swear slip, I figure it out. I remember to get rad, relax, and pack lunches that'd make any kid proud. I run through sprinklers. I dance to music that actually plays on the radio. I make a joke that the kids actually find hilarious....more

do you sqeeze or spoon? surviving kid food years

With my first kid, I was hell bent on making baby food and we did a lot more reheating and spooning then,but with two? Who has time for that?!...more


Those two questions were driving me crazy at the beginning of summer, but I've gotten smarter and have discovered and embraced Del Monte's Fruit Burst Squeezers. They're just like those little pouches for babies except for big kids! And my big kids love to squeeze and suck their little fruity snack out just as much as baby does. ...more

Superheroes Eat Veggies

I decided my picky eater needed a t-shirt to help him remind him that as a superhero he needed to eat his veggies. The Superheroes Eat Veggies T-shirt was born. He hasn't wanted to take off his this shirt since he put it on. Keep reading for details on how I made this shirt....more

15 On-The-Go Snack Ideas

I don't remember past summers being so busy! It seems as though we are always on the go these days, which means we are often out of the house during snack and lunch time, which also means I have to plan ahead if I want to feed the kiddos something nutritious. ...more