Monday, March 5, 2012

We Heart Super Healthy Kids!

March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect time to introduce your kidlets to the Healthy Habits plates from Super Healthy Kids!


The Healthy Habits kids plate helps kids learn and follow the USDA guidelines to make half their meal fruits and vegetables, using divided sections and fun images to reinforce the teaching. Kids and caregivers can easily see what portions of their plate should be filled with fruits & veggies, grains, & protein.


The Healthy Habits plate is available in Original and new Vegetarian design!

Here's Birdie showing off her Healthy Habits plate. She's not much of a meat eater, so she has the vegetarian version. Instead of a chicken drumstick, eggs & beans in the protein section, hers has a picture of nuts, seeds & beans :)

It's pretty common for toddlers to refuse meat, and I'm not a big meat eater myself, so I'm not concerned - but it's important to not just skip the meat, but to replace it with another source of protein. The Healthy Habits plate serves as a visual reminder for me to fill that portion of my little one's diet. I ♥ these plates!
The Healthy Habits plate also comes as part of gift set complete with a bowl that holds a full serving of vegetables, and a cup to encourage drinking water:


Super Healthy Kids also makes a 4 sectioned plate set that supports the USDA MyPlate icon, with sections for Grains, Protein, Vegetables & Fruit. It's available solo or as part of a Lesson Plan set, which includes a perfectly portioned Dairy bowl. I love that little Dairy bowl for my Pickle's yogurt, and the plate is 10 year Beanstalk's favourite. He doesn't like his foods to touch, so the deep sections are perfect for him, and the design is not too young.


Here are a few yummy balanced meals my sproutlets recently enjoyed served on their Healthy Habits plates!

This hearty vegetarian supper made a colourful plate! Cornbread muffin for grain, chili for protein, & carrots, corn & grapes in the fruit & veggies half:


Crisp lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, celery, and a sprinkling of shredded cheese make up the bulk of this lunch plate, with seasoned Triscuit crackers and soy protein stir-fried in Italian salad dressing making savoury sides. And my girls loved this heart-themed lunch featuring an egg for protein, rice cakes in the grain section, lots of juicy grapes & great big strawberries.


Sometimes we have convenience foods, and the Healthy Habits plates help us with our serving sizes of those foods, and remind us to make the rest of our meal fruits & vegetables :)


And I've decided this post is long enough, so come back tomorrow if you want to see my favourite plate lunch I've ever made,  so far...  and on Healthy Habits plates too :) ... (sneak preview in the 1st pic)

Healthy Meals for Healthy KidsYou'll also find a variety of plate suggestions and meal ideas on the Super Healthy Kids website. It's a fantastic resource for fun family nutrition! There are recipes, meal plans, printables, and more - including the Healthy Habits plates and sets available for purchase! And the awesome Super Healthy Kids blog!
There's even a recipe inspired by one of my lunches!

Would you like a FREE Healthy Habits plate?

Of course you would! And Super Healthy Kids has generously offered to give one lucky reader the Healthy Habits plate of their choice, free!

All you have to do to be entered is comment on this post, telling me which plate style you'd like if you win, Original or Vegetarian!

I'd also love it if you'd follow my blog, and Like both my page and Super Healthy Kids on Facebook, and/or Tweet this giveaway - but since not everyone is on Facebook & Twitter, I won't make those mandatory. I will give you a separate bonus entry for doing each of them though (or to say you already do)! Just make sure you leave a separate comment for each of the 4 possible bonus entries. And make sure I have a way to contact you if you win!  I'm not a detective! If clicking your name in your comment will not link me to your email address, please include it in your comment - thanks :)

Giveaway closes Friday March 9th at 11pm PST. Winner will be selected by Random.org and notified via email & in Monday's blog post. Good Luck!

The giveaway is now closed - thanks for entering!

Disclosure:  I received 2 Vegetarian Healthy Habits plates free for review from Super Healthy Kids, but was in no other way compensated.  All opinions are my own. I purchased the Original Healthy Habits plate, bowl & cup set, and the 4 section MyPlate set myself, since we liked the plates we received for review so much :)

111 comments:

  1. Oh I love these plates! That is such a clever idea, and helpful to busy moms and dads who need to make balanced meals in a hurry.

    Original if I win please :)

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  2. Yeah, I said I wouldn't enter but I can't help it. I want an original!!! I'll let John decide which plate to get rid of in exchange if we win ;)

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  3. These are so cute! Really great for dinner time especially. I think making Jakob's lunches in sectionals is easy, but dinner is a little more of a challenge ;) Jakob, my youngest, is very visual so he would appreciate uncovering the pictures as he finished his food!

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  4. Love this plate idea! I struggle with portion size myself so I'm trying hard to teach my kids to do a better job! I'd choose original if I won!

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  5. Following your blog now! Thanks!

    Original!

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  6. Oh my! I've been looking for something like this for months! I would love an original version for my 4 year old daughter.

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  7. Absolutely adorable plates! I would choose the original :)

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  8. Already FB fans of both pages.

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  9. Tweet Tweet...https://twitter.com/#!/sewfierce/status/176996365686145024

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  10. I love the vegetarian plate! I may have to get one even if I don't win because I love divided plates for Kidlet and it's so super cute :D

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  11. I would love the vegetarian version! How fun!

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  12. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/FamilyFreshMeal/status/177027815370268673
    And I posted about it in my giveaway post today :)
    http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2012/03/momables-review-giveaway.html

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  13. Super cute! I like the original 4 section plate!

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  14. I'd choose the Vegetarian, and these are a great idea. My kids love the carbs, and the visual for amounts on here might get them to eat less.

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  15. By the way, I already follow your blog. :-)
    Vegetarian, please!

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  16. I am already your follower. Would love the original version :)

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  17. Like you on your facebook page :)

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  18. I would love to win the original!! :)

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  19. I like Bent on Bento on FB

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  20. I like Super Healthy Kids

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  21. awesome plates! I would love to win the original.

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  22. I like super healthy kids on fb.

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  23. I so want some of these plates! Original!

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  24. I tweeted about this giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/Buni_Girl/status/177053510859362304

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  25. I follow your blog! Original

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  26. I'm going to blog about your giveaway!

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  27. Love it! I'd go for the veggie one. Thanks!

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  28. I already follow your blog.. LOVE it!

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  29. I've been considering these since you first posted about it. Would love to win the original one. This plus that eat a rainbow kit you blogged about would go great together!

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  30. Already like your Facebook page!! A lot!

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  31. Like your Super Health Kids Facebook page! Cool!!

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  32. Already follow your blog and love it :D

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  33. Already like you on FB.

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  34. Already like Super Healthy kids on FB as well.

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  35. I'd love the original plate!!!

    (lostindigo@gmail.com)

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  36. I LIKE you on facebook :)

    (lostindigo@gmail.com)

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  37. I like super healthy kids on FB too! :)

    (lostindigo@gmail.com)

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  38. I follow your blog!!!

    (lostindigo@gmail.com)

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  39. I would love a vegetarian plate!

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  40. And I follow you via RSS

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  41. Aaaaaand I follow you on Facebook :)

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  42. I would love to receive the vegetarian ones to help us eat less meat!

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  43. I follow your blog!

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  44. I follow Super Healthy Kids on Facebook.

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  45. I love this idea! I need plates for the grownups of the house, too. We'd take the original - we aren't huge meat-eaters but we aren't vegetarian.
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  46. I am a blog follower!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  47. I like your Facebook Page also. :)
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  48. I love the original, so cute!
    I follow your blog.

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  49. I already like you on FB

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  50. I already liked Super Healthy Kids on FB!

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  51. I totally want the vegetarian version (no duh! :) )

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  52. And I already like you long-time on FB

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  53. Following your blog now ( I thought I was already!)

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  54. I like Super Healthy Kids now. I'm looking forward to learning more about them!

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  55. Following you now on facebook and pinterest! I'd love the original plate if I win.
    karaschwind@hotmail.com

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  56. I've been following Super Healthy Kids for awhile now on facebook - love it!

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  57. I would love to win the original! these are great!!

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  58. I follow you on FaceBook!

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  59. I follow Super Healthy Kids on FaceBook!

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  60. If I win I would love the original plate :)

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  61. I joined your blog :)

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  62. I like Super Healthy Kids on FB :)

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  63. I follow on FB and would like original style.

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  64. I would like the original plate
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  65. I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue).
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  66. I like both yours and Super Healthy Kids on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  67. I love this so so so much! I would love the original! I have 4 children and have never seen something like this! It is great!

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  68. I would love the vegetarian plate!

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  69. I liked your page on FB!

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  70. I liked Super Healthy kids on FB!

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  71. These are adorable! I'd like the original! =) I like your page on FB!

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  72. Great idea. I like the 4 sectioned plate since my daughter likes to keep her foods separated.

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  73. I liked your page on facebook.

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  74. I liked Super Healthy Kids on FB.

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  75. I Liked your page on FB. What a great idea for my granddaughter. Now, Can they make one for my 61 yr old diabetic husband?

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  76. i am already a facebook fan of both pages and would love the original plate please...maybe it will help my youngest eat properly...thanks for the draw..

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  77. Would love the veg option because my twins and I are vegetarian! I am so glad that a veg plate was made! Thank you!

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  78. following your blog!

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  79. liked your fb page! :)

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  80. liked Super Healthy Kids FB page too!

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  81. I like bentonbento on FB

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  82. I like super Healthy kids on FB

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  83. I'd love the vegetarian version! Thanks!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  84. I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby/Marysa)
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  85. I am a facebook fan of your blog (Marysa N).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  86. I am a facebook fan of Super Healthy Kids (Marysa N).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  87. I love the original! Follow you on facebook, thanks for encouraging healthy eating for our children!

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  88. I'd love the Original please!
    Shannon99709@yahoo.com

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  89. How cute are these plates. i think I'd have to go with the original. Unless I'm someday able to get my youngest to eat beans. :)

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  90. I like you on FB. (Glad you reposted about this, I missed it the first time around.)

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  91. I like super healthy kids on fb. Thanks for introducing me to them.

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  92. I would love the original version!!!

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  93. I love these plates! If I won, I'd like the 4 section plate (if that's an option) if not, then I'd like the vegetarian one! Thank you for giving me the chance to enter! :)

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  94. I already like you on facebook! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  95. Anonymous3/09/2012

    I'm expecting and would love one of these for my little one on the way!

    LaLa

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  96. Anonymous3/09/2012

    I love these plates! If I won I'd like the 4 section plate (if that's one of the options) otherwise the vegetarian plate would be great. Thank you for giving me the chance to enter!
    Shannon. Shannamcn@aol.com

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