I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lil Snappers.
Created by two great companies, Sunkist Growers and Stemilt Growers, Lil Snappers are premium, kid-sized fruits packaged in 3-pound bags that are great for lunches, treats and snacks. With over 20 varieties available, including multiple organic varieties – all perfectly sized for little hands.
My little guys are fruit fanatics! There isn’t a
day, scratch that, a meal that goes by without fruit included. I am very thankful to have kids who enjoy eating healthy. I’m a big believer in starting kids out with the right essentials. They are bound to continue those good choices once older.
That being said, we were thrilled to be apart of the Lil Snappers campaign. We received an assortment of fruit from Lil Snappers including:
Pink Lady® Lil Snappers
• Pink Lady is the only truly pink apple out there
• It’s crisp bite and sweet, tart, and zippy flavor make it a favorite for kids
• Pink Lady is great when sliced up by mom for a snack and goes great with cheese, peanut butter, yogurt,
or any apple recipe
Cara Cara Navel Lil Snappers
• Branded as The Power Orange® for its amazing nutritional value
• 30 percent more Vitamin A and 20 percent more Vitamin C than regular navel oranges
• Over 100 percent of daily Vitamin C requirements in one orange
• Beautiful pink interior resulting from the natural presence of Lycopene
• Exceptionally sweet taste with a cranberry-like zing!
California Mandarin Lil Snappers
• Sweet and juicy
• Easy to peel
• Excellent source of fiber and a good source of folate as well as an excellent source of Vitamin C
Minneola Tangelo Lil Snappers
• Bold, tangy, tart-sweet flavor
• Unique knob-like top
• Hybrid of a grapefruit and a tangerine
• Extremely juicy
• 100 percent of Vitamin C requirements and an excellent source of folate
With Spring Break in full effect this week, we needed some fresh ideas to keep the kids entertained. We decided to use our Lil Snappers fruits to create a fun food craft. After taking a look at the recipes on Lil Snappers site, the kids decided on the Little Dinos Recipe.
With the help of Mommy and Daddy, the boys pulled off these adorable dinosaurs made with Lil Snappers Apples and Minneolas. We did a bit more than what the recipe called for by adding legs using the tangelos fruit rounds, plus added a head and eyes to the dino.
Little Dinos recipe:
2 Lil Snapper® d’Anjou pears, halved lengthwise, core and stem removed
2 Lil Snapper citrus, of your choice (Navel, Minneola tangelo, California Mandarin), cut into wheels*
Raisins, optional (to line serving dish)
Cut an opening in the rind of one citrus wheel and carefully pull ends of wheel open to better expose flesh. Lay wheel flat on cutting board and, with a small paring knife, cut between each segment to cleanly separate triangular sections to create “scales.” Repeat with remaining citrus wheels.
Use toothpicks (snapped in half) to carefully secure citrus wheels to backs of each pear. Beginning at the stem-end of fruit, place 3 or 4 toothpick halves along rind (between segments) and allow extra length of citrus to hang from base end of fruit, to resemble a “tail.”
*To make citrus wheels, turn fruit on its side and slice both ends off; discard ends. Continue slicing remaining fruit crosswise into ½-inch rounds (makes approximately 3 to 5 wheels, depending on citrus variety).
The kids were SO excited about their masterpieces. As you can see, our littlest one could hardly wait to dig in! 🙂
Not only was this a fun food craft, but Lil Snappers fruits are fresh, and delicious! They are surprisingly just as juicy as normal sized fruit too.
Lil Snappers is currently available in Louisiana (New Orleans), Florida (Jacksonville) and North Carolina at the following locations:
- Ingles Super Markets
- Harris Teeter Super Markets
- Winn Dixie Stores
- C&S Wholesale Groceries
Can’t find Lil Snappers fruit in your area? If you have a Publix nearby, you can request a personal order at customer service for no additional charge. I’ve done this for other products too! 🙂 And if you don’t have a Publix, I’d still ask if they can place a special order, you never know until you ask!
Disclosure: I received a product sample & promotional item to thank me for participating.