Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner sponsored by the Kids LiveWell program from the National Restaurant Association. Those of you who read my blog or follow me on Twitter know...
Capri Sun and Our Family + Uses for Capri Sun Pouches
Lots of sugar?
I want my kids to be happy but at the same time I want to know that what they are consuming has real nutritional value for their growing bodies. So the question for me has been what juice meets both my kids and my expectations. I was a bit surprised to learn that the answer was Capri Sun.
Capri Sun drink pouches, the ones that you see in lunchboxes and on soccer fields across America, are actually free of things like artificial colors and flavors. Capri Sun actually manages to cram in vegetables in their Super-V line (Super-V also happens to be my kids favorite juice). As a parent, that makes me happy. It allows me to relax my concerns a little when I see one of the kids grabbing a juice pouch.
One cool thing that Capri Sun is now doing is producing their juice pouches with clear bottoms. You can actually see the bits of fruit and veggies in the juice. You can see that flavors like fruit punch have no red dye. It’s a pretty cool idea.
Capri Sun makes four lines of product, each offering something a little different.
CAPRI SUN JUICE DRINK
This is the original line, and as always, the juice contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. In addition, these juices contain 25% less sugar than competing brands (16g of sugar compared to 22g of sugar per 6 oz portion in leading juice drink competitors).
CAPRI SUN 100% JUICE
Pure juice, nothing else. This line features 100% all natural fruit juice with no added sugar. Each pouch delivers 6 oz of fruit juice, equivalent to 1 ½ servings of fruit according to the US Dietary Guidelines.
Capri Sun 100% Juice: Each pouch provides ¾ cup fruit juice, which is 1 ½ servings of fruit according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. As part of a well-balanced diet, eat a variety of fruit every day and be sure to make most of your fruits whole fruit.
CAPRI SUN ROARIN' WATERS
This is the Capri Sun flavored water line. It features fruit flavored water, slightly sweetened, with no artificial colors or flavors.
Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters: Consume a variety of beverages every day.
CAPRI SUN SUPER-V
This is our families favorite Capri Sun line of juice pouches. They taste great (no icky veggie flavor to turn off the kids) and deliver one combined serving of fruit and vegetable according to the US Dietary guidelines.
Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink: Each pouch provides ½ cup fruit and vegetable juice, which is one combined serving of fruits and vegetables according to the U.S Dietary Guidelines (3/4 from fruit juice and ¼ from vegetable juice). Be sure to make most of your fruits and vegetables whole fruits and vegetables.
USES FOR CAPRI SUN POUCHES
- We freeze the pouches and put them in lunchboxes in the morning. They keep the sandwiches cool and are melted enough to drink by lunch time.
- We cut a Capri Sun pouch open and put it into ice trays with wooden coffee stirrers. This makes a great, frozen treat any time of day. My kids love them!
- We make things with the pouches after we use them. My wife is a Brownie and Daisy leader. They have made several crafts from Capri Sun pouches including makeup cases for mom last year for Mother's Day.
- As a team parent, when it is our turn to bring the snack, we just throw frozen Capri Sun pouches in our cooler along with fresh fruit. Everything is kept cool and the juice pouches are extra cold (but thawed) right after a vigorous sports game.
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