When my son was an infant, feeding issues were never a problem. My little bundle ate everything! He loved his fruits and veggies, and I always felt at ease knowing that he was eating the nutrients he needed. As a toddler though? That’s a different story! Suddenly I have this picky little eater on my hand. Fruit I can normally get him to eat okay, but veggies? That has become quite difficult.
Show Us Your Nugget Face
I recently learned about Tyson’s “Show Us Your Nugget Face”(#NuggetSmiles) promotion with their 100% chicken nuggets. This is perfect since my son LOVES Tyson’s chicken nuggets. The promotion is a great way to get picky eaters to eat healthy foods, along with their chicken nuggets. When you purchase specially marked bags of Tyson’s, you can send away for a FREE “Show Us Your Nugget Face” Plate to assist in the activity. The plate offers a fun template to create a fun smiley face out of Tyson’s chicken nuggets and other healthy foods. I couldn’t wait to try this out with my little picky one.
We headed off to Safeway one rainy day to shop for the nuggets and a few of my son’s least favorite vegetables. I was super excited to see that Safeway had the specially marked “Show Us Your Nugget Face”‘ Plate Offer packages. To help “decorate” the plate, we picked up a few condiments such as ketchup, mustard, and ranch. I decided the first vegetable I would try to get my son to eat was green beans. Luckily Safeway had them on sale! To complete the purchase, I also picked up brown rice as the starch for dinner.
To get your free plate, you simply mail in 3 UPC codes from the packages, or find the inside codes in each bag to enter online. It’s that simple! After you send in the codes, Tyson’s will send you your plate.
Since I heard about the promotion, I kept telling my son we were going to make “nugget smiles” for dinner. Later that evening he asked me for his nuggets. We decided to go ahead and create a face before our Tyson’s plate arrived. I used nuggets as the eyes, ears, and nose. The mouth is brown rice lined with ketchup, and the hair is green beans with mustard. To create the appearance of eyes, I placed a dab of ranch dressing with a sliced olive on top.
He really enjoyed watching me craft the face together! He of course went for the nuggets first. However, there wasn’t a battle over the vegetables. He might have saved them for the last, but he did actually eat them without whining about it or telling me “yucky!”
Finally our Tyson’s plate arrived and I couldn’t wait to use it for lunch that day. This time I decided to focus on fruit along with his nuggets. Again I created the eyes, ears, and nose with nuggets. I used strawberries for the mouth, and sliced bananas and blueberries for hair. I also used a blueberries for the pupils of the eyes. The little man was super excited to see not only his new plate, but another fun face!
In record time his plate was clear! To say he enjoyed his nuggets and fruit is an understatement. He definitely was sporting a “Nugget Smile” during this meal.
Overall my son very much enjoyed the faces! Usually I have to play so many games to get him to eat his vegetables and other foods he is picky about. However, with the “face”, he thought they were so cool! He just naturally now enjoys eating the parts. He loves to say each part of the face before he gobbles it up!
How You Can Show Us Your Nugget Face and Win!
Now here’s the best part… in honor of creativity and nutrition, we are throwing a HUGE Pinterest Party to for Tyson’s “Show Us Your Nugget Face” plates! We will award four entrants with Walmart Gift Cards in varying amounts. The party starts goes from now through March 27, 2013. Click HERE for more details on how to enter!
If you are looking for looking for a fun way to get your picky one to eat healthier foods, check out Tyson’s #NuggetSmiles!
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