Childhood memories with Flintstones Vitamins #giveaway

My sister, Auntie Beige, was the pickiest of picky eaters as a child hence her nickname Auntie Beige. She would only eat beige foods which meant no fruits, veggies and one type of (fast food) meat. From as early as I can remember FLINTSTONES™ vitamins were a staple in our household. My mom gave them to us daily. I remember them tasting like a candy and neither of us ever refused taking them. Auntie Beige always prefer the orange and i LOVED the red. MMMM….Just writing about it makes me remember how good they tasted!

Now as a parent to two young kids, I’m so happy that FLINTSTONES™ vitamins are still around for me to Princess Peach and Little Dude (when he’s older). Our household recently was sick for over a week with Princess Peach, Little Dude and The Hubster all sick with different ailments. Luckily or unluckily, I came down with a cold after the rest of the family was healthy.  I come from a long line of people who are believers in taking vitamins to keep your immune system running to its maximum potential and keeping those pesky changing of the weather germs at bay. Whenever I feel like I may be getting sick I always try to boost my vitamin intake. Sometimes I can’t always get those natural vitamins from the real source so I rely to other sources like vitamins to make sure that my daily minimum are met. I feel the same way with my kids. I have to make sure that they are getting any boosts that they need.

Here are some interesting stats:

  • 67% of moms said healthy meals for their children are often or sometimes compromised because of busy and hectic schedules
  • 56% of moms said their children are sometimes fussy eaters, compromising healthy meals
  • 50% of moms agreed their children are picky eaters
  • 40% of moms agree that they have a hard time feeding their children vegetables

Flintstones Gummies Immunity Support Canada

Bayer is thrilled to announce that FLINTSTONES™ Gummies plus immunity support are now available in Canada! FLINTSTONES™ Gummies plus immunity support is a complete multivitamin with extra Vitamin C plus zinc. When taken daily along with a healthy diet and exercise it helps to maintain a child’s health. They are suitable for children over 2 and can be found at pharmacies and stores across Canada.

Part of keeping Princess Peach healthy is making sure she eats a balanced diet. As she is often a picky eater we make sure to provide her with a variety of healthy food choices. She LOVES smoothies.  They are great because I am able to included lots of healthy fruits and veggies. She usually asks for seconds! Here’s a great smoothie recipe for you to enjoy.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie-  serves 4 (courtesy of Canadianliving.com)
Ingredients:

2 cups (250 mL) milk

1 cup (125 mL) frozen strawberries

1 banana

1/2 cup (50 mL) plain yogurt

2 tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey
Preparation:
In blender, blend milk, strawberries, banana, yogurt and honey until smooth and frothy.

WIN! 

To celebrate the launch of FLIINTSTONES™ Gummies Plus Immunity Support in Canada one Canadian reader will win an ultimate fun activity in Toronto along with a special grocery delivery to make delicious smoothies! Although this prize isn’t for GTA residents only, the activities take place in Toronto. Travel is NOT provided.

 
  • Option #1: A day at the Royal Ontario Museum
    Go back to the Stone Age and learn about the dinosaurs who roamed the earth at the Royal Ontario Museum. Make sure the family is well fueled by making healthy and delicious smoothies as a morning or afternoon treat.Included:
    - Family pack of tickets to the ROM
    - Food delivery of smoothie ingredients from Grocery Gateway (We’ll provide a recipe too!)
  • Option #2: Bowling fun 
    Travel back to the Stone Age and enjoy Fred & Barney’s favourite pastime – Bowling! Bring the family to Bathurst Bowlerama at Bathurst and Lawrence where you can have fun with the whole family.  Make sure the family is well fueled for a fun afternoon by enjoying a healthy and delicious smoothies.Included:
    - 2 hours of bowling for the whole family!
    - Food delivery of smoothie ingredients from Grocery Gateway (We’ll provide a recipe too!)
  • Option #3: Ontario Science Centre
    Bring the family together to learn about science at the Ontario Science Centre! The Science Centre delights, informs and entertains families of all ages.
  • Option #4: Healthy Dinner, Made Quick
    Moms everywhere know that hectic schedules can impact feeding their families nutritious and balanced meals. This Healthy Dinner, Made Quick package includes a delivery from Grocery Gateway and three to four simple, quick and delicious recipes that can be made in 20 minutes or less.

 
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Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the ROM for my family in exchange for this honest post.

Comments

  1. We try to eat right and get outside.

  2. Arielle says:

    I loved flinstone vitamins when I was a kid!

  3. Darlene Schuller says:

    We tend to eat a lot of chilli/stews/soups.. as well as take extra vitamin c.

  4. kayla barda says:

    We try to eat right get lots of exercise, spend time outside take vitamin c and vitamin d.

  5. Erika says:

    I try to stay healthy by bundling up and going for walks!

  6. loucheryl says:

    Wash my hands a lot, exercise and eat right.

  7. BobbiJo PEntney says:

    We try to get outside, shovelling snow, building forts and tapping trees for maple syrup.

  8. Amie Gaudet says:

    We stay healthy with lots of exercise and activities like skiing and hockey.

  9. michelle tremblett says:

    We stay warm, make sure to get out and get exercise, eat healthy. I tend to make more soups loaded with more veggies in the winter as well

  10. I don’t…. I really don’t. I miss my winter bikram sessions.. but who’s got 3 hours to spare each day? NOT I!

  11. We do a lot of walking in the winter – outside or if the weather is really bad, at the mall.

  12. Megan Barnecutt says:

    To get buff of a budget in the winter, I turn my home into my own personal gym – they always play the music I like, nobody is around to bother me, and I can set my own time and pace! Working out a wee bit every day really does help battle the winter blahs! Who’s with me?!

  13. JaimeeM says:

    To stay healthy during the summer months I try to get outside as much as I can stand it in the cold. Mostly I stay in the house… do yoga at home every now and then… stretches… it’s okay. I would love to have a nice treadmill one day to run at home.

  14. Cindy says:

    I found out my vitamin d level is very low, so I’ve been taking vitamin d supplements.

  15. Melissa D says:

    I take vitamins

  16. Mags Cheung says:

    going swimming in an indoor recreational centre

  17. sarah sar says:

    I walk to work as much as I can and do a lot of indoor swimming.

  18. Maggie says:

    I try my best to get outside every day and I take Vitamin D supplements.

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