Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm a Chiquita Mom! Giveaway with 5 Winners!



I was super excited when I was recently contacted by Chiquita about being a Chiquita Mom! I figured since I live in a house full of monkeys and they all love bananas that it was a perfect fit!!  As a Chiquita Mom, I was sent a really cool kit that included all kinds of goodies like a Chiquita Mom shopping bag, dish set, baby bibs, freezer bags and even a coupon for free bananas! 


The kit was also full of fun, healthy recipes to make with our kids and lots of fun tips to get the most of your bananas too! I didn't know you could freeze bananas but here is one of the fact sheets that was included in my kit!

Freeze Me for Later

 If you notice bananas starting to get a little spotty, don’t throw them away! Freeze them. Frozen bananas are perfect for smoothies, shakes and baked treats. If you are using the frozen Chiquita bananas for baking, don't forget to thaw before using them!


Chiquita Banana Freezing Instructions

1. Peel your Chiquita banana

2. Cut or break into 4-6 pieces (to use as needed)

3. Place in freezer bag

4. Mark freezer bag with today’s date

5. Store in freezer (for 1-2 months)

6. Use as needed in one of your favorite Chiquita banana recipes


Fun Tip: Chiquita recommends using your frozen bananas within 30 days for baking and within 60 days for smoothies and frozen treats.

We also received really yummy recipes like Chiquita Banana Socials! We made these and they were a HUGE hit in our house!

Chiquita Banana Socials:



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5

Ingredients:■1 whole Chiquita Banana

■10 round, Baked crackers (regular or reduced fat)

■2 Tbsp. Honey

■1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Cut Chiquita Banana into thin slices. Top crackers with Chiquita Banana slices. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Now you have a yummy, healthy snack for your next party or just for fun!

You can visit the Chiquita Mom Page for more fun recipes and fun facts!

GIVEAWAY

5 Lucky Readers are going to win their own Chiquita Mom kits, just like mine!

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment here with your email address and how your kids like to eat bananas!

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 12/30 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via random.org


*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. I received a Chiquita Mom Kit and information from the Chiquita Company to facilitate this giveaway!*







84 comments:

  1. How fun!! I have five little monkeys with to leaders at my house!! We love to just peel and eat!! I love banana bread also!! YUMMY!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  2. We ALWAYS have bananas in our house ! My 12 yr old gets one in his lunch everyday, as do I. For a fun snack, they like to cut them up into thin slices and spray whip topping on them and maybe even top with a cherry.
    Thanks!
    jbmthill@aol.com

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  3. My little guy LOVES sliced banana's in his cereal! knepppi@yahoo.com

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  4. the kids love to eat them just peel n eat
    powersoccer13@gmail.com

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  5. around here we love frozen bananas o yea
    strangeprincess@sbcglobal.net

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  6. My kids love bananas! I just bought 3 bunches of Chiquta bananas today! They ask for them every morning and if I run out - it's a very bad day.
    russshan2005@yahoo.com

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  7. We love banana nut muffins homemade from fresh bananas :)
    gop4w@yahoo.com

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  8. awesome giveaway!! I love to put frozen bananas in my son's mesh ring thing for a banana popsicle! YUMMY!

    girlinair@hotmail.com

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  9. Alexandria eats bananas anyway she can get them! LOL I call her my little monkey!

    i_luv_lordcyan@yahoo.com

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  10. My daughter loves her bananas, by themself, popsicles, on a sandwhich, in cereal!

    jrenoswapslots@yahoo.com

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  11. my kids like their bananas on their cereal..
    melvin_and_rooster@yahoo.com

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  12. animal_doc2b at yahoo dot com.

    Unfortunately my kid doesn't like bananas but my hubby and I love them! I love them in smoothies for sure! Our tortoise even loves them!

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  13. My boys eat bananas any way they can get them! Their new thing is to put peanut butter in a bowl and dip the banana into it-I heard whispers of adding chocolate syrup as well but so far they are sticking with PBB (peanut butter & bananas!) lol I'm glad they like such healthy treats but I'd kind of like to try the chocolate option!
    bert501 AT hotmail DOT com

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  14. My monkeys, grandkids, eat lots of bananas!

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  15. Peel and enjoy.... Jeni.haller@live.com

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  16. I have four children also and they all love Bananas..Caleb my oldest is 13 and loves Peanut Butter and banana sandwiches.My daughter Courtney is 12 and she loves her bananas as a smoothie. My son Caden is 5 and loves them any way but has found his new favorite frozen covered in chocolate. Chloe my youngest is 2 and loves them,but I can't peel it or she get mad..Haha

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  17. forgot my email address luvcasey3@yahoo.com

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  18. My baby LOVES bananas! This would be great.
    mama[dot]riser[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. My son can eat 4 bananas in a row. Everytime we go to the store that is his one request he even loves the mini bananas.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  20. My daughter like peanut butter on her bananas
    amyleanne0819@yahoo.com

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  21. My 4 month old doesn't eat bananas yet, but she'll soon be introduced to the pureed version! My husband is a total monkey! He's not a kid, officially, but he sometimes acts like one! HAHAHA

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  22. We break bananas up for my little one because she's not old enough to eat them on her own yet. She looves bananas though!

    jessica1290@gmail.com

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  23. My girls will eat bananas plain all day. They also like in fruit salad or my yummy banana cake recipe.

    mattles22 at yahoo dot com

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  24. My kids love bananas and peanut butter :)

    shielaroz2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Ashley Reynolds
    My son likes his banana plain, all in one sitting!
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  26. my son loves bananas
    jinglebellstime@gmail.com

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  27. My children go bananas for bananas!! They eat them right out of the peel or sometimes with peanut butter. Sometimes we chop them up and make a mixed fruit bowl. Other times we use them in smoothies!!! To be honest we eat so many bananas, I think we should be classified as a bunch of monkeys!!!
    Andrea G
    andrea_45836@yahoo.com

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  28. I think it's interesting they have tips on freezing bananas! Little one likes bananas or banana bread, with chocolate chips!
    feh79 at yahoo dot com

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  29. my daughter likes to peel it and diver right in its crazy but funny..hbgarden@aol.com

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  30. My son loves banana milkshakes!

    jackie at myperfectlittleworldblog dot com

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  31. We love to make choc. banana milkshakes or choc. dipped bananas.

    rmccoy1234@yahoo.com

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  32. everyone in the family loves bananas. They are great for leg cramps!
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  33. Take them everywhere, just peel and eat!
    Chakasa58 at gmail dot com

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  34. My kiddos are little, so bananas are devoured and smashed quickly. They like them straight up, but leave the peel on, please! (picky toddlers!)

    My brown ones go right in the freezer. I freeze them in bags with 3 bananas so they are pre-measured for my famous banana bread!
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  35. my girls LOVE bananas. the best way they like to eat them is just regular :)
    mrs_bardos@yahoo.com

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  36. M loves Bananas. All I do is cut them up in little pieces and she loves to smash them and make a mess.

    breejeep @ hotmail.com

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  37. My 12 year old daughter is the one who eats the most bananas in our house. She just peels them and eats them. The 2 boys like banana muffins and smoothies.

    brendashandmade@yahoo.com

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  38. Awesome! Thank you for sharing this! I was actually just wondering the other day how long bananas are good for in the freezer. :) My daughter is 7 months old, so her favorite way to eat bananas is mashed up, mixed with rice cereal, all over her hands & face, up her nose & probably in her hair. Not to mention all over me, and in the tub or on the highchair. lol She loves bananas!!
    barefoot.studios@yahoo.com

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  39. My daughters like to peel and eat bananas for breakfast...but I think their favorite way to eat a banana is sliced and put on top of ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup! Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  40. Riflechic7@yahoo.com they eat them with peanut butter then dipped in raisins

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  41. We like to eat them with ice cream
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  42. My children love eating bananas dipped in chocolate and frozen.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. just peel and eat or with cereal or with pudding any old way!
    lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com

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  44. with peanut butter!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  45. my little one is due to start solids next month and bananas will be one of the first foods for sure. I eat them in breakfast wraps: peanut butter, sliced banana, flake cereal & a drizzle of honey in a whole wheat tortilla- perfect start to the day!
    elh1901 at gmail dot com

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  46. My 2 year old likes to eat them on her cereal.
    amyreems@gmail.com

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  47. Isaak likes to eat them plain. Mica will sometimes eat them, but most the time won't eat a banana.

    alissa4illustration AT hotmail DOT COM

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  48. My kids like them sliced into rounds in a bowl with sugar sprinkled on top!
    bluevioletnutATgmailDOTcom

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  49. My kids LOVE bananas! They eat one every morning for breakfast!! i haven't tried to make many things out of bananas but I'm sure my kids would love anything that involved bananas!!
    brittleby at yahoo dot com

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  50. my son is nuts about bananas. I think if he could that is all he would eat.

    nobodysangel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. My kids like to eat bananas with chocolate syrup on top!

    brandielam3 at gmail dot com

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  52. madforfashion at aol.com

    zoe lee

    just plain ole bananas

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  53. They love to just peel and eat!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  54. Our favorite way to eat bananas is to slice them up and put them on cereal.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  55. I only have one child, a baby girl who will be 5 months old on Christmas day, so she's too young for bananas, even though they are one of mommys favorites :) But my two nephews live with me, and I take care of them during the day... And they LOOOOVE bananas!! We eat them plain, or dipped in chocolate and frozen!!

    meagan.paullin@yahoo.com

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  56. We eat them straight out of the peel. If we're having a party, we sliced them and dip them in the chocolate fountain.
    missdeb1@earthlink.net

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  57. My daughter is getting ready to turn 7 months, so she likes her bananas good and mashed!
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  58. the only way he'll eat them is in a smoothie
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  59. My daughter loves to eat Chiquita Banana's with chocolate fondue. It is so yummy that I typically have a fondue night each week!
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

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  60. My kids love banannas. It is part of our everyday breakfast!
    farrisfamily2@yahoo.com

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  61. My son LOVES bananas, and I cut them up in small pieces and put them in a bowl. He can eat them all day! =]


    Email: melissajackson07@gmail.com

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  62. We like to eat bananas in banana bread, sliced up on our Cheerios and dipped in a chocolate fondue!

    colljerrr at comcast dot net

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  63. We like them plain.
    jenniferwlsn33 at gmail.com

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  64. I have a Banana slicer that I use to slice Bananas for my grandchildren. They love to eat Bananas like this and ask for it all the time.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. fnlyagirl@yahoo.com
    Melissa Moffat
    Mylee 6 months loves them mashed
    My other 4 eat them yellow with no spots. My husband only likes them in banana bread

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  66. Laura Waltz
    llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

    My boys pretty much like to eat them plain. My youngest (almost one) eats little chunks.

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  67. my husband is nicknamed munkey he has a lot of hair like one his fav recipe is bananas fried in pan with brown sugar and cinnamin

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  68. Oliver is just starting to eat bananas. I've tried the mesh bag things, but he wasn't a huge fan. So I started giving him little pieces and he gobbles it up. :)

    Amberllutz@gmail.com

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  69. Honestly - I cannot stand them. But my mother in law makes sure to treat my little ones to bananas.

    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  70. My kids like them with peanut butter and as a very special treat spread with peanut butter and dunked in mini chocolate chips or sprinkles! YUM!!! Great giveaway, thanks.

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  71. REDO TO ADD EMAIL ADDY...katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

    My kids like them with peanut butter and as a very special treat spread with peanut butter and dunked in mini chocolate chips or sprinkles! YUM!!! Great giveaway, thanks.

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  72. my grand kids and I love them loriyoung99@yahoo.com

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  73. amber8880 at yahoo dot com

    My kids love eatting bananas like Monkeys (as my DD would say...aka holding the peel).

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  74. my daughter likes to eat bananas straight from the peel.

    inman@mobap.edu

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  75. My kids love Banannas. They eat them for breakfast, snack, lunch, and more. They love to just grab, peel and eat. In the summer we like to make frozen chocolate dipped ones.

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  76. My kids love Banannas. They eat them all the time with every meal. They LOVE them!
    Heather Unger
    hdunger05@yahoo.com

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  77. We slice them up and sprinkle cinnamon on them

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  78. My son loves to eat bananas just the way they are. I just started freezing our over ripe bananas and now have a freezerful of them I should make into banana bread. (alidear at hotmail dot com)

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  79. We eat a banana everyday for breakfast!!! yum!

    sleatherberry at gmail dot com

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  80. The kiddos love just plain old nannas..I love putting them in banana cream pie...mmmmmm!
    babygirl92699@yahoo.com

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  81. I only have one child, but no joke, this monkey can eat about 3 of them in a sitting. He 'LOVEs' bananas! :)

    randomsrantsandlove@gmail.com

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  82. they liked them plain!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  83. We are a classic "with peanut butter" family.

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  84. No kids for me until March!, but my uncle always peeled them from the bottom like a monkey :)

    misty.r.hernandez@gmail.com

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