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
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!
5 Lucky Readers are going to win their own Chiquita Mom kits, just like mine!
Leave a comment here with your email address and how your kids like to eat bananas!
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Giveaway will end on 12/30 at 11:59 p.m.
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*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!*