{CLOSED!} Healthy Creatures iPad App – $25 iTunes GC Giveaway

This giveaways is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Katy P!

So I love, love, love talking to my boys about food, making healthy choices, and food around the world. Just this morning, we had a conversation about kids in other countries and what they eat. It was quite the intense breakfast conversation for early on a Monday morning! My oldest was asking questions like, “Where do they get their food?” (Talking about kids in Africa.) “What about kids in South America?” “Are there grocery stores in the dessert?”

And I think Ryan was very interested because he knows he was born in another country…and was really curious about what they ate in the Dominican Republic.

And I love that I can have these conversations with my kids…to engage them, to make them think beyond their own “food world,” to inspire them to think of other.

Another great way to get kids thinking about food, healthy choices and their food world is….

The Healthy Creatures iPad app.

Healthy Creatures allows children to make collages with fruits and vegetables, featuring original artwork by Penguin USA children’s book author and illustrator Jonathan Fenske, Healthy Creatures offers kids a way to express themselves with garden-fresh art. In a world awash in children’s apps featuring donuts, cookies and cupcakes, Healthy Creatures stands apart. The Fat and Appy team has created a very fun and interactive app that is fun for kids, and allows parents to open up the conversation with their kids.

Check out this message from the Fat and Appy team to all of us in the $5 Dinners family ~

This week, we’ve got a $25 iTunes gift card to give away to 1 $5 Dinners friend!

Contest Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, September 26th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!


  1. Ginny Carmichael says

    I teach my children about eating healthy by teking them to the produce stand with me weekly and let them make their choices. We have tried some really different things this way with research of recipes.

  2. Stephanie says

    I encourage them by letting them help me pick out the fresh foods we eat like produce, meat and dairy.

  3. Kim H in GA says

    I avoid processed foods and keep healthy snacks only in the house. The kids have to choose a fruit and veggie for lunch each day and I load us up on veggies at dinner.

  4. Lisa G. says

    My children get to choose what types of fruit and veggies to plant in our garden. This way they plant what they will eat.

  5. Ashley says

    Amazing concept and amazing competition. I wish these guys the best of luck, not going to enter myself though!

  6. says

    I am fortunate to have only one picky eater! I basically lead by example. My kids know I don’t like certain veggies but they also see me cooking and eating them despite that! I think your own example is one of the most important things when it comes to showing your kids how to approach anything.. especially healthy eating!

  7. Diane says

    My son is only 2 and becoming picky, but one thing I do to try to encourage him is to eat it myself and act like it is the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten! Sometimes it works.

  8. Carrie says

    My 6 year old son loves healthy food, and encourages his 4 year old sister to eat more healthy. We have discussions all the time about how healthy food helps our bodies.

  9. Catherine says

    For me, I am encouraging my boyfriend to make healthier choices by making them much more available than junk food. Lots of pre-cut veggies and dip in the fridge, and not very many junk food choices in the house make it easier for the lazy eaters to make the right (or only!) choice.

  10. Lisa H says

    I eat lots of fruit and vegies myself, and that’s what I try to feed my husband, children and grandkids. I no longer buy chips, cookies etc. If people want those things, they can spend their own hard earned money.

  11. petra says

    We keep healthy snacks on hand like fruit, yogurt, fresh veggies, and cheese. My daughter likes to experiment and has learned to make fruit and yogurt parfaits, veggie wraps, smoothies, and bean and cheese burritos.

  12. Jamie says

    As far as getting my kids to eat healthy food, I just keep putting it in front of them! The more they see it, the more they will eat.

  13. Thabal says

    My niece does not like eating solid food, milk is all she wants. Since she has a younger brother, we are telling her to eat well so that her brother can emulate and follow her. Seems to be working.

  14. jodi bradshaw says

    i encourage my step son to eat healthy because if you eat healthy, you feel healthy. if you eat junk, you feel tired and sluggish.