Adding Some Garden with Del Monte #AddSomeGarden


When I was growing up we ate a ton of vegetables. It wasn't really because my family was health conscious, it was more that canned veggies are cheaper than meat and I grew up very poor. I tried to pass the love of veggies on to my children but it only stuck with one of them.  Baby E loves all types of vegetables and many types of fruits. So far the only vegetable he doesnt eat is asparagus and that could honestly just be the way I make it.  He hates oranges but loves orange juice so I think its a texture thing.  Little M has to be persuaded into eating anything healthy.

I try to make at least two vegetables with each meal besides breakfast. I also try to include fruit with each meal. That is why I am so glad I have Del Monte around. They have such an assortment of fruits and veggies!  Del Monte canned fruits, vegetables, and tomatoes contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties. I had no idea growing up that Del Monte fruits and vegetables are grown in the best growing regions of the United States, providing consumers with a consistently quality product but now that I have kids of my own, I am glad to see that I am feeding them something good. Another fun fact about Del Monte is that the majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in.  They have a ton of flavor so they must be doing something right.  I sat and ate half a can of pears the other day when I bought them to go into a dessert.

It is so easy to make sure you have some ‘garden' in your meals. I try to always stock up on canned veggies and fruits every time they go on sale. They  are really inexpensive in the first place so any time I have no idea what I am going to make, I know for sure that I can make a great country meal. My husband calls them ‘country' meals because they are the kind my grandmother makes. Four veggies and homemade cornbread with a fruit salad for dessert.


Del Monte is also having an awesome “Add Some Garden” Facebook Contest right now. You can visit the Del Monte Facebook page from November 5th through February 4th to enter the Del Monte “Add Some Garden” contest for the chance to win one of the many prizes available, including kitchen appliances, and $25 or $500 gift cards to Williams Sonoma!

There will be five phases during the contest in which Del Monte will feature a different canned variety every two weeks
Green beans (November 5- November 18)
Corn (November 19- December 2)
Tomatoes (December 3- December 16)
Peaches (January 7- January 20)
Pears (January 21- February 3)

You can connect with Del Monte on their website,, on their Facebook, and on their Twitter

The Del Monte product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 15, 7, and 4 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

513 thoughts on “Adding Some Garden with Del Monte #AddSomeGarden”

  1. Del Monte has the BEST cut green beans in the world LOL I can eat an entire can – directly FROM the can – in one sitting. I eat veggies more than anything else, and they MUST be Del Monte. My fave by far.

  2. I like the Del Monte® Citrus Salad. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  3. I tried to enter the "Add Some Garden Del Monte Facebook Giveaway", but for some reason it has some issues on my computer.

  4. I try to keep my new years resolution of loosing weight going strong.. I like the Del Monte French style green beans.
    And yes I have entered Del Monte's Facebook Giveaway

  5. I try to keep my new years resolution of loosing weight going strong.. I like the Del Monte French style green beans.
    I entered the Silver Sphere Book Blast Giveaway and the Swept into the Darkness Giveaway along with the $50 Visa
    Giveaway and 925 iDEAS Book Giveaway. I do not have a Instagram Account.

  6. their canned mixed fruits
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  7. I might enter the Add Some Garden Del Monte Facebook Giveaway, have to look at the particulars.

  8. Yes I entered the Add Some Garden Del Monte Facebook Giveaway and will in the next entry period, maybe.

  9. Yes I am planning on entering the Add Some Garden Del Monte Facebook Giveaway

  10. My favorite Del Monte canned vegetable is the Petite Diced Tomatoes. They are so versatile and used often in my home.

  11. My favorite is the canned peaches-but I have to tell you that the first DelMonte canned vegetable product that I remember trying was the canned zucchini in tomato sauce at my Grandma's house-and that was over 50 years ago.

  12. I grew up with Del Monte fruits and vegetables. High five for the peaches. Yes, I'll enter on facebook.

  13. I've got two favorites: in veggies it's the green beans and in fruits it's the citrus salad. Mmm good. Make my day, Please!

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