Join us at the Kids Food Festival

Kids Food FestReady for some kid-friendly fun? Grab the little ones and join Cooking Light at the Kids Food Festival on March 2nd & 3rd in NYC! Enjoy an exciting weekend filled with interactive cooking demos, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and tons of family-focused fun.

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION! For the full event schedule, more information, and to purchase tickets to hands-on cooking classes ($25 per child), visit www.kidsfoodfestival.com.

And for a taste of the delicious fun you’ll find at the Fest, try whipping up this fresh fruit salsa with your kids!

Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa

By Cricket Azima

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes

1 cup strawberries

1 mango

2 kiwifruit

1 seedless cucumber

2 different colored bell peppers

1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans

1 (8-ounce) can corn

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 limes

Olive oil, to taste

Salt and pepper, to taste

Chips (baked chips for a healthier option)

Directions:

1 Dice tomatoes, strawberries, mango, kiwifruit, cucumber, and peppers and place in a medium mixing bowl.

2 Add beans and corn to the bowl and stir together.

3 Tear or chop cilantro leaves and add to the bowl.

4 Dress salsa with lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Mix well and eat with chips!

Bite-Sized Tips:

  • Hands-On Helping: Kids can help cut fruits and vegetables with a kid-friendly safety knife.
  • Include the Whole Family: Even the youngest helpers can wash the produce and tear the fresh herbs.
  • Balance is Best: For great guidelines, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.
  • Make Smart Food Choices: Ask kids to pick three favorite fruits instead of fruits listed above! Vote on a bean variety instead of cannellini beans. Have the family choose between cilantro and mint.

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