Ready 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
1 cup strawberries
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
Olive oil, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chips (baked chips for a healthier option)
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!
- 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.