Spring Break Fun: Kid Friendly Cooking Challenge

February 24, 2016
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Looking for something fun and healthy to do with your kids during Spring Break? Get them in the kitchen for a fun cooking challenge that kids of any age will dig.

So you’ve got yourself a budding young chef at home? Spring break is a perfect opportunity to get in the kitchen with your kid and do something fun and healthy. Why not create an at home cooking challenge with your kids and their friends?

The tiniest of hands can work in the kitchen with the right ingredient. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and available year-round in the frezer section of your local grocery. Gather your kids and friends plus the ingredients needed to make ‘Nana Berry Smoothie  and Blueberry Soba Noodle Salad. Put everyone into teams and set them free with a recipe, ingredients and their imaginations. Parents can have fun and be the judges and vote on which dish looks most like the photos that accompany the recipe on www.bcblueberry.com. Don’t worry, these recipes are kid tested and approved but also delicious!

‘NANA BERRY SMOOTHIE

Developed for the BCBC by Edible Canada at the Market

Yields: 4 portions

recipe-nanaberrysmoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen2 Bananas
  • 1 ½ cup Plain yogurt
  • ½ cup Unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • 2 tbsp Flax seeds, ground
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 ½ cups Water

Directions

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

BLUEBERRY SOBA NOODLE SALAD

Yields 6 cups

recipe-blueberrysoba

Ingredients

Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Fresh orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Honey

Salad:

  • 4 cups (600 g) Soba/buckwheat noodles, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup (150 g) B.C blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup (100 g) Extra firm tofu or cooked chicken, cubed
  • ½ cup (65 g) Mandarin segments, chopped
  • ½ cup (50 g) Snap peas, chopped
  • ½ cup (50 g) Carrot, 1″ long thin julienne
  • ¼ cup (30 g) Bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Sesame Seeds-optional

               

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients until combined.
  • Add all the prepared salad ingredients and toss with the vinaigrette.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

These recipes and many more featuring B.C. blueberries can be found at www.bcblueberry.com.