The Kid-Friendly Cherry Recipe Contest opens in a new tab came to a head on Saturday, July 23rd, where the three finalist recipes created by bloggers were pitted against each other in a cherry battle.The judges? Hungry kids attending the Whole Foods Market Kids Club at the Lamar store in Austin. The recipes? These three delicious kid-friendly recipes with seven ingredients or less, featuring cherries plus at least two other fruits or veggies:
Cherry Apple Peach Crisp opens in a new tab from Angela Grassi from the PCOS Nutrition blog opens in a new tab
Cherry Eggrolls with Honeyed Yogurt opens in a new tab from Megan Myers of Stetted opens in a new tab
Cherry Slaw Salad opens in a new tab from Chris Arpante of Mele Cotte opens in a new tab
Kids not only enjoyed these three sweet, delicious cherry recipes, but they carefully tasted and voted by placing cherries in a jar representing their favorite recipe. Afterwards, they enjoyed activities such as a cherry pit spitting contest (the winner made it an amazing 23 feet!) and playing “pin the cherry on the sundae.”When the cherry-filled festivities had to come to an end and the cherries were tallied, the Cherry Apple Peach Crisp opens in a new tab came out on top. For her efforts, recipe creator and blogger, Angela will receive a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market. Cherry Eggrolls with Honeyed Yogurt was the runner up for a $100 gift card with Cherry Slaw Salad in a close third for a $50 gift card.Thanks to all the bloggers who participated in this contest that helped bring delicious cherries and fresh produce to the front of kids’ plates this summer.