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June 4, 2008

Fruit Salad a la Alexis

Fruit Salad a la Alexis

Last week when Alexis and I were at the grocery store one of the people that worked there gave Alexis a piece of paper that had kid geared recipes on it along with some cartoon character, which I don't remember at the moment, designed to get kids interested in cooking. I didn't want to burst the person's bubble and tell then that Alexis already was interested in cooking so we took the free handout and went home.

When we got home Alexis of course wanted to read the sheet. I glanced over it and there was nothing offensive (i.e. trying to market a specific product to a child) so when she asked me what the main recipe said we read it together. She can read some small words, but she can't read completely by herself yet, though she gets better at doing just that everyday.

The recipe was for a Waldorf type salad. It had apples, grapes, mayonnaise and sugar. (They were actually marketing this as a "healthy" recipe...Um no!) Alexis immediately told me "Let's make this! But I want to add cherries and strawberries." Easy enough. "Oh and Mom no mayonnaise and sugar!" Well I agree with that too. "And when we finish I want for you to put it on your 'bog'!" "Blog..." "That's what I said!"

So today's recipe is directly from Miss G! She also liked this so much she had it for lunch two days in a row! I pointed out that she had had fruit salad many times before, but she told me "Your fruit salad is good, but mine is better!" OK then!

Anyway, so this is the fruit salad that Alexis "came up" with...She's so my child! ;oP

What You'll Need:
1 large apple, chopped
1 cup of grapes
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of sliced cherries

Toss fruit together and serve.

Notes: Any fruit will work.

Posted by Dianne at June 4, 2008 9:01 AM

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That is fantastic! Fantabulous even!

Posted by: Allie at June 4, 2008 1:59 PM

Very cute! Glad she has her mother's wisdom and opted for no mayo and sugar in her salad :-)

Posted by: Karen at June 4, 2008 4:05 PM

That is an adorable story about your daughter. We "cook" in my 2nd grade classroom monthly, and I try to show them healthy snacks that they could try at home. We make smoothies, microwave fresh corn (easiest for a 7 year old), salsa, guacamole, etc. It's amazing to see their pride and their reactions to their creations.

Posted by: Noelle Markus at June 4, 2008 6:50 PM

I agree...Fantabulous! ;o)

I'm a firm believe in getting kids in the kitchen as I've mentioned before. I know with Alexis if she helps make it she'll at least try it and that's always a good thing.

Posted by: Dianne at June 4, 2008 7:55 PM

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