I was recently introduced to a cool new kids’ activity site that will encourage them to “live it up, mess it up, then clean it up” – Clorox Clean-Up Recipes For Fun.
It features two cooking related areas. First, there’s Creative Cooking where kids are encouraged to play with their food and create edible masterpieces. Many of these recipes would be fun for Halloween or birthday parties like Potted Night Crawler Cups, which features gummy worms “crawling” out of dirt made from crushed up Oreos or Ooey Gooey Critters where kids can make “bugs” out of pretzels, peanuts, marshmallows and melted chocolate chips.
Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun also features a Kiddie Cooking section for young Iron Chefs in the making. Sample recipes include "Hands-on" banana muffins, Beans on Toast (one of my kids’ favorites!) and Easy English Muffin Pizza.
While there are a lot of treat recipes in both sections, there are many healthy choices such as Healthy Race Car Snack, Healthy Peanut Butter Dip and Crunchy Cauliflower Salad. Here’s a Creative Cooking recipe I particularly liked because it’s simple, yummy and good for you! And what kids doesn’t like making (and eating) popsicles?
Yummy Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
Ingredients For Fun:
- 2 cups strawberries cut up into pieces
- 2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
- paper cups (approximately 12)
- wooden sticks (approximately 12)
How To Make It:
- Combine strawberries and yogurt. Mix well.
- Fill cups with mixture.
- Cover cups with aluminum foil. Insert stick into each cup.
- Freeze popsicles until they’re firm.
Win an Ultimate Mess Party
To celebrate their new Recipes for Fun site, Clorox has launched the Ultimate Mess Party Sweepstakes. All you need to do is register to their website. By doing so, you’re automatically entered into the grand prize for a chance to win $10,000 toward an Ultimate Mess Party. Plus, you’ll be eligible to INSTANTLY win one of the daily $100 gift cards just for viewing recipes.
In addition, if you share a recipe, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off Clorox® Clean-Up® instantly and receive 10 extra grand prize entries. Also, Clorox Clean-Up is instantly awarding free Clorox® Clean-Up® coupons and $100 gift cards from a variety of retailers for just viewing their recipes.
Check it out and get cooking!
Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on this program, click here and see the Terms link.