Just as a little reminder for next week, each Monday we have what we call Monster Mondays. That’s the day where yours truly selects one lucky monster to be Facebook Famous! That means your monster could be featured on our Playnormous Facebook page and been seen by all of our members on their Monster Profile page.
Winners also receive a super cool Facebook Famous trophy for their Monster Profile! Perhaps a cool trophy could make having to start back to work or school seem not so bad after all.
Hurray for trophies and hurray for Mondays (and Fridays)!
Our resident chef, Chef Bleu from Lunch Crunch 2, couldn’t be prouder. We received so many amazing, healthy, kid-friendly recipes for our Recipalooza event, it was really difficult to pick. Thankfully we were able to get input from our Recipalooza partners at The Kids Cook Monday and Children’s Museum of Houston to make a final decision.
Our first winner is mother of two Allison L, aka monster member Lugaral, from Coventry, Rhode Island. Allison created a split pea soup with a little extra kick called Green Monster Soup. We couldn’t have named it better ourselves.
This recipe is packed with veggies like carrots, split peas, zucchini, squash, and onions. You’ll also find quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah“), a tasty whole grain with a texture similar to whole grain rice. It sounds a bit exotic, but both of Allison’s girls love it!
Our second winner is 9-year-old Megan A, aka monster member Binky, from Redmond, Oregon. Megan created an amazingly healthy muffin recipe, appropriately named Awesome Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins. She used whole wheat flour, applesauce, nonfat milk, bran cereal, and tons of blueberries to keep these treats healthy. Oh my goodness those muffins look amazing!
This is great starter recipe for kids who are interested in getting more involved in cooking. Lots of mixing and mashing with a tasty result! This recipe is available in recipe card format or text only.
To learn more about our winners and what they’ve won as our revered Recipalooza chefs, simply visit the contest winners page and our Playnormous Facebook page. To get copies of these and other healthy recipes, visit our permanent healthy recipes section.
Congratulations to Megan and Allison for their amazing Recipalooza recipes!!
This past Monday we did a pilot run of Recipalooza for Homeschool Day at the Children’s Museum of Houston. I have to say that it was a bigger success than we ever could have hoped for! By our count, almost half of the visitors that entered the museum doors came to see the Playnormous Recipalooza booth. As a result, we got some amazing recipes. Determining our two contest winners is going to be tough.
January 30th is the big day. That’s the day that we officially launch Recipalooza for the public! Join us on Sunday at the Children’s Museum of Houston from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm for some amazing recipe fun. Collect your healthy ingredients and enter them at the Playnormous Recipalooza stations in the PowerScience Lab to get your free apron. Don’t forget that submitting a recipe also gives you a chance to win one of two gift baskets full of goodies from Playnormous and our contest partner The Kids Cook Monday!
Playnormous has teamed up with The Kids Cook Monday to bring you Recipalooza, a fun new contest that asks you to play healthy monster chef for a day. We are challenging children all over the country to create healthy recipes at home every Monday to start the week off right.
All during the month of January, we want you to dream up tasty, healthy, kid-friendly recipe masterpieces and share them with us. Simply log on to the contest page at Playnormous.com starting January 5 to enter your recipe using our list of ingredients. All participants receive a virtual chef ribbon for their Monster Profile and the ability to save and print out their recipe so they can prepare it with their family for Monday night’s dinner!
Only two lucky monster chefs will be selected to win a coveted Revered Recipe Trophy, a gift basket of cool prizes from Playnormous, and a signed copy of Laurie David’s new book The Family Dinner. Both winning recipes will be featured on the Playnormous website and made part of our permanent Playnormous recipe collection.
You can also join the Playnormous team for some recipe fun at The Children’s Museum of Houston. We will be at the museum on January 24 (homeschool only) and January 30 (open to the public). To participate in Recipalooza At The Museum, find the Playnormous table and collect healthy foods in your grocery basket. Have your mom or dad fill out an online contest form at Playnormous.com to enter your recipe into the competition.
All participants will walk away with a Playnormous apron and virtual participation ribbon. When you get home, print out your foodie creation and prepare it with your family on Monday!
Recipalooza ends February 1 so enter your recipe now for your chance to win!
A couple weeks ago we told you about one of our new Playnormous 2.0 features called the Monster Gallery. This is the place were you can submit your monster to win the super special Beast in Show prize!
The new gallery works differently than the one we first launched. What’s so different about it?