MINNEAPOLIS - As the countdown continues to Super Bowl 52, kid chefs showed off their healthy recipes as part of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's Super Snack Challenge.
Ten kids, ages 8-14, were selected from more than 400 applicants to make their recipes for a panel of celebrity judges. On Tuesday, they presented their snacks at Breaking Bread Café in north Minneapolis.
Sanjay Redd, 13, of St. Paul is an eighth-grader at Highland Middle School. Redd prepared a fruit and granola snack that included turmeric and cinnamon.
"I felt honored because they picked me out of 400 kids and I felt like it's a good opportunity to do it, too," Redd said.
Sonal Redd said her son cooks a lot.
"He likes to make all kinds of stuff. Always wanting to be in the kitchen," she said.
Celebrity judges included our Sven Sundgaard and chef Andrew Zimmern. Zimmern talked about the MNSBHC Legacy Fund's 52 Weeks of Giving campaign--which awards 52 communities with grants related to improving the health and wellness of young kids.
"We're able to take a moment, the Super Bowl, and turn it into a legacy. I think for years and years to come we're going to look back on this year of giving as something to be really proud of as we see its impact across the state," Zimmern said.
The MNSBHC Legacy Fund awarded a $50,000 grant to Appetite for Change. The nonprofit uses food as a tool building health, wealth and social change in north Minneapolis. The grant was provided by Newman's Own Foundation.
The winner of the Super Snack Challenge will be announced at the Kids' Tailgate Party--during Super Bowl week festivities. Altogether, the 10 "All-Pro" chefs will help the host committee award nearly $60,000 to local charities.