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With summer fruits in abundance, we wanted to get the kiddos involved in creating a fun and colorful fruit salsa this summer. While I love having the kids help out in the kitchen, the idea of my little ones using knives scares me a little. I've got tools to make it easier to cook with your kids and a fun fruit salsa recipe. 

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Okay a lot. Since my kiddos are only 6 and (almost) 2, I was excited to find this set of nylon knives from Curious Chef (note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link). These knives have a serrated nylon cutting edge with a blunt tip and are much safer for skin than metal. The handles are made to fit little hands with soft touch button grips.

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I set up both of my kids with their own cutting boards, a nylon knife and some strawberries to chop up.

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Both of them really loved using these knives and they did great! I was surprised at how easily the nylon knives cut our fruit. It felt really safe letting the kids help and the kids gained confidence and enjoyed helping me make our healthy fruit salsa for snack. With the nylon knives I wasn't worried about them cutting their little fingers, which took some of the stress off.

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The other Curious Kids tool we used was the Fruit and Vegetable Peeler (check out the full set here(note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link). This tool is made with real stainless steel and will require a little more practice from my kids before they feel more comfortable with this tool. Just like the nylon knives, the fruit peeler has a ergonomically designed handle and is dishwasher safe.

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Now that I shared our new favorite kitchen gadgets it's time to share our yummy fruit salsa recipe with you!

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Fruit Salsa Ingredients 

  • Strawberries (1 medium package)
  • Mango (1)
  • Kiwi (2)
  • Strawberry Jam - 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon sugar pita chips

Fruit Salsa Directions

  1. Chop your mango, kiwi and strawberries.
  2. In a medium bowl mix your fruit with about 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam.
  3. Serve with cinnamon sugar pita chips for dipping.
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