The thing that always gets me at festivals and outdoor events such as this is the food. This is not a typical place that you would find healthy food but I decided to do a little research. My son loves Arepas. If you are not familiar with an arepa they are the South American version of a grilled cheese. They are gluten free because they are made from corn meal and the cheese is typically a Mexican type "queso". They are also grilled. Between the pizza, burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken, Arepas are worth trying because they are a little healthier than the typical fare.
If you don't have a festival coming up in your area, consider making Arepas at home. It is a fun and easy way to change things up on the kiddie menu. A recipe that I found to make these yummy and kid friendly treats can be found on the website: My Recipes
For a quick (not perfect) recipe resembling an Arepa take 2 corn tortillas and place a Colby jack or mozzarella cheese in between. Heat pan and brown on each side until cheese is melted.
Arepas are likely a healthier choice when attending these festivals. There are also other healthy choices such as fruit smoothies and of course bringing your own snacks and drinks!
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