Disclosure: This blog post was commissioned by Honest® Kids. I was compensated for my time and the cost of ingredients, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
If you follow Eats Amazing on Instagram you may have spotted in my Instagram stories that earlier this month I packed up my fun food tools and headed off to Go! Organic festival in London. I was there for a day of fantastic food workshops with Honest® Kids and I had such a great day!
You may have also seen from previous blog posts that I’ve been working with Honest® Kids this summer to develop some creative and delicious recipes for kids inspired by their yummy range of organic juice drinks, made simply with fruit juice, water and natural flavourings, and I was delighted to be asked to run a series of fun food workshops at the Go! Organic festival too.
I arrived bright and early to the meet the Honest® Kids team, have a quick tour of the Go! Organic festival venue and get our preparations underway for a day of getting creative with food.
Most of the workshops took place outside in the Honest® Kids area, which was beautifully designed and made from wood and natural materials - the perfect setting to complement their delicious organic drinks, which of course were freely available all day for everyone to taste. Fortunately the British weather was kind to us and we even got some sunshine too!
In order to ensure that as many families as possible could participate in the fun food workshops, we decided to stick to just one recipe for the day - the Fruity Bug Oatcakes that I created earlier this summer for Honest® Kids.
For each workshop, I demonstrated the recipe from the stage area and the families followed along from their own little tables in front of it. We prepared all of the fruit in advance which meant that even the smallest children could safely take part, spreading cream cheese on their oatcakes and creating their own fruit art on top.
It was such a lovely experience, all of the children who took part behaved beautifully and did a great job making their own fruit art oatcakes. We had some great design variations, from dragonflies to ladybirds, smiley faces to pretty patterns, it was amazing to see such creativity from the children putting their own spin on the original recipe idea!
The children enjoyed tasting their fruit creations too, and I had some great feedback from many of the parents who loved this fun organic snack idea.
After a morning of busy workshops outside, I headed indoors to the Go! Organic kitchen stage to present my fruit recipe to the rest of the festival goers. To accompany me on the big stage, I enlisted the help of some of the children from the audience, who did a brilliant job of creating their bug oatcakes alongside me!
Once my day of workshops was complete, I helped to pack up my equipment and then took a stroll around the rest of Go! Organic to soak up the atmosphere and check out everything else the festival had to offer. I really enjoyed it, there was so much going on and of course gorgeous organic foods and products on every stall.
It was a real family friendly event, with vintage fairground rides and loads of free activities for the kids to enjoy, including rock painting, basket making and fun food workshops on offer in the Honest® Kids area.
There was a really lovely atmosphere to the festival, some great bands playing on the stage outside all day and plenty of organic street food to keep everyone going.
Inside the venue there were even more stalls and several demonstration areas, all beautifully decorated with bright and happy bunting under a ceiling of starry lights. The facilities were great too, including plenty of nice clean toilets, a vital thing to consider if you have small children in tow!
It was really good to be able to see, try out and buy so many organic products all in one place and a great way to encourage the switch to using more organic products in the future.
If you or your kids would like to try making the fun bug oatcakes that we made in our workshops at home, check out the recipe here: Fruity Bug Oatcakes, or why not try one of the other recipes I created for Honest® Kids; Funny Face Sweet Fruit Wraps or Owl Yogurt Bowls.
Each recipe was inspired by the delicious fruits found in the Honest® Kids drinks, which are made from just organic fruit juices, water and natural flavourings.
There are three flavours in the Honest® Kids range (Appley Ever After, Berry Berry Good and Twisted Tropical Punch) and they each contain no added sugar, are low in calories and are sweetened only with fruit juice, making them a great choice of drink to help keep kids refreshed this summer.
They’re also certified organic by the Soil Association, which means that all the ingredients have been grown and managed without manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers.
Honest® Kids drinks are available to buy from all big supermarkets, including Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Co-op, Tesco and ASDA.
A huge thank you from me to Honest® Kids for inviting me to take part in Go! Organic festival, I really did have a fantastic day!