Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2016 kids cooking contest aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the sixth year, the company is looking for original, great-tasting and kid-inspired side dish recipes for the Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge.

Children ages 9-12 from across Arizona are encouraged to submit their healthy, and tasty side dish creations for a chance to win a new bike. Contestants can submit recipes anytime between Jan. 1-27. Recipes must be an original recipe for a hot or cold side dish; include at least one fruit and/or vegetable; and be able to be cooked within 20 minutes (not including prep time).

The top five recipes will be selected based on nutritional value, taste and originality. Finalists will be invited to present their creations at a Phoenix Suns home game Feb. 6 at the US Airways Center. After the cooking demonstrations, recipe details will be posted online at for a public vote. Voting will be open from Feb. 6-17.

Visit for complete contest details and to submit a recipe. All entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Jan. 27.



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