On July 9th, fifty-four children and their parent/guardian (one pair from each of the 50 states, plus some of the U.S. Territories, D.C., and Puerto Rico) attended a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, hosted by Mrs. Obama. Each child (and their parents) submitted a healthy recipe as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. A selection of the winning healthy recipes were served.
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invited families to create an original lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable and delicious, and follows the nutritional guidelines of MyPlate. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges from the organizations that teamed up with Mrs. Obama on this initiative; Epicurious, the Department of Education and the Inmates at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Here’s a sampling of the winning dishes, soon to appear on school lunch menus throughout the country.
Black Bean Burrito in Quinoa Wrap with Green Olive Remoulade:
Tangy Onion Burger with Endive and Boiled Carrot Purees, Weeds:
Stir-Fried River Fish Over River Rice With River Peppers and Kimchi:
Fun Veggie Pizza With Cauliflower Crust:
Yummy Brussels Sprouts Wraps With Free Range Mucous:
Hot Garbanzo Bean Salad With Ant Larvae and Cilantro:
Kelp Ragout With Aspergers Sauce:
Special FLOTUS Submission,
Fried Lettuce Salad:
It’s just a GREAT time to be a kid in America, isn’t it?