First Lady Michelle
Obama (via Twitter @FLOTUS), the USDA, the U.S. Department of Education, and
Epicurious have joined together again for the second Healthy Lunchtime
Challenge in which contestants are asked to submit their best original lunch
recipes inspired by MyPlate (the USDA's user-friendly guide
to healthy eating).
Sounded like something right up my alley. However, only children
ages 8 through 12 and their parents / guardians are invited to compete... which
leaves me and 3yr old Catherine Ruth ineligible.
Here are a few of the favorites we were discussing before
reading all of the rules and terms:
BURGER, FRIES & SHAKE
98% lean ground turkey
& Pepper to taste
1-2 Egg Whites
cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Flax Seeds (We prefer minced pan roasted garlic)
of Soy Sauce
of Rice Wine Vinegar
tsp Montreal Seasoning Mix
Chopped White Button Mushrooms
Chopped Fresh Leaf Spinach (remove stems)
med Tomato chopped
All Ingredients Well and use ice cream scooper to portion on skillet coated
with cooking spray and set to medium high heat. Smash down with spatula and
cook approx. 10-15 minutes on each side until slightly browned. Top with low
fat colby jack, fresh avocado and serve in whole-wheat or multi grain bun
oven to 400 degrees.
Julienne fresh Sweet Potato.
in bowl with spray light Olive Oil.
& Pepper to taste.
in Oven for 20 mins.
Banana and whole or frozen Strawberries (My daughter prefers ripe red
Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Honey (My daughter prefers Nutella)
cup Crushed Ice
of Apple Juice (or fruit juice of preference)
All ingredients until smooth and serve with extra wide colorful milkshake
PANDA DOGS n PEAR COOKIES
(or other brand) 98% Fat Free Turkey Dogs split in the middle.
Asparagus (AKA: Bamboo to Catherine) lightly grilled then placed in split hot dog.
Mozzarella Cheese lined on-top of asparagus spear resting in split hot dog.
Grain or Whole Wheat Pillsbury (or other brand) refrigerated pastry dough.
wrap dough around hot dog and asparagus topped with cheese.
with baked beans.
Nutella lighted smeared between Slices of Red Pear like sandwiches and
then cut into different shapes.
Multi-Grain Bread rolled flat after removing crusts (or flat bread)
Sunbutter or Peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) on bread.
Julienne Granny Smith Apples.
a “raft” of julienned apple atop Sunbutter.
Grapes (or Concord Grapes) lined-up in a row across apples length-wise.
up ingredients with sushi mat (or a flexible placemat) then slice into disks.
“Kid’s 2min Chopsticks” in two minutes by following instructions at: http://dbadaddy.com/blog/2013/4/26/the-right-tools-for-the-right-job-chopsticks-for-kids
Carrots (boiled in water with 1Tsp of honey)
Crackers (broken into ¼ pieces)
sometimes substitute the SB&J Roll with my daughter’s favorite cereal coated cubes
of salmon (cube fresh salmon, soak in milk, coat with ground Quaker Corn
Bran Squares or Oatmeal Brown Sugar Squares, drop in egg wash, then in 2nd bowl of ground cereal then pan