In April, we posted ways parents and children can eat healthfully at home. One of the suggestions we made was to create your own dishes for a chance to win the White House Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Earlier this month, winners were announced and invited to the 2015 Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by the First Lady.
Nearly 1,000 recipes were submitted by children between the ages of eight to 12, but only one winner was selected from each of the U.S. states, District of Columbia, and the United States' four territories. Each recipe had a headnote addressing what inspired each child to come up with their original recipe. Some mentioned health concerns while others were inspired by their ethnic background. To see this year's winners' recipes, click here.
Some of our favorites include the "Spinach and Apple Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette and Whole-Grain Cheese Pennies" from Julia Rissberger, an 11 year-old from New York and the "California Rainbow Taco with Mic-kale Obama Slaw and Barack-amole" from Aria Palaez, a nine year-old from California.