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White House Lunch Recipes
Can you imagine having lunch at the White House? That dream came true for 54 kids who won a healthy recipe contest. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge asked kids from every state to create original, tasty, and healthy lunchtime recipes. More than 1,300 recipes were submitted.
The winners were invited to the Kids State Dinner at the White House, where they met First Lady Michelle Obama and some recipes were served for lunch. Even President Barack Obama stopped by to say hello.
Would you like to make your own White House lunch? Try these recipes from the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook and you'll get a taste of what was served at the White House. Grab an adult assistant and get cooking! (Thanks to the White House and Epicurious magazine, which supplied some of the photos.)
Breeze Petty, 11, of Wyoming, upped the nutrition and fiber in this recipe by adding zucchini and creating Zucchini Cornbread. It was served as an appetizer at the Kids' State Dinner.
Olivia Neely, 10, of Kansas, cleverly included veggies both in her pizza crust and on top of it. Her Fun Mini Pizza With Veggies start with a cauliflower crust and include a long list of toppings, including lean ground beef, squash, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and almonds.