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Kids' State Dinner 2015 Winners

buzzz worthy. . .

With nearly one thousand entries submitted to this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, the fifty-five winning recipes were selected based on their healthfulness, taste, originality, affordability, and following USDA’s MyPlate recommendations. Our panel of judges were extremely impressed with the incredible recipes that kids cooked up this year! These young chefs and a parent or guardian will join the First Lady for the Kids’ “State Dinner,” featuring a selection of the winning recipes, followed by a visit to the White House Kitchen Garden on July 10, 2015.



2015 Kids' "State Dinner" Winners

ALABAMA: Jay Wolanzyk, Age 10, Alabama Fancy Fish Tacos  
ALASKA: Sable Scotton, Age 10, Deliciousness Over Rice  
ARIZONA: Nia Thomas, Age 10, Oodles of Zoodles with Avocado Pistachio Pesto  
ARKANSAS: Aspen Smith, Age 11, Arkansas Baked Almond Catfish
CALIFORNIA: Aria Pelaez, Age 9, California Rainbow Taco with Mic-Kale Obama Slaw and Barack-amole
COLORADO: Rain Adams, Age 11, Rain's Turkey Chili
CONNECTICUT: Hannah Betts, Age 10, Hannah’s Eggy Potato Scramble
DELAWARE: Emilie Monnig, Age 12, Spinach Power Salad with Mandarin Vinaigrette  
FLORIDA: Bobby Sena, Age 12, Caribbean Delight
GEORGIA: Corey Jackson Jr., Age 10, Mango-Cango Chicken  
GUAMGracie Giles, Age 9, Y'obama Yakisoba
HAWAII: Luca Casano, Age 11, East Meets West! Chinese Pot Stickers and Tuscan Salad with Aloha Sorbet  
IDAHO: Josie Roll, Age 8, Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken
ILLINOIS: Shreya Patel, Age 9, Garam Masala Quinoa Burger with Raita
INDIANA: Abigail Horne, Age 8, Little Man Lunch
IOWA: Mary McFetridge, Age 11, Mary’s Garden Farfalle Feast
KANSAS: Jasmine Dulan, Age 11, Black Bean Burger with Kale Chips and Jasmine's Freeze Out Smoothie
KENTUCKY: Izzy Washburn, Age 9, Shake It Off with a Turkey Roll  
LOUISIANA: Samuel Davis, Age 11, Sam’s Southern Savoring Salmon Supreme (S to the 5th power)
MAINE: Leo Koch, Age 8, Vegan Superhero Soup
MARYLAND: Braxton Young, Age 8, Quinoa Crusted Spinach Tofu Pie
MASSACHUSETTS: Aster Toole, Age 10, Melting Pot Soup
MICHIGAN: Eva Paschke, Age 12, Fizzle Sizzle Stir Fry
MINNESOTA: Ava Nebben, Age 9, Secret Service Pizza Delight
MISSISSIPPI: Bre Donald, Age 11, Ground Turkey Flower
MISSOURI: Blake Koehr, Age 12, Gateway Crescent
MONTANA: Colton Kuka, Age 9, Hungry Brother’s Stew
NEBRASKA: Grace Brown, Age 8, Fabulous Fish Tacos
NEVADA: Jack Newkirk, Age 9, Eggplant “Obama”san
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ana Bernazzani, Age 8, Corn and Turkey Meatball Lentil Soup with Whole-Wheat Pita Chips
NEW JERSEY: Emma Schramm, Age 9, Crispy-Skin Salmon Over Pasta with Garbanzo Bean Sauce
NEW MEXICO: Hannah Torres, Age 10, New Mexican Style Layered Tostada with Cauliflower Tortilla
NEW YORK: Julia Rissberger, Age 11, Spinach and Apple Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette and Whole-Grain Cheese Pennies
NORTH CAROLINA: Alexander Tschegg, Age 8, Curried Chickpeas with Baked Tofu over Cilantro Rice
NORTH DAKOTA: Carter Cassola, Age 11, Stuffed Peppers Delite
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: Claire Park, Age 9, Rota Sweet Potato Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
OHIO: Sydney Mazik, Age 12, S.S. Asparagus Pie
OKLAHOMA: Riley Higgins, Age 9, M“eggs”ican Quesadillas with Pineapple Dipping Sauce
OREGON: Phoebe Garrett, Age 11, Phoebe's Phish Tacos with Kale Chips
PENNSYLVANIA: Sydney Tyner, Age 11, Chicken Taco Tower
PUERTO RICO: Felix Gonzalez, Age 11, Wrap It Up
RHODE ISLAND: Clara Aizenman, Age 11, Mexican–Jewish Barley Pozole
SOUTH CAROLINA: Summer LaPress, Age 9, Pan-Roasted Grouper with Carolina Gold Rice Salad
SOUTH DAKOTA: Griffin Storm, Age 8, Storm of Deliciousness BBQ Chicken Soup
TENNESSEE: Evie Braude, Age 9, Farro with a Tennessee Twist
TEXAS: Jianna Garcia, Age 10, Couscous Salad with Chicken, Artichoke, and Lemon Skewers and Tangy Texas Tzatziki 
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS: Jalani Phillips Jr., Age 10, Hurricane Salmon and Lentil Patties
UTAH: Indiana Coyle, Age 8, Mix It Up Sushi
VERMONT: Maya Elliott, Age 10, Maya's Delicious Vegetarian Little Lasagnas
VIRGINA: Simone Spalding, Age 8, Rainbow Chili
WASHINGTON: Simone Harvey, Age 10, Teriyaki Chicken with Cabbage Salad
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Timothy Burke, Age 8, Vegetable Confetti Spring Rolls
WEST VIRIGINA: Reagan Blasher, Age 10, Honey Baked Salmon with Spinach Quinoa, Pineapple Salsa, and Cucumber-Dill Dipping Sauce
WISCONSIN: Anna Ganser, Age 10, Mediterranean Rockin’ Roasted Vegetables in Cool Cucumber Boats
WYOMING: Dillon Andrews, Age 12, Indian Tacos