MyPlate Kids' Place


For the last three years, the White House has challenged America's junior chefs to create original lunchtime recipes that were healthy, affordable, delicious, and followed the nutritional guidelines of MyPlate. The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook contains the most recent group of 54 winning recipes -- some of which were featured at the Kids' State Dinner at the White House. This event, which was hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, celebrated the ingenuity of the budding young chefs. The 2013 and 2012 cookbooks are also available to download.

Treat your taste buds to these yummy recipes created and tested by kids just like you!!

Garden Stir-Fry
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Chef Kaitlyn
from Minnesota
Zucchini Pancakes & Passion Fruit Smoothie
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Chef Sakari
from U.S. Virgin Islands

Sushi Salad
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Chef Nicholas
from Colorado

Wisconsin Solar
Oven–Simmered Chili

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Chef Liam
from Wisconsin

Hungry for more recipes??Search for recipes and build a menu on the What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl website.

The What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is an interactive tool to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping. The site features a searchable database of healthy recipes, options to save recipes to a cookbook, print recipe cards, and share recipes via social media.


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And remember, when it's time to eat at home, at school, at a friend's house... Think "MyPlate"!


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