May 3, 2012
This specialty PB&T(Peanut Butter and Tuna) recipe won Justin Brownell a “Chef for a Day” at his junior high school in Wappingers Falls, NY, by entering the “Stirring Up Health™” recipe contest. Justin enjoys getting into the kitchen to try healthy foods and new tastes. “After eating at a Thai restaurant and liking a seafood dish with peanut sauce, I tried to create something similar to fix at home,” he explained. Justin realizes he feels better and is able to perform better at school and during afterschool sports when he’s eating healthy foods.
2 Tbsp. natural creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
½ Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
½ tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp. ginger
½ tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. sweet red chili sauce
2 Tbsp. low fat mayonnaise
½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 (5 oz.) can tuna, packed in water (*Can substitute canned chicken for a PB&C)
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. scallions, sliced
2 Tbsp. walnuts, chopped
¾ c. red cabbage, thinly sliced
6 baby carrots, thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 small whole wheat sandwich wrappers
- Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds in a medium-size microwavable mixing bowl.
- Whisk the heated peanut butter and add the next 9 listed ingredients, mixing well.
- Drain the canned tuna and add to the mixing bowl, along with the cilantro, scallions and walnuts. Toss the ingredients.
- Spread 1/3 of the tuna mixture in the middle of each sandwich wrapper.
- Top each wrapper with 1/3 each of the red cabbage, carrots, and red bell pepper.
- Roll the wrappers up by folding in the long sides first, then rolling from bottom to top, as tight as possible.
- Cut in half on the diagonal.
- Serve with 1% or skim milk and fresh fruit to include all 5 MyPlate food groups in this meal.
For more award-winning recipes from the 2012 Stirring Up Health™ Recipe Contest, click here.
I am thrilled to share the winners of the Stirring Up Health™ National Middle School Recipe Contest this week! Congratulations to Justin, Emma, and to the Switzerland County Middle School FACS class! Winner’s classrooms will experience an entertaining and educational visit from a Johnson & Wales University Chef!
The 2012 award winning recipes are:
PB&T (Peanut Butter and Tuna) – Justin Brownell of Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls, NY.
Fruity Chicken and Rice Salad – Emma Williams of Harding Academy, Searcy, AR.
Brunch Egg Casserole – Kelli Hart, Abby Christman and Paige Works of Mrs. Marzon’s class of Switzerland County Middle School, Vevay, IN.
Click on 2012 Stirring Up Health™ National Middle School Recipe Contest to see their award winning recipes and learn more about the Chef for a Day Grand Prize!
The recipe contest is an interactive tool that Healthy Kids Challenge and our partners Johnson & Wales University and Home Baking Association use to help kids learn to eat, move and enjoy a healthy balance. Students create or modify recipes to make them healthier while also setting individual healthy goals. Creativity flows when you get middle school students in the kitchen!
January 26, 2012
Get kids into the kitchen with these quick and easy to prepare quinoa recipes. They’ll love the versatile little super-grain as it teaches them some handy cooking skills!
- Confetti Quinoa – Thanks to fellow blogger Roxann McCann (the Nursing School Blog) for sharing this easy snack or side dish from KidsHealth.org with us.
- Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad – A taste of summer in this quick recipe from Cooking Light.
- Orange Quinoa Salad – An especially colorful, nutrient-rich recipe also from Cooking Light. This salad can easily go from snack to side dish to main dish with the suggestions provided.
- Quinoa, Spinach, and Walnut Stir-Fry – Simple and fresh ingredients and easy too; thanks to our friends at Relish.
- Mexiquinoa Salad - Another from Relish, and fun for kids to make too.
- Pecan-Quinoa Breakfast Bowl - Yes, quinoa for breakfast!
- Summer Salad of Quinoa and Raisin-stuffed Tomatoes - A yummy California Raisin Board recipe.
- Quookies – Quinoa cookies, that is. Enjoy these when you want a sweet treat with a little extra nutrition. Thanks to the Super Healthy Kids blog for their creativity in cooking for (and with) kids!
- Breakfast Quinoa - Simple, filling and easy for kids to help make!
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad - A tasty side dish, which can easily be made into a main dish if you wish.
Enjoy! Let us know if you like these!