To honor the 54 children and their parents who participated as winners in the Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge, I am going to be highlighting specific recipes that won the challenge. I will also have the opportunity to introduce you to some pretty amazing kids that have become veritable celebrities as Junior Chefs.
The first recipe I will be spotlighting is from 8-year old Myka Smith-Jackson from Kentucky. She submitted the winning recipe “Myka’s Perfect Curry Chicken Wraps”. We think it is a perfect back-to-school lunch recipe, so the timing is right given that many schools are starting right around this time of year. Myka is a Let’s Move! poster-child, enjoying healthy eating and participating in Zumba and karate.
Myka attends Madeline Breckinridge Elementary School in Lexington Kentucky and is in the 3rd grade. She is very outgoing, creative, and ambitious. Myka has a natural passion to cook and loves to try new recipes. Her favorite food television personality is Paula Deen who is on the food network channel. We hope you are inspired by Myka.
Here is a wonderful article about Myka’s trip to the White House from Kentucky.com:
Myka says, “I was on the Internet, and was thinking, You know, anything can be made into a wrap. So I decided that I’d make a curry chicken wrap. For a side: sliced strawberries and a fruit and yogurt smoothie.” Myka’s recipe calls for grilled chicken, but you can use any kind of cooked chicken.
Here is Myka’s recipe—we hope you enjoy it!
Makes 2 to 4 servings
–2 grilled skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
-2 stalks celery, chopped
-1 red apple, peeled and diced
-1/4 cup raisins
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper
2 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, apple, raisins, mayonnaise, and curry powder. Stir to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Divide the mixture between the tortillas, and wrap tightly around the filling from bottom to top, overlapping one end, burrito style. Cut the wraps in half to serve.