12-year old Kendall girl wins place on #MichelleObama’s #Healthylunchtime Challenge

platedFirst Lady #MichelleObama #Healthylunchtimechallenge is part of her program for kids to eat healthy.  Twelve-year old Kendall girl,Olivia LaRochelle,  wasone of the challenge winners.  She and her mother, Naylet LaRochelle, attended the #kidsstatedinner at the White House hosted by Michelle Obama.  Hear all about their experience and how she created the recipe on Linda’s Food News and Views at www.WLRN.org.

Here is Olivia’s winner recipe.


Yield: 4 servings

For the Fish Cake

3/4 pound skinless largemouth bass, or any white- meat fish such as cod, cut into small pieces

1 egg white

1 cup cooked brown rice

1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

For the salsa

1 1/4 cups diced mango

1 1/4 cups diced strawberries

1 cup diced avocado

3/4 cup diced cucumber

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

For the Orange-You-Glad yogurt sauce

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt

3 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Orange wedges, for garnishing

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except breadcrumbs. Form mixture into 4 patties, pressing each patty together so it holds its shape. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Put breadcrumbs on a plate and roll the patties in the breadcrumbs. Place each patty on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until light golden brown and fish is cooked through.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, toss salsa ingredients until well combined. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for yogurt sauce.

Top each fish cake with salsa and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with additional cilantro if you wish. Serve with orange wedges.

Per serving: 341 calories; 8 g fat; 45 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein