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Posted by Alexander Aylward, Indiana on August 16, 2012
"These are my favorite foods, and we came up with this when we put them all together," says Alexander. "This is my actual lunch a lot of the time." While the recipe calls for grilled chicken, you can use any type of cooked chicken or even slices of turkey breast. Alexander likes to have this with milk and some blueberries or raspberries for dessert. –Alexander Aylward, age 8, Indiana
Posted by Elena Guylay, Idaho on August 16, 2012
Posted by Haley Matthews on August 16, 2012
Posted by Deborah Goncalves, Florida on August 16, 2012
“I came up with this lunch because my grandmother always made this for my mother and taught the recipe to her,” says Deborah. She likes to serve this with a baby arugula and greens salad with a blue-cheese vinaigrette and watermelon cut up to look like fries. –Deborah Goncalves, age 12, Florida Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 cups bulgur wheat
Posted by Jourdann Latney, Delaware on August 16, 2012
"My aunt introduced me to chickpeas, and I grow tomatoes and mint in the yard," reports Jourdanne. "This is a high-protein vegetarian lunch. I serve sliced cucumbers with this, and grapes or orange slices for dessert. Beverage choice is plain or flavored water or seltzer water." –Jourdann Latney, age 12, Delaware  Makes 4 servings
Posted by Betsy DaSilva, Conneticut on August 16, 2012
Posted by Sean Reichbach, California on August 16, 2012
Posted by Trey Sims, Arkansas on August 16, 2012
"This is one of Trey's favorite salads," says mom Carrie. "We serve it with a whole-grain baguette to get all of the food groups in. This is a great-tasting, healthy lunch that my kids enjoy because there are so many flavors and textures."  Trey likes this with raspberry vinaigrette, but a simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing would be delicious, too. —Trey Sims, age 12, Arkansas
Posted by Harrison Booker, Oklahoma on August 16, 2012
Posted by Logan Kendall, Ohio on August 16, 2012
“I came up with this idea one Memorial Day. My grandma made a Veggie Pizza, and when I heard about this contest, I made up my own wrap,” says Logan. “I would serve grapes or carrots with this.” –Logan Kendall, age 11, Ohio  Makes 3 servings  Ingredients: 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
Posted by Robert Robinson, Oregon on August 16, 2012
Posted by Evan Clark, Pennsylvania on August 16, 2012
Posted by Aaron Blust, Alaska on August 16, 2012
Aaron tells us that they eat a lot of salmon in Alaska. He and mom Jeanne say these wraps taste great with smoked salmon but you can also use cooked or canned salmon, or other types of fish, such as halibut, rockfish, or even canned tuna. "This is a great way to use up leftover salmon, rice, and whatever vegetables are in the refrigerator," says Jeanne.
Posted by Ariana Lugo, Puerto Rico on August 16, 2012
Ariana’s mom, Tania, says, “Sushi for Kids is a recipe that I have been trying with my kids, and they love it. It's easy to make, healthy, and fun to prepare with the kids,” she says. “They usually prepare it and serve a papaya shake on the side.” —Ariana Lugo, age 9, Puerto Rico Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 2 slices oven-roasted ham
Posted by Eva Farley, South Dakota on August 16, 2012
Eva’s family loves egg salad, but they know it needed “a healthy makeover. Enter Greek yogurt,” says Eva. They use yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream. Their egg-cellent sandwich is on whole-wheat bread, and they pair it with fruit kabobs, layering grapes, strawberries, and bananas. – Eva Farley, age 8, South Dakota  Makes 4 servings Ingredients: