Portland girl's kale salad wins her seat at 'Kids' State Dinner' at White House

Hannah Conte prepares her All Kale Caesar salad (KATU News photo).png

A 12-year-old Portland girl will go to Washington, DC next month for a "Kids' State Dinner" at the White House.

Hannah Conte's creation, All Kale Caesar!, was submitted to First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Conte won the Oregon contest, and will in turn join Mrs. Obama for a special dinner on July 14.

More than 1,200 8 to 12-year-olds nationwide entered the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge this year. They were tasked with creating a healthy, affordable and original lunch recipe.

Here's the recipe for Conte's All Kale Caesar! salad:

DRESSING:

2 CUPS OLIVE OIL

2TBLSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE

PINCH OF SALT

JUICE OF ONE LEMON

1 CODDLED EGG

(MIX ALL TOGETHER)

ADD GRINDED PEPPER AND TRUFFLE SALT

CHOP UP BLACK OLIVES

ADD TO SALAD ALONG WITH SALMON AND DRESSING, TOSS

A free downloadable and printable e-cookbook of the winning recipes will be available at this link on July 14.

Here's a full list of winners and their creations:

ALABAMA: Green Chicken Wrap and Fruit-tacular Salad, Lael Jefferson, Age 11

ALASKA: Wrapped Alaska Denali Style and Spinach Smoothie, Denali Schijvens, Age 9

AMERICAN SAMOA: Breadfruit, Taro, and Garlic Chicken Trio, Amelie Chen, Age 9

ARIZONA: Scarlet's Southwest Barack-A-Bowl, Scarlet Summers, Age 10

ARKANSAS: Asian in Arkansas, Lily Radtke, Age 11

CALIFORNIA: Cannon's California Rolls, Cannon Meiers, Age 8

COLORADO: Hannah's Sweet and Savory Chicken and Peaches, Hannah Skalicky, Age 10

CONNECTICUT: Springtime Lunchtime, Kalaya Moody, Age 10

DELAWARE: Caribbean Fiesta!, Jamal Bin-Yusif, Age 11

FLORIDA: Bountiful Florida Fish "BFF" Cakes, Olivia LaRochelle, Age 12

GEORGIA: Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Bolognese, Jackson Kelly, Age 8

GUAM: Quinoa-Crusted Katsu Curry with Cauliflower Rice, Grayson Giles, Age 8

HAWAII: Poke Me Ke Aloha, Kaira Grace Pan, Age 9

IDAHO: Super Stars and Stripes Salmon Patty, Jacob Russell, Age 8

ILLINOIS: West Wing Chicken with Secret Service Noodles, Maggie Smith, Age 11

INDIANA: Chicken Tikka Pita with Cucumber Raita, Shakthi Ramachandran, Age 8

IOWA: American Gothic Calzones, Lola Shorney, Age 11

KANSAS: Lentil Tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Drizzle, Joey Heidari, Age 12

KENTUCKY: One Bag Bluegrass Bake!, Will Bingham, Age 10

LOUISIANA: Sweet Savory Dip-tastic Louisiana Power Lunch, Owen Osborne, Age 8

MAINE: Quinoa Chickpea Salmon Rolls with Salad, Scout Bookham, Age 8

MARYLAND: Maryland Crab Lettuce Cups, Colby Trenor, Age 9

MASSACHUSETTS: Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cake, Abby Newman, Age 10

MICHIGAN: Super Stuffed Squash, Ethan Yodzevicis, Age 10

MINNESOTA: Alexandra's Refreshing Watermelon Salad, Alexandra Steele, Age 9

MISSISSIPPI: Kickin' Cauliflower Shrimp and Grits, Aniya Madkin, Age 10

MISSOURI: Tropical Vacation with Catfish and Quinoa, Abhijith Jenkins, Age 11

MONTANA: Bison in a Field, Brooke DuCharme, Age 8

NEBRASKA: Tasty Veggie Tacos, Lauren Hinrichs, Age 10

NEVADA: Veggie-Packed Indian Lentils, Skylar McGough, Age 8

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Teeny Zucchini Triangular Panini, Jude VanderHooven, Age 8

NEW JERSEY: Gianna's Salmon Paradise, Gianna Malecki, Age 8

NEW MEXICO: Green Chili Cheese Roll and Lime Jicama Fries, McLean Knight, Age 10

NEW YORK: Chicken Cheeseball Kabobs on Veggie Spaghetti, Danielle Mazlish, Age 10

NORTH CAROLINA: Korean Lentil Patties, Mena Choi, Age 10

NORTH DAKOTA: Red Potato Boat with 3 Bean Bison Chili, Stella Halverson, Age 8

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: Chicken Kebab Lettuce Wraps, Fanai Staffler, Age 9

OHIO: Chicken Sausage Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Wyatt Rosengarten, Age 9

OKLAHOMA: Okie Pride Brown Rice with Chicken and Vegetables, Maya Jacob, Age 10

OREGON: All Kale Caesar!, Hannah Conte, Age 12

PENNSYLVANIA: Sunny's Omelette and Bo's Patriotic Parfait, Ava Terosky, Age 9

PUERTO RICO: Oat! My Tropical Pizza, Victor Junniel Rivera, Age 10

RHODE ISLAND: Peace in the Middle East Soup and Salad, Pablo Aizenman, Age 10

SOUTH CAROLINA: Carolina Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, Kiana White, Age 12

SOUTH DAKOTA: Catch of the Day Fish Tacos, Josh Weissenberger, Age 11

TENNESSEE: Awesome Baked Falafel with Mango Salsa, Leya Alani, Age 9

TEXAS: Tex-Mex Veg-Head Lasagna, Priya Patel, Age 10

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS: Healthy Chicken, Orin Hayes, Age 12

UTAH: American Flag Ravioli in Creamy Garden Sauce, Daniela Bergantz, Age 10

VERMONT: Go Local Lunch!, Miranda Gallagher, Age 8

VIRGINIA: Victory at Yorktown, Kathryn Duvall, Age 10

WASHINGTON: Salish Sea Kedgeree, Lukas Anderson, Age 10

WASHINGTON, D.C.: D.I.Y. Sushi, Elena Sotobashi, Age 8

WEST VIRGINIA: Grace's Supermeal: Cool Couscous and Berry Healthy Dessert, Grace Landini, Age 12

WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Cranberry Chickpea Salad, Raya El-Hajjar, Age 8

WYOMING: Chicken and Veggie Salad, Hannah Andreen, Age 11


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