Winning Delaware Recipe for Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

braeden-mannering-tortilla-recipeYes, yes I know I forgot to tell you about the actual recipe that made me be able to go to The White House.

It’s a taco bowl, well, I called it the Tortilla Bowl Deluxe.

I really like tacos but they don’t hold much and they are really messy. So if you use a taco bowl then you can make it yourself and it will hold more. To make a recipe that kids would like to eat at lunch I wanted it to be fun. It’s also colorful because I used a lot of different color vegetables.

DE-Tortilla-Bowl-Deluxe 1So first you need grilled chicken strips. I can’t have things with too much spices because it will upset my stomach. I have a fructose and lactose intolerance and tummy problems. So my chicken is just salt, pepper and lemon juice. So chicken strips and then you add diced tomatoes (I can only eat tomatoes in moderation so I can’t have many in my bowl), orange sweet pepper diced, avocado diced and sprinkled with grated Monterrey jack cheese (Lactose free). You can add salt and pepper if you want. Then on the side you should have fruit because that means you have had all the food groups on the My Plate. I chose pineapples and cantaloupe. I can’t have grapes and watermelon because they have too much fructose but I really wish I could have them, too.

So that is the recipe that helps me to in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

Official Tortilla Bowl Deluxe Recipe link.

For the complete 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook, click here.

I met Nancy Johnson and Spencer Graves from 93.7 WSTW

braeden-mannering-wstwThis morning we went to the 93.7 WSTW radio station. I got to watch Nancy Johnson, Spencer Graves and three interns do what they do behind the scenes on the radio. It’s very cool. But I still just want to be an archaeologist.

They interviewed me about my winning recipe from the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. They said the taco bowl sounds really good.

I also got to tell them about my project Brae’s Brown Bags. It was really fun and I felt really happy.

You can listen to my interview in the sidebar of this website.

Thank you WSTW!

My time on Good Day Philadelphia

Mommy and Me on set

I was on Good Day Philadelphia today which is a show you can watch on Fox News. I met a lot of people including Mike Jerrick, he is a news anchor.

Ganesh, the winner from Pennsylvania was on also. We had our winning recipes with us and Mike taste tested them. He really liked my dish the Tortilla Bowl Deluxe.

Mike Jerrick is very funny. He made us laugh.

It seemed to go very fast and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to be on TV.

Local Kid Chefs Visit White House & Cook Up Healthy Dishes

I’m going to The White House

Braeden Mannering Delaware WinnerTomorrow I am going to get on a train and go to Washington, D.C.

I have never been on a train before and I’m really excited.

I created a healthy recipe for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and my recipe won. There were 1,300 recipes and 54 were selected as winners. All the winners and one parent will attend the Kids’ State Dinner at The White House on July 9, 2013.

My picture is in the top right corner of the cookbook.

I am very excited!