Restaurant Kelly Liken is teaming up with eight-year-old “rising star chef” Nicholas Hornbostel and Sowing Seeds for Eagle County’s own version of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Hornbostel was this year’s winner of the Epicurious Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and a participant in Sowing Seeds’ summer camp, which offers a hands-on culinary and environmental curriculum for kids.
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which aims to promote healthy eating habits and sustainable agricultural practices among school-aged children. Nicholas was invited as a special guest to the 2013 White House “State Dinner” for his Sushi Salad recipe that claimed victory in the Epicurious Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Chef Kelly Liken is a proponent of “Let’s Move” and the local Eagle County representative of the First Lady’s initiative.
Starting with the recipe and short essay submission deadline November 1st, children ages 8 – 12 residing in Eagle County can compete for the opportunity to be celebrated at Colorado’s version of the “State Dinner” hosted at Restaurant Kelly Liken. Recipes must be original and follow USDA’s healthy MyPlate guidelines (visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for more info). Each food group must be represented in the recipe including whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy and half the meal must be comprised of fruits and/or veggies.
Ten finalists will be chosen from the recipe submission to compete in a cook-off at Hornbostel’s school, Edwards Elementary school on November 11th. A panel of judges will select three winning recipes and invite those children and their parents to the honorary “State Dinner” hosted by Hornbostel at Restaurant Kelly Liken on November 15th.
For more information on Sowing Seeds, please visit www.vvf.org/vvf/info/education.sowingseeds.aspx.