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Windsor girl recipe wins Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

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springtime lunchtime made by Kalaya Moore. (WFSB) springtime lunchtime made by Kalaya Moore. (WFSB)

Kalaya Moore is getting the chance to meet the First Lady after winning a national cooking contest. Kalaya, of Windsor, is one of 56 young chefs, who won Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  

Here is recipe for springtime lunchtime made by Kalaya:

Four Servings - 200 calories, 8g fat, 16g carbohydrates, 16g protein


Bird's Egg Nests:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 8 sprigs cilantro
  • 8 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

French Toast Flowers:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 cherry tomato, halved
  • 2 blueberries

Bird's Apple Nest:

  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cored
  • 12 blueberries


  • 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of banana
  • 1 ½ cup of strawberries


1. To make the Egg Bird's Nest:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Oil 4 muffin cups and place in a muffin tin pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix one egg with a fork. Pour the egg into a muffin cup. Repeat with the next three muffin cups.
  • Place muffin pan in the oven for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and add 1/4 of chicken, carrots, sprouts, cilantro, and tomatoes into each egg.
  • Place muffin pan back into oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Take out and let cool for 3 minutes; cover to keep warm.

2. To make French Toast Flowers:

  • Mix the egg in a bowl with milk and cinnamon.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter on low heat.
  • Use a flower-shaped cookie cutter to cut 2 flower shapes out of each slice of bread.
  • Dip and cover the bread flowers in the egg mixture.
  • Add to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to plates.
  • Add a halved cherry red tomato in the center of 2 of the French toast flowers and a blueberry in the center of the other 2 French toast flowers.

3. To make the Bird's Apple Nest:

  • Cut the apple into spirals or cut around as if peeling to make the bird's nests out of the apple. It will make four small bird's nests.
  • Top each bird's nest with 3 blueberries.
  • Serve 1 Egg Bird's Nest, 1 French Toast, and 1 Apple Bird's Nest on each plate.

4. To make the Smoothie:

  • Add 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt to blender. 
  • Take 1 large banana and measure cup of the banana.  Add the 1 cup of banana to the blender. 
  • Then add washed fresh strawberries that have been cut in half.  Remember to take the leaves off the tops of the strawberries.
  • Blend for about 30 - 60 seconds. 
  • Pour into two glasses. 

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