Contributed by: NAPSA
Ten-Year-Old Wins Grand Prize In Recipe Contest (NAPSA) - Here's a look at a kid who certainly loves fruits and vegetables-for a surprising, extra reason. She's Lauren Assayag, a 10-year-old who became the grand prize winner in the Dole 5 A Day Kids Recipe Contest.
The contest invited kids five to 12 to submit favorite, healthful fruit or vegetable recipes. Her "Mango Avocado Salsa Chicken Strips" earned her a $10,000 savings bond.
Lauren's recipe had the top score among 403 entries, receiving high marks in all four judging categories-creativity, taste, healthfulness and ease of preparation.
"This recipe stood out as really tasty, colorful, fun, and easy to make," said Amy Myrdal, M.S., R.D., director of the Dole 5 A Day Program. "Plus, it's very nutritious. One serving offers a full 5 A Day serving of fruits and vegetables and is rich in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, vitamin E and fiber-nutrients most kids don't get enough of."
Sprinkle chicken strips with garlic powder and place in re-sealable plastic bag with 3/4 cup juice and 2 teaspoon cilantro. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 3 hours.
emove chicken and discard remaining marinade. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium heat; stirring until lightly browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Mix together remaining ingredients, and top chicken with salsa.
Nutritional Information: Calories, 292; Total Fat, 13 g; Saturated at, 2 g; Cholesterol, 66 mg; So$ium, 92 mg; Potassium, 827 mg; Total Carbohydrate, 17 g; Dietary Fiber, 4 grams; Protein, 29 grams; Vitamin A, 55% DV; Vitamin C, 59% DV; Vitamin E, 10% DV; Iron, 15% DV
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