Gilbert boy to attend Kids' State Dinner, meet first lady

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GMAZ segment by Tess Rafols

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 11:17 AM

GILBERT, Ariz. -- A budding Gilbert chef is gearing up for a trip to the White House this summer.

Cody Vasquez submitted the recipe for his Healthy Shrimp Tacos With Watermelon Jicama Salad to Epicurious and was chosen as the winner from Arizona for all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Kids' State Dinner and meet first lady Michelle Obama on July 18.

Haile Thomas, now 13, of Tucson was Arizona's winner in 2012, which was the first year of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. She introduced the first lady at last year's Kids' State Dinner.

More than 1,500 kids from all over the country submitted recipes for this year's contest.

Cody, 12, will be one of 54 kids going to the White House this summer.

Healthy Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp
Corn Tortillas
Red Chili Powder
Cumin
Lime juice
Salt
Pepper
Plain Greek Yogurt
Jalapeños
Cabbage
Avocados

Watermelon Jicama Salad
Watermelon
Jicama
Diced jalapeño
Lime juice
Salt

 

 

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