There’s a great story behind this recipe, one that features a 12-year-old being recognized for her culinary creativity with an invitation to dine with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
According to our friends at Food for Health:
Grace Wetzler is a budding chef and healthy cooking advocate who took on the First Lady’s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and decided to submit her recipe for healthy stuffed rainbow peppers into the contest.
“I was on spring vacation when I heard about the contest from my cousin. I thought about it and thought about it and tried to come up with some recipe ideas. And then the recipe just came to me on a whim. I put the ingredients together and it just worked! So I submitted my entry.”
Indeed, out of approximately 1,500 entries that were submitted, Grace’s delicious and nutritious stuffed rainbow peppers were among the 54 winners that made the cut. Grace was eventually notified that she was a winner and that she’d be headed to the White House to celebrate and enjoy a State Dinner with the First Lady and other dignitaries.
This colorful recipe is a great example of how Grace is already showing imagination in her cooking. And it has the nutritional stats to back it up — 392 calories, 10 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, and 27 grams of protein.
Check out the recipe here.