Kansas Cabbage Sloppy Joes Served at Kids’ State Dinner

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First Lady Michelle Obama served up some nutritious recipes at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Monday and among them, a recipe for Cabbage Sloppy Joes from a 12-year-old Overland Park student.

The sloppy joe is one of 54 recipes inside a cookbook called from “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook“.

About 1,200 students submitted recipes for consideration. Cookbook creator Epicurious narrowed it down to 54, one from each state plus three more recipes from U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.

It is part of Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity and get kids to eat healthier.

Related: School Lunch Slop

Other recipes included in the cookbook include:

Alabama-Yummy Summer Soup
Alaska-Teriyaki Salmon Wrap
Arizona-Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Salad
Arkansas-Kickin’ Chicken Salad
California- 3 Pepper Soup
Colorado- Rainbow Salad with Black Beans, Mint and Lemon
connecticut- Heavenly Lunch Wrap
Delaware- Stuffed Tomatoes
District of Columbia- Mexican Delight
Florida-“Triple F” Fake Fast Food
Georgia- Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Hawaii- Scrumptious Salmon Salad
Idaho- Fiesta Casserole
Illinois- Pesto Pasta
Indiana- Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Chicken
Iowa- Yummy Corn Wraps
Kansas- Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes
Kentucky- Perfect Curry Chicken Wraps
Louisiana- Fish Tacos
Maine- Turkey Dumplings
Maryland- Sizzling Tofu with Green Onions and Sugar Snap Peas
Massachusetts- Tapenade and Goat Cheese Sandwich
Michigan- Apple Oat Balls!
Minnesota- Stuffed Red Peppers
Mississippi- Mississippi Tacos
Missouri- Chicken Spinach Pasta
Montana- Garden Chicken Pizza
Nebraska- Apple Alien
Nevada- Vegan Sloppy Joes
New Hampshire- Black Bean and Avocado Burrito with
Pineapple Salsa
New Jersey- The Golden Plate
New Mexico- Baked Chicken Wrap with Nectarine
Avocado Salsa
New York- Fish-Fueled Pepper Rocket with Kale
Chips and Quinoa
North Carolina- Homerun Meatloaf Burger
North Dakota- Turkey Vegetable Soup
Northern Mariana Islands- Pitaya Healthy Salad
Ohio- Shredded Veggie Wrap
Oklahoma- Power Pesto Pasta
Oregon- Veggie Pizza
Pennsylvania- Falafel Wrap with Apple, Carrot and
Cranberry Slaw
Puerto Rico- Sushi for Kids
Rhode Island- Broccoli and Cheese Egg White
South Carolina- Fun with Lunch
South Dakota- Miss Kitty’s Egg Salad Sensation
Tennessee- Tuna Schooners
Texas- Secret Service Super Salad
Vermont- Backyard Garden Salsa Tortillas
Virgin Islands- Vegetarian Lasagna
Virginia- Fish Chowder
Washington- Salad Noodle Wraps
West Virginia- Golden Moroccan Butternut Stew
Wisconsin- Barbecue Cheddar Chickpea Burgers
Wyoming- Macaroni Casserole

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