Healthy Menu Additions Winners Announced #KidsLiveWell

Remember how I was telling you about the Kids LiveWell challenge? Well the winners have been chosen and there are some mouth watering recipes for sure. Like the Swimming Fish Taco – hello goodness.


Swimming Fish Taco

  • UW Health chef John Williams won the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge with this recipe. He won in the independent noncommercial food service category.


1 piece of Tilapia (6 to 8 oz)
3 ounces of shredded cabbage
1 mango (Peeled and diced)
3 lime wedges
3 tsp chopped cilantro
salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper on both sides. Cook the fish for 4 minutes undisturbed, then turn over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and place fish on cutting board and cut into three equal pieces. Set aside.
  • Place three corn and whole-wheat tortillas on a plate and sandwich them between two slightly dampened sheets of paper towel. Microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  • Place the warm tortillas on a plate and place a piece of each fish on the tortilla.
  • Top with 1oz of shredded cabbage on each piece of fish, top with mango, cilantro and squeeze of fresh lime.

Other healthy menu winners are:

  • Bean Sprouts Café & Cooking School – The DoReForMe Sandwich is organic multi grain oat bread spread with sunflower butter and organic strawberry jam and cut into piano keysized/shaped pieces, served with a skewer of grapes and water. The pumpernickel bread is cut into smaller pieces and placed on top of the wheat bread to represent black piano keys.
  • O’Charley’s – The Cloudy with a Chance of Spaghetti and Meatball Pizza has grilled sirloin meatballs and spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and wholewheat pizza dough served with apple juice.
  • Sysco Hampton Roads – The Kids Quesa WOW Dilla is a chicken quesadilla with broccoli, chicken, peppers and corn, served with a side of grapes and water.

Winners were presented with checks for $1,500 and if you look closely yes, that is Robert Irvine handing over the checks. So jealous!! I love that man.


Check out Healthy Dining Finder and don’t miss their free app with a list of all Kids LiveWell restaurants and menu items. This app will help you find the restaurants that have the best options for your little ones. Not just healthy… but delicious and maybe even award winning!

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