Punahou Student Selected for the First Lady's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Punahou 6th grade student will represent Hawaii at a White House dinner for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. First Lady Michelle Obama called for Healthy recipes from children across the nation. More than 1,200 recipes were entered across the U.S. 11 year old Stefani Sakamoto's Scrumptious Salmon Salad was selected from Hawaii. Sakamoto says she received a letter saying "Your recipe was particularly impressive, as it was creative, tasted great, and most importantly, was healthy, so that's why in a recent judging, we picked yours as the best from your state." She will head to Washington, D.C. for a number of Healthy Challenge events on Sunday, August 19th and Monday, August 20th. Sakamoto shared her recipe with the Sunrise crew and says she's excited to meet the First Lady later this month.

Scrumptious Salmon Salad--Yield: one serving

4 ounces of salmon filet
Garlic salt and pepper to taste if desired
1 T. canola oil
1 clove garlic
1 c. organic spring greens mix
1/2 c. cooked brown rice
1 t. furikake (seasoned seaweed)
½ c. pineapple, strawberry, seedless grapes, banana, lychee, oranges, apples
1. Heat a sauté pan on medium, until hot.
2. Season the salmon filet.
3. Saute the garlic until browned and remove, then sauté filet until golden brown on both sides.
4. Put the salad mix on the plate and top with the salmon filet.
5. Surround the salad with your favorite fruits.
6. Serve with a scoop of brown rice topped with furikake.
7. Enjoy!