White House Wednesdays

Recently on the Today Show, White House chef Sam Kass, executive director of the Let’s Move initiative, shares some nutritious dishes that kids are sure to love.

Recipe: Egg and potato frittata

  • 1/4 oz butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 3/4 cups potatoes
  • 2 cups Swiss chard (blanched)
  • 2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 cup cooked turkey breakfast sausage (sliced, diced, or chopped)

Season eggs with salt and pepper.

Warm sauté pan over medium heat. (The pan should not get too hot.)

Add oil and butter

Sauté potatoes, Swiss chard.

Pour in eggs to form the base of the frittata.

Place the cooked potatoes, Swiss chard and sausage on frittata when the eggs begin to cook. Distribute evenly.

Add cheese and stir.

Frittata can be finished in a low (300-degrees F) oven or on top of the stove.

Serving Size

Makes 8 servings


Recipe: Easy berry smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey

Blend ingredients and serve with whole wheat toast for a healthy breakfast.

Serving Size

Makes 2 servings

Recipe: Turkey wrap with hummus and cheddar cheese

  • 6 multi grain lavash or tortilla wrap
  • 12 slices roasted turkey breast
  • 1c hummus
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomatoes
  • 1c cheddar cheese or any favorites

Pre-heat a large skillet over a medium heat.

Spray with olive oil and warm the lavash or tortilla.

Lay out the wraps on a clean work surface.

Spread a spoonful of hummus and layer the turkey, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.  Roll it up and wrap with a parchment paper.

Serving Size

Makes 2 servings

Recipe: Mixed popcorn with nuts and dried fruits

  • Bag of popcorn
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • One cup dried fruit
  • Sprinkle of cayenne (if desired)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil (if using unbuttered/unsalted popcorn)

Pop popcorn and pour into a large bowl

Add the almonds and dried fruit

Sprinkle cayenne pepper for a little spice, if desired. Add the oil and a pinch of salt if using unbuttered/unsalted popcorn. Mix all ingredients together.

Serving Size

Serves 4 to 6 kids

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