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Healthy, Fast, "Fresh from Florida" Challenge

Presented by Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the “Healthy, Fast, ‘Fresh From Florida’ Challenge” asked Floridians to quickly create healthy meals using Fresh From Florida fruits and vegetables.

Each recipe entered in the competition was required to be less than 500 calories, include at least three colors, be low in sodium, contain at least two Fresh From Florida fruits or vegetables and one source of protein and take no more than five minutes to cook. All submissions were also required to be original.

The competitors and their dishes included:

Dishes were judged on execution, appearance and taste by Chef Jermaine Allen of Chop.Cook.Eat personal chef service, Chef Macy Macnealy of Publix Aprons cooking school and Chef Jennifer Denlinger of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Check out the other original recpies submitted for the competition!

For more information on the World Food Championship, or to plan your visit to next year’s event, visit

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.