US-WhiteHouse-LogoWe love sharing happy news about fellow celiacs here at Triumph Dining. We were very excited to hear that Ingrid Gruber, a 9-year-old with celiac disease, was one of 54 children who were welcomed to the White House this week to have dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama.

These 54 children between the ages of eight and twelve won the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national recipe contest. More than 1,300 children from across the United States entered this contest, each submitting original, healthy and delicious recipe. One winner was then chosen from each state, DC and three U.S. territories.

9-year-old Ingrid was amongst these lucky winners with her recipe for a salmon salad called “Inga Binga’s Salmon Salad” which she says was inspired by her grandfather’s salmon recipe. You can check out her winning recipe here if you want to give it a go yourself. http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2013/07/09/inga-bingas-salmon-salad/

Congratulations, Ingrid!

http://www.celiaccentral.org/did-you-hear-gluten-free-in-the-mainstream/gluten-free-kid-lunch-white-house-10079/