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Tween's Lettuce Wraps Make "Food Tube" Finals

At Wellbody Academy, we are huge fans of 10-year-old Amber Kelley of Woodinville, WA who shares her message, "Being healthy is COOL!" through free online cooking videos and healthy recipes.AmberKelley Her on-screen persona charms grown-ups and young children without being an overly sweet turn-off for other tweens. And she has terrific recipes: Green smoothies, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, healthy sleepover snacks, roasted veggies with quinoa, potluck hummus with secret NON-ingredient...

 

Amber's video about how to cook healthy teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps recently earned her a spot in the top 5 on Jamie Oliver's "Food Tube Star" challenge. Not only was Amber the only child among the finalists, she was also the only chef from the U.S.

Her gluten-free, no-noodle, zucchini-happy lasagna recipe made her the state winner of the national 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and garnered an invitation to the White House for dinner, where she sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama!

The daughter of wellness coaches, Amber has also appeared on the Today Show and she cooks regularly on Q13 Fox News. Learn more about Amber and watch her videos on www.cookwithamber.com.

Revved up to cook? When you explore Wellbody Academy's Cafedium, be sure to poke around the desk of mentor Rosemary Baker, where you'll find collected recipes and a fascinating book, What I Eat: Around the World In 80 Diets. Find out what an Iranian artist's daughter, a New York, NY model, an Indian bicycle rickshaw driver and a Kenyan microloan fish fryer have in common.

A: 2400 calories a day!

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