Sierra Vista Girl Scout Wins 2017 All About Healthy Living Recipe Contest
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Announces Finalists for Recipe Contest in Southern Arizona
Aspiring chef, Madison Martin, an 8-year-old Girl Scout with Troop 545 from Sierra Vista has won Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s (BCBSAZ) All About Healthy Living Recipe Contest with her “Madison’s Fun Fall Dip” recipe. Her flavorful and festive dip includes cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, yogurt, raw coconut sugar and assorts fruits and vegetables.
The contest, hosted in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAz), encouraged participants to submit their favorite healthy, original recipe as part of the BCBSAZ All About Healthy Living patch program. The recipe was required to include at least one fruit or vegetable and be prepared within 20 minutes.
Two Girl Scouts were also named as finalists for their recipe submissions:
- Khloe Markle, 7-year-old of Sierra Vista for her Broccoli & Chicken Side Salad
- Liliana Metts, 6-year-old of Yuma for her Spinach Cranberry Pecan Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
The winner and finalists will attend community events to share samples of their recipes. In addition, all Girl Scouts who submitted a recipe earned the All About Healthy Living patch and Health rocker. The winner, Madison, received a $150 gift card to the Girl Scout Council shop.
The recipes were judged based on nutritional value, flavor combinations, originality and average cost per serving. All five winning creative recipes can be viewed at: www.nourishingarizona.com/what-you-can-do.
The All About Healthy Living patch was expanded to the Southern Arizona area in March 2017 to help Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action around the importance of healthy living. It’s an engaging model designed to inspire a culture of health and wellness for Arizona’s youth.
This Girl Scout initiative is one of many community efforts that BCBSAZ supports under its Nourishing Arizona program. Through the Nourishing Arizona program, BCBSAZ educates communities across the state about making better food choices and preventing chronic health conditions. Helping Arizona families build active lifestyles and form lifelong healthy habits remains a significant focus for the not-for-profit company.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is dedicated to building girls of courage, character and confidence. As one of 100 local councils in the United States, the Southern Arizona Council is comprised of Girl Scouts from Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz Graham, Greenlee and Yuma counties. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. For more information about Girl Scouts, contact the Council at 520-327-2288, visit www.girlscoutssoaz.org.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs nearly 1,500 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is moving health forward. To learn more, visit azblue.com.