I am very excited to review this week’s cookbook. First, I need some more healthy cooking books in my life. I have really enjoyed trying out new recipes from Run Fast. Eat Slow., so I’m looking forward to some new ideas about healthy cooking (to make up for all of those dessert cookbooks!). The second reason I’m excited is because this cookbook was written by the Obama’s personal chef! If you keep up with publishing, there are a lot of Obama staff who have written books. I have read one really funny memoir from an Obama staffer (Who Thought This was a Good Idea?) and listen to some other former Obama staffers’ podcasts. Regardless of your politics, these staffers all seem so funny and smart. When I heard there would be an Obama cookbook, I couldn’t wait to check it out.
My kids are not so excited about this. Their schools made some changes to the lunch menus because of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Somehow they found out that these changes were due to a law that Michelle Obama helped pass. Whenever they complain about their school lunches (mainly they don’t like the new chicken nuggets), they blame Michelle Obama. I probably won’t mention that these new recipes come from her personal chef. LOL
I think the beginning of the school year is just as good a time to make some healthy changes as the beginning of the calendar year, so join me later in the week when I share a recipe or two that will help us “eat a little better.”