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Michelle Obama is very involved in healthy eating, especially in children. A few months ago she launched a food brand with this objective, and already during her husband’s term she launched Let’s Move, a project on healthy nutrition to combat childhood obesity. Now she has just visited the podcast Your Mama’s Kitchen, hosted by Michele Norris, which, as its title suggests, addresses issues related to food and Michelle Obama talked about her typical childhood breakfast, among other issues.
During the conversation, Michelle revealed that as a child she hated breakfast time and that while her household had culinary feasts to start the day, including cereal, scrambled or fried eggs, toast, bacon and sausage – her brother was an athlete – she was quite picky about food.
In the end, she “negotiated” with her parents a more conventional gastro routine consisting of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And that’s the breakfast Michelle Obama ate almost every day until she went to college. It was “the only thing I liked,” she said in the podcast.
Change her breakfast when she arrived at the university
The former first lady of the United States went on to talk about her morning meals and said that when she went to college her breakfasts changed. She began to like eggs and even stated: “Now I like them all. Give me eggs Benedict. Any egg, any way.
Norris wanted to know if she had ever eaten that childhood sandwich again, to which Michelle replied no because, in addition to the fact that it had saturated her, her daughter Amalia was allergic to peanut butter as a child.
Other gastronomic aspects Obama recounted in the talk were the foods that reminded him of home, such as his mother’s homemade pies or the “recipe inherited from our elders in South Carolina,” a kind of red rice that was made with rice, thick tomato, bacon, spicy sausage and shrimp, similar to jambalaya.