I was watching NBC’s Special Inside the Obama White House. I have to take pride in that my husband was on the production team making it happen.
Of course, the food expert in me has to find my personal interest hook – the food! So here’s a play-by-play of what was covered.
Apples by the basketfull! Obama wants to encourage healthy snacking by making apples available on hand in nearly every room. Apples have natural sugars – carbohydrates for quick energy, fiber for fullness, and even some vitamin C to keep the immune system supported. All this for under 100 calories!
M&M’s – Is it any surprise that there would be candy too? M&M’s are the perfect tiny piece of chocolate Americana you’d expect to see on hand for staffers to nosh on.
Also a favorite of staffers is nuts! There was a huge container of Planters mixed nuts on one of the office tables. With enough protein and fat to crush any hunger pains, one handful of these suckers can easily tide staffers over until the lunch meal.
Speaking of lunch, how does a greasy burger and fries sound? Obama made an unannounced trip to Five Guys and picked up lunch for the whole crew. What’s a cheeseburger and 1/2 order of fries going to set you back? How’s about 900 calories and 50 grams of fat sound?!
Lest you think the Obama’s are headed for obesity, don’t forget it was a special occassion with 27 NBC crews visiting. Most other meals of the week start with a walk through the Obama White House garden and of course an endless supply of nature’s bounty whipped into delicious meals by the expert chefs.
What do you think about the food highlights in the first NBC segment?