Michelle Obama has shown off the White House Kitchen on numerous occasions. She praises the chefs for their ability to create healthy meals without losing great texture and taste (creamy spinach without cream!). She also manages to get her kids to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Although we can attribute her and her family’s healthy diet to their wealth and status, Mrs. Obama’s secret to eating well is to cook with affordable fresh and local ingredients. Michelle Obama has been promoting community gardens as well; freshly picked produce tastes more flavorful, and kids are more likely to eat sweeter and tastier vegetables and fruits. Have you been eating food out of cans (even I am guilty of eating canned tuna few times a month) or snacking on highly processed food? Time to make the change and eat freshly prepared meals!