Exclusive Michelle Obama Interview Unveiled Today on EverydayHealth.com with Healthy White House Recipes

"Eat Like the White House" with Healthy Twists on Classic Comfort Foods; Find Out "How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits" in Personalized Quiz

Nov 15, 2011, 07:15 ET from Everyday Health, Inc.

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even Michelle Obama admits her biggest indulgence is French fries, and she's not afraid to talk about it in an exclusive interview with EverydayHealth.com. The interview was unveiled today as part of the popular website's "Eat Like the White House" fall editorial feature, which also includes healthy fall recipes from White House chefs Sam Kass and Criseta Comerford that promise to save home cooks hundreds of calories on classic comfort foods, plus Everyday Health's personalized "How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits?" quiz.  The feature encourages Americans to make healthy eating part of a healthy lifestyle and provides readers with cutting-edge yet turnkey and fun ways to stay healthy and educated on all the most important health issues affecting them every day.

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Known for featuring leading industry experts like Arthur Agatston, M.D., Denise Austin, Joy Bauer, Ellie Krieger, Mallika Marshall, M.D., and Jillian Michaels, EverydayHealth.com welcomes America's First Lady – champion of the "Let's Move" campaign and the recently developed USDA's MyPlate dietary guidelines – to help educate and motivate readers. In addition to the French fries indulgence admission, Michelle Obama also notes in the exclusive interview that healthy eating does not have to be an all or nothing approach and she encourages Everyday Health readers to remember that treats should not become the habit. She offers ideas on how to involve children in the process and provides insights into a typical Obama family dinner – a time she says helps her family be a bit healthier, with their eating and as a family.

Adding to the thousands of healthy recipes featured on the site's database, EverydayHealth.com invites readers to "Eat Like the White House" this fall by whipping up White House recipes for America's most-coveted comfort foods like pizza, lasagna and fries. The site even highlights the nutritional analysis in comparison to each recipe's common alternative.

  • Crispy Sweet Potato Fries – Save calories and sodium while enjoying added vitamin A, potassium and fiber as well as a breadcrumb coating to provide flavor and crunch without frying.
  • Turkey Lasagna with Spinach – Low-fat cheese, lean turkey meat and nutrient-rich spinach make this a hearty meal with less fat, sodium and calories than its classic counterpart.
  • I Made It Myself Pizza – Enjoy 430 mg less sodium, 8 grams less fat, and 6 grams more fiber as compared to one slice of meat-topped pizza from a popular chain restaurant.
  • Easy Fruit Pocket Pies – As compared to a slice of pre-prepared apple pie, this recipe has 160 fewer calories as well as less fat, saturated fat, sodium, carbohydrates, and sugar.
  • Smashed Apples – This apple sauce contains 4 grams more fiber per serving than store-bought applesauce as well as additional vitamins and minerals. Plus, it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup often found in store-bought brands.

The "How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits" free quiz, available at EverydayHealth.com, surveys eating style, food and beverage habits, and health stats to provide readers with a personalized assessment and useful tips on ways to make meaningful yet simple changes.

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Attracting over 28 million monthly unique visitors, Everyday Health, Inc. is the leading provider of online health solutions. The company offers consumers, healthcare professionals and marketers with content and advertising-based services. Its broad portfolio of websites and mobile applications span the health spectrum–from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health offers the tools, community, and expert advice people need to live healthier lives, every day. Everyday Health, the television series, is brought to you by EverydayHealth.com. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.

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