Cooking with Chef Marvin Woods

Celebrity Chefs, Featured Article, Heroes
on February 17, 2011
Photo by Mark Hill

First Lady Michelle Obama knows a good thing when she sees it. That’s why she picked Chef Marvin Woods of Atlanta, Ga., to be the first chef to kick off the Let’s Cook portion of her Let’s Move! healthy kids program. In Let’s Cook, Marvin shows how to make a week’s worth of meals for a family of four for less than $80.

In addition to his work with Let’s Cook, Marvin travels the country helping kids eat better through his “Droppin’ Knowledge with Chef Marvin Woods” program. We’re teaming up with Marvin this year to bring you his healthful, kid-friendly recipes and meal ideas.

First up is Marvin’s Shrimp, Spinach, Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata, a recipe his own kids love. The secret ingredient is goat cheese. Kids may think they won’t like it, but once they taste it all creamy and melty in this frittata, they’ll be converts. Marvin uses his favorite local goat cheese from Belle Chevre Creamer, in Elkmont, Ala. He likes to work with local farmers and use their foods, creating a sense of community and showing kids where food comes from.