Oprah Winfrey wants to have dinner with you. By that we mean she’d love it if you tried her new line of frozen and refrigerated foods, available soon.
“This product line is real, delicious food with a twist,” Winfrey said in a statement promoting her new venture with Kraft, called “O That’s Good.” The items will include soups and side dishes with a nutritional boost.
Oprah’s all about healthy eating these days, as a spokeswoman and part owner of Weight Watchers.
“I grew up on a farm in Mississippi,” she said during this Facebook Live clip, where she shows off the collards she grows on her 16-acre organic farm in Maui. “I love growing the vegetables now. As opposed to when I was a little girl, I thought it made you poor to have to grow your own vegetables. I always wanted vegetables made that were by the Green Giant.”
Her new cookbook, “Food, Health and Happiness,” was released in January – right about the time New Years resolutions got cranking up for the year.
“Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be,” she said in a video clip. “Many times you look in the mirror and you don’t recognize your own self because you’ve gotten lost, buried in the weight that you carry.”
Earlier this year she delivered the commencement address at Agnes Scott College, one of the metro Atlanta locations where her HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” filmed.
Among her pearls of wisdom at graduation:
“You’re nothing if you’re not the truth. I’ve made a living, I’ve made a life – I’ve made a fortune, really – all good! – from being true to myself. If I can leave you with any message today: The biggest reward is not financial benefits, though it’s really good, you can get a lot of great shoes! Those of you who have a lot of shoes know having a closet full of shoes doesn’t fill up your life. Living a life of substance can. Substance through your service.”
While Winfrey didn’t speak of any political ambitions, she did note the gathering she hosted in the weeks following the 2016 election, bringing together a group of women who had supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and those who voted for President Donald Trump.
“Nobody wanted to come to breakfast. After two and a half hours I had those women not only eating croissants but sitting around the table listening to each other’s struggles, hearing both sides and by the end they were holding hands and exchanging emails and phone numbers,” she said. “It’s possible. It can happen. I want you to work in your own way to change the world in respectful conversations with others.”
“I want you to enter every situation aware of its context, open to hear the truth of others and most important, open to letting the process of changing the world change you,” she said. “That is the spirit of constructive engagement.”