Kristin Cavallari is known for many things, including cooking delicious meals for her family, but the former reality star wasn’t always good in the kitchen. “I didn’t really start cooking until I had kids,” she said Harper’s BAZAAR. “Recently I wanted the episode of Laguna Beach where Jessica and I make the boys dinner and say the chicken alfredo tasted like legs,” she laughed. The mother-of-three has come a long way since her teenage days and now has three cookbooks full of healthy recipes. a simple but sexy white tank top and gray sweatpants, the fashion designer posted a photo of herself having one of her epic nights out. “At home, leggings, no makeup, kids running around, red wine and cooking = happiness.” The 36-year-old maintains a clean diet and we take a closer look at what she eats to stay slim and healthy.
Cavallari starts his day by checking his phone, drinking water, making coffee and then juice. “I want to let my body starve before I eat a huge breakfast, otherwise I just feel kind of sluggish all day,” she told the outlet. “I’ll do apple, lemon, cilantro, celery, cucumber.” She added, “Sometimes I’ll throw ginger in there, which I love.”
In the interview with Harper’s BAZAAR, Cavallari admits that breakfast is the only time she prepares different meals for her children. “I got these gluten-free pancakes Really simple which I make a few times a week.” She continues, “I’ll use them to make either healthier Nutella, chocolate hazelnut butter, and bananas.” Another thing she’ll make for breakfast is an egg bowl with “scrambled or fried eggs.” She adds “arugula or spinach lightly sauteed, goat cheese, avocado and maybe some cherry tomatoes.”
After breakfast, Cavallari drops his kids off at school, works out, goes to the sauna for half an hour and then has an early lunch. “Depending on how much time I have or what’s going on in my day, I’ll have leftovers or take leftover protein and put it on a salad.” She adds, “I love homemade dressing. It takes two minutes to prepare and is well worth it. Even something as simple as olive oil, dijon, a little honey, salt and pepper.”
In an interview with EatingWell, Cavallari said that if he had to eat only one vegetable for the rest of his life, it would be cauliflower. “I love cauliflower because I think it’s very versatile and there’s actually a recipe for Sweet Harissa Cauliflower in Really simple it’s my absolute favorite cauliflower recipe on the planet,” she said. “If you’ve ever been to True Food Kitchen, their cauliflower was the inspiration behind it. It has this sweet harissa dressing on it and it has some chopped dates so it has that nice balance of sweet and savory. It’s the absolute best.”
Since Uncommon founder James has an early lunch, she has a snack in the afternoon. “I make everything from beef sticks, hummus and carrots,” she told Harper’s BAZAAR. She also noted that she loves Papa Steve’s Cherry Dark Chocolate Bars.
A dish that Cavallari raves about is “fried brussels sprouts in avocado oil.” She said: “It’s that simple. Sprinkle them with some sea salt. They taste amazing and people think you’ve put all that time and energy into it.” It really takes about 15 minutes,” she added.
Cavallari admitted that he has quite a sweet tooth and has to eat something every night, “even if it’s just a piece of chocolate.” She’ll also indulge in ice cream, banana pudding with homemade vanilla wafers, and oatmeal raisin pies.
Despite having a healthy balanced diet, Cavallari doesn’t give up anything. “Eating well to me means enjoying your food and having what I call ‘food freedom’ where you can enjoy what you eat without exhausting yourself,” she told EatingWell . “You can eat anything in moderation.”