While some celebs are hard core about a specific diet rules, like following the a ketogenic plan or avoiding anything remotely inflammatory (hi, Tom and Gisele!), actress and producer Jessica Biel says her approach is all about balance. She’s been pretty open about not denying herself a slice of pizza or a giant oatmeal raisin cookie when a craving hits. But when it comes to regular meal-time, she has some tried-and-true healthy go-tos she relies on pretty heavily—especially since she’s feeding her whole fam.
These days, Biel’s schedule is pretty crazy. Besides running her own production company, Iron Ocean Films, she’s collab-ing with Gaiam for Kohl’s, curating a collection of yoga clothes that are functional for in and outside of the studio. But mealtime is still big in her house, so quick, healthy meals are well-used. “I’m a big fan of easy-make, easy-bake vegan purees, which I think can be a nice, light supper option,” she says.
“I’m a big fan of easy-make, easy-bake vegan purees, which I think can be a nice, light supper option.” —Jessica Biel
Some of her go-to veggies to puree are butternut squash and broccoli and she swears they’re a cinch to whip up. “You cook the vegetables, roasting them in the oven, adding salt, pepper, and your favorite spices,” she explains. “Then, you put it in the blender and boom—you’ve made yourself a really light, really healthy, gorgeous soup that anybody can enjoy pretty easily.”
Besides being a time-saver, blending your veggies makes it easier for the body to digest—which is key if you’re scrambling for a late night meal. While a salad might cause your stomach to keep you awake by working to break everything down after you snuggle in between the sheets, a puree is much gentler on the digestive system because it’s already in liquid form.
Having a meal that’s quick, healthy, and easy to digest is the late-night dinner trifecta. But there’s still one question left: What does Biel put in it that makes her seemingly age backwards?
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