Eating healthy is pretty much law in our favorite celebrities world. A combination of working out and cooking light help them to keep their bodies in tip-top, envy-worthy shape. However that doesn't mean that they don't indulge in sweets from time to time. So, we have collected some A-listers favorite healthy dishes to make, as well as some of their favorite desserts. Now you can chow-down like your favorite celebs all week with these seven recipes.
Queen B raves about mama Tina’s Cajun stir-fried green beans, saying they taste just like steak. This recipe was found on People.com
Ingredients- Serves 8
Directions- 1. In a very large skillet or wok, fry bacon until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until browned, an additional 4 to 5 minutes. 2. Add green beans, potatoes, seasonings and water and cook, stirring constantly, until beans are just cooked through and tender-crisp, 4 to 5 minutes.
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks recently welcomed InStyle into her home and shared her favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Here is the recipe for her Kale and Feta salad.
Ingredients:? 2 large bunches of Tuscan Kale? 2 tbsp. shallots, finely chopped? 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice ? 1/4 tsp. salt ? black pepper to taste ? 3 tbsp. olive oil ? 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese, to taste
Directions: 1. Wash kale; chop into bite-size strips, discarding stems; set aside. 2. Combine shallots, lemon juice, salt and pepper; slowly whisk in olive oil to thicken. 3. In a large salad bowl, toss kale and feta; coat with dressing.
Bruce Paltrow’s World-Famous Pancakes found on Self. Remember, the batter is best if you make it the night before!
Directions- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk eggs, 3 tbsp butter and buttermilk in another bowl. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. (Small lumps are fine.) Cover batter and let rest overnight in the refrigerator. Heat a large greased griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add milk to batter until it reaches desired consistency; the more milk, the thinner and more delicate the pancakes. Working in batches of three pancakes, spoon batter onto griddle or skillet. Cook until surface of pancake is covered with bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drizzle warmed maple syrup over pancakes; serve.
One of the best celebrity smoothie recipes for detoxing, Blake Lively’s Intoxicating smoothie recipe was published in “The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies” and offers the perfect blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help you get rid of toxins. This recipe was found on Become Gorgeous.
To make 1 serving, you’ll need:
Taylor Swift sings, dances, and bakes like a boss. She recently revealed that her go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe is from Food Network favorite Anne Burrell, who she tweeted "your chocolate chip cookie recipe was a real turning point in my life.”
Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a baking sheet.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, kosher salt, rolled oats and cinnamon.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined.
4. Using a rubber spatula, gradually add the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and walnuts, if using.
5. Spoon tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the dough balls. Bake the cookies for 12 to 13 minutes or until just beginning to color.
6. Remove the cookies from the oven and sprinkle each one with a few grains of sea salt (Note: It’s really important to do this while the cookies are hot so the salt sticks). Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining dough. (Makes about 3 dozen cookies.)
This recipe is by Roberto Martin, and is one of Ellen DeGeneres's favorite vegan/vegetarian dishes to make. This recipe was found on E Online.
Directions- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Toss squash with with a bit of olive oil and pinch of curry powder and roast until just done. 3. Meanwhile, bring 1 1/2 cups water to boil. Add a pinch of salt, ginger slices and quinoa, then cover. Simmer until done, about 15 minutes. 4. Make nuoc cham sauce by mixing fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, thai chili and water. 5. Toss quinoa, cooked squash, scallions, cilantro and mint with nuoc cham sauce. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Make one of Blake Lively’s ‘favorite’ Valentine’s Day recipes; blueberry stud muffins topped with a lemon slice cut into the shape of a heart. These muffins are so delicious and made with a cheesecake mix and fresh or frozen blueberries.
Directions- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Mix together, flour, lemon flake salt, baking soda, baking powder, milk and botanical sugar. Set aside. 3. Reduce blueberries in pot with about two cups of cold water and dark chocolate balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with botanical sugar. To add more zest, substitute up to one cup of water for orange juice. 4. Blend muffin matter and reduced blueberries. 5. Mix together cream cheese, Halladays blueberry cheesecake mix, eggs and vanilla extract. 6. Fill muffin cups with one tbsp. of each the cream cheese mix and the muffin mix, alternating until the cup is full. Sprinkle cinnamon onto top. 7. Bake until golden brown; about 15 to 18 minutes. 8. Cut hearts out of lemons for added embellishment.