Celebrities pretty much have free reign to dine out at any fabulous restaurant of their choosing on any occasion—and they do. Follow any star on social media and you’re sure to see a smorgasbord of fancy meals and accommodations. Just like us, though, many celebs understand and appreciate the value of a healthy, hearty, home-cooked meal.
Chrissy Teigen is widely known for her love of both food and cooking, as displayed so often on Instagram, and she’s not alone. Many of our favorite celebs fill their feeds with wholesome, delicious looking recipes, and many of them are easy enough to make at home.
Check out eight of our favorite celebrity-approved recipes below.
Chrissy Teigen doesn’t shy away from indulging, but every once in a while she whips up a healthy dish, too. This papaya salad, a mainstay on her social media channel, is packed with veggies, spicy peppers and papaya. It requires some skill in the kitchen, but even Teigen admits you that when it comes to getting it together, you are welcome to simply “mix and mash everything in a mixing bowl.”
We know, we know. Zucchini isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to brownies. But if you ask Olivia Culpo, these dairy-free, paleo and low-sugar sweets are “really gooey and amazing.” While pretty heavy on the ingredient list—applesauce, coconut sugar and coconut oil, to name a few—the process itself seems rather easy. The trick? Making sure the zucchini is finely pureed.
Smoothies are easy, healthy, delicious and, apparently, Whitney Port-approved. This one, which calls for ingredients like high in antioxidant berries, banana, cashew milk, dates and yogurt, is perfect pre-workout fuel, don’t you think?
We love a good restaurant-inspired recipe, and Haylie Duff’s Chinese long beans and eggplant does not disappoint. The veggies are blanched and then tossed in a sauce made from ingredients like soy sauce, mint, ginger and garlic. What could be bad about that? Duff uses long green beans and Japanese eggplant, but we think the recipe sounds delicious with any vegetable you might have in the house.
Quinoa is easy to make and even easier to turn into a meal. This recipe from Sheryl Crow, which is essentially a boatload of heart-healthy veggies, quinoa, herbs and a maple syrup-based dressing, is perfect for a simple weeknight dinner.
Thanks to the likes of goat’s milk yogurt, apples, bananas and coconut oil, these little muffins clock in at just 140 calories each. Plus, if they’re good enough for Miranda Kerr, they’re good enough for us.
Healthy, easy and an excuse to play with our food? Sign us up. These salmon burgers from Tamera Mowry’s website, which involve canned salmon, broccoli florets and kale, get mixed up by hand (or, fine, with utensils), before being molded into patties and cooked on the stove.