When we're not admiring Christina El Moussa's design work on Flip or Flop, we're trying to scrounge up every existing healthy living secret of hers. The woman is a living, breathing testament to exercise and eating right, and we're just trying to soak it all in.
While we know she eats organic, clean and generally dairy- and gluten-free, El Moussa's nutritionist, Cara Clark, recently told Us Weekly that all of El Moussa's meals are calculated especially with macronutrients (carbs, fat, protein) in mind. More specifically, each meal is made up of 50 percent carbs, 30 percent fat and 20 percent protein.
Clark says that mix of macros “keeps blood sugars stable and keeps you in fat-burning mode. And it’s the one research has shown is the most satisfying.”
In an interview with PEOPLE, El Moussa shared her exact diet: “I eat five small meals a day that usually consist of overnight oats for breakfast, a green juice for a snack, salad with a protein for lunch, granola bar as a snack and then a healthy dinner of chicken or salmon and veggies, tacos or vegan chili,” she told PEOPLE. “For a little dessert, I love Justin’s Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups — delish!”
Check out the mix of recipes below inspired by El Moussa's macro count to make sure you're getting the same benefits!
The ultimate make-ahead breakfast, overnight oats are easy peasy, delicious AND nutritious. Try this recipe made up of oats, Greek yogurt, honey, almond milk, raspberries and almonds for a breakfast you'll never want to skip.
In true Southern California fashion, this Kale-tastic Green Juice recipe packs kale, celery, cucumber, parsley and lemon into a 92-calorie nutrient boost to make the stretch between breakfast and lunch that much better.
Salad with protein
El Moussa recently Instagrammed this salad from Clark full of fruits and veggies like grapefruit, asparagus and avocado. The lima beans add an extra kick of protein and the bed of spinach keeps it low-cal and nutrient-dense. Click here for a full breakfdown of the salad.
While many store-bought granola bars are full of unnecessary sugars, preservatives and additives, these homemade bars from Cookie+Kate are full of only healthy ingredients. Oats, nuts and coconut pack in an energy-effective snack while honey (or maple syrup) acts as a natural sweetener to keep that sweet tooth in check.
Chicken and veggies
Keep it simple with this nutritious balsamic chicken and veggies recipe. The balsamic marinade takes the chicken breast to the next level, while the roasted sweet potatoes, parsnips, onions and rosemary complement the chicken perfectly.
Think you could eat like Christina El Moussa for a day? Give it a try and let us know!
[H/T Instagram / @christinaelmoussa]
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