Chrissy Teigen is vocal about all things food. She’s ranted about her regrettable 20-hour pho-making session, admitted she can hang out in the kitchen for an entire day, and even proclaimed that she’s not that into baking (unless it’s baklava). So when the leggy model released her popular cookbook, Cravings, it was no surprise that her social media–following, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue–buying fans popped bottles everywhere. And then went on to recreate John’s Breakfast Sandwich and her crowd-favorite Ramen Salad.
Teigen recently shared her favorite fridge staples with Popsugar, and let’s just say, your grocery list for the week is basically complete. Check out what Chrissy stocks her fridge with on the reg, and then find out if the model’s picks are some of the 40 Things Healthy Cooks Always Have in Their Kitchen.
Hot sauce, or “hot sawce” as the model calls it, is a staple in Chrissy’s fridge. "I have lots of hot sauces," she told Popsugar. While she professes her love for Cholula, she also mentions in her cookbook that she loves metabolism-revving red pepper flakes and Thai bird chiles as well as Sriracha sauce, which she deems “Teigen’s ketchup.”
We’re not surprised Luna’s mom always keeps this antioxidant-rich veggie in her fridge for her Thai-inspired meals. It’s packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. You can stuff the veggie with lean meat, ferment it to make sauerkraut, or simply add it to soups and salads for an extra nutritional punch.
Chicken breasts aren’t just a gym rat’s prized source of lean protein. The versatile meat can be made into a juicy salad topper, the main attraction to your mashed potatoes, or even tossed into pasta for extra hunger-quelling protein. In fact, just one cup of chopped chicken breast will add 43 grams of protein to your meal for only 231 calories!
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Flavorful ground pork is almost as versatile as chicken breast, and just happens to make our list of 29 Best-Ever Proteins for Weight Loss. If you keep this meat stocked in your fridge like Teigen does, keep an eye out for Cravings 2, which is currently in the works! The busy mom took to Instagram to give us a sneak peak into her cookbook’s sequel and show us how spicy glass noodles with ground pork a la Chrissy is done.
Garlic Olive Oil
"I always have garlic and olive oil that has simmered," she dished to Popsugar. Anti-inflammatory garlic infused into heart-healthy olive oil sounds like a super delectable salad dressing or meat marinade.
Better Than Bouillon
"I have that Better Than Bouillon jar because I always think food can be great, and sometimes it just needs a little jazzing up. People forget that there's this totally cool cheat way of [using] bouillon, and now it comes in jar form. It always spices up a recipe that's kind of lacking if you don't have the time to let it simmer." While this Eat This-approved soup product will add a punch of umami to whatever you’re stirring it into, be sure to look out for disodium inosinate and guanylate in some of the brand’s offerings if you’re particularly sensitive to MSG.