This Is Selena Gomez's Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
While Selena Gomez just announced that she's releasing new music, that's not the only thing fans are eagerly awaiting. Season 4 of Selena + CHEF on HBO Max, Gomez's cooking show with celebrity chefs, is rumored to be just around the corner.
Gomez's cooking struggles inspired the show during quarantine, and it has since helped the star transition into a healthier lifestyle. "I personally think learning a few basic skills in the kitchen is super beneficial to your waistline," Gomez's trainer Amy Rosoff Davis told Byrdie. "When you know what goes into your food you are more likely going to make better choices."
Cooking has made it easier for Gomez to eat real, whole foods, including organic fruits and vegetables. "I am all about focusing on good-quality fresh ingredients. Real food is so much yummier than something that comes out of a box or bag," Davis told Byrdie.
Although the "Lose You to Love Me" singer does her best to eat foods that make her feel good, she also leaves room for fast-food cravings every now and then. Gomez has been very vocal about body positivity—she cares less about her weight and more about how she feels.
So what does Gomez eat on a typical day? Read on to find out, and next, check out Millie Bobby Brown's Favorite Foods While On Set For 'Stranger Things.'
Gomez puts a healthier spin on Tex-Mex for her morning meal. According to Cosmo, her go-to is half a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, chorizo, avocado, rice, and beans. "She loves Tex-Mex and fast food that I would normally not condone," Davis told Cosmo. The breakfast burrito lets Gomez taste all the flavors she craves in a more nutritional way than a Taco Bell Crunchwrap.
The star also learned to make a few other Tex-Mex and Spanish-inspired breakfasts on Selena + Chef. Jose's "New Way Omelet," loaded with Manchego cheese and Spanish Piquillo peppers, has become a staple. If Gomez is in the mood for something sweeter, her trainer says she'll opt for full-fat Greek yogurt and granola.
Protein is key for Gomez's lunch so she stays energized during her busy days. She loves a balanced rice bowl or salad. "I made a lot of rice bowls with veggies, protein, and avocado for Selena," Davis told Byrdie. "It helped give her energy and stamina, which she needed to get through her shows." Davis also shared that she made chicken salad with grapes and celery for the "Rare" singer. Gomez will mix up her salads, sometimes choosing a "power salad" with turkey, avocado, beans, and a homemade dressing, according to Cosmo.
But the 13 Reasons Why producer doesn't just rely on food to keep her feeling good—it's also about what she drinks. Davis told Byrdie that Gomez drinks a lot of water throughout the day, and she'll reach for a green tea when she's losing energy. Eat This, Not That! reporting revealed that green tea can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your brain health, and even help you lose weight—Gomez has the right idea!
Gomez can't seem to get enough of her bowls. According to Cosmo, she'll whip up a teriyaki bowl for dinner with Asian-marinated cucumber, salmon or chicken, avocado, and teriyaki sauce over rice. The star also loves sushi, so sometimes she'll order a few different rolls.
In the latest season of Selena + Chef, Gomez also learned new dinner recipes like Ayesha Curry's hot honey chicken sandwiches with crispy sweet chili chickpeas and prosciutto-wrapped dates. Sounds delish! The celeb also really enjoyed Kwame Onwuachi's "Sunday Supper" with jollof rice, red stew chicken, and fried plantains.
Gomez has some unhealthy snack cravings, but she lets herself indulge every now and then. On her tour bus, the star told Bon Appétit that she must have Hot Cheetos and chocolate. Her backstage snack is much healthier—pickles! According to Teen Vogue, Gomez also loves snacking on mango and lemons. She'll eat lemons whole with a bit of salt on them.
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