With access to the world’s best trainers, diet coaches and celebrity chefs, Hollywood’s biggest stars know how to fight cravings with healthy snacks.
We scoured reports to find out what celebs are noshing on when hunger strikes. Here are the top 20 snacks that stars love below.
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1. Avocado On Crackers
Avocado toast may be the snack of choice on Instagram, but if you enjoy it on a rice cracker, you have something in common with Gwyneth Paltrow. The A-lister blogged a recipe for this midday snack on Goop.com because of its healthy fat and fibre content. Top with a bit of Greek yogurt, lime juice, sea salt, and dried red chilli flakes.
2. String Cheese
Sometimes, a bit of protein goes a long way. Lauren Conrad says on her website that string cheese is her favourite source of protein on the go. The reality-TV-star-turned-blogger enjoys it with fruits, such as apples or pear slices.
3. Skinny Lattes
It wouldn’t be a proper paparazzi snap if a Hollywood celeb wasn’t holding a Starbucks coffee cup. Taylor Swift is one of many celebrities that indulges in skinny vanilla lattes as a healthy midday treat.
4. Greek Yogurt
When prepping for his big Calvin Klein underwear ad, Justin Bieber cut out snacking at night, according to his personal trainer, Patrick Nilsson. But Hollywoodlife.com reports that he was allowed a protein-rich Greek yogurt after dinner to stave off hunger.
5. Roasted Chickpeas
According to Kanye West’s celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak, the star eats five times a day, and incorporates crunch-roasted chickpeas as a healthy snack to combat chip cravings.
Halle Berry has to keep her blood sugar levels even-keeled, so snacks are important to this award-winning actress; especially because she has diabetes. People.com reports that she eats five small meals a day, which means a light Tex-Mex salad could be a snack for her.
Jennifer Lopez has one of the most bangin’ bodies in the biz, so it’s no surprise she keeps her snacking habits super clean. The triple threat noshes on an apple mid-day when she’s feeling peckish, telling People.com, “I always have healthy snacks like fruit and vegetables with me.”
8. Frozen Grapes
Speaking of fruit, Jennifer Aniston freezes red grapes to snack on. She tells Womenshealthmag.com, “I was at a spa one time, and they gave me a little cup of frozen grapes after my mud bath soak or whatever. It was sort of like, ‘This is genius.’”
What does Queen Bey love to snack on? Well, if you were to go by the photos we see of her, it’s popcorn. Beyoncé’s love of the airy, light stuff is well documented on Instagram, in her documentary, and when she’s out with hubby Jay-Z watching basketball.
10. Natural Nut Butters
We were keeping up with Kim Kardashian’s snack arsenal and found that when she’s got a sweet craving she reaches for peanut butter or an alternative nut butter, says the Mirror.co.uk.
11. Green Smoothies
Channing Tatum doesn’t like vegetables, but mensjournal.com says that he blends kale, spinach and romaine lettuce along with some tangy fruits like strawberries, blueberries or apples to help it go down.
12. Blue Corn Chips
According to Popsugar.com, Cameron Diaz munches on tortilla chips made with organic blue corn that are void of hydrogenated oils (including trans fats), artificial flavours, colouring and preservatives. They also have to be Kosher, made with pressed oil, and cooked in filtered water. Pretty high standards for chips, no?
13. Homemade Muesli Bars
It’s a snack fit for a queen – or at least, a princess. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge snacks on muesli bars that her mum, Carole Middleton, makes her, a royal expert told E! News.
Snacks are strictly low-carb for Jessica Alba, who favours munching on almonds or cheese between meals. That’s how she dropped 25 pounds post pregnancy, reports Ibtimes.com.
15. Homemade Apple Chips
Model and famous foodie Chrissy Teigen swears by homemade apple chips to satisfy sweet, salty, crunchy cravings with none of the guilt. While few people have a mandoline or a dehydrator, you don’t necessarily need either of these things to whip up this tasty treat.
16. Edamame Beans
Britney Spears likes to snack on edamame beans while in the recording studio, as revealed in a tweet from Ryan Seacrest.
Selena Gomez told Bon Appétit that she always has “plenty of water and pickles” backstage for snacking after a sow. Of course, she enjoys some less-than-healthy treats too every once in awhile. Her favourites? Cheetos and chocolate.
18. Spicy Watermelon
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) August 26, 2013
Hilary Duff tweeted that she loves snacking on watermelon dusted with spicy tajin seasoning and lime. Looks delicious!
19. Spicy Guacamole
Actress Eva Longoria told Self, “No one, including me, can stop eating my guacamole! The great flavour comes from using lemon, rather than lime, and serrano peppers. They give a real kick!”
20. Dark Chocolate
Even supermodels like Alessandra Ambrossio like to indulge every now and again. According to The Edit she opts for heart-healthy dark chocolate to satisfy her sweet tooth.