Hoping to add a new recipe to your line-up next week? Try a meal made for millionaires.
Brooke Baevsky — popularly known as “Chef Bae” on social media — is a celebrity private chef in Beverly Hills whose day can range from cooking meals for pro-athletes to making home-cooked meals for celebrities and members of the royal family.
Having wealthy clients gives Baevsky an advantage; there’s usually no limit to what she can buy and how much she can spend when shopping.
“With these types of customers, of course, they prioritize quality ingredients, recipes with integrity, farm-to-table, and the freshest, highest quality ingredients possible,” she says.
Baevsky often works with a nutritionist or trainer to ensure that she meets her clients’ dietary needs and helps them maintain their physique.
Thanks to this, she was able to learn how to create tasty dishes while making health a priority.
“My clients like to know exactly what’s in their food, sometimes every macro and every calorie that goes into their body,” Baevsky says.
Here are some of the healthy meals his millionaire clients eat throughout the week.
A nutritious breakfast for a healthy start
Before having breakfast, Baevsky customers like to start the day with a drink like lemon water or cold-pressed juices.
But, “superfood” smoothies are what they often want in the early morning to get the nutrients they need for the day, Baevsky says.
Smoothies typically contain “protein, fiber, vitamins, nutrients, all their supplements – calcium, magnesium, zinc and biotin – extracts and hair supplements,” she says.
Sometimes she makes a probiotic green juice, made with freshly squeezed green vegetables like kale, romaine lettuce, celery or cucumber.
When it comes to food, Baevsky usually prepares one of these dishes for breakfast:
- “Truffled” scrambled eggs: eggs with truffle shavings
- Japanese-style rolled omelettes with sprouted buckwheat and avocado toast with micro-vegetables and basil-infused olive oil
- Vegan Parfait: coconut yogurt with grain-free granola that includes goji berries, bee pollen and coconut shavings. She usually supplements this with organic fruit and honey or agave.
- “Superfood” pancakes or waffles with chia seeds, flax seeds, macadamia nut flour and quinoa flour
Plan a healthy lunch to fuel your afternoon
“A lot of my clients like to eat their heavy carbs before the afternoon starts, so rice, quinoa, and couscous,” Baevsky says.
Lunch usually looks like:
- “Zoodle” noodle soup: Beef or chicken bone broth with zucchini and vegetable noodles
- Mediterranean-inspired salads with grilled zucchini, peppers and eggplant. She tops them with turmeric sauces, pepita-lime vinaigrette or herb-vegan ranch dressing — and sometimes crispy chickpeas and healthy greens.
- Organic lean fish like wild cod, wild sole and fresh salmon
- Healthy vegetables as side dishes with nuts and seeds
- Wild rice dishes with herbs and dried cherries for antioxidants
End the day with a nutritious meal for dinner
At dinnertime, Baevsky often creates spreads that include:
- Lean organic fish
- Grilled chicken with a low-calorie vegetable noodle like kelp noodles
- Stir-fried rice with cauliflower
- Steamed organic vegetables with oil-free garlic sauces
- Hummus or meze dips
- Baba ghanoush
- Vegan tzatziki sauce with coconut milk, cucumber, lemon, dill and parsley
Baevsky found she could achieve great flavor in these dishes with no added fats or sugars by using lemon, fresh herbs, harissa sauce, chili peppers and citrus fruits.
It also reduces refined and highly processed oils by replacing avocado oil and sesame oil with vegetable oil and canola oil.
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