Eat like a top trainer
Have you ever wondered what top trainers really eat? Well, here’s your sneak peek. Hollywood trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak, who has worked with stars such as Lady GaGa and Robert Downey Jr., gave us the scoop on what’s inside his healthy kitchen.
Pasternak stocks his fridge with low-fat, thick Greek yogurt (yogurt that has been strained of liquid whey) because it’s packed with calcium and vitamin D. It also contains 50 percent more protein and is lower in lactose than regular yogurt. Pasternak loves this creamy superfood for its chameleon-like ability to sub in for cream. “Yogurt is so versatile in and of itself as an ingredient for recipes. It makes a great base for dips, soups, desserts and breakfasts,” he says.
Try this Baked Eggplant with Yogurt recipe for a creamy and hearty dinner.
Chickpeas are another one of Pasternak’s kitchen must-haves. High in fibre, protein and healthy fats, they make a nutritious addition to soups, a great base for dips and add protein-packed texture to salads. “They’re a fantastic food,” Pasternak raves.
Try chickpeas for yourself by sprinkling some on top of these fantastic salads.