Hoping to add a new recipe to your lineup next week? Try your hand at a dish made for millionaires.
Brooke Baevsky – better known as “Chef Bae” on social media – is a private celebrity chef in Beverly Hills whose day can range from preparing meals for pro-athletes to creating homemade meals for A-list celebrities and royalty.
Having wealthy clients offered Baevsky an advantage; there is usually no limit to what he can buy and how much he can spend when grocery shopping.
“With this type of customer, of course, they prioritize quality ingredients, recipes with integrity, from farm to table, and the freshest and highest quality ingredients possible,” he said.
Baevsky often works with a nutritionist or trainer to ensure he meets his clients’ nutritional needs and helps them maintain their physique.
Through this, he was able to learn how to create delicious dishes while still putting health first.
“My clients like to know exactly what’s in their food, sometimes every macro and calorie that’s going into their bodies,” Baevsky says.
Here are some of the healthy foods her millionaire clients eat throughout the week.
A nutritious breakfast for a strong start
Before breakfast, Baevsky’s customers like to start the day with a drink like lemon water or cold juice from scratch.
But, a “superfood” smoothie is what they often crave in the morning to get the nutrients they need for the day, Baevsky said.
Smoothies typically include “protein, fiber, vitamins, nutrients, all the supplements — calcium, magnesium, zinc and biotin — extracts and hair supplements,” he says.
Sometimes he will prepare a probiotic green juice, made with fresh vegetables such as kale, romaine lettuce, celery or cucumber.
When it comes to food, Baevsky usually makes one of these dishes for breakfast:
- “Truffled” scrambled eggs: eggs with shaved truffle mushrooms
- Japanese style rolled omelette with sprouted buckwheat toast and avocado with micro greens and basil infused olive oil
- Vegan parfait: coconut yogurt with grain-free granola that includes goji berries, bee pollen and shaved coconut. He usually tops 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 evening
“Many of my clients like to eat their heavy carbs before early evening, so rice, quinoa and couscous,” says Baevsky.
Lunch usually looks like this:
- “Zoodle” noodle soup: Beef or chicken bone broth with zucchini noodles and vegetables
- Mediterranean-inspired salad with roasted zucchini, peppers and eggplant. He tops it with a saffron sauce, a lime-pepita dip or a vegan ranch dressing with herbs — and sometimes crunchy chickpeas and healthy veggies.
- Organic and lean fish such as wild cod, wild sole and fresh salmon
- Healthy vegetables as a side dish with nuts and seeds
- Wild rice dish with herbs and dried cherries for antioxidants
End the day with a nutritious meal for dinner
At dinner, Baevsky often makes a spread that includes:
- Organic and lean fish
- Grilled chicken with low-calorie vegetable noodles such as kelp noodles
- Stir-fry cauliflower rice
- Organic vegetables, steamed with oil-free garlic sauce
- Hummus or mezze dips
- Baba ghanoush
- Vegan tzatziki sauce with coconut milk, cucumber, lemon, dill and parsley
Baevsky has discovered that he can achieve great flavor in this dish without added fat and sugar by using lemons, fresh herbs, harissa sauce, chilli and citrus.
He also cuts down on refined and highly processed oils by substituting avocado oil and sesame oil for vegetable oil and canola oil.
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