Jennifer Garner likes cooking.
As she demonstrates in her “Pretend Cooking Show” on IGTV, the actress can not get enough of celebrity chefs like Ina Garten.
In the fun, homemade series, the star loves trying out new recipes, but most of all, she loves breaking down the simple recipes in her repertoire.
She also operates an organic baby food business named Once Upon a Farm, which focuses on making infants, toddlers and kids all-natural, pureed snacks. Given how transparent Garner is about what’s going on in her kitchen and how dedicated her business is to organic products, fans can wonder if Jennifer Garner is a vegetarian?
When training for acting roles, Jennifer Garner works with a nutritionist
Throughout her career, Garner’s different acting roles have demanded various things from her. For instance, Peppermint needed a lot of action scenes, so Garner worked to get her body fit with personal trainer Simone De La Rue. She has collaborated with nutritionist Kelly LaVeque in the past as well. LaVeque has a smoothie recipe that Garner liked so much that, after her workout, she continued to make it.
And her Once Upon a Farm items act as a viable replacement for fresh berries, as it turns out.
“I started working with @bewellbykelly a few months ago to prepare for the #PEPPERMINTmovie and have been eating her smoothie for breakfast every day since,” shared Garner in a 2018 Instagram post. “Today I decided to play scientist and see if my @onceuponafarm cold-pressed organic puree (or baby food if you’re a baby, but whatever) could be a substitute for fresh blueberries when I didn’t see any in the fridge. Yep, it could.”
Blueberries, flaxseed, broccoli, almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds and a collagen protein powder are made into the smoothie.
And even though this smoothie is both vegan and vegetarian, Garner does not consume a diet focused solely on plants.
Her favorite recipe for home cooking is Natalie Portman’s vegan spicy chickpea stew.
Some of the favorite recipes Jennifer Garner has include beef
Garner does eat meat and fish, indeed.
And some of her all-time favorite recipes include poultry, and maybe, unsurprisingly, are from cookbooks by Garner.
For instance, Garner posted a new episode of the “Pretend Cooking Show” on Oct. 6, 2020, in which she served Garner’s “Crispy Chicken with Lemon Orzo” recipe for lunch from the book “Modern Comfort Food”
When she said, “Basically, this is what I want to eat for lunch, so this is what I’m going to make.” she gave a peek into her food philosophy in the video.
Some of Garner’s other favorite garden recipes include her Barefoot in Paris beef bourguignon recipe and the Provencal swordfish recipe from Gardener, which the two stars cooked together during an episode of Barefoot in L.A.
Garner keeps track of what her stomach tells her she needs to eat.
She knows just what it takes to grow sustainably, and although she does not adopt a purely plant-based diet, she grew up on a farm in Oklahoma that is now home to Once Upon a Farm.
She also likes to bake decadent treats for her children, including the chocolate bread of Rose Beranbaum, while she eschews dairy and eggs for the recipe for her grandmother’s sweet potato pie. What’s obvious is that when she feels like it, Garner eats what she feels like, indulges in tasty desserts, and knows how to maintain a healthy balance between them all.