‘Selling Sunset’ Star Chrishell Stause’s Diet Consists Of Lots Of Veggies And Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Chrishell Stause describes her life lately as a “hectic whirlwind.” Considering the longtime Days of Our Lives regular has also been starring on Selling Sunset and dancing her booty off on season 19 of Dancing With the Stars (and dealing with the rumor mill since news of her divorce broke in 2019), it’s no surprise.
Between filming, selling multimillion dollar homes, and rehearsing new dance routines, Chrishell knows what it takes to fuel her body and feel balanced. (Hint: It involves lots of easy, portable healthy meals.)
“I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been,” Chrishell tells Women’s Health.” In fact, she’s been so excited about her new DWTS muscles, she did a bikini photoshoot to capture her toned legs, abs, and all.
She doesn’t restrict her eating, though. “I was a vegetarian for so many years, but I don’t put a label on it now,” she explains. “I try not to eat meat, but I’m not saying that I’m vegetarian or vegan. I love animals, so I try and eat with a conscience.”
So, what does the actor-realtor-dancer put on her plate? Here’s what Chrishell Stause eats in a day.
Chrishell’s jam-packed days call for a cuppa. “I love coffee. I definitely have coffee every day,” she tells WH.
Caffeine isn’t the only fuel Chrishell relies on in the mornings, though. “What I love for breakfast is eggs,” she says. “My favorite thing is scrambled egg whites with cheddar cheese and pepper.”
Recently, though, a busy schedule requires a more grab-and-go breakfast. “Lately it’s probably been more of a protein bar,” she says. “When I’m busy, I normally either grab a banana and peanut butter or a protein bar. I’m obsessed with peanut butter.”
Chrishell’s love of PB usually determines which protein bar she reaches for. “I’ve had them all. Any protein bar makes a peanut butter flavor, I’ve probably tried it,” she says. “I love these Papa Steve’s No Junk Raw Protein Bars.” A couple of other faves: think! Creamy Peanut Butter protein bars and ONE Peanut Butter Pie bars, which Chrishell says “basically taste like candy bars.” Not a bad way to start the day, tbh.
Chrishell’s mornings blow by so fast, it’s time for lunch in a snap. “I’m definitely not eating again until lunch just because it’s just been a little bit of a whirlwind lately,” she explains.
Come midday, Chrishell loves to fill her plate with fish and vegetables. “I go to Erewhon a lot and they have this buffalo cauliflower that I’m obsessed with,” she says. Broccoli, carrots, and corn are her other top veggies.
Believe it or not, Chrishell says she didn’t keep snacks on-hand while rehearsing for Dancing With the Stars for five or six hours a day. She was simply too busy to stop and eat! “You’re busy being active, so you’re not thinking about it,” she says. “Everyone gets in such phenomenal shape doing the show.”
When she does have a free moment, though, Chrishell squeezes a snack in before dinner. “I love fruit,” she says. “I’ll have mango, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples; I just can’t get enough.” She’s also a fan of dried fruit.
To make sure she’s not stuck without a dinner plan, Chrishell thinks ahead. “When life is crazy, I normally have some kind of frozen lasagna,” she says. Her go-to is Cali-flour Foods Vegetable Lasagna, which is grain-free, gluten-free, and ready in five minutes flat.
That’s not Chrishell’s preferred evening meal, though. “If I’m not in a rush and I can go and eat like a normal human, I go out to dinner,” she says. “Again, I love fish. I also love sushi and pizza.” (Margarita is her all-time favorite pie.)
Chrishell doesn’t discriminate against pasta, either. “I haven’t really met a pasta that I don’t like, but I guess my favorite would probably be bucatini with cracked pepper and Parmesan cheese.”
She’s been known to cook up a mean pasta dish herself, too. “One dish I’m proud of is my spicy shrimp pasta. It’s so good and has a little kick to it,” she says. “I’ll do it with whole-wheat noodles, sautéed shrimp, red pepper chili flakes, and a spicier tomato sauce.” She tops it all off with Parmesan and parsley.
Throughout the day, Chrishell loves to sip on Zevia Organic Peach Black Tea. “That’s pretty much all I drink unless I’m going out and having a cocktail,” she says.
On those night’s out, Chrishell matches her bevies to the cuisine. “Some kind of fruit martini is my favorite, but I’ve found that with sushi I love hot saki or white wine,” she says.
FYI: Her fave wine is not the Selling Sunset‘s Oppenheim Group private label. That, she says, is, well, disgusting. “It’s so gross,” Chrishell says. “I’d have to lose a bet to drink any more of that wine.”
Though fruit often comes in clutch for sweetness earlier in the day, dessert is definitely a part of Chrishell’s diet every now and then. “I have such a sweet tooth. I love dessert. If I’m out to dinner, I pretty much always get dessert,” she says. “There are two things I will always order: strawberry shortcake and pineapple upside down cake. I know, super random, but every once in a while you strike gold and someone will have it on their menu.” Fate, right?
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