The model shares the simple recipes she eats pre-shoot.

By Tiffany Tse
Updated: March 29, 2018
Photo: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images

Given that Chrissy Teigen's Cravings was one of the top-selling cookbooks of 2016 (second only to Ina Garten's), there's no question that the world is interested in how Chrissy eats. And who else could completely captivate Twitter by crowd-sourcing ripe bananas or inquiring whether emotional support casseroles are TSA-approved? If, like everyone else, you're desperately awaiting the release of Cravings Part 2, tide yourself over with five of Chrissy's favorite low-carb recipes. (Related: Proof Chrissy Teigen Is the Ultimate Truth-Teller When It Comes to Body Positivity)

Yum Nua (Thai Beef Salad)

My mom made this for me all the time growing up. It was one of the few Thai dishes I actually enjoyed. What a silly child I was. Now I love Thai food. She made this for potlucks at school and I always felt so cool and special because everyone else had boring, bland casseroles. Sure, it has a bit of sugar in it, but this is low-carb, not no-carb.

Ingredients

  • Well-marbled New York steak, grilled to your liking, preferably no more than medium-rare
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar (Note: Brown sugar may be substituted, but you may need to add more since it's not as sweet.)
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped, stems removed
  • Large handful cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (or 1 to 2 vine-ripened tomatoes cut into wedges)
  • Thai chili powder to taste (Note: This is roasted sun-dried chilies ground into a fine, very spicy powder. I use about a teaspoon, while my sister uses a tablespoon. And I like it very hot. She's nuts.)

Directions

Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

One of my favorite things in the world! Sure, there are effortless omelets, but this dish is so cute, so filling, and such a crowd pleaser that you'll find yourself experimenting with new fillings any chance you get. There is no real list of ingredients other than eggs and thinly sliced ham, but that makes it easy and fun.

Ingredients

  • Two slices ham
  • 1 egg
  • Optional toppings: sautéed spinach, feta, diced tomato, sautéed red peppers, mushrooms, onion, mozzarella, pesto
  • To serve: sliced avocado, salt, pepper

Directions

Grilled Portobello with Arugula and Tomato

I love portobello mushrooms. I often say that if I were vegetarian, I would live off of these. Now it would never happen, but it's still nice to know that they exist. So meaty, so flavorful. Sometimes I feel like I need to pair this with something else to make it a real entrée, but I've had this a few times now and my belly always ends up very full and happy.

Ingredients

  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 1/2 bunch arugula
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 slice tomato
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce

Directions

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

This is one of my favorite recipes, but I have omitted the typical rice, sour cream, and oil that goes into the usual recipe to give it a more meaty, low-carb feel. With the combo of pork, ground chuck, onions, and garlic, you don't really miss it-trust me.

Ingredients

  • 4 large red bell peppers, halved, seeds removed
  • 3/4 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • Dash of seasoning salt, preferably Lawry's
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Note: I use four-cheese Mexican pre-shredded in the bag.)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup hot water

Directions

Prosciutto-Wrapped Boursin Cheese and Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Breast

This is heavenly. When on a low-carb diet, I am so used to using chicken thighs and drums so I get that yummy, juicy fattiness that replaces the rice, pasta, or potatoes I so very much miss. But this is such an amazing way to use chicken breast. The creamy Boursin cheese oozes and the bacon is apparent in each bite. Carbs who?

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package Boursin cheese (Note: I used the herb and garlic flavor. You can also use a packed herb goat cheese.)
  • 4 slices thickly cut bacon
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes

Directions

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