Celebrities Share Their Guiltiest Food Pleasures
While it’s fun to read the diets and exercise regimens of Hollywood’s most beautiful people, it can also feel intimidating. Do celebrities ever indulge while going after health goals? After all, famous people are still only people, right?
The good news is that even celebrities have their guilty pleasures and favorite foods, just like the rest of us. And with that said, you’ll want to check out these delicious foods that famous people can’t seem to resist…
Scarlett Johansson: Buffalo Wings
Move out of the way, boys. Scarlett Johansson may be a classy lady, but it won’t stop her from stealing the last buffalo wing at a party. She told one interviewer, “Oh my God, [I am obsessed] with buffalo chicken wings. I am addicted to them.” It turns out even beautiful actresses can appreciate the guilty pleasure of a perfect buffalo wing.
Miranda Kerr: Fried Chicken
Model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr follows a pretty strict diet and exercise routine, but even she isn’t totally immune to the occasional treat. Her favorite indulgence? Fried chicken. She once spilled the secret, saying, “There are times when you want that piece of fried chicken. That’s my big weakness, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Taylor Swift: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Taylor Swift is committed to a strict workout regimen and stays in incredible shape. It’s probably a good thing that she doesn’t like to skip a workout, because the star definitely has a soft spot for sugary breakfast foods. She’s reported that Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pop-Tarts are her two favorite foods.
Britney Spears: Chocolate
Britney Spears has a favorite indulgence that many moms of little ones can relate to: chocolate. When one interviewer asked the star about her favorite treat, she quickly responded, “Chocolate. Definitely chocolate. A lot of chocolate.” Spears went on to list several favorites, including Snickers, Scores, M&Ms, Whoppers, Raisinets, Twix, and Hershey’s Cookies & Cream. When it comes to chocolate, this singer and mom of two clearly won’t discriminate.
Kate Middleton: Sticky Toffee Pudding
If there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to dine like royalty, it’s Kate Middleton. The princess may have a palate shaped by fine dining, but she still has a sweet tooth. Her favorite indulgence is sticky toffee pudding, a steamed dessert with sponge cake, dates, and toffee sauce.
Lea Michele: Vegan Cupcakes
Actress and singer Lea Michele used to love cheese, but after going vegan, the celebrity found a new favorite food: vegan cupcakes. Michele’s fans know she loves to eat healthy, organic options whenever she can. The transition to a vegan lifestyle doesn’t seem to have been much of a challenge, as the star once mentioned she actually preferred the taste of vegan foods. After all, it’s not like she had to give up cupcakes!
Katy Perry: Mushrooms
Here’s another star with a favorite food that is 100% guilt-free. Katy Perry says she “can’t get enough” of mushrooms, especially truffles. It probably doesn’t hurt that she’s getting a Vitamin B boost when she indulges. Truffles in particular are quite expensive, so Perry doesn’t eat them very often, but they remain a beloved favorite.
David Beckham: Snails
When David Beckham was living in Paris in 2013, one reporter asked the soccer star about his favorite cuisine. He responded, “Oh my goodness, I love French food, I must admit. Obviously, living here at the moment, I’ve always loved French cuisine.” His favorite dish? “I like snails actually.”
Selena Gomez: Pickles
When singers go on tour and live life on the road, many take along some familiar comforts to enjoy throughout the journey. Selena Gomez’s go-to comfort is not your traditional comfort food. For this pop singer, pickles are such a beloved part of her diet that she never goes on tour without them. She even pours the pickle juice on her popcorn for a salty, vinegar-y treat. How’s that for a sprinkle of probiotic benefits!
John Legend: Fried Chicken
When singer-songwriter John Legend gets a craving for his favorite food, he doesn’t have to travel far to get it. In fact, he can just pop into his kitchen and make it himself. He loves fried chicken and enjoys using his own recipe to make it with his wife, Chrissy Teigen. The celebrity knows there’s just nothing quite like making your favorite food with your favorite person.
Jennifer Aniston: Nachos
In case you needed another reason to love Jennifer Aniston (you probably didn’t), check this out: the actress loves nachos so much that she’s perfected the art of making them herself. She told one interviewer, “I fry the chips myself. Just take a tortilla, cut it into triangles, and throw ’em in coconut oil.” The coconut oil ups the nutritional value on a snack food that often gets a bad rap.
Justin Bieber: Spaghetti Bolognese
Justin Bieber’s fan base affectionately calls themselves “Beliebers” and will jump at the opportunity to learn any new detail about the pop star. He frequently gets asked about his favorite color, sport, and more. Anytime someone asks his favorite food, his answer is always the same: spaghetti bolognese. There may not be a ton of nutritional value in the dish, but this Canadian singer just can’t pass up a plate of Italian food.
Emma Watson: Mexican Food
Emma Watson loves Mexican food so much that she made it her go-to breakfast choice. She once shared, “I make a really amazing egg tortilla in the morning. It’s my special thing. I make guacamole, salsa, and scrambled eggs, and then I cook the tortilla. It’s pretty simple, really, but yummy.” With protein-packed eggs and avocado’s healthy fats in the guacamole, this breakfast choice is as healthy as it is delicious.
Tom Cruise: Lobster
When Tom Cruise is in the mood for something tasty, he doesn’t hold back. His favorite food is lobster, followed by Italian food and ice cream. Seafood, pasta, and a sweet treat could make for a pretty delicious combination. Do you think he ever indulges in all three in one night?
Angelina Jolie: McDonald’s
Have you ever taken your kids through a drive-thru and felt like a failure for not providing a homemade dinner? Don’t worry—Angelina Jolie knows where you’re coming from. The actress admitted that she’s definitely taken her six kids out for fast food, and claimed that McDonald’s has always been her drive-thru of choice.
Hugh Jackman: Wine and Cheese
Moderate amounts of red wine can be good for heart health, so Hugh Jackman’s favorite indulgence is somewhat easy to justify. Of course, you can’t blame the guy for pairing a glass of red with the perfect bite of cheese. He once explained, “I’m a real foodie and into good wine. Good cheese with wine—it doesn’t get better than that.” Jackman’s favorite food may be simple, but it sure is delicious!
Miley Cyrus: Sushi
There are two types of people in this world: those who love sweet foods and those who prefer something savory. Miley Cyrus is definitely in the savory camp. She told one interviewer that sushi was her favorite food and explained, “I eat it pretty much every day.” Given the chance, she just can’t say no to spicy tuna.
Barack Obama: Broccoli
Next time your kids turn up their nose at your broccoli, try sharing this fun fact with them. At the Kids’ State Dinner, a celebration of healthy and delicious foods, President Barack Obama declared his love for a vegetable most kids love to hate: broccoli. He went on to say, “Food can be fun. It can be healthy. You’re setting up habits that are going to be great your entire life.”
Cameron Diaz: Any Kind of Food With Garlic, Olive Oil, and Lemon
Are you always looking for recipes that are healthy, simple, and delicious? If so, you’ll love Cameron Diaz’s go-to ingredients. The actress loves to cook and shared her favorite ingredient with fans on Facebook, explaining, “Anything with garlic, oil and lemon flavors. Simple Italian/Mediterranean flavors.” An added bonus? Indulgences that healthy are totally guilt-free.
Aaron Paul: Pizza
Do you love an opportunity to share a picture of your favorite food on Instagram? So does Aaron Paul. The celebrity’s Instagram reveals that his favorite food is pizza, and he prefers it to have a bit of a kick, with pepperoni and jalapeños. Would you split this spicy dish with Paul or request to tone it down on your half of the pie?
Jerry Seinfeld: Peanut Butter
Plenty of people can say they love peanut butter, but how many can say they’ve had a peanut butter sandwich named after them? NY Restaurant Peanut Butter & Co. has a “Jerry Seinfeld Comedy Special”, which features a sliced bagel, peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. The star has often shared that peanut butter is his favorite food, so the tribute makes perfect sense.
Betty White: Hot Dogs
If you’re looking for foods that hold the secret to a long life, you may want to think twice before following Betty White’s advice. This celebrity loves hot dogs, and the junk food obsession doesn’t stop there. Red Vines, potato chips, and french fries are all go-to treats for this comedian in her 90s.
Kim Kardashian: Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Kim Kardashian knows that her favorite treat, cookies & cream ice cream, has absolutely no nutritional value, but she’s totally okay with that. She shared, “Sometimes I pig out and I still feel great, and think ‘That was so worth it!’ That’s how I feel a lot of the time. I think, ‘See this little dimple of cellulite here? It was so worth it for that cookies & cream ice cream!'” That sounds like one big scoop of guilty pleasure, hold the guilt.