How to Eat Like Tom Brady and Gisele: 24 Super Healthy Recipes

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Healthy Recipes to Eat Like Tom Brady

You may not be a superstar athlete or a supermodel, but you can certainly eat like one. While some might think that New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele B√ľndchen (and kids) have a limiting diet, it's actually not all that crazy... it's simply clean. You'll love these recipes!

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You may not be a superstar athlete or a supermodel, but you can certainly eat like one. While some might think that New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele B√ľndchen (and kids) have a limiting diet, it's actually not all that crazy... it's simply clean. You'll love these recipes!

What Do They Eat?

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  • Vegetables (a lot -- it's about 80% of their diet according to their personal chef Allen Campbell)
  • Gluten-free grains (think quinoa, millet, brown rice)
  • Legumes (lentils and beans)
  • Lean meats (organic steak and chicken) and fish (mostly wild salmon)
  • Coconut oil
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  • Vegetables (a lot -- it's about 80% of their diet according to their personal chef Allen Campbell)
  • Gluten-free grains (think quinoa, millet, brown rice)
  • Legumes (lentils and beans)
  • Lean meats (organic steak and chicken) and fish (mostly wild salmon)
  • Coconut oil

What Don't They Eat?

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  • No white sugar
  • No white flour
  • No dairy
  • No gluten
  • No coffee or caffeine
  • No nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or eggplants)
  • No cooking with olive oil (although, raw olive oil has been given the thumbs up)
  • No iodized salt
  • No fruits (for the most part; the kids eat fruit and Tom eats bananas in his smoothies)

No fun? Not so fast! Even if you don't follow their diet to a T, you can still incorporate some of their dos and don'ts into your meal planning with these delicious recipes.

Tip: Some of these recipes may have a "don't" here and there, like fruit, Greek yogurt, or cooking with olive oil. You decide how strict you want to be.

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  • No white sugar
  • No white flour
  • No dairy
  • No gluten
  • No coffee or caffeine
  • No nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or eggplants)
  • No cooking with olive oil (although, raw olive oil has been given the thumbs up)
  • No iodized salt
  • No fruits (for the most part; the kids eat fruit and Tom eats bananas in his smoothies)

No fun? Not so fast! Even if you don't follow their diet to a T, you can still incorporate some of their dos and don'ts into your meal planning with these delicious recipes.

Tip: Some of these recipes may have a "don't" here and there, like fruit, Greek yogurt, or cooking with olive oil. You decide how strict you want to be.

Green Smoothie for Breakfast

Green Smoothie

Lean, green and made in a blending machine, this smoothie is perfect for busy schedules. This recipe is packed with good-for-you greens and antioxidants.

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Lean, green and made in a blending machine, this smoothie is perfect for busy schedules. This recipe is packed with good-for-you greens and antioxidants.

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy and sweet pancakes can't be beat. You can omit the blueberries if you're strict with the no fruit philosophy, however berries are low glycemic fruits, meaning they have a small impact on blood sugar levels.

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Fluffy and sweet pancakes can't be beat. You can omit the blueberries if you're strict with the no fruit philosophy, however berries are low glycemic fruits, meaning they have a small impact on blood sugar levels.

Oat and Chia Pudding with Cardamom Berries

Chia Pudding with Cardamom

Make this the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Be sure to chose gluten-free oats if you have a gluten allergy or celiac disease (check the packaging). If you're OK with having a little dairy, we recommend using plain Greek yogurt.

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Make this the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Be sure to chose gluten-free oats if you have a gluten allergy or celiac disease (check the packaging). If you're OK with having a little dairy, we recommend using plain Greek yogurt.

Coconut Breakfast Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Not eating bananas? Go ahead and give these tasty cookies to the kids. But we dare you not to try one.

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Not eating bananas? Go ahead and give these tasty cookies to the kids. But we dare you not to try one.

Roasted Strawberry Amaranth Porridge

Roasted Strawberry Amaranth Porridge

If you loved Cream of Wheat when you were a kid, you will love this creamy cereal recipe made with nutrient-dense amaranth. If amaranth isn't for you, feel free to swap out with other gluten-free grains, such as quinoa or brown rice.

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If you loved Cream of Wheat when you were a kid, you will love this creamy cereal recipe made with nutrient-dense amaranth. If amaranth isn't for you, feel free to swap out with other gluten-free grains, such as quinoa or brown rice.

Hummus

Delicious hummus recipe

Everyone will love this easy-to-make creamy dip. Serve with a variety of vegetables, such as cucumbers, radishes, carrots and sugar snap peas. It's perfect for keeping the hangries at bay until dinnertime.

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Everyone will love this easy-to-make creamy dip. Serve with a variety of vegetables, such as cucumbers, radishes, carrots and sugar snap peas. It's perfect for keeping the hangries at bay until dinnertime.

Make Your Own All Natural Nut Butter

Homemade cashew butter

If you haven't treated yourself to a homemade nut butter made with cashews, please, please, please try this recipe. The honey gives it a slight sweetness that is just delicious. Spread on toast or brown rice cakes for a perfect snack.

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If you haven't treated yourself to a homemade nut butter made with cashews, please, please, please try this recipe. The honey gives it a slight sweetness that is just delicious. Spread on toast or brown rice cakes for a perfect snack.

Goji Berry and Cacao Nib Oat Bars

Goji Berry and Cacao Nib Oat Bars

Store-bought granola bars are just a no. But if you need a quick 3:00 PM pick-me-up at work or an after-school snack for your kids, these vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free treats will do the trick.

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Store-bought granola bars are just a no. But if you need a quick 3:00 PM pick-me-up at work or an after-school snack for your kids, these vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free treats will do the trick.

Simple Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Make this one-pot wonder your Sunday night go-to meal. It requires some planning, but the active time is only about 15 minutes.

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Make this one-pot wonder your Sunday night go-to meal. It requires some planning, but the active time is only about 15 minutes.

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon

Roasted broccoli

Caramelized and crunchy, we'll challenge anyone who says they don't like broccoli after trying this roasted recipe. The ingredients are simple; the taste is sublime.

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Caramelized and crunchy, we'll challenge anyone who says they don't like broccoli after trying this roasted recipe. The ingredients are simple; the taste is sublime.

Kale Fried Rice

Kale Fried Rice

Day-old rice is perfect for this rice recipe that can be made in 10 minutes or less. Try it with brown basmati and substitute tamari for the soy sauce if you're on a strictly gluten-free diet. The kale is rich in fiber, calcium and has anti-cancerous properties.

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Day-old rice is perfect for this rice recipe that can be made in 10 minutes or less. Try it with brown basmati and substitute tamari for the soy sauce if you're on a strictly gluten-free diet. The kale is rich in fiber, calcium and has anti-cancerous properties.

Collard Greens Dal

Collard Greens Dal

Pack this meal for a comforting lunch. If you really want to be like Tom, omit the tomatoes. (Although, Campbell says that Brady does eat them about once a month). Try the ghee or substitute with coconut oil.

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Pack this meal for a comforting lunch. If you really want to be like Tom, omit the tomatoes. (Although, Campbell says that Brady does eat them about once a month). Try the ghee or substitute with coconut oil.

Cabbage Salad with Sesame Maple Dressing and Roasted Cashews