Jennifer Aniston’s Signature Dish Is a Perfectly Healthy Pasta

It can be really challenging to stick to a health and wellness plan without feeling deprived or restricted. When you’re in the public eye, your body is continually scrutinized. Jennifer Aniston knows all about that, but the veteran actor has managed to find balance in her life.

Though she does reach for nutritious foods more often than not, the Horrible Bosses actor’s signature dish is a healthy yummy pasta dish that anyone can make.

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Jennifer Aniston doesn’t believe in strict diets anymore

As an actor who has been in the public eye for nearly 30 years, Aniston maintained her size and figure meticulously for years. However, being on a constant diet can be exhausting for anyone. Now at 51, The Morning Show actress is looking at food differently.

“I don’t let eating habits get out of control where I need a reset button,” Aniston told Yahoo! “It’s pretty clear: Eat as much organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep.” 

However, she is also happy to indulge when she wants to. “I allow myself to indulge once in a while…but I don’t give myself any rules anymore,” she explained. Aniston told Bon Appetit that she adores Mexican food and frozen yogurt when it comes to indulgent foods.

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Jennifer Aniston has three go-to breakfast meals

Though Aniston no longer has any “food rules,” she is still very much a creature of habit, especially when it comes to her breakfast foods. When she’s working, her day can start as early as 4 a.m., which means it’s just easier to have some rotating meals on deck.

“I’ve got three different ones,” she told Bon Appetit about her typical breakfast meals. “Sometimes it’s a smoothie—bananas, cherries, a protein powder of some sort, almonds, cacao powder, and all sorts of other weird antioxidant stuff I can’t remember—with almond milk. Other times I have eggs over-easy—I crack them into a bowl and I’ll add a white or two into that and pour it all into the pan to get more protein sans too much yolk age. I’ll have that with avocado toast sprinkled with olive oil and salt and pepper. The other option is oatmeal with egg whites whipped into it right at the end.”

Jennifer Aniston yummy pasta is her signature dish

Still, it’s all about a yummy pasta with a healthy twist when it comes to the Friends alum’s signature meal. In fact, it’s so simple that you could probably whip it up now with the things in your pantry and fridge. Aniston told Bon Appetit,

Pasta is the only one I really, really like to do. The one I make all the time is a lean carbonara. On the pasta, I put eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, and a little sautéed red onion and garlic. It’s simple—no cream, no butter, no oil, no nothing. Sometimes I’ll add a little pasta water if needed.