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Cooking Pro Pamela Salzman Shares Her Healthy Kitchen Habits


Pamela Salzman made a career out of teaching people in the Los Angeles area how to cook their own wholesome, delicious meals.

Now, Salzman’s bringing her tips and tricks to the masses, with her first book, Kitchen Matters.

Kitchen Matters is filled with more than 100 innovative, nutritious recipes (healthy Greek nachos!), and the photography is so vibrant you can practically taste the fresh flavors.

But where it’s even more unique is in the practical resources Salzman provides to set you up for success. Think charts that explain how to roast every vegetable you can think of, instructions on how to stock your pantry, and meal plans and tutorials that suddenly make you feel like a total pro. (It’s kind of like she’s standing next to you helping you chop and measure…)

RELATED: How To Do Sunday Kitchen Prep for a Productive, Stress-Free Week

We caught up with Salzman during her book launch week to get an even closer look at how she eats—and lives—well.

Pamela Salzman

How Does Pamela Salzman Live a Nutritious Life?

If you had to name your healthy diet, what would you call it? Anti-Inflammatory flexitarian, because I don’t really avoid any food group, but I do strive to make most of my food choices anti-inflammatory ones.

RELATED: 7 Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat Daily

What’s your go-to breakfast? Smoothie bowl.

Your go-to workday dinner? Wild salmon, roasted sweet potato, sautéed greens.

What’s the one food you always have in your fridge? Homemade salad dressing.

The snack you always have with you when traveling? Homemade trail mix.

Your favorite food indulgence? Ice cream.

Other than water, what do you sip regularly? Green tea.

How often do you exercise, and what’s your workout of choice? 6 days a week, barre class.

How do you stay active outside the gym? Walking on the beach.

What’s your go-to tool for managing stress? Meditation.

How do you pamper yourself when you need it? I get a mani/pedi.

Do you have a favorite health gadget? Nope, unless you consider a Vitamix a health gadget.

Which healthy habit do you wish you had more time for? Hot yoga. Most of the classes are 90 minutes, and I can’t get away with not washing my hair afterwards!

Lightning Round

Meditation or massage? Meditation.
A hot shower or a soothing bath? Bath.
Almond butter or peanut butter? Almond butter.
Coffee or tea? Tea.
A long run outside or a dark spin class? Run outside.

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