Taylor Swift is everywhere these days. When she's not touring the world, shaking it off in front of thousands of fans, she's Instagramming her vacation with boyfriend Calvin Harris, making headlines for posts deemed steamy, romantic, and "annoyingly perfect," depending on which story trickled down your newsfeed.
The pop star seems so pulled together all the time that it's enough to make you wonder if she's even human. Does she overdo it on nachos and feel bloated and muffin toppy, like the rest of us? Are there days when she's like, "Yeah, before I go shake it off in front of thousands of screaming fans, we need to drop everything and try the new Quesalupa at Taco Bell?" Inquiring minds need to know.
Here are some of her snack obsessions and favorite foods, based on some obsessive reading-bordering-on-stalking:
Her Go-To Breakfast Isn't So Basic.
While many of us start our days with a bowl of cereal, Swift puts a little more effort into her mornings, making buckwheat pancakes topped with ham, Parm, and a fried egg, she tells Bon Appetit. She also downs a glass of OJ every day.
When Swift does have cereal, she does so with swagger, eating a bowlful alongside a Moonman and a famous friend (ahem, actress/singer/"Bad Blood" co-star Hailee Steinfeld).
She Keeps It Healthy Monday Through Friday.
Granted, Tay Tay's diet may have changed considerably since she spoke to WebMD at 20, but it remains the story most sites reference when talking about what she eats. Swift eats a lot of salads, yogurt, and sandwiches and avoids sugary drinks during the week. It's in line with what she ordered when talking to Vanity Fair in 2013: a chicken sandwich with lavender lemonade.
On weekends, she cuts herself some slack: "I allow myself to eat what common sense tells me is bad for me. I like comfort foods," she told WebMD.
Sometimes she takes her comfort food on the healthy-ish side. People reports she enjoyed a gluten-free pizza and a glass of wine at L'asso in New York City.
Other times, she's just like the rest of us (sweet relief!), going for the ultimate New York tourist food, beyond pizza and $1 hot dogs, that is: baseball-size cookies from Levain Bakery.
She's Down With the Barefoot Contessa.
Swift's a serious Ina Garten fan and calls Garten's mustard-roasted fish one of her favorite recipes. (It's an ideal weeknight dinner; you can make it in 25 minutes, according to the recipe.) She's also made the Barefoot Contessa's flag cake for the past two years on the Fourth of July, so clearly, that recipe's a winner too.
She Can Bake Like No One's Business.
Even if you casually Insta-stalk Swift, you'll notice pretty quickly the woman does a lot of baking (at least when she isn't on tour). Photos of some of her baked goods have been so popular she's shared the recipes for them on her Tumblr, like these chai sugar cookies with cinnamon eggnog icing.
Hopefully at some point she'll share her chocolate cake recipe. The dessert, reminiscent of the one Bruce Bogtrotter ate in Matilda, has popped up at supermodel Lily Aldridge's birthday, and Harris shared a video on Snapchat of himself cutting into a similar cake on his and Swift's one-year anniversary.
She's Crazy About One Kind of Casserole.
Swift brings the real talk, telling InStyle she's never enjoyed casseroles—until she tried the sweet-potato-based side at Del Frisco's. "It's basically sweet potatoes with this brown sugary crust. Oh my God, it's amazing," she said.
She's a Starbucks Lover, Too.
Back in the day, Swift downed a skinny vanilla latte Mondays through Fridays, and in the fall, her splurge-y weekend drink of choice is a pumpkin spice latte.
She still drinks coffee from time to time—as evidenced by her Instagram posts—but there's no word on whether she's still a PSL devotee.
Living la vida Swift—or just eating like T-Swizzle—may not turn you into a multiplatinum recording artist or get you any closer to vacationing in an exotic locale, but there's something kind of nice about knowing she's scanning Joy the Baker for ideas about what to bake next and gets dinner inspo from Ina like the rest of us. She may do it with Victoria's Secret supermodels while earning eight figures a year, but still. Still.
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