Applegate speaks to Shape Magazine about managing a vegetarian diet with a family and a career.
It’s gotten harder having a little person around. I don’t know how others maintain their same lifestyle when they have someone they’re cooking for. Even though Sadie eats incredibly healthy, she eats a lot that I wouldn’t. She has a very fast metabolism and she needs a lot more calories than mama does! It’s been hard to maintain the perfect diet for myself. For breakfast, I juice a big green juice and I try to get in as much raw food and protein as I can, obviously plant proteins and legumes but sometimes it’s late at night and there’s a frozen pizza in there and sometimes it’s all you’ve got! You don’t have the energy to chop up a bunch of vegetables. I go to frozen pizza or soy chicken nuggets when I need a five-minute meal.