Gwyneth Paltrow caught a good amount of heat when her new cookbook, “It’s All Good,” revealed that her family, including eight-year-old Apple and six-year-old Moses, follows a strict low-carb, gluten-free diet. With an admission that the 40-year-old actress allows her kids to cheat on said diet, Paltrow seems to be trying to ward off her critics.
In her most recent “GOOP” newsletter, she opens up about the balance she’s found that allows her kids to maintain a healthy diet and enjoy a little junk food every now and then.
“I tried to start them off with all of the right foods but as they got older, the lure of Oreos and cotton candy outweighed the lure of carrots with hummus. And that’s all a part of childhood and I love Oreos too, so I completely understand. I try to make sure that what is on their plate at home is nutritious and tasty and then I loosen way up on the reigns when we are out,” Paltrow writes.
The “Iron Man 3” star even divulges the specific snacks her children with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin enjoy, writing, “They love a brown rice stir-fry but they also love their ‘Coke of the week’. My daughter gravitates toward fresh fruit and raw nuts but will inhale a bag of hot Cheetos at the airport. It’s all about balance.”
While this admission doesn’t entirely negate the concern generated over Paltrow’s book (The alarming passage: “Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs”), it’s certainly a reassurance.