By Erin Kelly
Don’t type Eden Grinshpan into your search on an empty stomach. The TV-show host, mother, and author has a resume that will make your mouth water — literally.
Not only did she graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in London, but she also launched two cooking shows, co-founded a restaurant in New York City, just published her first cookbook, Eating Out Loud: Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day, Every Day, and is the host of “Top Chef Canada.” (Talk about a busy mom.) Plus, her social channels are full of delectable, home-cooked meals that she describes as “casual, easy, and approachable.”
“I like to be able to get dinner on the table within an hour,” says Grinshpan, “because I have a three-year-old daughter, and she usually needs to eat pretty quickly.” To efficiently pack in big flavor and even bigger nutrition, the on-screen personality relies on vegetable-based dishes seasoned with herbs and spices. “What you put in your body directly correlates with how you feel,” she says. “I use spices not only for their flavor but also for their medicinal properties.”
That inside-out approach to nourishment extends beyond food, which is why Grinshpan is just as discerning about what ingredients are in her skin care. “I have to be on camera all of the time for ‘Top Chef Canada,’ so having smooth, beautiful skin is very important,” she says. To look and feel her most confident self, she turns to NIVEA Nourishing Body Wash with Nourishing Serum. The creamy formula is made with a unique blend of antioxidant-rich plant-derived oils, essential skin lipids, and vitamins.
“I love the fact that NIVEA Body Wash is made with almond oil,” says Grinshpan. “It stands out and leaves my skin feeling silky, smooth, and nourished. My skin dries out pretty easily, so to find a product that helps nourish it is really impressive.”
As any mom ever can relate, squeezing in those precious moments of self-care are crucial to mind-body-sanity balance. “I find that when you get a break from the kitchen, you often come back feeling refreshed and more inspired,” says Grinshpan. “It’s really about understanding what makes you happy and calm and including that in your day to day.” Some days, that’s practicing the meditative stretches of Pilates or taking an extra long shower to really indulge in the lather of her favorite body wash. Other days, it’s having her coffee outside in the sun. And on certain nights, it’s some impromptu fun. “The food I cook at home for my family and friends tends to be on the lighter side — it allows for a potential dance party after dinner,” says Grinshpan. “A dance party is always an option at my house!”