Jennifer Aniston Credits Justin Theroux for Reintroducing Her to Pasta: ‘I Don’t Know Whether I Should Thank Him or Hate Him’

04/08/2016 at 11:14 AM ET

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Good news: Even Jennifer Aniston can’t resist the power of a bowl of spaghetti carbonara.

While her previous guilty pleasure cuisine was Mexican food (she recently said that tortilla chips are the one food she’s powerless against), the actress has swapped it out for Italian. “Pasta has taken over as my new favorite go-to-town food,” she told Elle, crediting her husband Justin Theroux for the switch. “I don’t know whether I should thank him or hate him for that.”

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Theroux’s version of classic carbonara is “not that bad for you,” Aniston said. “It’s just an egg, parmesan cheese, and a little pasta water. And we substitute turkey bacon for real bacon, so, you know.”

Another culinary tip she’s learned from her husband? Whip an egg white into oatmeal just before eating. “It kind of gives it this fluffy texture that’s delicious,” she said. (Not to mention, added protein, which we know she loves in her breakfast.)

When she’s not splurging, though, Aniston has an unsurprisingly balanced diet. “Some form of vegetables or salad with protein — pretty basic,” she described of her typical lunch. And for dinner? “Probably the same,” she said.

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Aniston has previously discussed her husband’s cooking prowess, saying earlier this year that they “love to tinker in the kitchen” together.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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um on

“Justin’s version of carbonara?” Egg and parmesan IS the recipe for carbonara. Turkey bacon is disgusting; you’re better off eating the real thing.

Reine on

I’m a fan of hers but I like eating real pasta with sauce as it has to do with moderation of anything you eat & still healthy. Being in show business is another matter, as it is all about not only talent but looks.

She is Truly Boring on

She said pretty basic. About sums her up.

alana on

Only a woman this boring would think eating something is newsworthy

jm on

Really – she is as boring as her food choices.

Loveher on

I think she is awesome! I am curious who thinks up the questions for magazine interviews!!

Enough! on

Seriously, People Mag? Why these idiotic stories? Do you owe Jennifer’s publicist or something?

myuntidydesk on

I don’t have anything against Jennifer Aniston, but man she seems to be a slave to eating healthy… whenever she talks about she does eat, I feel sorry for her… I’d get sick of lettuce leaves and lemon water and all that crap ALL the time. Now pardon me as I have a couple of Oreos. 🙂

elaria on

Not eating pasta is a crime. Welcome to the other siddddddddddddde lol

Mayette on

Luv this couple, sweet & adorable indeed!

CutPis on

Nothing new, I’ve been eating pasta and sweets for a year now, still losing weight. If you really want to lose weight, you’ll just ignore that voice in your head that blames everyone and everything else but yourself. I’ve lost 30 lbs just keeping an eye on those 10 golden rules of the Loaded Gun Diet.

Bill R. on

I think next time she invited friends over they should fire up the grill with some of the most juicy steaks , but insure the grill is right by the back door , so the smell gets all in house . Hey it might just work !! (mouth watering yet !).

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