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Mango-Date Energy Bites

These yummy bites have only four ingredients and are made with no added sugar. They’d make a great halftime snack. Even though Tom and Gisele limit their fruit intake, we’d like to think they’d make an exception for these. Try the Mango-Date Energy Bites recipe.

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo Snacks Even Tom Brady Can Eat

By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Digital Nutrition Editor

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have a pretty strict diet according to this interview with their private chef on Boston.com. It’s not a huge surprise given that keeping their bodies in tiptop health is incredibly important for their respective careers. We’re totally on board with their mostly plant-based eating habits (lots of produce and whole grains) and their focus on quality proteins like wild salmon and grass-fed organic steak.

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But, there are a lot of foods they don’t eat, like sugar and white flour, which can be tough to cut out completely (at EatingWell, we limit them). Their diet also eliminates nightshade vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, which are full of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Plus, Tom says he’s never even had a sip of coffee and no caffeine is allowed in their diet.

So, while we don’t recommend eating entirely like the supermodel and super-star quarterback, I’ll be taking a page out of their handbook and making this vegan, gluten-free, paleo snack to enjoy for dessert tonight. Get the Mango-Date Energy Bites recipe.

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