Nutrition

This Is What a Fit Chef Eats for Breakfast

Deuxave chef Chris Coombs shares his morning meal.

We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast tables.


Chris Coombs

Chris Coombs’ breakfast/Photo provided

Chris Coombs

Claim to Fame: Coombs is a chef and partner at some of the best-known—and most indulgent—restaurants in Boston: Deuxave, Boston Chops, and Dbar. When he’s not whipping up French fare, he works out with a trainer five or six days a week.

What He Ate: Coombs goes big for breakfast, tucking into a ham, broccoli, and mushroom omelet. On the side, he also has sweet potatoes, avocado, and cottage cheese with berries, plus coffee.

Why He Chose It: “I am around food all day, so when I am able to cook for myself at home, I try to stay healthy,” Coombs says. “I work out with a trainer several days a week and he helps me keep my nutrition on track. Waking up and eating something that is nutritious and satisfying just helps me start the day off right and I feel good the rest of the day. I try to eat this, or something close to this, about three to four days a week.”


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com