Another honest parenting confession from Jessica Biel, the 'human vacuum'

Jessica Biel at her restaurant, Au Fudge.
Jessica Biel at her restaurant, Au Fudge.  Photo: Getty Images

We've all been there. Vegemite toast crusts, a half eaten apple, or even the dregs of a banana smoothie ... kids' leftovers are practically a food group to parents. It just comes with the territory.

So it's no surprise to learn that celebrities (who are only human, after all) are not immune from eating leftovers. In fact, actress Jessica Biel even went as far as calling herself a human vacuum, because she regularly eats 21-month-old Silas Randall's leftovers.

The 34-year-old told People that eating leftovers is "what happens when you're a mum or dad".

"You make food, they eat what they eat, and you literally - as they are running off trying to grab something - you are shovelling the last few bites off their plate," she explained.

"And that's your lunch ... that is your lunch."

The former 7th Heaven star made the comments at an Amazon screening of Just Add Magic, which was held at her restaurant Au Fudge.

The child-friendly LA restaurant has a creative space for kids to play including a tree house.

"My three other female partners in Au Fudge all had kids before me. And they just said, 'this is enough! We have to have a place where our children can be happy and we can be happy,'" Biel explained.

"Because there was nothing that combined delicious, safe, local farm-to-table foods with a nice place where you felt comfortable letting your kid play - and where you could be happy to maybe have a little glass of chardonnay or something. It just didn't exist."

The food features 'farm-to-table' meals such as Black Tuscan kale salad and vegan farrotto. There is also an all-organic kids menu.

Biel last year shared another honest parenting moment when she posted a photo of an empty plate and a cup of coffee in her shower. "Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it … Try it I dare you. #ShowerEats," the multi-tasking mum captioned it.


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