If you grew up in the 80s, you know who Alyssa Milano is. The 44-year-old actress got her start on television in 1984, starring as Samantha Micelli on the hit sitcom Who's The Boss?
She later became known for her role on Melrose Place for seven seasons before leaving the show to pursue a role on Charmed.
The mom of two credits the Atkins Diet for her slim figure following childbirth, though she prefers to call it a lifestyle rather than a diet.
"We feel satisfied," she says. "We're not stripping our kitchen bare and saying, "˜We can't eat this, we can't eat that.'"
Her kids don't follow the same dietary routine as Mom and Dad, but Milano says they don't seem to mind that they're eating different things than their parents.
"It's just been part of their life that we eat slightly different," she says. "I don't think kids' diets should be structured like that."
However, there's one thing that makes it onto each and every plate in the house, no matter which meal. And Milano grows it in her garden herself!
Continue reading to find out what the Hollywood star's favorite homegrown ingredient is!
Milano has a go-to dish for summer BBQs which includes watermelon, feta cheese, and cucumber. She says it's "super easy to make and super delicious."
Her secret ingredient for that salad, and everything else, is mint!
"My mint is out of control right now, so I basically put it in everything," Milano says. "It doesn't matter what it is, it's getting mint in it."
If you would like the recipe to the salad Alyssa Milano uses, you can find it here!