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Sarah Jessica Parker Keeps Cookies and Cake Around So Her Daughters Have a ‘Healthier Relationship’ with Food

Parker shares twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, 14, with husband Matthew Broderick

<p>Dia Dipasupil/Getty</p> Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughters in 2022

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Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughters in 2022

Sarah Jessica Parker is teaching her twins to have a positive relationship with food.

Since having daughters Tabitha and Marion, 14, with with husband Matthew Broderick, Parker, 59, wanted to promote a non-restrictive diet in their house — something she didn’t have in her own childhood. (Parker and Broderick are also parents to son James Wilkie, 21.)

“I [have] girls. I didn't want them to have a relationship with food that was antagonistic or they felt like this was their enemy and that they were going to have to sort of like stake out a position with food,” she said during an episode of Ruthie’s Table 4 podcast.

<p>Bruce Glikas/WireImage</p> Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tabitha Hodge Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick and Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick in 2022

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Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tabitha Hodge Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick and Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick in 2022

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Growing up, the Sex and the City star said she wasn’t allowed any dessert in the house. “And of course all we did the minute we moved out was buy Entenmann’s cakes and cookies," she told host Ruthie Rogers, "and I didn't want that [for my kids]."

“In our house, we have cookies, we have cake, we have everything. And I think as a result, you kind of have a healthier relationship. My daughters will have the figures they have and hopefully they'll be healthy and they’re athletes and they enjoy food," she said.

Parker and Broderick, 62, split up the cooking duties at home. “On Sunday, Matthew cooks. We both cook every single day, every single day. We probably eat dinner as a family every night,” she said.

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughters in 2013
Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughters in 2013

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When she’s filming her own show or when Broderick is in a play, it “shifts around,” but they still try to avoid eating out. If they do, Parker calls a restaurant for pickup or delivery instead of using delivery apps, she admitted.

One of her favorite dishes to have for busy days is soup. “I had made during the day, I made lamb stew and Matthew made a white bean soup, so we knew we have that,” she said of their recent meal. “I like to have it in the fridge for matinee days.”

She added: “We love to cook. And it's boring to keep saying to each other what are we gonna eat? What are we gonna eat? Are you going to go to the grocery store? Am I going to go to the market. But it's kind of just what we do."

The couple’s commitment to keeping a busy kitchen has paid off big-time with their kids.

“We don't think of ourselves highly as like chefs or anything like that," she said. "Our children always...they always say like, ‘Wow, we're really lucky. We get to, we have dinner every night.'"

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