Chrissy Teigen on How Her Cooking Techniques Have Changed Since Becoming a Mom: ‘It’s About Cutting Corners Slightly’

05/19/2016 at 08:30 PM ET

Chrissy Teigen has been under fire lately — namely, for “daring” to have dinner out with husband John Legend without their daughter, now-5-week-old Luna Simone.

But the comments are just another day in the life for the new mom, who has received unsolicited feedback on social media about everything from how she manages her time to how her body after baby looks.

“All hell broke loose,” the 30-year-old model told PEOPLE Now about the negativity she received on social media when she and Legend went to dinner a few days after Luna’s birth.

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“What’s it going to take, for people to stop the double standard?” PEOPLE asked Teigen, referring to the fact that critics usually focus on the mother and not the father when offering their opinions.

“Instagram removing all comments — that would be helpful!” jokes Teigen, who shared on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning America how sweet it was that Legend, 37, “had [her] back” when he took to Twitter to request that the haters give him half the blame.

She adds that her first Mother’s Day, which she was able to share with Legend, Luna, and her own mother, was pure bliss — and full of emotion.

“[Mother’s Day] has always been emotional for me and my mother because we’re so close. So whenever I even give her the card, I start crying,” she shares. “So for me to have my own Mother’s Day, [with Legend bringing out] a little onesie that said, ‘Happy 1st Mother’s Day,’ that just started [the tears] off!

“It was intense,” she adds.

Mother's Day Brunch – low and slow scrambled eggs, chicken and waffles and roasted bacon, oh my!

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So how does the author of new cookbook Cravings handle time in the kitchen now that she has a new baby?

“It’s funny, the first recipe I opened up when I wanted to cook post-baby was my Chinese chicken salad, and in it I’m like, ‘Take the time to fry your own wontons,’ ” she says. “And I was like, ‘Chrissy! I don’t have time to fry my own wontons anymore! Are you kidding me?’ So now I think it’s about cutting corners slightly.

“Do what you can,” she adds. “If you have to use a canned ingredient for this or you have to buy this pre-chopped, or just crumbling up tortilla chips and putting it on your soup rather than frying your own chips for it … it’s just nice to have the balance. Don’t drive yourself crazy.”

Jen Juneau

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heather on

This is how I imagine this went down: Chrissy grated People an interview for a fee. Now People is going to do a 15 part series of articles on every thing she discussed, each needing its own separate article.

heather on

Frying your own chips? Yeah, okay Chrissy.

heather on

So People did an interview and now they’re going to break it up into 10 different articles?

Kathy on

This woman needs to just shut up already.

John Legend's D lister wife on

Go away Chrissy..

OVL on

Yup Luna is so cute.

Anonymous on

I’m happy that she finally became a mom to a beautiful baby girl. I was touched by her personal struggle with infertility problems an dhow much she wanted to be a mom.BUT what i won’t ever understand is how one struggles for so long to be a mom and constantly talks about it. Now this is coming off mean, But with all that wishing and emotional pain and now her dream came true she is constantly out. I would love to be a mom and maybe one day i can conceive, and i think of that constantly, i cry when i leave my fur children home alone just to go to the store. It’s not like she’s need to make money her husband is well of as well as herself. SO why not be by your child every second and minute especially since this was something she really wanted. It really upsets me so see this and when some people do the total opposite after having a child they tried so hard have. I would be there every second of the day and night by my babys side just to watch her open her eyes after a nap

Anonymous on

She needs to be with her baby .After struggling and wanting nothing else then to become a mom her wish came true. Now she’s constantly out, talking way too much. I would be by my babys side every second and minute. Frying chips etc etc. isn’t educational or how your cooking changed. She was able to choose the gender of her baby etc. It was a huge story. Now she’s just everywhere,

blessedwithboys on

It’s not a double standard. The baby didn’t live inside the father for 9 months. The father doesn’t breastfeed. Any mother (whether she struggled with fertility or got pg on the 1st try) who can bear to leave her child for more than the time it takes to shower in the first couple of weeks needs to seriously question her commitment to the child. Your heart should be torn in two to have a week old baby out of your sight. There’s something wrong with any mother who cares more about a date with her husband than her week old baby. It’s just not natural.

Megan on

What I got from this: Chrissy doesn’t know what’s in her own cookbook (wonder who really wrote it then). Funny how she says its too hard to fry wontons, but she has time to make fried chicken. Her publisher must love that she basically just said “I’m over my vanity project. Go buy canned ingredients & skip my fancy recipes. This is not for busy parents “

bellasansmerci on

Why would People say commentaries about Chrissy Teigen are unsolicited? The moment she decided to put her inanities out there for media consumption and on an almost hourly basis, she asked for the attention.