These Are Meghan Markle's Favorite Foods
It's no secret that the British royal family has some interesting eating habits. From avoiding garlic (the Queen hates it
Enter: gorgeous royal-to-be Meghan Markle. The self-proclaimed foodie and California native has revealed her love of food, wine, and the art of cooking. While Markle sticks to a healthy diet, she doesn't believe in depriving herself.
"I think if you deprive yourself of anything you're just going to crave it more, so for me it's just finding that balance," Markle told Shape Magazine. "Eating really good during the week and then treating yourself to whatever it is that you want over the weekend."
Here are some of the future royal's favorite foods.
As Markle's now-deleted Instagram posts revealed, she's a die-hard pasta fan. "When I'm traveling, I won't miss an opportunity to try
In another interview with EyeSwoon, a food blog founded by Athena Calderone, Markle said that a simple
2. ACAI BOWLS
You sure do have a magical spirit lady...— eyeswoon (@athenacalderone) November 28, 2017
I hope you have a blast whipping up açaí bowls in the royal kitchen! Sending love your way Meghan — could not be more excited for you ???? #Swoon our time in the ES kitchen together here: https://t.co/3mdB0j8Rxe @meghanmarkle #meghanmarkle pic.twitter.com/9qmzczGpfZ
Markle has shared that a healthy acai bowl is her one of her go-to breakfasts. She made her favorite acai bowl recipe on EyeSwoon, as seen in the Twitter photos above, which includes bananas, berries, almond milk, coconut flakes, manuka honey, and bee pollen.
Okay, so the future royal is all of us with this one: Markle loves fries. "I could eat French fries all day," she said, according to Cosmopolitan UK. "I love carbs–who doesn’t love a carbohydrate?" She once revealed to Delish that "french fries and vino are my vices." Same here, Meghan.
4. FISH TACOS
Markle is a huge fan of fish tacos, crediting her native California as the place she discovered her favorite food. "Being from Los Angeles, I was conditioned to like Baja-style food from the womb," Markle told Today. She also shared how she makes her own fish tacos at home: "Grill some peppers and onions and a couple filets of fish (a flaky white fish works best). Season everything with salt and pepper, a little lime and stuff it all inside of a warm corn tortilla. Few bites of food make me happier than that."
Meghan posted this photo in November 2017.
In keeping with her love of seafood, Markle is a sushi fan. She described "perfect sushi" as an essential part of her healthy diet to EyeSwoon, adding that Sushi Park in Los Angeles is one of her all-time favorite restaurants. Another one of her favorite spots is Sugarfish, according to Meghan's Mirror.
Markle enjoys this healthy snack with a variety of seasonings. "I have always loved watermelon and relish any opportunity to eat it, whether plain or diced up with feta and mint and tossed with a little olive oil," Markle revealed to Today. "It makes me think of summertime.
7. ROAST CHICKEN
In an interview with Good Housekeeping back in 2016, Markle revealed a "perfectly roasted chicken" to be among her favorite foods. "If you have an Ina Garten–level roasted-chicken recipe, it's a game changer," Markle said. "I bring that to dinner parties and make a lot of friends."
Indeed, Markle may have been making Ina Garten's famous Engagement Roast Chicken recipe when Prince Harry popped the question. Their sweet proposal story reveals that the couple
8. HOT SAUCE
In an interview posted on the Tig in August 2016, Markle revealed that everything tastes better with a little "hot sauce! I love a kick
Meghan posted this egg scramble on Twitter in November 2016.
Markle revealed that quinoa, with a bit of seasoning and some vegetables added in, is one of her go-to staples.
"At the start of each week, I generally cook a box of quinoa, and while it's simmering, I sauté onions, garlic and any veggies I have on hand in a separate pan," Markle told Today. "I season the vegetables with , a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little . I always add crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs. Toss this veggie mixture into the finished quinoa and eat it as a side dish, poured on top of a kale salad, or as an easy snack."
11. MAC AND CHEESE
Markle is not afraid to indulge in a childhood favorite—mac and cheese. "I now buy
Markle has commented on her love of wine in multiple interviews. The former actress has been spotted enjoying a glass of wine on her close friend Jessica Mulroney's Instagram, as seen above.
Among her all-time favorite bottles? Tignanello, a wine she loves so much it served as the inspiration behind the name of her now-shuttered lifestyle website, The Tig.
"Tignanello is a full-bodied red wine that I tried about seven years ago," Markle once said, according to People. “In wine circles, it is nicknamed ‘Tig.’ It was my first moment of getting it—I finally understood what people meant by the body, structure, finish, legs of wine. The TIG is my nickname for me getting it. Not just wine, but everything.”
And, as any good wine drinker would do, Markle switches to a lighter wine in the summer, like a rosé, Delish reports.
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