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Here's What We Know About What Duchess Kate Actually Eats

There's one family recipe she swears by.
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Here's what we know about the royal's eating regimen.

She loves a good curry.



According to Carolyn Robb, chef to the royal family for over a decade, William enjoys spending time with Kate and her family because they eat together at the kitchen table like a normal family. The Duchess seems to have developed a love of cooking (curries, especially) and hosting meals where she personally serves her guests, but Prince William still teases her cooking, proclaiming, "It's the reason I'm so skinny!"

She sticks to a strict diet.

To slim down before her wedding day, Kate was rumored to have utilized the Dukan Diet, a high-protein, low-carb program that Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen are said to have used to drop baby weight. Lean proteins, vegetables, fruit and whole wheat bread are key to the regimen, and Kate's mother, another fan of the diet, curbs cravings with prawns and cottage cheese.


She swears by family recipes.



For her first Christmas spent at Sandringham, Middleton came up with a clever gift idea for Queen Elizabeth. She decided to go DIY rather than buying something for her grandmother-in-law, and whipped up a batch of her own granny's chutney for the occasion. "I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table," she said.

She favors raw foods.



In order to maintain her figure, Middleton's been known to dabble in the raw food trend, which might also have something to do with her amazing hair. Her go-tos include ceviche, goji berries, gazpacho, watermelon salad, almond milk, and tabbouleh.

She enjoys the holidays.

When Will and Kate bring the kids to Sandringham House in Norfolk to spend Christmas with the Queen, they're greeted with all sorts of treats. Christmas morning kicks off with a hardy breakfast before church, followed by a lunch of salad with shrimp or lobster, roasted turkey, and traditional sides like parsnips, carrots, and Brussels sprouts. Come dinnertime, the chef carves an impressive rib roast, turkey or ham, to be eaten with 15 to 20 other buffet items.

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She worked to battle food aversion when she was pregnant.


Due to severe morning sickness during her pregnancy with Prince George, Middleton reportedly had to undergo food hypnotherapy to encourage an appetite despite her nausea. A diet of avocados, berries, oatmeal and more helped her put on the weight needed for a healthy pregnancy.

She's an adventurous eater.

Though eating in front of the cameras is always a risk, Kate and Will couldn't resist chowing down on the amazing fare served on their Canadian royal tour. At a food and wine festival in British Columbia, Kate gave geoduck clams with miso mustard sauce a try and noted, "It's really unusual. I've never seen it before. It's so fresh from the sea."

She saves room for dessert.



Family gatherings often involve traditional confections like jam roly-poly or sticky toffee pudding — favorites that William and Harry enjoyed as boys at Buckingham or Kensington Palace. At Christmastime, the royal family can expect Christmas pudding and fruitcake with the afternoon tea, but Middleton treats her little ones to cake and sweets on other occasions, too.

From: Delish

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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