Meghan Markle reveals everything that she eats in a single day
At this moment in time - June, July or even August of 2018 - is there anybody who gets tongues a-wagging quite like Meghan Markle? I would say definitively not. I mean, there have been pretenders to that throne, and there have been mitigating circumstances thanks to her lavish and highly-publicised Royal Wedding.
But right now, there's nobody around who's more popular than Meghan Markle. To that end, and with us being lovers of food and all, then what would we be doing if we didn't delve right into Meghan Markle's various eating habits? Here's everything you need to know about Meghan Markle's favourite foods.
1. Meghan Markle loves her wine
While some of you may not agree with her, Meghan Markle says that she'll skip a deliciously decadent chocolately dessert for a nice "big, beautiful red". She doesn't mean a Red Velvet cake - or Prince Harry, for that matter - she means red wine, like her all-time fave, Tignanello. She named her now-defunct personal blog after it (the Tig), but she's also good for an Argentinian Malbec, or a pinot noir from Oregon. That is, unless it's summer: "In the summer, though, when I'm out with my friends, it's rosé all day," Meghan reveals.
2. She used to have the same thing every day to start her off
When she was filming for her show Suits back in the day, Meghan Markle used to rely on nutritionally dense foods to keep her awake during her gruelling actress schedule. She used to get picked up every day at around 4:15am, so I guess she's pretty glad to see the back of those times. During those days, Markle used to start her day with a glass of hot lemon water, then steel-cut oats, bananas and agave syrup rounded off her breakfast. Lunchtime: she'd have a salad with some kind of protein, then and apple with some almond butter later that afternoon. If she needed a pick-me-up, then that usually came in the form of some green juice of some kind. Finally, in the evening, she'd go for pasta with courgette and a lot of parmesan - along with a glass of red, of course.
3. This food is her guilty pleasure
Once Meghan Markle was on hiatus from Suits, in her own words: "all bets are off." This doesn't necessarily mean she gorges on ice cream and pizzas, nor does she camp out at McDonald's until it's time to start filming again, but she does like to indulgence in one thing in particular: french fries. "I'm always hoping I'm having lunch with people, so we can share chips. They're their own food group for me," said Markle, using the British notation for those delicious pieces of potato, but we all know what she means regardless of what part of the world you're from.
4. She's also learned a lot about a Canadian specialty...
You might not know that while the story's set in New York City, Meghan Markle's tv show, Suits, is actually filmed in Toronto. Right in the heart of Canada, Markle also picked up a couple of pointers about one of Canada's most delicious foods - poutine. The trick to good poutine, Markle says, is the cheese curds, and for that, you're going to want to steer clear of the mozzarella. "It's got to squeak when you bite into it," Meghan says. "Really. The cheese curds should make a squeaking noise when you bite into them or squeeze them. That's how you know you've got the right kind."
5. She's a practicing vegan, but Meghan Markle's also tried some Beaver Tail
When the fifth season of Suits wrapped up for filming, Meghan Markle probably expected to have a couple of drinks to celebrate. Maybe even a pizza. But the actress turned royal was shocked to hear from an excited coworker that the cast was going to celebrate with platters of Beaver Tails. "I was like, 'Wait, I'm sorry; what's coming in?" revealed Markle, but she needn't have worried: Beaver Tails are, in fact, a funnel cake in the shape of a beaver's tail, covered in caramel, chocolate and marshmallows. Phew. "Apparently, it's a Canadian thing," Meghan explains. "It's a sticky, delicious indulgence."
6. This is what she eats for her flawless skin
Although her opinion is hardly a controversial one in the grand scheme of actors and actresses in today's world, Meghan Markle admitted that she'd noticed a huge difference in her skin once she decided to go gluten-free. "It gets such a bad wrap," Markle explained. "However, when I'm traveling, I won't miss an opportunity to try great pasta. I come back from vacation every year with a food baby, and I've named her Comida. I get to the set and I'm like, 'Hey, Comida's here, and she's kicking.'"
7. This is her favourite kind of nut butter
While it's probably not something you think about on a regular basis, Meghan Markle has thought long and hard to think about which nut butter is her fave, and surprisingly, it's not peanut butter. Meghan Markle is all about the almonds, and the almond butter too. All good for her, I think: they're helpful for helping you to stay full for longer, thanks to their healthy fat and their protein levels, but what you probably didn't know is that it's great for your skin, too. Well, there you go, then.
Here we are, food lovers: a lot more educated about Meghan Markle's eating habits than when we first started. What are you going to do with that information? Some might try and aim for her figure or her flawless skin, but I think this is the perfect opportunity to use this info to become her personal chef.
Now, all I have to do is learn to cook.