Meghan Markle has long described herself as a foodie, so it’s no surprise the Duchess of Sussex packs tons of healthy yet totally delicious recipes into her daily repertoire. Before she became royal, the former actress shared exactly what went in her kitchen and on her plate. Her secrets include good-for-you favorites like quinoa, kale, seafood, and tons of fresh food — a fact she attributes to her Southern California upbringing.
Back when she had to leave for filming around 4:15 a.m., Meghan would wake up to hot water with lemon, she told Delish. She’d then follow that with a legit morning meal of steel-cut oats with bananas and agave syrup on set.
“On hiatus, all bets are off,” Meghan said. She’s a big fan of eggs, like whipping up an omelette with herbs and cheese or ordering poached eggs and toast with avocado at a hotel. On her dream morning, she’d sit down to a blueberry Johnnycakes with extra crispy bacon and maple syrup, she told the blog EyeSwoon.
Meghan’s go-to lunch while filming included salad with some kind of protein, like a seasoned veggie quinoa. “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,” she told Today. She’ll top those with Spike, “a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up,” plus some red pepper and chopped fresh herbs.
Meghan knows the 4 p.m. slump all too well, so she always fuels up with a healthy snack in the afternoons. She’ll pair an apple with almond butter, munch on watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon, or mix up some green juice in her beloved Vitamix blender.Other times she’ll make her own kale chips with good olive oil and a sprinkle of Maldon— “they become your healthy potato chip alternative” — or her “trifecta snack” of crackers (like Mary’s Gone Crackers), homemade hummus, and baby carrots.
New life goal: going over to Meghan’s house for dinner. The home chef whips up some seriously impressive dishes for guests like Filipino-style chicken adobo, a fresh seafood-filled cioppino, and of course, roast chicken.