Once upon a time, Rachel Meghan Markle actually shared the same name as her character, Rachel Zane on the hit television show Suits. Now, she’ll never have a name similar to a character again. Now, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has made a name for herself in a totally new light.
Not only is she royalty now, but she also graduated from Northwestern with a degree in Theatre and International Relations. She’s also worked for the U.S Embassy in Buenos Aires and has an active role in the UN Women’s leadership program. And just when we couldn’t love Meghan anymore (I mean, she’s African American royalty, an actress, and isn’t afraid to be herself!) she told Best Health that she enjoys eating vegan.
She told the digital publication, “French fries – I could eat French fries all day. And I love pasta. I love carbs – who doesn’t love a carbohydrate? But of course, when I’m filming, I’m conscious of what I eat. I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends. But at the same time, it’s all about balance. Because I work out the way I do, I don’t ever want to feel deprived. I feel that the second you do that is when you start to binge on things. It’s not a diet; it’s lifestyle eating.”
We love french fries too, of course. Who doesn’t? If you want to make fries without the guilt, try some of our Crispy Chickpea Fries, these Quick and Easy Curly Fries or these Polenta Fries With Mint Avocado Dip! We even have these delicious Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries.
She told Delish that she enjoys steel-cut oats with bananas and agave syrup drizzled on it and finds it easier to wake up with warm lemon water. Oatmeal makes for the perfect breakfast because the fiber keeps you full, and you can add a variety of toppings and sweeteners. Not to mention, oatmeal fits into a plethora of diets and lifestyles, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, trying to lose weight or eating to manage diabetes or heart disease.
If you want some oatmeal for yourself, try this Pumpkin and Kale Steel-Cut Oatmeal With Sausage, this Caramelized Banana Porridge or this Super Quick Chocolate Porridge. All are packed with vegan goodness and flavors that make oatmeal anything but boring.
Elite Daily reported in January 2018 that one of Markle’s favorite snacks is apple slices with almond butter and sea salt. Apples are fiber-rich and packed with water, and they pair perfectly with almond butter or peanut butter. Markle has gone on the record with Delish saying that she adores açaí berries.
In the afternoons she enjoys a hefty, nutrient-packed green smoothie for a pick-me-up. Not only is it super easy to chop up some apple slices at home, but you can also learn How To Make Homemade Almond Butter! This Maple Spiced Almond and Sunflower Seed Butter is absolutely delicious in porridge, cereals, toast, waffles, pancakes and when dipped with apples. This Almond Butter Caramel is also great for dipping. As for a green juice, look to The Ultimate Green Juice Cheat Sheet.
As far asaçaí berries go, we already know how nutritious they are. If you don’t know why you should eat them, look to 5 Reasons to Eat Açaí Every Day. With these berries, you can indulge in a variety of delicious vegan treats like Açaí Ice Cream, Açaí Blueberry Bars With Chocolate or Açaí, Vanilla, and Almond Butter Fudge.
Want to make Meghan’s favorite açaí bowl, as reported by Business Insider?
- Blend one frozen açaí packet with 1/3 cup of almond milk, 1/2 banana, a handful of frozen berries.
- This should be thick so add almond milk sparingly as you go.
- Top with coconut flakes, fresh berries, sliced banana, a drizzle of manuka honey, sprinkle of bee pollen (if you want) and serve immediately.
She told Today.com in June 2012 that she enjoys meal prepping at the beginning of the week by cooking a box of packaged quinoa that she upgrades with sautéed veggies and seasons with crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs. Quinoa is a seed, so it contains protein and complete amino acids that a lot of whole foods, like rice, doesn’t have. Lucky for us, quinoa isn’t hard to make!
We adore a starlet-gone-princess in the limelight that advocates for healthy, mindful eating and encourages a positive lifestyle. She’s not afraid of carbs, speaking her mind and living her best healthy life.
She told Delish about her love for carbs, saying, “It gets such a bad rap.”
“However, when I’m traveling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta,” said Markle. “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.'”
We totally agree with that mindset — nothing wrong with getting some carbs in!
If you enjoy vegan recipes, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
Lead image source: Meghan’s Mirror