This Is the Surprising Diet Meghan Markle Sticks to on Weekdays
Imagine a diet with roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with olive oil, or a hearty black-eyed pea chili with carrots, corn, and all your favorite veggies. How about spicy Cajun rice with stewed tomatoes and okra? Sign us up!
All this and a whole world of the occasional indulgence—Oreo cookies! Tater Tots! Ritz Crackers!—can be yours if you sign up for the go-to dietary regime of Ms.Meghan Markle: Eating (mostly) vegan. Indeed, the actress and fiancée to Prince Harry maintains a vegan diet on weekdays, choosing to abstain from animal products Monday through Friday, reports the Portland Press Herald.
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While the idea of going sans meat, fish, eggs, and dairy may seem daunting at first, many converts of the diet discover that going mostly plant-based can be surprisingly tasty. There are tons of delicious options, whether you're cooking at home, dining out, or heading to a party—and of course, by giving yourself the weekends off, you're never completely cut off from the comforting meat and dairy meals, should you want to indulge. Not ready for such a huge change? Try doing it just one day a week.
When you feel like cooking, there's also no shortage of blogs, cookbooks, and magazines (hello!) that provide you with simple and easy-to-make recipes.
For those who fear an inflated grocery bill, trust us when we say it will shrink and the bulk aisle bins will quickly become your best friends. (For some further inspiration, check out the book Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook). If you're into cooking with meal kits, try The Purple Carrot or Sun Basket's vegan menu. For pre-made plant-based meals delivered to your door, there's Sakara.
As for that perfect vegan scone recipe? Well, the 1,910,000 Google results should help you on that front. And if your scone craves a spot of genuine clotted cream, we believe Ms. Markle would happily reply "that's what Saturdays and Sundays are for."