Queen Elizabeth is said to have a very healthy diet, and it’s no wonder since she just celebrated his 96th birthday. That’s what Darren McGrady, one of his personal chefs, revealed in his book Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen as well as on his YouTube channel, and what numerous articles have reported on his eating habits. . Although the oldest living monarch has received some publicity due to a doctor’s prescription to cut out her nightly cocktail, she still maintains a very healthy diet – with a few treats. And what she likes to eat each day hasn’t changed much in 60 years, Ms McGrady reports.
Here is a rundown of the foods she would eat each day to maintain her stamina and health until her seventieth regnal year.
And don’t worry if you can’t follow such a strict diet; as McGrady reports, at any given time when he was working for her, the Queen had about twenty chefs working for her. They presented her with a menu from which she chose her daily menu. Ah, it’s good to be the queen!
The Queen starts her day with a cup of hot Earl Gray tea with milk, without sugar, and some cookies. In England, cookies or crackers are called biscuits. An article published in Hello! reveals that her all-time favorite cookies are Chocolate Bath Olivers, crunchy chocolate covered cookies. These treats are a kind of pre-breakfast.
After bathing and dressing, the Queen has her official breakfast, which consists of cold cerealher favorite being rumored to be Special Ks. Sometimes toast and marmalade are also on the table. Eggs are a rarity.
Lunch is simple and follows a pattern high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Ms McGrady told The Telegraph that grilled Dover sole or Scottish salmon served with spinach and courgettes is one of her favorite dishes. She is also known to enjoy a simple salad with grilled chicken.
“When she dines alone, she’s very disciplined,” McGrady said according to an article in Bustle, “No starch is the rule.”
Afternoon tea is a must, according to a Cosmopolitan article. Royal biographer Katie Nicholl reportedly said that cucumber sandwichesfruitcakes and Earl Gray tea are on the menu.
On his YouTube channel, Mr McGrady shares the Queen’s favourite, simple yet detailed cucumber sandwich. It is a white bread that is coated in cream cheese with a touch of fresh spearmint, then topped with very finely cut cucumbers. The crusts are then cut away and the sandwich is cut into two-bite portions. He also demonstrates tomato sandwiches and “Jam Pennies” that the Queen ate as a child. These delicate little sandwiches are made from a simple strawberry jam, prepared in the castle kitchens with fresh Scottish strawberries of course, and butter cut into small circles the size of an old English penny.
According to the Daily Mail, Mr McGrady said the Queen has a ‘no starch’ rule for dinner when dining alone. A more grilled or poached fish is on the menu with a salad and vegetables. ” That’s all. That’s all she has,” Grady told CNN. “She is very disciplined like that. She could have anything she wants, but it’s this discipline that keeps her so healthy and well. »
Occasionally, dessert is on the menu. If fresh fruit from its gardens is often served, consider the strawberries from Balmoral Castle or fresh peaches from the greenhouses of Windso Castler, Mr. Grady tells CNN that the Queen is a bit of a “ chocoholic“.
But, he says, “it has to be dark chocolate, the darker the better. She didn’t like milk chocolate or white chocolate. From time to time, she lets herself be tempted by a homemade chocolate dessert. Here is the recipe for her favorite chocolate cake.
One thing you won’t find on the Queen’s plate is garlic. “The Queen doesn’t like garlic,” McGrady says on her YouTube channel. She also prefers her beef well done, so steak tartare will never be on the menu either. “Whenever we did roast beef, she always took the end slices,” Grady says.
And for those of you looking to dig up a juicy secret about the Queen and fast food, sorry, she never ordered fast food.
“When you have 20 chefs in the kitchen, why would you? remarks Grady. “You just call the kitchen and order the food you want. »