This is Meghan Markle’s guilty pleasure food

There are many things we love about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. She’s a huge foodie (her official wedding menu attested to that), a strong advocate for causes close to her heart, and the brand-new wife of the lovely Prince Harry. When it comes to her nutrition, the duchess likes to follow a strict diet during the week, which is surprisingly easy to follow. But on her weekends, she likes to have a little fun. And if fun involves French fries, Meghan is totally in.

Meghan loves carbs!

In an interview with Best Health Canada, Meghan talked through how she tries to stay healthy throughout the week. Yet when the interviewer asked what her “kryptonite” food was, she immediately admitted that French fries are her go-to guilty pleasure.

“I could eat French fries all day long,” she said. “And I love pasta. I love carbs—who doesn’t love a carbohydrate?”

Meghan, we feel you.

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She keeps it balanced

Meghan’s philosophy on keeping a balanced diet makes perfect sense to us: Keep it clean during the week and leave the fun stuff for the weekend. Especially if that means we can indulge a large plate of our favorite crispy French fries on the weekend.

“It’s all about balance,” Meghan said. “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 a lifestyle eating.”

Meghan also feels this way about one of our favorite guilty pleasures: wine. “Of course I’m going to have that glass of wine—it’s delicious and I enjoy it,” she said. “Do the things you enjoy within reason. Know your body and what works for you and you’ll be fine.” It’s a good thing that a particular diet isn’t one of the 13 royal rules Meghan Markle now has to follow.

We’re inspired

Meghan’s balanced way of living is inspiring, and it makes sense! Eating healthy during the week is easy with one of these healthy dinner recipes ready in 30 minutes. And of course, indulging on these fried chicken strips or maybe even some chocolate cake with that glass of wine. Weekend or weekday, you can always indulge in these 13 foods Queen Elizabeth eats every day.

Originally Published on Taste of Home.

French fries to indulge in: 

Ooey Gooey Fries
Los Angeles, California

Beer-battered fries covered in three cheeses (monterey jack, cheddar and cojita), sour cream sambal, chillies and pickled garlic.

Price: $6

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Pastrami Cheese Fries
Kenny and Zukes
Portland, Oregon

Classic French fries topped with your choice of beef or turkey pastrami and then covered in melted cheeses.

Price: $11.95

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Urban Fries
Jack’s Urban Eats
Sacramento, California 

Thin fries cooked in super spicy chili oil and topped with melted bleu cheese and chili flakes.

Price: $3.95 for regular size, $5.25 family size

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Boston, Massachusetts

Specially hand-cut fries that are topped with cheese curds and gravy and your choice of add-ons, which include a deep-fried egg, bacon bits, truffle mushrooms, pork belly and a “bacon n’ stout” braised beef.

Price: Regular size for $6.75, Big for $8.50
add-ons are $1.50 for a fried egg and $3 (each) for bacon bits, truffle mushrooms, pork belly and braised beef

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Dirty Dirty Fries
Pickled Fish
Long Beach, Washington

Thick, hand cut fries covered in garlic, fried pork belly, Pepperoncini and goat cheese. Served with truffled ketchup. 

Price: $10

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Loaded Crack Fries
Detroit, Michigan 

Beer battered French fries topped with black pepper seasoning, smoked bacon, pickled jalapeños, red onions and cheese sauce. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an option to add chili.

Price: $7.50 (+$2.00 for chili) 

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Smothered Fries
Shaved Duck
St. Louis, Missouri

Hand cut fries topped with pulled rib and pork meat, cheese sauce and fresh, sharp cheddar.

Price: $9.99

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