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Zara Tindall's daily diet: see the down-to-earth royal's relatable food choices

The Queen's granddaughter stays away from two foods

Nichola Murphy

Zara Tindall may be the Queen's granddaughter and an Olympic athlete, but she is also considered to be one of the most down-to-earth members of the royal family. So it makes sense that her diet is just like the rest of ours!

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While her eating habits may change when the equestrian is training to compete, such as for the 2012 London Olympics, we imagine her day-to-day life with husband Mike and their two young daughters Mia, six, and Lena, two, is fairly normal. The family have been spending lockdown in Gloucestershire, and Mike has given fans a glimpse inside some of the tasty dishes that all four of them have been enjoying. We've rounded up what we know about Zara's eating habits...

What does Zara Tindall eat for breakfast?

Zara and Mike welcomed their first daughter Mia in 2015, and revealed shortly afterwards that her breakfast choices tended to be quick and easy - we would expect nothing less with a newborn! She told the Sunday Times Magazine that her morning began at 7am with Greek yoghurt and honey, which she would eat before using the exercise bike at their home on the Gatcombe Park estate. 

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Zara and Mike have been known to enjoy picnics, like most royals!

What does Zara Tindall eat for lunch?

The royal revealed the secret to her toned figure is avoiding two types of food. "Lunch is quick and simple, like soup and a sandwich or eggs and toast. I don't diet but I try to eat well and not to eat too many carbohydrates or sugary things," Zara continued. 

Aside from her homemade lunches, we know the 39-year-old is also partial to a picnic - aren't we all in summer? Zara and Mike were pictured at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy Match in Tetbury in June 2017 with their lunch goodies. Mike was holding the picnic basket and croquet stick – how very royal – and although we can't see the exact contents of the picnic, we predict classic ingredients such as breadsticks, sausage rolls and fruit were on the menu. 

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Mike shared a photo of the impressive burgers he cooked the family for dinner

What does Zara Tindall eat for dinner?

Mike recently shared an incredible snap from the Tindall family's kitchen - and they enjoy tasty burgers just as much as the rest of us! The former rugby player used a meal-making kit from London restaurant Mac & Wild to whip up professional-looking cheeseburgers, served on a rustic wooden board. "Trying the @macandwild build yours at home and pretty happy with how they look!!! Get in my belly!!" he captioned the picture of four burgers - one for each member of the family. The 'Venimoo' burger packs come with all the trimmings, including brioche buns, beef patties, venison patties, cheese slices, salad and condiments. Yum! 

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Zara and her children love to treat themselves to an ice cream on occasion

Zara's husband also spilt the beans on his top takeaway choice, telling The Guardian back in 2007:  "If Zara is away competing I'll have my only takeaway of the week. It would definitely be a Chinese - it might be a banquet for two but obviously that would just be for me. I can do that fairly easily." Zara has been pictured snacking on pizza and ice creams with her daughter Mia while attending the Gatcombe Horse Trials, so surely the mum-of-two would indulge in a tasty takeaway once in a while, right?

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