Here’s What Martha Stewart Actually Eats in a Day

A quick scroll through domestic role model Martha Stewart’s Instagram reveals photo after photo of perfectly curated meals. Stunning presentation is part of her brand image, of course — but what sorts of food is the 78-year-old cookbook author dishing up on a regular Thursday night?

Like most celebrities, Stewart is very particular about what she eats. She’s vocal about her likes, dislikes, and weird food habits that might surprise her many fans.

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Martha Stewart drinks green juice every day

Though the best-selling author enjoys a varied diet, there is one food item she insists on consuming every day — green juice. She does this to ensure she stays beautiful on the inside and on the outside, Mashed reported.

“I drink green juice every single morning,” she said.  “[Green juice] is very important. You can be the most beautiful person on earth, and if you don’t have a fitness or diet routine, you won’t be beautiful.”

Her recipe includes freshly grown produce and herbs from her garden such as spinach, mint, parsley, cucumbers, oranges, and lemons. She also adds seasonal fruits like watermelon and papaya for a fun kick.

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She indulges in some surprising guilty pleasures

Stewart eats plenty of gourmet food, but she doesn’t restrict her palate to fancy meals exclusively. She admitted that her snack habits are a lot more benign and include, “a spoon of really good organic peanut butter, or a slice of American cheese from my housekeeper’s drawer.”

She said it’s not even good cheese she’s eating — it’s the faux cheese that comes individually wrapped in plastic. Other than that, her snack choices get a little weird.

“I eat pickled herring as a late-night snack before I go to bed because it’s savory and good,” she continued. “I like liverwurst, and I know how bad it is now. I love squeezing it out of the tube and just eating calves’ liverwurst”

A few foods Martha Stewart refuses to eat

Though the successful businesswoman has an adventurous spirit when it comes to food, there are certain items she won’t eat. She ranted against truffle oil, which she called “ruinous of most recipes.”

“They’ve done many studies on truffle oil. It’s synthetic, it’s fake, it’s horrible. It’s clings to your tastebuds, it’s a hideous thing. Forget truffle oil,” Stewart said.

The Martha Stewart Living host also turns up her nose at factory-farmed meat, non-organic milk, and GMO vegetables. She also said she won’t cook organ meats, but she will eat them prepared by a professional chef.

She has a sweet tooth

Stewart admitted that she loves sugar and refuses to deprive herself of any indulgences completely. “I’m not a fanatic about it all. Everyone is going to eat a piece of cake now and then… I don’t believe in cutting out any food entirely like butter, sugar or cream. I just eat less of these favorite foods if I’m watching my weight,” she said.

Plus, she justified desserts if they were homemade using the fruits of her garden. “I probably eat more sugar than I should, though I only eat it in desserts,” she wrote on her blog. “I made blueberry crisp recently, but I used blueberries I grew myself.”

Martha Stewart’s dinners are fancier than most

Even though Stewart eats relatable foot like cheese slices and peanut butter, it’s still a fact that most of her meals are way more upscale than the traditional American diet. She frequents top-rated restaurants or cooks for herself at home.

“I record my radio show, and my staff makes me a nice lunch in the kitchen, usually fish — whatever’s freshest and line-caught — and a salad,” she said. “I drink water and herbal tea, a blend of catnip, elderberry, and horehound.”

It’s all so elegant, simple, and decidedly Martha Stewart-like.