Archie’s favourite foods: Royal toddler ‘eats vegan five times a week’ with Meghan as chef

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is one of the world's most famous toddlers.

We recently got a glimpse of the adorable tot celebrating his second birthday in the back garden of his Californian home clutching a big bunch of balloons.

And now he's living an outdoorsy lifestyle in the US with parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, sources say he's used to LA's healthy eating lifestyle too.

In CBS documentary Meghan and Harry Plus One, friends of Meghan and Harry gave an insight into the types of foods their young soon likely eats at home in Montecito.

Meghan's makeup artist friend Daniel Martin told Gayle King: "I'm sure [Archie is] going to be raised clean and green. Meghan loves to cook – eating organic whenever she can.

"I totally see her making her own baby food."

If Archie eats like his parents, it's more than likely he has a largely plant-based diet.

Meghan is an animal lover who tries to limit her meat intake, and she's encouraged husband Harry to do the same.

She told Best Health in 2016 that she tries to maintain a vegan diet during the week, though she may splurge on the weekends.

"Meghan is an environmentally conscious person and she wants to raise Archie and her future daughter to be the same," a source said.

"Whenever possible, Meghan creates plant-based, brightly coloured dishes for Archie as opposed to anything meat or fish based. He loves it."

Elite Daily reported in January 2018 that one of Meghan's favourite snacks is apple slices with almond butter and sea salt.

And Meghan told Delish that her favourite pasta topping is zucchini bolognese – a riff on a creamy pasta sauce that’s dairy-free and completely vegetable-based.

"You'd swear there's tons of butter and oil in it, but it's just zucchini, water, and a little bouillon," she said.

In his recent interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show, Prince Harry revealed his son loves eating waffles in the morning.

Harry said: "Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker, she sent us a waffle maker for Archie…so breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it.

"Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says 'waffle'."

Writing about the couple's move to LA from Canada last year, journalist and former LA resident Richard Goodwin said there is much less high-quality baby and toddler food in the shops across the pond – and even the organic brands are full of sugar.

It is therefore even more likely that Meghan makes her own food for Archie from scratch.

When the family lived at Frogmore Cottage in the UK, they grew their own vegetables. And we know from the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey that the family have a chicken coop which they can collect fresh eggs from.

Before Meghan Markle joined the royal family, she loved posting snaps of her whipping up her favourite meals on social media.

She was reportedly very hands on at Frogmore Cottage, cooking meals for her family herself and rarely relying on palace staff.

One of her pals told Vanity Fair that Meghan avoided buying food from upmarket stores like Harrods and instead favourited the online company Ocado.

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