Fridge raider: Emmerdale’s Eden Taylor-Draper’s food secrets

We quiz Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper, 24, on her food habits

Eden Taylor-Draper

by Hannah Mellin |

How much do you spend per week?

Between £40 to £60. I live with my best friend and we do our big shop at the supermarket once a week and head to M&S on a Friday night if we want something nice.

Describe your daily diet...

When I wake up I have a coffee with oat milk, then a smoothie with frozen fruits, spinach, pineapple juice and Greek yoghurt. For lunch, I have sourdough with avocado, chilli, poached egg, sriracha and Parmesan. For dinner, we often have grilled salmon with rice, avocado, pickled ginger, loads of spice, mayonnaise, all wrapped in seaweed rolls. It’s amazing. I saw the recipe on TikTok after it went viral and now we make it twice a week.

Is there anything you refuse to eat?

Meat. I was vegetarian but reintroduced fish a few years ago for health reasons. And I do feel better for it.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten?

I am obsessed with eating kimchi out of the jar. I can get through a lot of it and it stinks the flat out. I tend to snack on that.

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What would you cook to impress?

I make a homemade tomato sauce on linguine with prawns, chillies, garlic and a rocket and balsamic salad.

What would you order for a takeaway?

We tend to go for Thai and I’ll get the Tofu Pad Thai with spring rolls, but I also love a mushroom veggie pizza.

Comfort food?

Biscuits! I like something sweet after dinner, like M&S chocolate chunk cookies.

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Hangover cure?

A vegan burger with extra gherkins, fries and Diet Coke. Then I’m good to go.

Verdict

Closer nutritionist Juliette Kellow says, "Eden’s typical day’s diet looks great with a range of foods from the four main food groups.

"This makes it easier for her to get enough protein, fibre and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. It’s also great to see she enjoys fermented foods such as kimchi and sourdough bread.

"These foods help to boost the amount of good bacteria in our digestive system – good news for our gut health, but also our immune system."

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