You’ll never believe the strange thing Amal Clooney eats for breakfast

Be forewarned - it's a tad stomach-churning for a morning meal

Amal Clooney, the wife of honoree George Clooney, attends the Kennedy Center Honorees reception in the East Room of the White House on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The honorees were George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon, and the band members of U2, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr.
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We just found out what Amal Clooney likes to eat for breakfast, and we're so intrigued. 

The insider details of a celebrity's life have always fascinated the masses - how do these ungodly busy and wealthy people go about their day? Where do they work out? What do they eat?

One woman we love to learn more about is Amal Clooney, human rights activist, and lawyer - and of course, the most stunning wife of A-list actor, George Clooney. From taking a peek at Amal's most stylish moments, to learning about her work as a human rights attorney, we're endlessly intrigued by how she carries out her day-to-day - because, let's face it, who among us doesn't want to be a little more like Amal Clooney?

Amal, of course, keeps a healthy and balanced diet, and it consists of what you would expect: lots of fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and all of those other essential food groups. Our jaws, however, were truly agape when we found out what her favorite breakfast food is - although, it wasn't as startling as Wallis Simpson's stomach-churning breakfast.

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While some people prefer eggs, a yogurt, or even some pastries for breakfast, Amal opts for a piping hot bowl of seaweed soup, and sometimes a boiled egg, according to Heat magazine

Although this choice may sound a tad strange to some, there actually is some rich history behind the tradition of eating seaweed soup for breakfast. 

Seaweed soup, called Miyeok-guk in Korean, is traditionally eaten in Korean culture as a birthday breakfast, or by women who are several months postpartum. Although Amal is over five years postpartum at this point (her twins Alexander and Ella were born in 2017), and is not known to have any Korean heritage (she is primarily Lebanese), that doesn't mean she can't reap the benefits of the nutrient-dense soup. 

According to the Korean cooking blog TrueKimchi, seaweed soup boasts many health benefits, including being "linked to metabolism regulation, blood purification, constipation relief, detoxification, and anti-carcinogenic and anti-aging effects." Seaweed soup is also a great source of calcium, iodine, fiber, omega acids, and vitamins B1 & B3. No wonder why Amal eats such a nutrient-dense dish for her first meal of the day.

The rest of Amal's diet is fairly standard - although she keeps to a Mediterranean diet, in a Vogue article, she had her private chef, Viviana Frizzi, prepare a salad, spaghetti with turkey meatballs, and chicken breast with lemon sauce. 

In an interview with People, George previously said that their chef does most of the cooking now that the parents are busy with their careers and their children. "Vivi cooks almost every night for us now because we have the twins. Going out isn't as easy or as interesting as it used to be. Besides all of our friends would rather eat her food than hit up a local restaurant in Como or in London," he said. 

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.