This is what Ivanka Trump really eats in a day

Ivanka Trump has always been a busy woman. That's especially the case now that she's working in the White House as an advisor to the POTUS on job creation and economic development. That can't leave a ton of time for things like meal planning, cooking, and having meals with her husband and children, right?

Wrong. As it turns out, Trump has carved out enough time in her day to prioritize how she and her family are nourished. Additionally, she maintains a svelte figure, so she's clearly making sure that she doesn't overdo it on the food front.

So what does the wife, mother, entrepreneur, and White House insider like to nosh on for breakfast? Where does she dine out and what does she like to order? Does she resort to crash diets to keep her waist size small? Here's the scoop on what Ivanka Trump really eats in a day.

Full-fat dairy, berries and cereal for breakfast

Ivanka Trump is not one to skip breakfast in the morning and head right to work. Instead, she's cultivated a routine during the morning hours, and that includes breakfast. "Every morning I'll have either cottage cheese or Greek yogurt — I do full fat; I prefer the taste — with a bowl of blueberries or raspberries and cereal," she said in an interview with Fit Pregnancy. She also has a glass of water with lemon first thing, but waits to eat until her kids are ready to join her.

Sometimes she'll have oatmeal, which along with the aforementioned yogurt is one of two breakfasts she makes for her and her children. "If they choose oatmeal, I get out all sorts of toppings — chia seeds, berries, flaxseed, goji berries, cinnamon, walnuts, and almonds," she shared with My Morning Routine. She also added that "the kids get to 'decorate' their oatmeal" with the toppings.

If you're curious as to what that looks like, you can see a photo of her with her children during breakfast on her Instagram page.

Fish and veggies for the win... even Arabella approves

Trump makes sure to spend quality time with her family during mealtimes, even on weekdays. She told Harper's Bazaar that she and her daughter, Arabella, have a weekly lunch date. Arabella meets her at her office, and together they dine at Trump Grill. "She's actually a quite healthy eater," she said of her daughter.

So what's on the menu? Apparently Arabella, "loves fish, so I'll get her salmon and some vegetables on the side," she shared. If you're feeling a bit stunned that a child would request salmon and vegetables, don't worry, she is a normal kid: Lunch also includes Arabella's favorite treat, a serving of strawberry ice cream. "I'll have the same," she continued, showing that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

Sometimes Trump switch it up, too. "A few times it's her having the salmon, and me having a cheese quesadilla," she revealed, adding that doing so can seem "inappropriate." It's certainly super relatable, though.

"I get anxiety if I go for 30 minutes without a glass of water near me!"

You'd be hard-pressed to ever find Trump without some kind of beverage in her hand or on her desk. She told Harper's Bazaar, "During the course of the day, it's probably worth mentioning, my excessive consumption of fluids. I pretty much only drink water, Tazo passion tea or coffee with half and half," she said. She further noted that it's "an ongoing joke in the office that I never have less than three glasses of water and some form of tea or coffee in front of me." Maybe that's why her skin looks so healthy?

Trump can't handle even the idea of unquenched thirst. She shared with Fit Pregnancy, "I get anxiety if I go for 30 minutes without a glass of water near me!" That's an impressive commitment to hydration.

She also posted a picture of herself on Instagram drinking a Diet Coke, but that was for a Throwback Thursday. She doesn't mention Diet Coke as a must-have these days.

She and her kids looove produce (and sometimes get creative with it)

For Trump, motherhood came with some surprising perks, which she discussed in an interview with Fit Pregnancy. "One of the great things about having a toddler is that you actually have produce in the fridge!" she shared. That's a new thing for her, as things were different when it was just her and her beau. "When I was living with just my husband, I'd stress about buying raspberries because I'd know they'd go bad before I'd eat them," she continued. "Now it's such a pleasure to open my refrigerator and see all kinds of fruit."

Additionally, these days she says she's more inclined to buy organic produce. "That's not something I would have prioritized for myself, but it's different when you become a mom," she said. It's become a regular activity for her, too. "Buying locally grown foods from the farmers market is a fun activity to do with Arabella," she mused.

She and the kids get pretty creative with it too, as is evidenced by her rainbow pizza post on Instagram.

Keeping it kosher

It's not usually the first thing you learn about Trump, but she converted to Judaism before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner, who was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. In an interview with Vogue magazine, she said that it was a fitting change, too. "I am very modern, but I'm also a very traditional person, and I think that's an interesting juxtaposition in how I was raised as well. I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity."

An important part of honoring the traditions of her religion means keeping kosher in her home, and while out dining. That became evident during her interview with Vogue, when non-kosher beef and fish were brought to her table. "I don't eat raw fish; I should have told them. I'm going to have to hoard the edamame," she said to Kushner. She also noted that they don't eat meat that doesn't meet kosher requirements.

She and Kushner also enjoy the Sabbath meal together, which she cooks, and then they turn their phones off for 25 hours, according to Vogue.

She dines out a lot, and has some prime recos

Trump spends a lot of time at restaurants, both for business and for pleasure. She told Harper's Bazaar, "Jared and I are out quite a bit at night — we'll have dinners that are work related or dinners with friends." She then noted that when she's at home, she often just eats her daughter's leftovers for dinner, which doesn't sound nearly as glam. 

Date night is also a priority for Trump. She continued, "I love having dates with my husband." She added that they try to get out at least once a week, and mentioned both Antica Pesa and Lucali as favorite dinner spots.

In an interview with In Style, Trump again shared some of her favorite New York haunts. "It's not so under-the-radar these days, but when I'm in Brooklyn, I love to go to Frankies Spuntino," she said. She also mentioned Lucali again — it must be a fave.

Additionally, Trump has been spotted out in the Washington D.C. dining scene since her father took office in 2017. You can see a compilation of her restaurant choices on Eater.

She used to eat like a teenager

When it comes to healthy eating, Trump admits that she's evolved in her approach. She spoke to Shape magazine about how she ate before her first pregnancy. "I ate like a teenager… carbs three times a day usually in the form of pasta or pizza," she shared. But those days are long gone, as now she relies mostly on salmon and chicken, homemade vegetable soups, and salads for sustenance. "Slowly, I started to actually enjoy, if not crave, these healthier options," she continued. "Now healthy eating is the norm for me, especially at breakfast and lunch."

Additionally, Trump doesn't rely on extreme measures to stay trim, either. "I tried a juice cleanse, and it was a total disaster," she revealed. "For the eight hours that I lasted, I felt like I was on the brink of starvation." Hands up if you feel the same way!

She added that she prefers to cultivate a balanced approach instead. "For me, it's about making the right choices," she said.

She basically cooks Thanksgiving once a week

Another way in which Trump has evolved, food-wise, is in her approach to cooking at home. In an interview on Oprah, she said, "Until I got married, the only pieces of cookware I owned were a couple of pots and a George Foreman grill from college." That's not so shocking, though, as cooking for one can be a challenge, especially if you're busy.

But all that changed once she left the single life behind. "Now, every Friday night, I spend three hours making a feast — including two entrées, like veal Marsala and spinach kugel," she continued. "It's basically Thanksgiving once a week, complete with leftovers for the weekend."

Apparently, her kitchen skills are pretty deft, too. Kushner reflected on his wife's sabbath day cooking, telling Vogue that, "She said, 'If we're going to do Shabbos, I'm going to cook.' She never cooked before in her life, and became a great cook." We certainly wouldn't mind an invite to the Kushner family's sabbath dinner. Yum.

Savory tooth all the way

Where most people crave chocolate, Trump goes in a different direction. "I don't have a sweet tooth normally; I'm a salty-savory girl," she revealed in an interview with Fit Pregnancy. "Thanks to my Czech-German heritage, I can't get enough of savory foods like stews, sausage, noodles, and anything that involves melted cheese," she said in an interview on Oprah. "Not great choices from a dietary perspective, but at the end of a long day I feel like I'm entitled," she added. So you aren't likely to find her haunting bakeries or chocolatiers on a regular basis. 

Trump is also a fan of other savory foods, like pastrami sandwiches from 2nd Avenue Deli, a kosher restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. "This New York City icon can do no wrong," she told Elle Decor. It makes us wonder where she gets her pastrimi fix when she's in Washington.  

Her pregnancy faves

Although Trump has confessed that she doesn't crave sweets very often, that can sometimes be subject to change. 

For example, she revealed to Fit Pregnancy that she craved cookies-and-cream ice cream in the afternoon during one of her pregnancies, which is out of character for her normally savory palate. But many women tend to experience unusual cravings during pregnancy, according to Psychology Today, so it's not altogether surprising. And certainly there are weirder cravings to be had, so ice cream really isn't off-the-wall — unless you're really a cliché and start throwing pickles in there.

Trump went into more detail about her maternity must-haves with US Weekly. "I have very singular pregnancy cravings. With Arabella… it was a double-toasted salt bagel with cream cheese. With Joseph… and this new baby, it's cookie-dough ice cream at 4 p.m.," she shared. Sounds like as long as the ice cream has some form of cookie in it, she'll devour it when the hormones hit, like clockwork.