Bernie Sanders … a Foodie? All the Details on the Presidential Candidate’s Diet
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Bernie Sanders‘ diet has changed quite a bit throughout his campaign.
During his early days on the road, the presidential hopeful was chowing down on heavy foods like cheesecake, according to the Washington Post. But with a little help from his family, Sanders was turned on to lighter options like turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit and salads.
His wife, Jane Sanders, told the newspaper that the Democratic candidate’s breakfast includes Raisin Bran, cherry juice and an English muffin if he’s at home, or bacon and eggs if he’s eating out. And as an avid meat-eater, dinner might be prime rib with corn on the cob and broccoli.
“He was Paleo before Paleo was a thing,” his stepdaughter Carina Driscoll previously told PEOPLE.
If he’s indulging, Sanders—who likes to do his own grocery shopping when he can—reaches for a glass of pinot noir, but very few sweets since “he’s not big into sugar,” says Jane. (Though his very own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor may be the exception.)
And when it comes to his restaurant choices, the Vermont senator prefers seasoned spots like Burlington’s India House, where he orders tandoori pork, over the latest flavor of the week.
So, does Sanders qualify as a foodie? “If by foodie you mean someone who appreciates where food comes from and enjoys quality food,” Driscoll told the Washington Post, “then Bernie is a foodie.”
—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone