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10 Foods That Serena Williams and Other Top Athletes Eat

The newspaper headlines love to talk about athlete's and their famous healthy diets, but you might be surprised at some of their favorite foods!

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Serena Williams posed with her 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal during the podium ceremony of the women's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London. Williams has been named the WTA's Player of the Year after winning major titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and claiming gold at the London Olympics SWilliams Player of Year TennisElise Amendola/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Your favorite athlete probably eats all their vegetables every day. After all, it’s those vitamins and minerals that help you grow strong and healthy. But, everyone needs a cheat day from time to time. These are some of the foods your favorite athletes love.

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Chicken and BiscuitsShutterstock / Lauren Corbin

Serena Williams

In an interview with Bon Appetit, Serena Williams admits that she loves chocolate, but her favorite celebration food is her Mom’s chicken and biscuits. We think she’d love our Chicken Biscuit Bake!

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Bowl of colored cerealShutterstock / Leslie Weisgerber

LeBron James

Most people think of a protein when they recall their favorite food, but this NBA veteran is all about the cereal. Specifically, Fruity Pebbles. He even has a pair of Nike shoes that contain all the colors of his favorite cereal!

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Country Fried Steak and White Gravy on a plateShutterstock / AS Food studio

Drew Brees

This Texas native is such a foodie, he has a hard time settling on a favorite food! If he had to choose, it would be a toss-up between chicken fried steak, barbecue, and Chinese food.

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Barbeque sauce with a basting brush in a jarElena Veselova/Shutterstock

Jordan Spieth

Here’s another Texas native that can’t get enough barbecue. He’s not too picky on the type of barbecue, but he’s adamant that Salt Lick BBQ Sauce be part of the meal.

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Green vegan breakfast meal in bowl with spinach, arugula, avocado, seeds and sprouts.Shutterstock / Foxys Forest Manufacture

Aaron Rodgers

Like his fellow quarterback Tom Brady, this Green Bay Packers player is all about following a clean eating diet. That means no dairy and meat-free, vegan recipes (although, he does still eat chicken and some red meats from time to time).

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Homemade Italian Chicken Parmesan with Cheese and SauceShutterstock / Brent Hofacker

Steph Curry

This basketball superstar is lucky: His wife is a gourmet cook! She makes him all kinds of delicious foods, but Chicken Parmesan is his favorite because he gets to cook it with his kids.

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Chicken wingsTaste of Home

Ronda Rousey

She’s one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time, and she eats the same food after every fight: Chicken wings. She loves buffalo wings so much that she’s eaten more than 50 of them in one sitting!

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Steak pie with mashed potato, broccoli and gravy.Shutterstock / Joe Gough

David Beckham

You might think this international soccer star would like something incredibly fancy, but his favorite food is Pie and Mash. It’s London’s most traditional dish made up of a meat pie served with a side of mashed potatoes.

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Grilled halibut sandwich with courgettes and red pepperMagdanatka/Shutterstock

Dwayne Johnson

To build his super muscular body, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson eats a whopping 5,470 calories a day! That includes a pound of halibut, chicken, and over a pound of steak every day (alongside a handful of vegetables, too).

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Full English cooked breakfast.Joe Gough/Shutterstock

Danica Patrick

This NASCAR driver follows a health-forward diet, but her favorite comfort food meal is breakfast. She loves plain eggs, bacon and hash browns – but those breakfast potatoes better be super crispy!

Lindsay D. Mattison
After years of working in professional kitchens, Lindsay traded her knives in for the pen. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to turn local, seasonal ingredients into beautiful meals for her family.
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