This Is Exactly What Carrie Underwood Eats in a Day (Plus, the 1 Food She Won’t Touch)

Carrie Underwood holdsthe Grammy award for the Best Female Country Vocal Performance

The star always looks fantastic. | Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Since her admirable American Idol win in 2005, Carrie Underwood has had a successful career and family life. Whether she’s on the road working or at home with her husband and toddler, she always makes time for a workout — and plenty of healthy food.

Here’s what the country singer eats in a typical day — and the one food she can’t stand (page 7). You might be surprised to learn her diet isn’t that different from yours.

Home-cooked breakfast: Fruit, cereal, or tofu

A typical breakfast with Carrie Underwood and her son isn’t anything out of the ordinary. If she isn’t snacking on fruit or healthy cereal (no milk — she’s vegan), she’ll scramble some tofu with chopped peppers and onions for a flavorful protein boost.

Next: Sometimes, breakfast plans change when the toddler gets hungry.

Quick breakfast: Burritos

close-up of a breakfast burrito with eggs, meat, cheese, and salsa

Frozen breakfast burritos are for those hectic mornings. | iStock

Life with a tiny human can get a little hectic. So if she spends time making breakfast for her son before dropping him off at day care, Underwood keeps a stash of “emergency” breakfast burritos for herself in the freezer.

Next: Lunch doesn’t have to be complicated.

Lunch: Tofurkey sandwich (with plenty of mustard)

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A Tofurkey sandwich is her go-to lunch. | Rez-art/iStock/Getty Images

Not all condiments are unhealthy as long as you use them modestly. Underwood spreads just enough mustard (her favorite) onto two pieces of Ezekiel bread and adds Tofurkey, avocado, sprouts, and plenty of mixed greens between them.

Next: Snacking between meals  is fine; even she does it.

Afternoon snack: English muffin

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English muffins are her idea of a great snack. | iStock/Getty Images

When she isn’t on the road or running errands (with or without her son), Underwood usually snacks on a toasted English muffin with peanut butter in the afternoon. Nuts and nut butters are excellent sources of healthy fats, and they pair well with whole grain breads.

Next: This easy grab-and-go snack is super healthy.

On-the-go snack: Protein bar

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For someone as on the go as she is, protein bars are a quick, healthy snack. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mastercard

Underwood doesn’t like to eat out, preferring to know what’s really going into her food. When she’s on the go and needs a little something to hold her over until dinner, she usually keeps a healthy protein bar in her bag.

Next: She and her husband don’t agree on what counts as a “good” dinner.

Dinner: Veggie burger with pasta or rice

She’ll eat a veggie burger when everyone else is eating meat. |

Underwood is the only vegan in her family, so she’ll usually have a veggie burger or tofu when her husband’s main dish includes meat or fish. She’ll choose whole grain pasta or rice over his starchy side dish of choice, which happens to be the one thing she refuses to eat.

Next: You’ll never catch her eating this starch.

The 1 thing that’s never on the menu: Potatoes

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She just doesn’t like potatoes. | John Shepherd/iStock/Getty Images

You’ll never catch Carrie Underwood eating anything made from a potato — but not because they’re unhealthy. Potatoes are a great source of carbs if you pair them with healthy fat and protein. She just doesn’t like their consistency.

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