Clean Eating meal tips for models from model, dancer and sports nutritionist Ewa Golan…
Let’s be honest, models tend to live a busy life. Wherever you are in your career, you’ll probably be on the move a lot. Going to castings, attending jobs, finding time to build and grow your network… possibly all while juggling another job.
We Are Models member Ewa Golan knows something about being busy! A dancer, model and sports nutritionist, Ewa spends most of her life on-the-go but says eating and living well is one of her biggest priorities. If you don’t put the right food into your body, you won’t have the energy to live your life to the fullest. Clean eating is critical for your body and your mind, so you can be your best self.
But how do you find time to eat well, eat cleanly and eat deliciously too? We asked Ewa to share her 3 days on a plate so you can get some inspiration.
Here are some clean eating on-the-go friendly meal tips for models.
Breakfast: Greek yoghurt (0% fat) and blueberries, topped with homemade gluten-free granola. Yum!
Snack: Homemade kale chips
Lunch: Turmeric chicken breast with quinoa, spinach, red pepper
Snack: Crunchy almond butter, apple
Dinner: Oven baked Salmon with leeks, peppers, wild rice
I love Saturday mornings. I make my own granola with no artificial sugar & gluten free oats, which I keep in airtight container and lasts for a month. I teach Zumba on Saturday mornings so it’s important I get enough energy from breakfast to see me through a high-intensity class – when teaching, I burn up to 1,000 calories.
Blueberries have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are my favourite low sugar fruit. Love them. Eating both chicken and salmon today gave my body enough protein and healthy fats to cope after a strenuous workout!
Breakfast: Tuna, spinach & tomato omelette (1 extra white), avocado
Snack: Homemade hummus, cucumber
Lunch: Quinoa and rice pasta with gluten free, dairy free pesto and cherry tomatoes
Dinner: Smoked tofu miso broth with vermicelli, edamame, tamari & chilli
I always add egg white to this for extra protein. This particular Sunday was super sunny so I managed to go for a workout in the park. I even found a dry bench to do crunches as I’m not a big fan of going to the gym – a good morning!
Homemade hummus is so GOOD for you, I take my recipe from Deliciously Ella and substitute a tablespoon of greek yoghurt for oil so that’s still creamy and reduced fat.
It was quite cold in the evening and I felt quite lazy so I opted for a quick and easy miso broth. I buy organic brown miso paste and make it at home in 15 mins. Easy and delicious.
Breakfast: Overnight chia seeds with hemp milk, mango, flax seed mix
Snack: Edamame beans
Lunch: Salmon, avocado and spinach salad (sprinkle with seeds for extra crunch)
Snack: Protein energy balls
Dinner: Sweet potato, kale chickpea bowl with greek yogurt
Today we were shooting on a location so I popped edamame beans and a couple of protein balls in tupperware to snack on. I also prepared lunch yesterday as I knew I wouldn’t have time today.
I LOVE sweet potatoes. They’re full of Vitamin D (for your immune system) and C, which produces collagen (which helps maintain your skin’s elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress). Definitely a power food for anyone who lives a busy life but also wants to eat, look and feel their best.
Check out Ewa’s Pinterest board to see more healthy meal tips for models and on-the-go snack ideas! You can also check out 5 healthy snack ideas – perfect for those shoot days where you’re super short on time!