Monday, November 22, 2010

On-Set Eats

I had a great and busy weekend working on Big Shoes to Fill. It's a short film where I play a girl encouraging her brother to tell our parents that instead of being a lawyer, he wants to be a clown. Here's a picture of my on-screen family.



Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all 12-hour filming days. But that doesn't mean I was only there for twelve hours! For example, Sunday I woke up at 7 to work out, get ready, and drive to set, call time was 9 AM, and we wrapped at 9:30. All the crew was still there when I left at 10:30. So, long days.

We did have catering and craft services, but of course a lot of it was unhealthy and/or not vegan. But with a mix of catering and my own food, I managed to feed myself and stay pretty healthy.

Friday I brought a big jar of roasted brussels sprouts with me and ate those as a snack. For lunch they bought me a salad with tofu from Whole Foods. For dinner (at 10 PM) when I got home I ate something I bought at the Santa Monica Co-Op on Wednesday when it was on sale for $2:






It was good! Simple, but tasty - mushrooms and potatoes with a lightly spicy sauce.

On Saturday I ate a kale salad and some unpictured seitan for lunch.




The kale salad was oil-free and very tasty. For dinner they bought me an oil-free pasta dish from Whole Foods with rice noodles and veggies.

On Sunday I brought some seitan and this roasted beet, apple, and fennel salad:


I ate that for lunch and was definitely glad I had it. They ordered pizza for lunch and had a veggie pizza, one half without cheese, but it was gross so I just ate the veggie toppings off of it. For dinner they had Subway sandwiches but none of them were cheese-free so I just had broccoli with hummus and then a baked potato when I got home.

Aaaand that's a wrap! I definitely ate more prepared food than usual, but I was glad I managed to stay healthy and eat veggies instead of eating chips and Rice Krispies Treats like the rest of the crew.

Links:
http://kristensraw.blogspot.com/2010/11/kristens-raw-27th-awesome-giveaway-free.html
http://ieattrees.com/vegan-vittles-giveaway/

How do you manage to eat healthy when you're really busy and away from home all day?

3 comments:

  1. Wowza, busy schedule! Awesome goodies, though. I totally would have done some work on those WF salads - look YUMMY!

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  2. Cute concept for a short film. As a law student, I sometimes feel like I'm secretly in clown college.

    I stay healthy on the go by packing irresistible healthy snacks before I leave the house. If I have a snack I'm really excited for I'm less likely to eat crap.

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  3. Faith - They were yummy. And what made it better is that I had a WF gift card so I didn't even have to pay for them :)

    Katherine - So true! That's why I love brussels sprouts. I actually enjoy them more than anything unhealthy that may cross my path.

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