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GRAMMY Gourmet: Colbie Caillat on Being Vegetarian & the Struggles of Going Vegan

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(Courtesy of Republic Records)

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

By Annie Reuter

Colbie Caillat spends most of her year on the road. While she says it’s challenging to keep a nutritious diet, she’s the poster girl for a healthy lifestyle. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that her sister, who happens to be a nutritionist and trainer, joins her on tour and acts as a chef and personal trainer. But, even the two-time GRAMMY winner and current GRAMMY nominee for her duet with Gavin Degraw, “We Both Know” from the film Safe Haven, has her guilty pleasures.

Caillat became a vegetarian several years ago and keeps a strict, meat-less diet. While her next goal is to go vegan, she’s keenly aware that being a vegan on the road is difficult — there’s only so much Subway and Chipotle you can take. In the meantime, she continues to eat “clean and natural,” which includes tons of vegetables.

“It can be challenging, you don’t get to eat the foods you normally eat at home,” she told Radio.com. “You can’t cook. You’re on a bus with tons of people and different cities every day living out of a suitcase. It’s a lot of wear on your mind and body.”

But, the singer has made it a point to eat healthy every day.

“Soups and salads have become my favorite thing. They’re nutritious and you feel light after them. People think it’s boring, but honestly when you get used to it it’s great,” she said.

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Caillat about her typical road diet, her favorite foods when she vacations in Hawaii and what she brings to the table for family dinners. Watch the interview above.

colbie caillat1 GRAMMY Gourmet: Colbie Caillat on Being Vegetarian & the Struggles of Going Vegan(Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26 (8 p.m. EST, CBS) to see if Caillat and DeGraw take home that covetted GRAMMY.

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