Carrie Underwood revealed what she eats on the day of a concert during a recent conversation with Audacy’s Katie Neal. The “Pink Champagne” singer said she likes to stick to her “show day regimen,” which includes eating the same thing every time she plays a concert.
“The night of a show, I’m curious, do you have any pre-show rituals once you’ve done soundcheck, once you’ve done glam, once you’ve done meet and greet, is there anything you like to do every night before you hit the stage that like really puts you in show mode or calms you down or amps you up?” Neal asked.
“I mean, my show days are like very regimented,” Underwood responded. “I have a schedule, I know my schedule, I like my schedule. Um, I basically like to eat the same things on every show day,” she added.
“What’s the same thing you eat every day before a show?” Neal questioned Underwood, prompting her to share more about what her meals on show days look like.
Underwood explained that she eats raw, nut butter-based bars for breakfast, hummus and veggies for lunch, and two scrambled eggs and half of an avocado for dinner on show days.
“I usually eat like these bars for breakfast. They can be different flavors, but they’re like raw and nut butter kind of based. Lunches are maybe some tu-no – not tuna, because I don’t eat meat,” Underwood said. “Something like that or I always eat like Lupini beans, and hummus and veggies are always on the menu.”
The Oklahoma native then detailed her decision to keep her show day meals consistent.
“You get to a point, where, like if you eat ‘off script’ in that context, your body doesn’t process it as well, or you feel kinda bloaty, or it makes you feel slow or whatever it is,” Underwood added. “It’s like, I know what that’s going to do and it’s good, healthy fats and protein and it gets me through the show without making me feel like I just ate a lot of food,” she continued.
Underwood concluded her Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency back in late May at Resorts World. She also shared that she’ll return to Vegas for more shows next year.
In addition, Underwood will hit the road on her 43-city Denim & Rhinestones Tour in support of her album of the same name, released on Jun. 10. Underwood will kick off the tour, which features support from fellow country singer Jimmie Allen, on Oct. 15 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Most recently, Underwood joined rock band Guns ‘N Roses on stage in London where she joined them in performing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”