Eating On Set!

I’ve been racking my brain on what to blog about recently and nothing has felt “right” (hence the week-plus-long hiatus). Does it have enough to do with nutrition? Do I know enough about it? You get the idea. So I decided to take the pressure off and wait for inspiration to come my way. And then it hit me! I LOVE the food that’s served while working on set.

Let me back up a little… While I’ve been pursuing my goal of health coaching, I’ve also been working as a tutor/teacher for child actors. So far I’ve worked with kids on location for a TV pilot, kids who have roles in the opera and kids who work on commercial shoots. I’m shocked at how much FUN I’m having and how freakin’ nice everyone is! Seriously, I’ve never had more thank you’s in my life. Plus, it’s a great way to break up my work week!

Now to my favorite part! THE FOOD!! This was my biggest shocker. When you’re on location they 1. Provide all meals for you, and 2. The catering is fantastic! For some reason I always thought they served bagels, chips and candy with the occasional sandwich for lunch. That’s if I even thought about it at all. Anyways, the pic below is what I had for lunch on my first day….

Image

What you see is a fresh mixed salad hidden by sole, an eggplant rolled with some amazing cheese mix inside, quinoa, asparagus and a ton of mixed veggies….YUM! I ate every bite and was so tempted to go back for more (as in exactly that portion again). But I stopped myself for fear of what people (you know, people with eyes) would think of me for eating half the buffet. But let.me.tell.you, this picture doesn’t do it justice!

Needless to say, I was very impressed with how healthy the options were. And grateful that as I’m on my journey with nutrition, healthy meals like this are available to me :).

Image

This is a photo I took while waiting for a kid to start tutoring. Seemed symbolic of where my thoughts were that day and made me laugh a bit. Not sure why it’s so large (I’m obviously still learning this blog business), but maybe it’s because I’m having some big ideas lately;). Hope you all are having a great week and thanks for reading!