What Carrie Underwood eats in a day will surprise you

Carrie Underwood has a lot to be proud of.

The 36-year-old American Idol alum and songwriter is not just one of the world's best selling artists. The country music star has a lot of accomplishments under her belt, but one of her proudest is being a working mom.

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends a pre-show press conference during day 3 at the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Singer Carrie Underwood performs at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Carrie Underwood attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods launch CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle apparel brand at an event on December 10, 2014 hosted by Alicia Quarles in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Carrie Underwood attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood speaks during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods' Alycia Scott unveil CALIA by Carrie Underwood. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
PROVO, UT - JULY 04: Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood performs in concert at LaVell Edwards Stadium on July 4, 2014 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Clayton Chase/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Carrie Underwood and DICK'S Sporting Goods launch CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle apparel brand at an event on December 10, 2014 hosted by Alicia Quarles in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for CALIA by Carrie Underwood)
Brad Paisley may have announced it to the world, but Carrie Underwood found out her baby's gender in a much more private setting….and it wasn't a doctors office.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Honoree Carrie Underwood (L) and husband Mike Fisher attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for TIME)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler, and Carrie Underwood perform during the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage during the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood attends the Samsung Hope For Children Gala 2014 on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood attends the Samsung Hope For Children Gala 2014 on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert perform during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Carrie Underwood performs at The Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Schmidt Relations)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Carrie Underwood performs at The Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Schmidt Relations)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA- MAY 18: Singer Carrie Underwood, winner of the Milestone Award, poses in the press room at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singers Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 8th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and hockey player Mike Fisher attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Carrie Underwood performs during The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show for St. Jude at Ryman Auditorium on December 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Raging Idiots)
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So, how does she do it all, while walking the red carpet, touring the country,recording albums AND looking flawlessly fit? Carrie divulged all her health secrets to Cosmopolitan, and her fitness and wellness tips seem surprisingly manageable. She makes juggling a vegan lifestyle with her athlete husband's diet and kids' look easy.

For breakfast, it's usually Kashi cereal, vegan breakfast burritos or a tofu scramble. She tracks her diet and keeps a food journal, because much like the rest of us, her stomach is a "bottomless pit".

"It's like there's no sensor between my stomach and brain that says, 'Hey, you're full, stop eating!' Once I recognized that about myself, I started tracking my diet, which helps me make better choices and pay attention to what I'm eating," she said to Cosmopolitan.

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I feel like this picture pretty much sums up fatherhood! 😂 To all the frog catching, bedtime story reading, wrestling, diaper changing, outside playing, adventure seeking, tickling, cuddling, loving dads out there, Happy Father’s Day! @mfisher1212 your boys sure do love you and are are so lucky to have you! ❤️
Had some extra special help with sound check today, so tonight’s show is bound to sound amazing!!! 😍🎶🎤
We had a day off today and we were near @sesameplace so we took the boys! We all had so much fun! Isaiah got to see some of his furry monster friends and we got to watch him love every minute! I think even Jacob had fun! We rode rides, played games and even saw a parade! We already can’t wait to come back!!! Thanks to Dana and the staff for being so sweet to us! ❤️ #Elmo #CookieMonster #BigBird #SesameStreet
Want. To. Eat. These. Toes. 🦶
I can no longer tie my own shoes...So glad I have such sweet helpers! 💖
Even Santa’s helper gets a little tired getting ready for Christmas! 🎄❤️😴
This was about 30 seconds before I went on stage tonight...❤️❤️❤️ @hardrockhcac
Anyone see this on the bridge today? Isaiah wanted all the #CMAfest goers to feel welcome in our great city! 😂 #sweetboy #WelcomeToNashville
Prediction: This won’t end well...🤪
Fun fact: the only animal I do NOT like is a turtle. I’m fine with 🐍s and 🕷s and anything else that most people find scary, but 🐢s are NOT OK. (That said I’ll still pull my car over to help one cross the road...even though I don’t like it). I’m glad my son doesn’t share my feelings... #turtlesareweird #walkfaster #pleasedontbiteme
@mfisher1212 catching air... I’m next. 😂 Just kidding.
Just a typical Thursday night at the Fisher house...featuring Catboy, Gekko and Owlette! It's time to be a hero! #PJMasks
Love these farm boys!!! We went out to #LuckyLaddFarms today! What a sweet place...Isaiah had a blast!
Dear ladies, Make sure you marry someone who makes time to do the "hot dog dance" with your kid right before leaving for work! So sweet! ❤️❤️❤️
This pic... ❤️
Morning cartoons with Cousin Wesley...❤️ Wesley makes Isaiah look so big! I can only imagine the trouble these two are going to get into with the rest of their cousins in a few years!
My workout buddy...mama's in @caliabycarrie and the big man is in his fire truck PJs...whatever works! #StayThePath PS, please excuse my yoga form...I don't do much yoga, but like to stretch...
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Carrie tries not to order in or eat out, because she "likes knowing what's in [her] food, and it's hard to tell when someone else makes it for you." So, she cooks.

For lunch, it's usually a sandwich with Ezekiel bread and tofurkey, with lots of mustard. Throughout the day, Carrie will snack on snack cereal, seitan jerky or a peanut butter-topped English muffin. Dinner is usually filled with proteins like beans or tofu with whole wheat pasta.

And for dessert? Dark chocolate.

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Carrie Underwood

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Miley Cyrus

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Al Gore

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Jenny McCarthy

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