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The Snacks That Keep Tove Lo’s Nutritionist Energized While Constantly Traveling The Globe

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April 18, 2018

Mind Body Green

I am a nutritionist, traveling food activist and real foodist (meaning I don’t believe in diets, I just believe in eating real food). I recently graduated with a Masters in Nutrition and currently touring the world with singer Tove Lo as her personal assistant and nutritionist.

I am also the creator and food activist behind the brand Realfoodology. I spent the majority of my 20’s working on the road as a tour manager for touring artists. As my passion for health and wellness grew, I simultaneously decided to pursue my masters in nutrition, eventually parlaying that into working as Tove Lo’s right-hand woman—while still studying for my degree.

This lifestyle—and actively pursuing any passion day in and day out—requires a lot of energy. Life on the road is crazy, you’re in a different city every day and there is never a consistent schedule, so no day is the same. You’re not sleeping in your own bed (we’re either in hotel beds or bunks on a tour bus every night), so your sleep schedule is not always consistent. You’re constantly visiting new cities with an unfamiliar food scene that, despite the best laid plans, can easily throw a healthy eating routine off track. You have to get comfortable with the unknown and accept that you can never plan too far ahead. It’s very exciting and fun, but it also makes having any routine a challenge! That said, there are a few key things that keep me sane in my insanely busy life …

I always start my morning with a healthy, filling breakfast (usually after my workouts). Something that keeps me full? Almond butter. I like to switch it up so I never get bored, but my favorite go-to breakfast is a coconut yogurt parfait with a scoop of Justin’s almond butter, some berries, and a handful of granola. Another favorite is a slice of toasted gluten-free sourdough bread with a good slather of Justin’s almond butter and some berries on top of my favorite smoothie recipe: coconut milk, blueberries, 1-2 tbsp. almond butter, a handful of spinach and a few heavy dashes of cinnamon. Always being on the go means I need to keep quick, easy snacks on hand that I can grab on the way out the door. I often turn to Justin’s nut butter because it’s full of protein and fat to keep me full in between meals and it’s so good—even just spread on an apple or spooned straight from the jar!