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Eva Mendes is one of the most envied women in the world for many reasons. Blessed with incredible skin and genes, she’s also a partner to the daydream that is Ryan Gosling, has two beautiful daughters and a flourishing career in film and now skincare. In a rare photoshoot and interview with SHAPE magazine, Mendes has talked about how she maintains a healthy lifestyle.

Working out three times a week (five if she has an event or photoshoot), the actress sticks to a basic, repetitive diet. If you need healthy inspiration for lunch at your desk today or dinner tonight, here’s exactly what the actress eats so you can literally copy every grain or seed.

“I think about [food] as fuel for my body,” she said. “I grew up eating rice and beans, so I way some kind of grain in every meal. For lunch, I usually have salmon and rice and quinoa, and I try to include a salad. I’ll eat the same thing for dinner. I’m a creature of habit in that way.”

For breakfast Mendes opts for scrambled eggs on Ezekiel toast. “You can do so much with [eggs],” she says. “They’re magic”. Like most of us, Mendes does have a sweet tooth.

“It’s ongoing, and I have to manage my sugar cravings constantly. I’ve gotten used to having something sweet after every meal, so I’m always bartering with myself, ‘No, no, I can’t have that after dinner, but maybe I can have it after lunch instead.’ The kid in me thinks, ‘I work out, so I can support my sugar habit.’ I know that’s not a very wise thing to say, but I really do feel like I’m working it off!”

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