Published Aug. 11, 2014 |

In a couple weeks, Gabrielle Union will marry her longtime love, Dwyane Wade in their homecity of Miami. The couple have been planning their nuptial since last December when he popped the question with an 8.5 carat cushion cut engagement ring.

As many brides do, the actress is making sure she looks her best in her dress with a very interesting diet. With the help of vegan chef Jamila Crawford of Earth Candy Arts, the 41-year-old has gone “flexitarian”. Five days a week she eats a vegan diet –composed of quinoa, kale, fruits, etc– and on the weekend she treats herself with meat.

As reported by Essence:

Union says of her new diet, “I’m from Omaha. I eat meat. Right now, while I’m filming in Atlanta, I’m experimenting with a vegan diet just to see what all the hoopla is about.”

After trying Jamila Crawford’s whole food vegan noms, she called the office saying “I really thought we were doing vegan. I don’t know what the hell this is but it tastes like meat. If this is what being a vegan is, I can roll.”


Since wrapping up the second season on “Being Mary Jane” three weeks ago, Union has kept her lifestyle healthy, even posting a photo of her workout sessions with Wade.