As dancers, we are balancing hectic schedules. From work, school, family, friends, and the demands of class/rehearsals/performances... It leaves little time for us to prepare meals.
Fueling your body is essential for:
Improving memory for choreography
Positive body image
Above are some nutrient dense foods you can bring on-the-go.
These foods are sure to bring you the energy you need to complete your classes.
SMOOTHIES: This is an easy way pack in the vitamins, minerals, & proteins. Use a whey or pea protein powder mix. I like Orgain Organic Protein Powder best. Try adding some peppermint extract to a chocolate smoothie to taste like a peppermint mocha! There are endless options to keep you fueled & your taste buds wanting more.
OVERNIGHT OATS: Oats are great for many reasons. A few benefits include lowering blood sugar, promoting healthy bacteria in your gut, & antioxidents. How to make: Add oats, milk, your favorite fruits. Place in the refridgerator overnight. I also like adding nut butters, dried fruit, honey, cinnamon, and/or slivered almonds/walnuts on top. (Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe)
QUINOA BOWL: This is an excellent way to get pack in the protein, fats, veggies, & carbs to have sustainable energy for class or performances. Add cooked quinoa, your favorite beans, veggies, avocado, & favorite herbs. Separate in single serving containers and you are set for the week! (How to make quinoa bowls)
SOUP: Some of my favorite soups: Chicken & rice, pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds, quinoa & vegetable soup, beef stew, sweet potato chili, chicken tortilla. Prepare a big batch in a crock pot. Divide into single servings. Refrigerate or freeze the Tupperware into single servings for the week. (My favorite chicken & rice soup recipe)
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