Dancers are incredibly active individuals who use their bodies every day. It is so very important to fuel your body with the appropriate nutrients in order to stay strong and healthy. The trouble is, we are also so busy! Sometimes it is easier to grab the bag of chips or the candy bar. But, those types of foods will give you no energy and have little to no nutritional value.
Below are a few quick and easy snacks that you can grab and go… and still feel great about your choices!
Veggies with Hummus - Alright, we know this isn’t the most scrumptious snack. However, vegetables are filled with fiber vitamins and antioxidants that your body needs! Choose a fun flavored hummus for taste. Try to prep a few zip lock bags full of veggies at the beginning of the week so you can just grab it out of the fridge on your way out the door.
Apples/Bananas/Berries with Nut Butter - Here’s a little bit more of a sweet treat! Pick your favorite fruit and pair it with Almond, Cashew or Peanut Butter. This will give you the boost of energy you need and a little bit of protein too!
Trail Mix - Make your own trail mix with all your favorite ingredients! Add in a variety of nuts, dried fruits, dark chocolate or yogurt chips, sunflower seeds, pretzel bites… and more! You can much when you please and it will keep you full and fueled.
Hard Boiled Eggs - Eggs are a great source of protein and are great on the go. You can also prep at the beginning of the week and have enough to last you all week long!
Energy Bars - Some granola/power bars are a good snack for the active dancer. Cliff Bars, Luna Bars, Kind Bars etc. will crave that sweet tooth with whole and natural ingredients. Just be aware of the amount of sugar in the bar you choose. Some can be really high! Generally 5-10 grams of sugar is appropriate.
What’s your favorite healthy snack on the go? Let us know! :)