As dancers and instructors, getting hungry during dance class or rehearsal is the inevitable. Hunger is something that as much as we wish we could control, we cannot. When constantly on the move and burning hundreds of calories a day, it is extremely important that we provide our bodies with proper nutrients and supplements. To build strong and healthy dancers that perform their best, we encourage all of our students to plan ahead and bring lots of healthy snacks. The key is to replace heavy and greasy foods with ones that provide healthy protein, fat and complex carbohydrates to fuel energy, while keeping us light on our feet. Here are some of ouR recommendations for busy dancers on the go!
Made with whole wheat or multigrain bread and half an avocado, this snack not only keeps tummies full, but is also high in vitamins B, E, K, C and potassium. It is the perfect low calorie snack, with fiber to keep you full for up to 4 hours.
Jam-packed with real, wholesome ingredients like nuts, whole grains and dried fruit, KIND Bars contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are scientifically known to help build strong bones, while providing high amounts of protein. Enjoy by bringing eggs and an inch of water in a pot to a boil for seven minutes, strain and peel.
Made just for our fabulous ladies, LUNA Bars specifically support women’s health and fitness, and offer a great source of protein and fiber in a variety of different flavors. Bars are gluten free, low glycemic, and are made with organic ingredients from all over the world.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Enjoy fresh fruits with 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter! Apples provide us with fiber and antioxidants, with potassium and protein in peanut butter for the perfect sweet snack that’s a great alternative to candy bars and chocolate!
Trader Joe's Nuts
At Trader Joe’s we can find convenient, individually wrapped fruit and nut snacks in a variety of flavors and combinations. Bags are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and fiber, these fruit and nut varieties and come in options like: Trek Mix - Almonds, Cashews, Cranberries; Rainbow End Trail - Chocolate, Peanuts, Raisins, Almonds; Breakfast Trek Mix - Granola, Almonds, Cranberries, Greek Yogurt Flavored Chips.
These are just a few of Joya Kazi Unlimited Instructors' favorite snacks for when we are on the go. We hope these tips help keep our dancers inspired to be fit and healthy, while also staying hydrated and energized for class!