Ballet is hard work! Although many of us have the image of a ballet dancer gracefully and effortlessly floating across the stage, many hours of training go into every performance. The proper fuel is essential to keep up with that kind of training. Are you looking for ideas for quick, healthy, and tasty snacks for the ballet dancer on the go? Try these easy options.
The avocado provides the healthy fats the muscles need, and the bread provides the carbohydrates needed for energy.
Toast 2 slices of sprouted whole grain bread. Mash up 1 ripe avocado and blend with a pinch of sea salt. Spread the avocado on the slices of bread, and top with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
Homemade Trail Mix
The ingredients in trail mix provide quick pre-class energy, and your favorite ballet dance will have fun creating their own snack. Stick to healthy ingredients like raw, unsalted nuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, pineapple bits and apricots. Throw in a few chocolate chips for a treat!.
Protein Roll Ups
Lay a thin slice of deli turkey or chicken flat, layer a thin slice of cheese on top, then place a strip of bell pepper, cucumber or zucchini stick in the middle. Roll it up and secure with a toothpick. Make a couple of roll ups to pack and enjoy on the go.
There's nothing more portable than smoothie! And it's a great way to pack nutrients and protein into one snack. Start with 8 oz of cold milk, a handful of ice, 1/2 a banana and 1/2 cup of mixed berries. Blend until smooth, pour into a travel cup and enjoy!
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