A bowl of sugary, processed cereal is not going to energize you for the day. Start your morning off right with a whole grain like kasha.
These sweet little snack balls of oats, nuts, and seeds travel well in your dance bag and give you the perfect combination of nutritional energy to help you last until dinner. Try the recipe for yourself!
Long days call for long, lasting energy. The iron in lentils will give you a nutritional boost while their source of soluble fiber will help stabilize your blood sugar. Check out this recipe for Lentil Salad from Joanie Johnson of Motivated Nutrition.
Tired of plain, old water? Quench your thirst and stay hydrated with cucumber water instead! Motivated Nutrition’s Joanie Johnson offers Dance Advantage readers “Nutrition on the Move” in her new column dedicated to delicious recipes for dancers on the go.
“As dancers we face our reflection so much that you would think we know what we look like. We spend hours every day in front of a mirror in nothing more than skin tight clothing and a skirt if we are lucky. But I have found that the opposite is true. Most of us have a distorted idea of our image.”