It takes more energy to break down and store processed foods. The last thing you want to do before a performance is waste energy on eating! This fresh, light salad is great to eat before you hit the stage and the mint will help calm your pre-show jitters.
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.