Healthy Snacks for Dancers
By Elizabeth Roemer
The typical day of a dancer can be pretty hectic between school, dance class, and rehearsal. A lot of time is spent in the car and the dance studio, so it’s important to keep your body fueled during the hustle and bustle of your busy schedule. Here are some of my favorite snacks to grab on my way to the studio or keep in my bag for breaks between classes and rehearsals.
Almonds are my favorite, but any mixture of nuts can provide a good energy boost for your day of dance.
Apples and bananas are great snack options that are dance bag friendly.
Carrots are a tasty snack to help get in your daily veggies, but cucumbers, celery, and red bell peppers are other good choices.
I love hummus! It’s a great way to get some protein to provide a little jet fuel for that 2 hour rehearsal. You can enjoy it with some veggies, pita, or whole grain crackers.
- Nut Butter
Nut butters are another good source of protein. I love eating cashew butter with celery, apples, and bananas.
- Dried Fruit
Dried fruit is perfect for grabbing a quick bite during a short water break. Banana chips and dried cranberries are some of my favorites.
Pretzels are great. They can be a quick snack on their own, or you can dip them in some hummus or peanut butter. I like to mix pretzels, nuts, and dried cranberries to make my own snack mix.
- Granola/snack bar
Granola/snack bars are another dance bag friendly snack. Be careful that you don’t get one with too much added sugar. LARABARs are some of my favorite snack bars.