One of the most important aspects of a dancer’s overall workout routine should include what foods he/she put in his/her body. After all, your body is your instrument. Without the proper fuel and nutrition, how can you expect to do your best throughout class and rehearsal? Sure, having a granola bar here and there is always a good option for a mid-rehearsal pick me up, but what about before and after your training? I’m sharing some of my favorite, nutrition packed snacks for every part of a dancer’s day. From pre-rehearsal to post-rehearsal, try one of these healthy snacks to help fuel your body, so that you are able to work to the best of your abilities.
It is important to have carbohydrates, proteins and fats one hour before.
-Hydrate! It is key that dancers and athletes stay hydrated.
-Apples and nut butter
-Bananas and peanut butter
This should be light and easy to digest!
After you dance, it is necessary to replenish your muscles with fluids, protein and carbohydrates within an hour of your rehearsal.
-Dates and Nuts
-Natural Peanut Butter and apple wrap
-Fresh fruit juice