Whether we’re heading to dance class or rehearsal, Emma always has snacks packed in her dance bag. She nibbles on them during her breaks, or she eats them on the way home to refuel after all that hard work.
Occasionally, she’ll have a long rehearsal or a performance that requires I pack her a full lunch or dinner. So, I need to make sure that what I pack is healthy, full of protein, and low on sugar to keep her fueled for a busy day.
A quick trip to Walmart, my SNACKATION destination, has us prepared for whatever comes our way.
Here are some healthy snack and lunch ideas for your busy dancer when she’s eating on-the-go. Remember, it’s better to eat light and healthy for peak performance.
- Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread with vanilla cookies: While this one is not low on sugar, sometimes, I like to pack her a sweet treat as a reward for all her hard work.
- Veggies and Ranch dressing
- Hard boiled eggs
- Nuts and/or granola
- Pretzels and peanut butter: Jif To Go peanut butter cups are perfect! I can throw them in her lunch box or in her dance bag, and she can eat them in the car after dance or in the lobby of the studio on her break.
- Lunch meat, cheese, and tortillas. Roll-ups are quick to make. They’re convenient to eat. And, they don’t make a mess!
- Hummus and pita chips. Now, Emma won’t eat hummus, but I love it! And, I know many kids who do, as well. Pita chips are a great portable snack alternative to potato chips.
- Yogurt. Sometimes, we mix a little granola or berries in our yogurt to change things up. Yogurt is filling and full of protein.
- Applesauce. We love the convenience of Smucker’s Fruit-Fulls applesauce pouches. Each one has a full serving of fruit in it with nothing added.
- PB&J. And, of course, the classic PB&J. On whole wheat bread, spread some yummy Jif Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Strawberry Jelly for a healthy lunch option for your busy dancer.
What is your favorite way to feed your busy dancer good snacks while she’s on the move?
The J.M/ Smucker Company sponsored this post. All opinions, suggestions, and stories are my own.