2 Best Lunch Recipes for Dancers

I’ve been really getting into cooking, especially nutritious cooking, lately.  Today I will share with you two of my favorite self-created lunch recipes that are great for dancers.

Extra-Creamy Superfood Smoothie Bowl


This is a super-creamy smoothie bowl that is fantastic for any dancer – it is filled with vitamins and nutrients that will help you perform the best!

Tip: I prefer to mix my thicker smoothies to make smoothie bowls with in the food processor rather than the blender because it handles thick ingredients with less liquids better than a blender would.  Here’s the recipe:

Smoothie: 1/4 avocado, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 cup frozen peaches/strawberries, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tbsp almond butter

Toppings: Cacao nibs, blueberries, coconut shavings

Gourmet Quinoa Lunch Salad


This recipe is super healthy and will really keep your energy lasting throughout the day…perfect to pack for lunch at a summer intensive.  It can be served cold…so just stick it in the fridge or in a lunch box with an icepack.

Tip: To get the perfect quinoa, I always wash it for 2 minutes in a strainer with cold water, massaging it with my hands.  I then fry it in olive oil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to keep it from burning, to really get the flavor coming out.  Next, I pour in boiling water, cover it, and bring it down to low heat.  I let it simmer for 15 minutes. Finally, I remove it from heat and let it sit for another 5 minutes.  To serve, just fluff it with a fork!

Ingredients: Cooked and fluffed brown quinoa, 1/4-1/2 sliced avocado, crushed walnuts, parmesan cheese

2 thoughts on “2 Best Lunch Recipes for Dancers

  1. So glad you’re finding healthy options for yourself Ella! I hope your insights inspire younger dancers as well as your peers to focus on healthy eating!! xo

    1. Thank you Jess! I just want to say that I love your blog and podcast and am a regular listener, and much of the content you produce has influenced my decisions in healthy eating.

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