Fuel for Summer Dance Intensive

 

I can’t believe I’m already 1/2 way through Summer Dance Intensive. It’s been so much fun!!! Not only have I done ballet, but I’ve worked on Jazz, Modern, and Character. So, when I got high heels for character, that was my first time in a heeled shoe like that! However, I would call pointe shoes the extreme high heel;) We also had additional classes centered around ballet. Technique is every morning to warm up, as well as Pantomime for acting, Repertoire, Pointe, and Variations. I love variations!!! We have been learning some Fairy variations from Sleeping Beauty. Of course, the various classes are spread out in the week. In order to have energy & fun, my lunchbox has been packed full of filling meals and snacks. Every morning or night before dance, I pack a full lunch, fruit, and a grain free muffin. Of course, I always have my ballet bag stash:)

 

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Nut/seed/dried fruit mix, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, chocolate Lara Bar, fruit bar, almond butter cup, honey/almond nougat

To start the day off right, I have Straus yogurt, chopped pecans, cocoa nibs, and fresh berries. These are a couple July breakfasts I’ve eaten before an intensive day. The second picture was taken mid-way into eating, but it was perfect for Independence Day!

 

 

Sometimes we get a snack/late lunch, other times an early lunch. Snacks are when the fruit/muffins/mixes come into play. As for lunches, here are a couple yummy ones I’ve made so far.

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Guess what kind of cheese is in the slide with the guacamole, ham, chips and blueberries? It’s called Gjetost. Believe it or not, Gjetost is a Norwegian cheese that tastes like caramel!!! I would say it’s delicious. Here is an article that describes the cheese a little more in depth. I’ve found this cheese at multiple grocery stores, so it’s not strictly sold in Norway. The article writer even made this cheese into a fondue!!! That makes it even better to read.

Apart from my snacks/meals packed, sometimes my friends and I will walk down to a frozen yogurt shop. Of course, only when we have a break;) Here was some delicious yogurt I bought the other day. This consisted of of chocolate and some tart frozen yogurt.

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I can’t wait for the weeks to come of dancing:):):)

 

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