The Dancer’s Lunchbox: 2022 Edition

August is here and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to head back to dance for another season! With the close of Summer, we are officially on our way back to weekly classes, competitions, seasonal shows and big year end recitals! During this time of year, there is so much that we have to pack as we head into another busy season! But in the midst of all the shoes, leos and warm-ups, one of our favorite things to pack is food! That’s right, with long rehearsal nights and early rehearsal days, staying well fed will always ensure that we will have the energy to be able to face anything that is thrown our way. That’s why today we are back with vol. 2 of our beloved “Dancer’s Lunchbox”! Come along with us as we share some of our favorite quick and easy recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers that are perfect to tag along with you all season long! Let’s get to it!

  1. Sweet Tortilla Wrap (by Veggie World Recipes)

Starting out our list on a light and sweet note with this delicious and easy tortilla wrap! Made with strawberries, bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chunks (um, yum!), this wrap is super easy to assemble by using a pizza cutter to create a medium size incision into one corner of a flour tortilla. From there, add the ingredients on each side of the tortilla (in fours) and fold it all together. Add it to a pan lightly greased with coconut oil to give it a good grill and voila! You’ve got an easy to pack snack that is sure to give you a boost during long dance days! 

Recipe Link: https://veggieworldrecipes.com/sweet-tortilla-wrap/

  1. Breakfast Quesadilla (by Pumpkin ‘N Spice)

Scrambled eggs, green peppers, bacon and cheddar cheese in a crispy tortilla shell? Sounds like a breakfast for the books! The more traditional version of the recipe listed above, this quesadilla is easy to assemble and easy to transport. Filled with flavor and protein, this quesadilla is the perfect breakfast option for early morning dance classes, whether prepared and eaten at home or taken on the road!

Recipe Link: https://www.pumpkinnspice.com/easy-breakfast-quesadillas/

  1. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (by Belle of the Kitchen)

Love sweet potatoes the way I do? Then this recipe is for you! These taco stuffed sweet potatoes from Belle of the Kitchen are a great dinner substitute, which is perfect for those in between dance class wait times! The savory of the taco seasoning, mixed with the ever so slight sweetness of the sweet potato creates a great array of flavors for this dish. 

Recipe Link: https://belleofthekitchen.com/taco-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/

  1. Whole30 Sandwich Lettuce Wrap (by Emily Sue Miller)

Got time in between classes, but prefer to keep your meal on the lighter side? Then this lettuce wrap is the way to go! A perfect keto option, this wrap is brought together by lettuce as opposed to bread and is wonderfully customizable. Whether you want to fill it with classic deli meat options or go for the gusto of creating a buffalo chicken wrap, this wrap really is a one size fits all that can work perfectly with any dancer’s needs!

Recipe Link: https://emilysuemiller.com/whole30-sandwich-lettuce-wraps/

  1. Avocado Toast Made In 10 Unique Ways (by Healthnut Nutrition)

Avocado toast is a recipe that is a huge crowd favorite! However, there are so many ways to flip this classic to make it the breakfast, snack or brunch of your dreams! Healthnut Nutrition proves this theory to be true with 10 oh-so delicious recipes that will take your avocado toast game to the next level. From sushi to margarita, these avocado toast recipes are perfect for every lifestyle and will be your dance class go-to. We can guarantee it!

Recipe Link: https://www.healthnutnutrition.ca/2019/08/19/how-to-make-avocado-toast-10-ways/

  1. 35 Delicious Smoothies (by Delish)

Now it just wouldn’t be a From The Top food list if we didn’t add some delicious smoothies to the mix! Smoothies are super easy for dancers to sip on the way to and during classes and in accordance to their creators namesake, these 35 (!) easy smoothies are, well, delish! This list has amazing options like PB&J, Green Dream and Razzle Dazzle!  If you would like to make them a little more hefty, try adding in some of your favorite protein powder to the recipe and boom! You’ve got the perfect smoothie to help get you through your day.

Recipe Link: https://www.delish.com/cooking/g1457/healthy-smoothie-recipes/?slide=10

  1. Chipotle Lime Tofu (by Vegan Travel Eats)

Easy, delicious and vegan! Those are three words that perfectly describe this next dish from Vegan Travel Eats! Extra firm tofu, chipotle chili, rice and steak sauce are just some of the ingredients that make up this amazing chipotle lime tofu bowl. If you’re a plant-based dancer like myself, this terrific lunch option will be your new best friend this dance season that is light, yet filling and perfect for every class or performance day!

Recipe Link: https://vegantraveleats.com/chipotle-lime-tofu/

Well, without further ado, let’s eat! We hope you all enjoyed this list and give these recipes a try as we head into a new dance season! If you would like to check out these recipes and more from our favorite food bloggers, visit our “On-The-Go Meals For Dancers” board on pinterest via the link below!

Pinterest Link: https://www.pinterest.com/fromthetopdanceblog/on-the-go-meals-for-dancers/

As always, we wish you a wonderful weekend filled with love and light and remember…

Keep dancing!


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