Nutritious, portable food
Nutritious, Portable Food For Pole Dancers On The Go
I’ve noticed something about pole dancers — they are busy, busy people! Most of the polers I know are balancing family, work, and pole … plus! That means sometimes there’s not much time to get from point A to point B. And that sometimes leads to having limited food options. That’s why I’m a huge fan of packing nutritious lunches and/or snacks. If you can’t guarantee you’ll have access to good fuel for your body, take the fuel along with you!
I’ve put together a little list to get you started if you need it: my top three nutrient-rich sandwich/salads and snacks. Obviously the list below reflects the kinds of foods I like to eat. But maybe you’ll find something tasty in here too. 🙂 And if not, maybe this post will get you thinking about what sorts of foods you like that would be easy to pack and eat on the go.
Sandwiches and Salads
A few of these are more portable than others, but the good news is that pretty much any sandwich can be turned into a salad, and often the salad versions are easier to eat. Or, if you’re gluten free or keeping an eagle eye on carbs, skip the bread and grab a fork!
1. Pan Bagnat. This is, in effect, salad nicoise on a baguette. And man oh man is it GOOD. I skip the oil, choosing to use tuna that’s been packed in olive oil and then mostly drained instead. One of the easiest and best I’ve found is the one at food52
If you see green beans and think “uhhh, green beans on a sandwich?” — YES, my friend. You read correctly. Green beans. On a sandwich. SO GOOD.
2. Eggplant, spinach, and red pepper panini. This one packs a lot of flavor punch from lots o vegetables, and it also has some protein to help keep you going. Big yums here. I go for ease and put the salad parts right on the panini rather than having it all separate … or as I mentioned above, I just jumble the whole thing together right away into a salad and skip the bread entirely.
3. Roasted beet and avocado salad. I came across this recipe when I was looking for something different to do with beets. And I found it! So much flavor and texture that I never get tired of it.
I won’t provide links to these because they’re easy enough to track down and once you find a recipe that results in the general flavor and texture you like, it’s a matter of tweaking the seasonings to your preferences.
1. Roasted chickpeas
2. Kale chips
3. Hummus — I’ve tried hummus on almost every vegetable I can imagine, and it’s all been good. Carrots and red peppers are my favorites. And of course it’s delish with pita! 🙂
I never discount the value of cottage cheese, fruit, cut up vegetables, or other “traditional” options. Certainly they are portable and can be very nutritious. Check labels on things like yogurt and cottage cheese to make sure you’re getting what you’re expecting–sometimes there are hidden ingredients that you don’t want!
PS — there’s nothing wrong with pizza. I love pizza. But the food triangle = pizza was just too good to pass up. 😉