What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Potato Fritatta

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Potato Fritatta

Not sure what to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals? Look no further, Health Promotions Officer and resident potato cooker, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including peeling the potatoes) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin. Continue reading

How does an independent artist maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Independent artists lead extraordinary lives. One day they might be in schools running an education project, the next day they’re literally running around the Australian Institute of Sport rehearsing a new work. Alison Plevey caught her breath for a few moments after rehearsal and explained to Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank, how she maintains her healthy lifestyle.

Alison Plevey, Independent Artist (Canberra, Bathurst)

Alison Plevey, Independent Artist (Canberra, Bathurst)

Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals?
For lunch I like a ham, cheese and salad wrap/sandwich. I like to have snacks throughout the day. I might have a biscuit, or small piece of cake as treat. For dinner I love a good homemade pizza with heaps of vegetables. Other favourite meals include a Lamb, Olive and Fetta salad or pasta with lots of vegetables and with chorizo sausage. Continue reading

What’s in your box? Tips to Go for 2&5®.

As dancers, finding enough time for a full meal with vegetables and fruit may not always be possible. Here are some useful tips that the Go for 2&5® team recommend:

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VEGETABLE TIPS

Breakfast

  • Top toast with cooked mushrooms, tomatoes, capsicum or sweet corn
  • Chop and add to an omelette or savoury pancake
  • Heat chopped leftover vegetables and serve as a topping for toast; add an egg or reduced-fat cheese for a more substantial meal. Continue reading

What’s in your box? more recipes for dancers: Ham and Vegetable Slice

Health Promotions Officer and resident Master/Iron Chef, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including slicing all the vegetables) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin.

Ham and Vegetable Slice

Ham and Vegetable Slice

Ham and Vegetable Slice

15 minutes preparation + 30-40 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • 6 eggs
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated and drained
  • ½ cup sweet corn kernels or 225g can, drained
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup chives, chopped
  • 100g lean ham, chopped
  • 50g grated reduced-fat cheese Continue reading

What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Chicken & Vegetable stir-fry

Not sure what to cook for dancers? Health Promotions Officer and resident stir-fryer, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry

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Chicken & Vegetable stir-fry

20 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 250g chicken breast, skin removed and cut into strips Continue reading

What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

One more idea to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals. Health Promotions Officer and spaghetti lover, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including testing all the recipes) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin. See all the recipes here.

Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

10 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • 500g spaghetti or other pasta
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ capsicum, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into small dice
  • 570g tomato based pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

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What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne

Not sure what to pack into your dance lunchbox? Look no further, Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including making and eating, ok mostly eating) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin.

Vegetable Lasagne

25 minutes preparation + 30 minutes cooking Continue reading