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

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

What’s in your box? Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Health Promotions Officer and resident Master/Iron Chef, 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.

Carrot & Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

15 minutes preparation + 25 minutes cooking

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How do ballet boys really keep healthy?

Ever wanted to know the deep dark secrets of how professional dancers keep healthy?   Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank, finds out exactly how ex-Quantum Leapers and professional dancers keep healthy during their busy dance filled schedules.

Here’s how West Australian Ballet Dancer, Samuel Maxted, keeps healthy and physically active during intensive ballet rehearsals:

Samuel Maxted, West Australian Ballet

Samuel Maxted, West Australian Ballet

Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals?
Working full time in a ballet company requires lots of energy and strength, so I eat a lot more than simply lunch and dinner. For breakfast I usually eat a high carb breakfast to have lots of energy for morning class and rehearsals. After class I eat a can of tuna, some grain crackers and tub of yogurt and before I hit the gym I like to eat a banana then finish off after my gym session with a protein bar or protein shake. My big meal of the day is lunch. High on carbs meal – (mainly foods like lasagna, spaghetti bolognaise, chicken pesto pasta ect.) I snack with a piece of fruit in the afternoon. I finish with dinner often meat and vegetables; steak, chicken, or fish with salad on the side. Continue reading