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

Healthy snacks for healthy dancers: Pear and Banana Muffins

Not sure what to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals? Health Promotions Officer and resident food eater, 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.

Pear & Banana Muffins

Pear and Banana Muffins

Pear and Banana Muffins

15 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2 cups white self-raising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
150 mL low-fat natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 large banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pear, cored and diced
  • ½ cup buttermilk or low-fat milk

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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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A busy Bangarra dancer: what does he eat?

Touring around nationally and internationally with one of Australia’s busiest and most sought after contemporary dance companies takes its toll on a dancer’s body. Luke Currie-Richardson from Bangarra Dance Theatre (and ex-QL2 dancer) spared a few moments from his busy schedule to chat with Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank about how he maintains his healthy lifestyle.

Luke Currie-Richardson, Bangarra Dance Theatre

Luke Currie-Richardson, currently with Bangarra Dance Theatre (2013)

Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals?
For lunch, I like to eat a garden salad and fruit salad – the mix of fruit and vegetables gives me the energy boost to get through the afternoon rehearsals. For dinner I tend to eat salads and fish (Atlantic Salmon is my favourite) or pasta to regain energy and protein stores lost throughout the day. Continue reading

Interview with Lorna Sim, photographer

Lorna Sim is a Canberra-based photographer. She creates interesting art, marketing and documentary photos for performing artists, and especially loves working with dance. She regularly works with the Street Theatre, Photoaccess, local magazines, and QL2 Dance. We interviewed her over the Easter weekend about her history, inspiration, and experiences working on the marketing image for Me Right Now.