Magazine article Dance Spirit

The 2009 Editors' Choice Snack Awards

Magazine article Dance Spirit

The 2009 Editors' Choice Snack Awards

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As dancers, we're always on the go and often don't have time to sit down and eat a full meal. This can lead to severe blood sugar crashes (that feeling when you're dizzy and grumpy). Here's a list of our favorite healthy and, well, not as healthy snacks to help keep you going and going and going....

A CRISPIN APPLE

"I like Crispins because they're sweet and crunchy! Apples are easy to carry - they don't bruise like bananas and can be eaten anytime without fuss. Just wash and munch!" _Kate Lydon editor in chief

DOVE DARK-CHOCOLATE PROMISES

"These bite-sized squares satisfy my sweet cravings and give me the benefits of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. They're really yummy, too!" - Brianne Carlon, managing editor

YOGURT

"Yogurt is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. This combo keeps your blood sugar from spiking." - Khara Hanlon, fashion editor

RICE CAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER

"The only snacks that satisfy me are the sweet and salty ones, which is why I love Skippy Natural Super Chunk Peanut Butter atop Quaker Caramel Corn Rice Cakes. This treat will keep you energized and full." - Lauren Levinson, assistant fashion editor

SPINACH, CHEESE AND BERRIES SALAD

"I add blackberries and goat-cheese crumbles to Dole flat-leaf spinach and dress it with Ken's Steak House Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. It's rich in vitamins, crunchy, sweet and tangy!" - Lauren Kay, assistant editor

PUMMELOS

"These fruits are best in the winter months. One-third of a medium-sized pummelo (about one cup) has only 75 calories, is a good source of potassium and will give you twice the recommended daily dosage of vitamin C. …

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