Fuel For Dancers

Hi DS readers!

It's a topic that hits home for every dancer: What to eat to fuel your body for class, rehearsal and performance, while--let's face it--keeping you in tip-top shape for costumes that grow ever-skimpier.

A friend of mine (and lovely dancer) Bobbie Marchand has just launched a blog called "Fuel For Dancers," and I wanted to share it with all of you! Bobbie is originally from Canada and now dances around NYC, and is also a great cook and food-lover. On Fuel For Dancers, she has started listing great recipes with a dancer's needs in mind! You'll find out not only how to make each tasty dish, but also what exactly you're putting into your body and what it's going to do for you.

So, check out this new site for some fun, healthy recipes from a working dancer's POV: fuelfordancers.livejournal.com. I will certainly be giving these meals a try!

lots of love,
Kat
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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

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