Dancer’s Power Pack



Produce: 1-2 cups frozen broccoli or stir-fry style vegetables

½ cup Persian cucumber or celery, sliced

Protein: 1 can salmon or tuna, or ½ cup crumbled extra-firm tofu

Pizzazz: this is a fool proof combo:

¼ C rice wine vinegar (natural or unseasoned)

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp cracked black pepper

1 tsp Sriracha or other hot sauce,

optional & to taste:  

6 drops Stevia OR 1 tsp honey

4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Extra Fuel -1/2 cup cooked rice ( black, brown or red) or quinoa) optional

Garnish – sprinkle black sesame seeds on top for added pizzazz


Directions: Layer all ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar, Tupperware or re-purposed yogurt/cottage cheese container. If using “extra fuel,” include that as the base.  Then, layer all produce and top with protein.  Make the Asian Pizzazz and drizzle about half of it over the top. (Reserve the rest in a glass jar or squeeze bottle in the fridge for another day) Garnish with sesame seeds, if using.Using frozen veggies provides ease and convenience – it keeps everything cool so you can take this on the go, and you don’t have to clean and chop!


I created these “power packs*” years ago when working on Wall St in an office with no fridge and no healthy lunch options in sight.  A dancer’s approach to healthy eating is always fish and broccoli; so try this simple strategy to lighten up after the holiday season and dance through life!

*My 2 minutes of fame – These were featured in Oprah’s “O” magazine as the remedy for salad f