Summer intensive season is upon us, which for teachers, means your daily schedules are about to turn into a nonstop revolving door of classes, rehearsals, private lessons and meetings. It's the best of times, and the most exhausting of times.

The trickiest part about it all? Finding time for a lunch break is nearly impossible! That's a serious problem. We are ALL about self-care here at DT.

To help you—you know—continue breathing, we've compiled a list of snacks that you can snarf during your rushed five-minute breaks. A healthy teacher is always a better teacher.

You're welcome!

Disclaminer: Some of these may need to be stored in a cooler bag or thermos. Trust us; it's worth the investment.


1. Smoothie

This is one of the best ways to get breakfast in before an early-morning ballet class. Pour it into a thermos and you are good to go! (You can even sneak a few sips between barre and center if you're running late and really get desperate!)


2. Beef jerky (vegan or regular)

Fast, easy and simple—need we say more?



3. Sliced apples with cinnamon

Slice up some apples the night before a long day of teaching, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and enjoy a delicious snack throughout the day that is sure to help you feel fuller longer.


4. Raw veggies

Keep some celery, peppers, tomatoes or any other raw veggies you love with you at all times. They are life-savers!


5. Cheese wrapped in your choice of lunchmeat

For those of you who aren't up for an entirely plant-based diet, this is a yummy way to get some seriously needed protein in your body. You'll love it!


6. Raw nuts

A staple in every athlete's food arsenal.


7. Hard-boiled eggs

Put these bad boys and a container of salt in a cooler-bag, and you're set!


8. Rice cakes and peanut butter

Ok, this snack is equally as delicious as it is healthy!


9. Tangerines

They are just so cute and yummy!



10. Protein bar of choice

When all else fails, protein bars are always there for you. There are a lot of options out there, so taste-test to find your favorite one and keep a few of them on hand at all times!

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