Yoga instructors maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, meditation techniques, and deep-breathing exercises, but one important aspect that keeps them going all day is their diet. Every kind of food they eat is for their body, mind, and soul. And wouldn’t it be cool to know their go-to’s when lunchtime comes around? Exactly. We did some research and gathered the most popular items that top yoga instructors (including Heidi Kristoffer and Jamie Horgan) enjoy eating. We’ll call it a lunch packing guide for our yogis.
Chopped kale and quinoa salad with a lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette
Mixed green salad with endless toppings (shredded cabbage, beets, carrots, mushrooms, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries)
Smoothie with dark leafy greens
Celeriac, kale, and spinach soup
Thai lettuce wraps
Grass-fed burger patty on a bed of spinach
Raw almonds or cashews
Homemade trail mix with seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds), sesame sticks, soy nuts, and raisins
Homemade soup with vegetable broth, cabbage, ginger root, spices, bean sprouts, basil leaves, and mushrooms
Stir-fried Shiitake mushrooms with tofu and bok choy
Beet hummus with vegetable dippers
Pita with tofu scramble and cashew cheese
Crispy kale chips
Something on the side
Baked sweet potato
Dried fruit (with no added sugar)
Plain Greek yogurt
If you’re thinking of switching up your meal plans, consider choosing healthy, fresh, whole ingredients that are labeled as one word (no hard-to-pronounce science terms). We’d also love to hear what you pack for lunch to sustain your body and mind for a long day at the studio!
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.