How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

Having a hard time eating those veggies? Get ready for some tips on how to eat more vegetables regularly and up your fiber game!

What is your daily dose of vegetables? In the 1980’s and 1990’s the amount of 1/2-cup portions of vegetables that was recommended was 3-5 each day. Then, in early the 2000’s, several experts began to recommend even more vegetables, 5-7 servings per day, after research from the Cancer Institute was completed. Much of the increase in the recommended amount of servings has come from the fact that there is so much more information out today regarding the benefits of fiber in the adult diet. Today, we are being asked to eat ten 1/2-cup servings or 5-cups per day! But how do you do it? Continue reading How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

Elite’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: A Meal in a Cup

Last Saturday, our dietetic intern, Sarah Brunner and I visited with Pam Koch about the new and improved ingredients for the smoothie drinks available at the eCafé at Elite Sports Club – Mequon, as well as the other Elite clubs. We wanted to see for ourselves. Pam, the general manager, made a tasty favorite of hers called the “Dirty Peanut” (now listed as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie). Continue reading Elite’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: A Meal in a Cup

How I Learned to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

There’s all sorts of recommendations out there for how to start your day. Some swear by drinking a large glass of water before they even get out of bed. Others meditate or do a yoga stretching routine. And then it’s breakfast time, and most adults head straight for the coffee maker, and this is where the dilemma begins.

What to eat first? Most people have given up fruit juice and are choosing fresh fruit. That is a great start. Then we go on to our protein and maybe a carbohydrate choice. Let’s just say an egg and toast combo. Lastly, and maybe most important, how about a side of vegetables?! Continue reading How I Learned to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

Mango Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Smoothie bowls are the new craze. Use whatever fruit, nuts, and seeds you have on hand to make this super simple and delicious smoothie bowl recipe. But keep in mind, frozen fruit is often necessary for a good smoothie base. Enjoy! Continue reading Mango Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Delicious black bean soup recipe courtesy of an Elite member’s kitchen. Using just some basic herbs and spices that most of us will have on hand, you can quickly prep this simple black bean soup and set to cook when you get home from work; it will be ready for your family dinner just an hour later. Which spices and herbs are staples in your kitchen? Continue reading Black Bean Soup Recipe