Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe-Elite Sports Clubs

Prepare at the last minute before serving your dinner! Dry heat in the oven or on the grill is a favorite way to cook many vegetables, including asparagus. If you remember the way that your mother probably used to cook on the stove until it was overcooked, this is an all new taste. Children will love it and can eat as a finger food. Continue reading Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe

WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

By Annie Farley, Elite Sports Club-Mequon Group Exercise Director & Trainer

Ladies…  put down those teeny dumbbells you found stacked in the corner at the gym and confidently march over to the heavier weights. Do not fear those iron barbells and dumbbells – I promise they will not bite!  Do not shy away from the squat rack – it’s not nearly as intimidating as it looks. Do not fear the sweaty, muscle-bound dudes that strut around you – they may look tough, but they’re not going to judge you.   In fact, they’re more likely to admire you for ditching the elliptical machines to join them on the other side of the room! Continue reading WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

Spicy White Bean Dip Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor

Spicy White Bean Dip Elite Sports Clubs Recipe

Here’s a great dip recipe to bring to a Packer party or other Fall gatherings! It’s grain and dairy free, so it can easily accommodate some of the most common dietary restrictions these days. What’s your go-to party platter or side? Do you try to change up your recipes to be allergy and intolerance-friendly? Continue reading Spicy White Bean Dip Recipe

Fiber! Part 4: The Best Fiber Foods

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 4: The Best Fiber Foods

This is the last post in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1,  Part 2, & Part 3.)

Fiber is an important component in your diet because it aids in digestion, lowers blood cholesterol and is a great way to help you control your weight. There are several natural, great-tasting foods that you can consume on a regular basis to improve your diet and your overall health. Continue reading Fiber! Part 4: The Best Fiber Foods

Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 3 Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.)

Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most adults only get 10 grams per day through their normal diet. There are a variety of health benefits to increasing the amount fiber in your diet. Continue reading Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber