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

Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

This fall Elite Sports Clubs fitness intern, Taylor Thompson, prepared this dish as a quick energy dessert for willing tasters following their workout at various Elite clubs locations. I personally love the great taste and ease of preparation for these Pumpkin Bites, which could be taken to a holiday party without any baking! Continue reading Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe

Fast Food Restaurants Now Offering Superfood Sides

In our endless search for good food on the go, one fast food restaurant has come up with a great idea. Chick-fil-A has introduced a new side menu item, superfood kale with broccolini. It is a part of a growing trend of fast food chains that are making savvy decisions to add healthy side dishes for those who want to make a substitute for fries. However, credit is being given to Chick-fil-A as the first to add a healthy side while they are already making a statement for healthy choices with their salads and chicken entrees. Continue reading Fast Food Restaurants Now Offering Superfood Sides

Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe

This Vegetable Quesadillas recipe is delicious and full of wonderful fresh vegetables that you will enjoy while managing to meet all of your nutritional needs!

Many of us struggle to get in our daily recommended vegetables. Maybe you’re not a fan of veggies all together, or maybe you’re just intimidated by cooking them (especially over-cooking them — yuck!) Well give this simple vegetable quesadilla recipe a shot next time you’re in need of an easy meal packed full of a variety of tasty vegetables. Continue reading Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe

Warm Winter Lentil Soup or Salad Recipe

I really enjoy this satisfying lentils recipe that I revamped from a french cookbook. It can be served as a salad on lettuce leaves in the summer or as a warm soup in the winter. You can also serve with a drizzle of olive oil over the top and hot turkey sausage. Continue reading Warm Winter Lentil Soup or Salad Recipe