How to Approach School Year Meal Planning with Your Kids

Now that you’ve settled into the school year, it’s time to discuss with your children what they can expect regarding meals and snacks at home. A general meeting at home about all expectations can save you any communications breakdowns at the wrong times. Why, you say, is this important?! Let me give you a couple of thoughts. Continue reading How to Approach School Year Meal Planning with Your Kids

Food Prep Hacks for the Whole Family

For years I have heard from my clients the dilemmas that are created when there is no plan for the next meal. It took me back to the days when, as a teenager, I would be on the phone with my two college professor parents asking “what is for dinner tonight? There are six kids here, all hungry.” My parents who were somewhat absent-minded professors would ask me if I had any ideas and that they had forgotten to take something out of the freezer that morning. We all need help overcoming the chaos of day-to-day family life, so to help, here are a few food prep hacks that will benefit your whole family! Continue reading Food Prep Hacks for the Whole Family

Staff Highlight: Sarah Brunner

We are pleased to have you meet our new Registered Dietitian, Sarah Brunner. Sarah recently graduated from the Coordinated Program at Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
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Wilted Cucumber & Tomato Relish Recipe

This relish or simple side comes to us from an Elite Sports Club – North Shore member and grandmother, who enjoys making this for her family with fresh vegetables right out of the garden. In my opinion, it is far tastier than just a regular platter of cucumber and tomatoes. And at this time of year, you may be looking for some new ways to serve this plentiful dish. Continue reading Wilted Cucumber & Tomato Relish Recipe

Finding Your Perfect Elite Smoothie

These newly redeveloped cream smoothies were reintroduced recently at all Elite Sports Clubs. Not long ago, I shared a favorite Elite smoothie of most members at the Mequon club, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Since then, I have done quite a bit more reading about the Elite smoothies and their reformulation. Not often are companies able to improve taste, lower calories, and increase protein at the same time. I do admit that I like this product and will recommend it to you as a meal replacement and post-workout beverage. Continue reading Finding Your Perfect Elite Smoothie