Chickpeas: Nutrition and Benefits

Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world. Today, it also remains one of the most popular foods across many continents. One of the reasons it is so popular as a food ingredient is be cause it is so versatile to many wonderful recipes. Many healthy diets incorporate this bean, including traditional cuisines that stem from the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, and African nations. Chickpeas are second only to soybeans. Continue reading Chickpeas: Nutrition and Benefits

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe

What’s that saying about ingredients in food? Something about there shouldn’t be more than 5 and you should be able to pronounce them all…Well this super simple 5 ingredient granola bar recipe fits the bill! This is also a recipe that you can make with your children. It is much better than store bought and will keep covered in the refrigerator. Continue reading Super Simple 5 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe

Member Stories: The 3 Dietitians – Christine, Mary, and Annie

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

March is National Nutrition Month – a time designated to focus on the important and wide-reaching impact of the Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). A RD‘s training and continuing education is designed for him/her to educate the public on how the foods we eat provide nutrients to our bodies for day-to-day functions as well as increased needs when our bodies are under stress, manage chronic or acute illness, or address the specific needs of athletes to improve their athletic performance. Continue reading Member Stories: The 3 Dietitians – Christine, Mary, and Annie

Grab n’ Go Granola Bars Recipe

After you see how easy it is to make these homemade granola bars, you’ll never buy a box from the store again! They’re loaded with protein and perfect for breakfast on the go or even a midday snack. Continue reading Grab n’ Go Granola Bars Recipe

Summer’s Bounty: Sweet Yellow Corn

Part of what makes summer so fun is the fresh produce we can purchase this time of year. One of those is fresh corn on the cob. It is high in fiber, reasonable in carbohydrate, and is generally liked by the whole family. But most of all, it is the symbolism that it is a part of the mid-to-late summer than we all enjoy! Here are the nutrients from one ear of Sweet Yellow Corn: Continue reading Summer’s Bounty: Sweet Yellow Corn