Nutrition Tips & Recipes

Recipes for Summer Sustenance

Chickpea Salad

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that can "wow" your guests at your next summer cookout? Look no further. This simple, easy-to-make, chickpea salad is packed with flavor, fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, and various vitamins and minerals. It's sure to be a fan favorite at any occasion! 

Lauren Falcone, RD

Black Bean Fiesta Salad

This recipe was created to incorporate as much color as possible into your plate. Each color of vegetable offers differing vitamins and minerals that are essential for your health. They are also packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that prevent and fight diseases, such as cancer and heart disease! 

Lindsay Friel, MS, RDN 

Lean Turkey Burgers

Increasing your lean protein when grilling this summer is easier than you think! Try whipping up these quick turkey burgers for dinner. Remember, you can substitute a whole wheat bun, serve it on a bed of greens, or in a salad! 

- Kelsey Thornton, MS, RDN 

Roasted Beet Hummus

There are many healthy, savory snack alternatives to try out this summer, including a roasted beet hummus. Paired with either veggies or a flatbread, this snack is packed with nutrients. Beets are full of iron, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. They are energizing and great for heart and kidney health! 

- Cheri Leahy, RDN, CSOWM

Minty Melon Masterpiece

This minty melon salad is a simple dish that is great for any summer event. Ingredients are minimal, but add a hint of color to any plate! While light in calories, melons are richer in nutrients than you may think. 

- Melissa Wadolowski, RD, LDN, CHC

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Are you looking for a savory, yet healthy, side dish to bring to your next family gathering or save for yourself for a night in? This mediterranean farro salad can add some fresh summer flavors to any meal. With garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) as part of the salad, you're adding a delicious, plant-based source of protein that is also high in iron! 

Lindsay Friel, MS, RDN

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

Eventually, that sweet tooth is going to come knocking, so why not indulge with a simple, healthy and delicious treat! Cookie dough greek yogurt is a great alternative to ice cream or chocolate, and it's not an over-sized portion.

- Lauren Falcone, RD

Feta & Chickpea Salad

Easy to make and bursting with flavor, this salad is the perfect side dish or lunch salad to prepare ahead of time for the work week. The salad will hold up for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator, keeping the romaine greens seperate, so they don't become soggy. Not only do chickpeas provide long-lasting energy, but they also provide 5 grams of protein! 

- Danielle Hall, RDN 

Recipes for Happy, Healthy Holidays

Healthy Eats Holidays - Recipes with Lindsay Friel

In contribution to the New Jersey Hospital Association's #HealthyEatsHolidays campaign, Lindsay Friel, MS, RDN, has shared the following healthy recipes, perfect for any holiday celebration! 

Warm Farro & Roasted Vegetable Salad 

Super Simple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds 

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