Celebrate Nutrition Month with New Recipes

Peanut butter balls

It’s National Nutrition Month, and we have recipes for something savory and something sweet!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad


    • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
    • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts or sunflower seeds
    • salt/pepper to taste


    • Cut sprouts into very thin slices. Discard ends. Place shredded sprouts into large mixing bowl.
    • In smaller bowl, combine olive oil and lemon juice to make dressing.
    • Drizzle dressing over Brussels sprouts and top with Parmesan and pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts:

Makes 2 servings. Each serving provides: 450 calories, 35 g fat, 23 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 18 g protein, 780 mg sodium

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Balls


    • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter or sunflower butter
    • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
    • 2 tablespoons honey


    • Combine all 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
    • Place bowl in refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes so the mixture is easier to roll into balls.
    • Roll into 12 balls and store in fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts:

Makes 12 servings. Each serving (1 ball) provides: 184 calories, 12 g fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein


Jessica Meek, MS, RD, LD

Jessica Meek, MS, RD, LD, developed a passion for nutrition during her teenage years and strongly believes in the healing power food. After completing her undergraduate and master degree program at Ohio University, she became a registered dietitian in 2006. She has been practicing professionally for over 10 years in the tristate area. She uses her knowledge of nutrition to empower individuals living with diabetes to make positive lifestyle changes and lead healthier lives. Jessica is a dietitian with the Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center.