Nutrition Tips & Recipes

Charge June Newsletter

Nightshade Foods List: What Nightshades Are, Health Benefits and Concerns

Learn about what nightshades are and the health benefits and concerns of eating them!

CHARGE Health Tip

Make sure to rehydrate smart. Limit or avoid soda and juice. Opt instead to have water and seltzer. To spice up your drink with a little flavor, add a mixture of your favorite fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, berries, watermelon, cucumbers, and mint!

If you meet with your CHARGE Dietitian between now and Labor Day, you will be entered to win your choice of a FitBit, $100 Whole Foods gift card, $100 Class Pass gift card, or a $100 donation to a charity of your choosing!*

*Number of entries based on number of meetings with dietitian.

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with Banza!
Banza is a high protein, high fiber, better-for-you pasta, rice, and mac & cheese alternative made from 90% chickpeas!

Use code BANZA10CHARGE for 10% off your entire order (Valid until 12/31/2019)


Schedule your First Appointment*
*If you have not met with a CHARGE dietitian and are interested in scheduling an appointment, please click the link above!



The Charge Group
2002 Sproul Rd. Suite 200
Broomall PA 19008-3510


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Best Diets 2019

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Eating on a Budget

Plan and Prepare for Your Shopping Trip:

  • Plan your meals for the week, including snacks.
  • Check your pantry and refrigerator before shopping.
  • Check your grocery store flyer for sales and coupons.
  • Plan your list by aisle to avoid unnecessary temptations.
  • Don’t go to the store when you are hungry!


At the Store:

  • Shop the perimeter and focus on whole foods vs prepackaged foods.
  • Buy fresh fruits and veggies when they are in season. The next best thing is frozen!
  • Choose whole grains (bread, rice, pasta).
  • Great inexpensive protein sources include dried beans, eggs, and nuts. Lean beef and chicken, as well as canned salmon and tuna, are also great protein sources.
  • Choose low-fat dairy sources, such as part skim milk and cheeses.


Grocery Store Tips:

  • Consider buying store brand items that may be a cheaper alternative.
  • Don’t cave in to the desire to buy junk food- stay out of those aisles. Save the money and the calories!
  • Look at the Unit price, as well as the retail price. It may help you determine if it is actually cheaper to buy the larger option. To determine the best price look at the unit price: Cost of food divided by the number of units in the product.
  • Read the food labels to find the options that are lower in sodium and saturated fats.

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