Did you know that February American Heart Month? Heart disease is the cause for 1 out of every 4 deaths, every year in the US, according to the CDC. Learning about healthy alternatives and improved nutrition can help prevent heart disease.

Check out this Tahini Chickpea Dip recipe for American Heart Month! This recipe, by our Registered Dietitian Lisa James, is chock-full of heart healthy ingredients. Tahini, chickpeas and more!


  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 TBSP of lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper


Mix it all together and dip in!

Carrots, celery or pita are a delicious choice but make sure to watch your portions.


Interested in learning more about nutrition and what foods fuel your body?

At the NAC, we know that to be successful in reaching your health goals, your nutrition plays an important role. For that reason, we have Registered Dietitians on our staff to better serve you. Our Registered Dietitians provide you with complimentary nutrition classes, included in membership at the NAC, and seminars as well as fee-based personalized nutrition coaching to support your fitness in any stage of your life. Nutrition services may be covered by your insurance and are eligible for HSA coverage.


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