“Food Synergy” is a concept that means pairing certain foods together in a way that optimizes nutritional value. An example of this, featured in last month’s Food 2 B Fit, is beans and polenta. Because beans are not complete proteins on their own, it is best to pair them with an additional grain product, such as polenta, in order to produce a complete nutritional meal. For the Food 2 B Fit demonstration, Meggin, our Chambers House Restaurant Catering Manager, and Melissa, our Panorama Fitness Coordinator, prepared a recipe of polenta rounds that includes sundried tomato polenta and black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas, while being low in calories and fat, are also a good source of fiber, potassium, iron and, of course, protein.