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Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

It’s National Salad Week! To me there’s no better way to get in my veggies than in a salad. Salads need not be boring iceberg lettuce and a couple of cucumber slices anymore. There are many different ways you can prepare a salad. It makes a great side or main dish and is refreshing, light fare during the summer’s heat.   Have you heard the expression “eat the rainbow?” It’s referring to the range of colors fruits and vegetables come in. Plants contain...

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How to Avoid the Iced-Coffee Trap this Summer

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

How to Avoid the Iced-Coffee Trap this Summer

Energizing, delicious and refreshing…who doesn’t love an iced coffee on a hot summer day? Iced coffee is the perfect drink to jumpstart your morning or for an afternoon “pick me up” on those long, hot days. But you must be mindful that not all iced coffees are created equal!   Although coffee does not contain any calories, and has even been shown to help decrease your risk of developing diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, the way you prepare your iced coffee can greatly impact the...

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4 Reasons to Shop Seasonal to Shop Smart!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

4 Reasons to Shop Seasonal to Shop Smart!

Did you know that buying seasonal produce not only saves you money, but also allows you to prepare the best and freshest meals? Even if you do not have access to a local farmer’s market, you can still get a more nutritious bang for your buck when purchasing fruits and vegetables that are in season.   4 Smart Reasons to Purchase Seasonal Produce   Lower Cost: Fruits and vegetables that are in season can be mass harvested, thus lowering the cost of the overall crop. In addition,...

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Make Your Trip to the Farmers Market a Success!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Make Your Trip to the Farmers Market a Success!

Who doesn’t love a delicious, perfectly ripe piece of fruit that gushes with juice the second you bite into it! The summer months are an ideal time to eat the freshest fruits and vegetables that are available all year, and a local farmers market is the perfect place to find what you are looking for.   If you are someone who has decided to start eating more whole foods grown and picked straight from the earth, checking out a local farmers market is a great place to start. The idea may be...

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Stay Energized with Pasta

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Stay Energized with Pasta

Did you know that July 7th was National Macaroni Day? In recent years macaroni, as well as pasta in general, has gotten a bad rap. The “low carb” craze has many people cutting back on their intake of this tasty wheat product, but is this really necessary?   No, it’s not!   Why? Because pasta provides much needed carbohydrates, the main energy source for your body.   Why are carbs important?   Carbs certainly don’t deserve the negative press they’ve...

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