Posts Tagged "Berries"

The Power of Cranberries

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

The Power of Cranberries

National Eat a Cranberry Day is coming up on November 23rd. What better time to celebrate cranberries than a few days before Thanksgiving? Cranberries are a trademark for the Thanksgiving holiday feast and many other holiday celebrations.  Today, I encourage you to eat a cranberry (or a couple) and create amazing recipes that focus on cranberries as the star of the show!  Who knows, maybe a recipe you create today can be a test run for your Thanksgiving dinner or dessert.   Cranberries...

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It’s Oatmeal Monday

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

It’s Oatmeal Monday

It is the second Monday in February, which is also known as Oatmeal Monday in the world of American food holidays! Today, let’s take some time to acknowledge the wonders oatmeal can do for your health.   Oatmeal is a great source of energy and makes for a power-infused, high energy breakfast to start the day. Aside from providing you with adequate amounts of energy, oatmeal contains many other nutrients and health benefits.  This grain is an excellent source of iron, zinc, protein and...

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Fruits: The Good and the Better

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Fruits: The Good and the Better

We all know that fruit is good for you; but are some better than others? Are fruit juices viable substitutions? Which fruits should you be eating everyday?   Recent studies have shown that eating a greater variety of fruits may be more beneficial to oneself than eating a greater quantity.  A research study* found that consuming three servings per week of blueberries, grapes, raisins, apples or pears reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7%.  Blueberries was the winner of the study in...

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Healthy Desserts to Bring to Your Memorial Day Party

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Healthy Desserts to Bring to Your Memorial Day Party

The best part of any family gathering is the chance to share nutritious desserts that taste great. Whether freshly made or baked, the sweet ending to a holiday meal can be fun to make, and full of good health. Take advantage of your red, white, and blue fruits! Fruits are packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, folate, potassium, and fiber. There are many fruits to incorporate into a family-size parfait with whole grain granola toppings and some fresh whipped cream. Reds– Red fruits...

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Health Benefits of “Fro-Yo”!

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Health Benefits of “Fro-Yo”!

If you look around your town, I bet you have noticed a growing trend of frozen yogurt shops opening left and right.  These places sing the health benefits of the icy treat, while enticing you with toppings galore.  Today, during National Frozen Yogurt Week, we celebrate the good things about frozen yogurt, and help you get the most health benefits out of this tasty treat. Yogurt is known for being a good source of calcium and protein. There are popular frozen yogurt chains that hold the...

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