Posts Tagged "chocolate"

Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

Lightweight, nutritious, energy boosting… trail mix is the ideal snack! This Thursday, August 31st is National Trail Mix Day, and it is one of my favorites!   Trail mix comes in a variety of ways, but the most common combination is a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate. Traditionally, as the name implies, trail mix was meant for trails. It was seen as the ideal snack to take on a long hike because it is lightweight, and can offer a much-needed energy boost after...

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 2 comments

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Few things say summer more than a cool and delicious ice cream cone! With an endless array of flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy it, ice cream is the perfect summer treat. From children to adults, it can always bring a smile to your face! But for some, eating ice cream can be followed by feelings of guilt because it doesn’t fit perfectly into their healthy lifestyle.   Have you been avoiding ice cream because you have begun leading a healthier lifestyle and are worried about indulging?...

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Will You Be My Valentine?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Will You Be My Valentine?

It’s time to say I LOVE YOU the healthy way this Valentine’s Day! Around Valentine’s Day, you may feel a lot of pressure to spoil the significant people in your life with gifts, chocolates and an elaborate meal. Why not treat you and your sweetheart to a gift that’s not focused on food?   Here are 6 ideas for a non-food gift for Valentine’s Day:   Handmade Cards: Get scissors, paper and markers and create your own Valentine’s Day card. Fill the card with a special...

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Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Some claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. So how did chocolate, dyed eggs and giant bunnies become such a large part of the celebration? Over the centuries various folk tales and pagan traditions sparked Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and a slew of candy as tradition for this special holiday. It’s hard to avoid “temptation” when you are surrounded by all the chocolate, jelly beans and baked goods that come out around this time of...

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Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Just one short week after the Super Bowl and there is yet another food-focused occasion being celebrated in the United States. Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or you hate. But despite your feelings towards this consumer-driven holiday, there is no question that you will encounter a slew of sugar packed sweets this V-Day.   Next to Halloween, early February is the only other time of year where chocolate sales skyrocket. You may be asking yourself, how can I stay a...

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