Posts Tagged "fiber"

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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Go Nuts Over Nuts!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Go Nuts Over Nuts!

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s packed with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fat, there’s no better food than nuts. There are so many varieties to choose from as well as many ways to prepare meals and snacks using them as ingredients.   Nuts are actually a seed surrounded by a hard, inedible shell. Nuts are very important to plants – they ensure the plant will be able to reproduce – so they contain lots of nutrients and healthy fats that nurture it so it’ll sprout...

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August is Just Peachy

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

August is Just Peachy

Is there anything better then biting into a delicious and juicy peach? Peaches are in their peak season right now, which makes August the perfect month for National Peach Month! Peaches are enjoyed all over the world and with a seemingly infinite amount of ways to enjoy them. They have a unique taste that is mild and sweet, and nearly impossible not to enjoy.   Did you know that there are many varieties of peaches? You may think of a peach with an orange interior and a peachy color...

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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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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down into usable energy for your body.  Instead, fiber helps regulate bowel movements, decrease blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and increase satiety, thus regulating weight.   Types of...

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