Posts Tagged "fruit"

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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Hydrate the Refreshing Way

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

Hydrate the Refreshing Way

Picture this: You are at the beach, it is a beautiful day, and the only thing that is wrong is the salty air making you dehydrated. You try to avoid reaching for soda, but the water just doesn’t cut it. So what do you do?   This is where you can use your imagination to freshen up your beverages this summer. One of my favorite ways to add pizzazz to my water is to simply add fruit!   4 Ways to Revamp Your Water   1.) Fruit Infused Water: You can start by adding lemon wedges to...

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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 Fun Frozen Fruit Bars

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

4 Fun Frozen Fruit Bars

Do you find it difficult to pick out frozen treats in the grocery store because most have ingredients that you can’t even pronounce? Or maybe you have a food sensitivity or allergy, and can’t seem to find products that will be easy to digest? If you fall into either of these categories, or somewhere in between, there is an easy fix – make your own frozen treats at home!   The idea of creating desserts from scratch can be intimidating, even if you’re not a beginner. However, there...

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Watermelon – The Nutritious and Refreshing Fruit

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Watermelon – The Nutritious and Refreshing Fruit

There isn’t a fruit that reminds me more of summer than watermelon. I love enjoying a juicy, cool, fresh slice of watermelon on a hot summer’s day. Did you know that watermelon was first cultivated in southern Africa? This was due to its high water content. Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it feels so refreshing on a hot summer’s day.   According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPD), watermelon is the most consumed melon by weight in the United States, followed by...

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