Posts Tagged "fruit"

National Fig Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Fig Week

Ficus carica, also known as the common fig, may not be so common to everyone. Figs are delectable little fruits that are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits. National Fig Week is November 1st through 7th and is the perfect time to learn more about figs.   Shopping for Figs   There are more than one hundred and fifty varieties of figs. They range dramatically in color and subtly in texture. The five more popular varieties are:   Black Mission:...

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Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Is there anything better than a fresh, juicy apple? The kind that has a crisp crunch and leaves juice running down your arm. YUM.   Fall brings us cooler air, shorter days and the changing colors of the leaves, but it always gives us some of the freshest and most delicious apples you can find all year. October is National Apple Month and is the perfect time to learn all you need to know about apples!   With a seemingly endless variety of apples out there, it can be so easy to find...

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Don’t be Tarty for National Cranberry Month!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Don’t be Tarty for National Cranberry Month!

Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. However, you may only think of cranberries around Thanksgiving.   If that’s the case, you are missing out! Cranberries are a nutrient-dense fruit that should be incorporated into your diet all year round. They can add color and texture to an already great meal, add a refreshing, tart and light taste to a drink or be eaten straight out of the container.  This versatility is what makes them so popular.   October is National...

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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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