Posts Tagged "fruit"

Get Creative During National Salad Month

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Get Creative During National Salad Month

May is National Salad Month and while this may not excite you, I’m a big fan of salads!  I love that salads are not restricted to iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and heavy dressing.  You can make your salad whatever you want it to be!  You can add fruit, beans, nuts, or whatever else makes you happy. I also find it to be the perfect meal on a warm sunny day, which makes May the perfect time to celebrate salads.   I truly believe that you may not like salads because you have not...

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Celebrating Raisins

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

Celebrating Raisins

Did you know that raisins were discovered by accident?  As early as 2000 BC, grapes were found withered on their vine from the heat.  Since they didn’t want to waste food, they tried them and they quickly became a part of the diet of Mediterranean countries.  Raisin’s popularity then spread to the rest of Europe and eventually made its way across the Atlantic Ocean.   Today, Fresno, California is the raisin capital of the world.  It became the raisin country similarly to how...

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Produce That Has Sprung

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Produce That Has Sprung

Do you find yourself eating the same fruits and vegetables each week? Every time you go to the grocery store, you want to try that new produce you spot, but shy away from it because you just don’t know what it is. So instead, you pick up spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries once again.   Let’s change that!   With the start of a new season comes fruits and vegetables that are at their peak. You can usually find these yearlong, thanks to warmer states and importing from...

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National Strawberry Day

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Strawberry Day

Today is National Strawberry Day and I am very excited about it! Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.  Truth be told, they are actually considered a “false fruit” because they are made up of dozens of tiny individual fruits coming together as one. These individual fruits are called achenes and are all surrounding the tiny seeds you see.   Berry Nutritious   One cup serving of whole strawberries contains around 45 calories, 220 milligrams of potassium, 3 grams of dietary fiber,...

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8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

What comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”?  Do you think of unhealthy, salty or sugary foods?  Most people associate the word snack with an unhealthy food choice because foods marketed as “snack foods” are typically processed foods laden with excess calories, fat, and sodium.   According to Dictonary.com, the definition of snack is “a small amount of food eaten between meals”.  Nowhere does it say a snack has to be unhealthy.  A snack can be homemade food, healthy...

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