Posts Tagged "healthy snack"

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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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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Summertime Isn’t the Only Time for a Smoothie

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

Summertime Isn’t the Only Time for a Smoothie

When you think of a smoothie, do you associate it with summertime?  Is it because it’s a cold drink?  That doesn’t have to be the case!  Smoothies can be enjoyed year round and are a perfect way for you to incorporate more fruits and vegetables throughout the day!   Smoothie Steps   Making your own smoothie is a very simple process.  Here are the 4 “ingredients” to keep in mind when you are making your smoothie:   Liquid. Liquid ingredients can be water, milk,...

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Buckwheat with Warm Spices, Steamed Broccoli, and Tomatoes

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Free Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

Buckwheat with Warm Spices, Steamed Broccoli, and Tomatoes

This is a simple dish that's a great alternative to rice. The powerful anti-inflammatory turmeric spice is great especially in the winter to help you fight against the ailments that come your way.

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Pop, Pop, Pop… Popcorn

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Pop, Pop, Pop… Popcorn

October is more than just a month to celebrate spooks and sweets.  It is also a month to celebrate treats that are good for you, like popcorn (which also makes a perfect treat for Halloween).  Luckily, October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!   Did you know that Americans consume 14 billion quarts of popcorn annually?  Continue to read to find out why popcorn is a popular snack choice.   Poppin’ Nutrition   Did you know that lightly seasoned, fresh popcorn is a wholesome...

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