Posts Tagged "healthy"

Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

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

Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

Don’t let the tiny size fool you, blueberries are jam packed with health benefits. This powerful fruit is actually categorized as a super food. Therefore, there’s no better way to showcase all that blueberries have to offer than by celebrating National Blueberry Month this July!   For years the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) worked with the USDA to have the month of July proclaimed as National Blueberry Month. In July 2003, the NABC was successful in their...

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Hiking, A “Hidden” Exercise?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Hiking, A “Hidden” Exercise?

Engaging in exercise is something you may struggle with daily, whether it’s because of the weather, driving to the gym, or time management.  For some, the summer brings increased opportunities for body movement. This is because exercise can finally be taken outdoors!  You can go for a long walk near your house or in a park and play sports with friends or family.  The best part about summer is you can turn anything into a way to get your body moving.   Luckily, tomorrow, June 3rd is...

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AsparaGuess What Month It Is?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

AsparaGuess What Month It Is?

The month of May is National Asparagus Month! Although this may not be your favorite vegetable because of its slightly bitter and unique flavor, asparagus had been a cornerstone of many diets for thousands of years.   Asparagus is a member of the lily family. There are approximately 300 species of asparagus, but only 20 are edible. The most common type of asparagus is green, but there are white and purple versions as well.   This long stalked, green vegetable is loaded with fiber and...

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Sweet, Sweet Zucchini Bread

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Sweet, Sweet Zucchini Bread

Did you know that the zucchini variety of summer squash is native to Italy?  The word zucchini comes from the Italian zucchino, meaning a small squash.  It was brought over to America in the 1920s, where it was often referred to as the “green Italian squash” and was not recognizable.   Boy have things changed!  Today, zucchini is a very popular vegetable due to its versatility.  It can be eaten as a vegetable, turned into spaghetti, and used in breads and desserts.   Zucchini...

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The Power of Flour

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

The Power of Flour

We’ve all been there. Struggling between the love of baking and the attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle. You’ve likely heard of the negative health effects that white flour can have on your health including a rise in blood sugar. But fear not! There are many incredible white flour alternatives that you may have never heard of that not only lead to delicious dishes, but are nutritious as well!   Try using these flours instead of traditional white flour next time you are making your...

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