Posts Tagged "minerals"

7 Powerful Nutrients In Your Vegetables

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

7 Powerful Nutrients In Your Vegetables

Remember the old saying, “you are what you eat”? I hope you do, because it’s a great quote to live by and goes perfectly with National Eat Your Vegetables Day!  If you remember to eat your vegetables daily, then you’ll be one step closer to reaching your health goals. Vegetables are a vital part of your daily intake that provides several health benefits. They are nutrient dense, which means they carry a greater nutrient contribution than calorie contribution.   Here are 7 of the...

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All About Leeks

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

All About Leeks

Did you know that leeks are Wale’s national emblem?  The Welsh’s regard for leeks dates back to the 1600s when Welsh soldiers placed leeks in their caps to differentiate themselves from their opponents.  To this day, leeks are still an important vegetable in many northern European cultures.   Leeks are versatile, tasty, and easy to prepare! They are a member of the allium family with onions and garlic, but have their own distinct flavor.   Health Benefits of Leeks   The health...

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Warm Split Pea Soup

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 2 comments

Warm Split Pea Soup

Each year, the second week of November is designated as National Split Pea Soup Week – and for good reason!  Split pea soup is a savory and wholesome dish that is perfect for the changing of seasons.   There are many varieties of split pea soup but the most common ingredients are split peas, broth, onions and a dash of milk for added creamy texture. You can add pureed carrots and other vegetables for more flavor and nutrients.  Together, these healthy ingredients provide you with a...

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November Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

November Monthly Morsels

Spaghetti Squash By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern Cheap, easy to prepare, versatile, gluten free, and guilt free. These are just some of the many ways to portray spaghetti squash. This yellow, oval shaped squash gets its name because of the way its flesh separates after being cooked into yellow strands resembling spaghetti. At only 42 calories per cup, compared to a cup of regular pasta which contains over 200 calories, it is certainly worth hearing more about this interesting...

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6 Tips to Embrace a Vegetarian Lifestyle

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

6 Tips to Embrace a Vegetarian Lifestyle

Vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are growing in popularity as millions of Americans choose to go meatless, whether it’s because they are animal lovers or feel that eliminating meat from their diet is simply better for their health.   In hopes to bring attention to these lifestyles, October is recognized as National Vegetarian Awareness Month. It was started in 1977 as a way to inform people about the benefits of vegetarianism.  It can also be used to teach you what it means to be...

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