Posts Tagged "nuts"

Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

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

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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Go Nuts Over Nuts!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s packed with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fat, there’s no better food than nuts. There are so many varieties to choose from as well as many ways to prepare meals and snacks using them as ingredients.   Nuts are actually a seed surrounded by a hard, inedible shell. Nuts are very important to plants – they ensure the plant will be able to reproduce – so they contain lots of nutrients and healthy fats that nurture it so it’ll sprout...

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 2 comments

Few things say summer more than a cool and delicious ice cream cone! With an endless array of flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy it, ice cream is the perfect summer treat. From children to adults, it can always bring a smile to your face! But for some, eating ice cream can be followed by feelings of guilt because it doesn’t fit perfectly into their healthy lifestyle.   Have you been avoiding ice cream because you have begun leading a healthier lifestyle and are worried about indulging?...

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Live Like You’re In The Mediterranean!

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

The month of May is National Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean Diet, made famous by Ancel Keys, is thought of as being one of the healthiest diets in the world. This diet follows the diet of many of the countries along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has a host of delicious and vibrant flavors. But don’t worry, you can get everything you need right at your local supermarket!   The Mediterranean Diet is known for its light and flavorful dishes. Instead of heavy sauces,...

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Cooking with Your Microwave Oven

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

The microwave oven is a great invention that has helped immensely with modern-day lifestyles.  The microwave provides you with an option for quick reheating when you are busy doing a million things.  Microwave ovens use electromagnetic radiation to heat foods up quickly, efficiently, and evenly compared to other slower methods of heating and cooking.   Many people fear using the microwave because of the radiation they use to heat up food.  However, the FDA has set and enforces standards...

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