Posts Tagged "protein"

Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Today, muffins come in many different varieties. There are blueberry, chocolate chip, bran, corn and of course, oatmeal muffins. Over the years, muffins have received a bad rap for their high sugar content and low nutritional value. But they’re not all that way!   Fresh baked oatmeal muffins are actually a great way to start your day.  You can enjoy the health benefits of oatmeal in a way that’s different from the traditional bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.  These muffins are also an...

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December Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

December Monthly Morsels

Buckwheat By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat is not only unrelated to wheat, it is not even part of the grain family. Buckwheat is considered a fruit seed, making it an ideal substitute grain for those with wheat or gluten sensitivities. Buckwheat is produced widely in Russia and Poland, and therefore is a big part of traditional fare. Additionally, noodles made from buckwheat, known as soba noodles, play a large role in Japanese and other Asian...

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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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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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Get Ready to Mix it Up with Trail Mix

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Get Ready to Mix it Up with Trail Mix

Wednesday is National Trail Mix Day! If you’re like me and my team here at BRG Health, then you must love trail mix! Trail Mix isn’t actually the technical term for the delicious treat, the word ‘gorp’ is. Gorp is often used by hikers for trail mix which stands for ‘good old raisins and peanuts’; some people say it stands for “granola, oats, raisins and peanuts’ which are more commonly found in mixes today. Whatever it means to you, it is the perfect grab-and-go nutritious snack...

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