Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month?  Whether you’re eating cheese, ice cream, yogurt or drinking milk in your morning coffee, dairy products are one of the largest food groups in the American diet!   Unfortunately, dairy has gotten some negative press over the past few years because many fad diets claim it’s…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’;…

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Get Stir-Crazy during National Salad Week

National Salad Week is next week! Salad makes a great meal on a hot summer day.  Any way you toss it, a salad is always a great option as a meal or even as a side dish. So to celebrate this foodie holiday I encourage you to whip up some fancy salad creations this week. …

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Spill the Beans on Baked Beans

July is National Baked Beans Month and for good reason.  Baked beans are a favorite during the cold months but they’re also the perfect side dish for your summer barbecues.   Baked beans are most commonly made with navy, pinto or kidney beans, and they come in a range of flavors.  Many commercial brands now…

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Have an Egg-stravaganza for National Egg Day

Today is National Egg Day and I thought it would be the perfect day to shed light on the truth about eggs.  For many, they either eat eggs as a breakfast staple or shy away from them in fear of them raising their cholesterol.  But, eggs are actually a very healthy breakfast option (and great…

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I’m Nuts for Peanuts

Peanuts are one of America’s favorite snacks. You probably can picture yourself at a baseball game, digging your hand into a bag of nuts, cracking the shell and enjoying the sweet, salty taste of peanuts.   March is National Peanut Month That’s right a whole month dedicated to the perfect little peanut! National Peanut Week…

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The Amazing Almond

Guest post by Charna Sheinfeld, Nutrition Intern   They are one of the seemingly contradictory foods because they high in fat but extremely good for our health. What am I referring to? Almonds of course! Now that I am a nursing mother, I not only think about my own health, but I also need to…

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An Egg-stravaganza

The weather has finally changed and it’ definitely feeling like winter outside. I don’t know about you but my favorite way to start a cold, winter day is with a nice warm breakfast. There are plenty of options for a hot meal on a winter morning but there is no better way to start the…

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Creamy or Chunky, Just “Spread” the Love!

November is more than just Turkey Month, it’s also Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. All you peanut butter lover’s out there raise your hand. Peanut butter is a natural spread and the perfect topping on anything. It’s really amazing how versatile the peanut is and I think we all can agree that peanut butter is its…

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Have your Sandwich and Eat it too

Now that Halloween’s over, we can celebrate the real holiday here, National Sandwich Day! It’s only fitting that America’s favorite lunch item has its own special day. Personally, I love sandwiches; you can put anything you want on them – they’re great on the go, and they’re very versatile. They’re the perfect lunch for a…

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Give Your Salad a Makeover

May is National Salad Month and while this may not excite many people, I am a huge salad fan, especially this month. I feel like this year the weather went from snow days to beach days practically overnight. During these warm days I notice my appetite changes my body wants more cold dishes than hot…

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Crack One for World Egg Day!

Friday is World Egg Day.  Eggs are eaten all over the world, wherever they could be obtained.  The two most popular eggs to eat are chicken eggs, and in some parts of the world ostrich eggs.  Eggs have always been such a popular choice around the world because they are relatively easy to obtain, a…

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National Egg Month

January is National Egg Month. I’m sure you are wondering what this means, right? National Egg Month is all about honoring the egg in different ways. You’ll probably see information about the egg carton, how to properly cook eggs and avoid salmonella, different takes on egg recipes, how to safely store eggs, and the health…

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Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

The best foods to consume before a workout should consist of a good amount of carbohydrate and protein but low in fat. Here are some healthy snack suggestions that are sure to keep your energy level up during your workout: 1 hard boiled egg ½ cup of trail mix that includes nuts, dried fruit, and…

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Packing the Perfect Picnic Basket

There’s nothing like spending the day outdoors in the beautiful summer weather! Going on a picnic with family and friends is a perfect way to get some sun and promote physical activity. Just like camping, when picnicking there are ways to make sure that are you packing healthy, nutritious foods that will travel well. Below…

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