Posts Tagged "snack"

Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

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

Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

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

Go Nuts Over Nuts!

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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August is Just Peachy

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

August is Just Peachy

Is there anything better then biting into a delicious and juicy peach? Peaches are in their peak season right now, which makes August the perfect month for National Peach Month! Peaches are enjoyed all over the world and with a seemingly infinite amount of ways to enjoy them. They have a unique taste that is mild and sweet, and nearly impossible not to enjoy.   Did you know that there are many varieties of peaches? You may think of a peach with an orange interior and a peachy color...

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Watermelon – The Nutritious and Refreshing Fruit

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Watermelon – The Nutritious and Refreshing Fruit

There isn’t a fruit that reminds me more of summer than watermelon. I love enjoying a juicy, cool, fresh slice of watermelon on a hot summer’s day. Did you know that watermelon was first cultivated in southern Africa? This was due to its high water content. Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it feels so refreshing on a hot summer’s day.   According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPD), watermelon is the most consumed melon by weight in the United States, followed by...

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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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