Posts Tagged "snack"

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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Celebrating Raisins

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

Celebrating Raisins

Did you know that raisins were discovered by accident?  As early as 2000 BC, grapes were found withered on their vine from the heat.  Since they didn’t want to waste food, they tried them and they quickly became a part of the diet of Mediterranean countries.  Raisin’s popularity then spread to the rest of Europe and eventually made its way across the Atlantic Ocean.   Today, Fresno, California is the raisin capital of the world.  It became the raisin country similarly to how...

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Sweet, Sweet Zucchini Bread

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Sweet, Sweet Zucchini Bread

Did you know that the zucchini variety of summer squash is native to Italy?  The word zucchini comes from the Italian zucchino, meaning a small squash.  It was brought over to America in the 1920s, where it was often referred to as the “green Italian squash” and was not recognizable.   Boy have things changed!  Today, zucchini is a very popular vegetable due to its versatility.  It can be eaten as a vegetable, turned into spaghetti, and used in breads and desserts.   Zucchini...

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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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8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

What comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”?  Do you think of unhealthy, salty or sugary foods?  Most people associate the word snack with an unhealthy food choice because foods marketed as “snack foods” are typically processed foods laden with excess calories, fat, and sodium.   According to Dictonary.com, the definition of snack is “a small amount of food eaten between meals”.  Nowhere does it say a snack has to be unhealthy.  A snack can be homemade food, healthy...

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