Posts Tagged "vitamins"

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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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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Sweet Potato Awareness Month

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

We are rooting for sweet potatoes this month! November is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. You typically see sweet potatoes as a staple on your Thanksgiving table, but I’m sure you eat them year round as well!   Christopher Columbus did what?   History of Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are native to Central and South America and are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. Christopher Columbus brought sweet potatoes to Europe after his first voyage to the New World in...

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November Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

November Monthly Morsels

Spaghetti Squash By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern Cheap, easy to prepare, versatile, gluten free, and guilt free. These are just some of the many ways to portray spaghetti squash. This yellow, oval shaped squash gets its name because of the way its flesh separates after being cooked into yellow strands resembling spaghetti. At only 42 calories per cup, compared to a cup of regular pasta which contains over 200 calories, it is certainly worth hearing more about this interesting...

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