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Gobble Up Some Turkey, it’s National Turkey Lover’s Month!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Gobble Up Some Turkey, it’s National Turkey Lover’s Month!

If you only think “Thanksgiving” when you hear “turkey”, think again! Did you know that June is National Turkey Lover’s Month?   National Turkey Lover’s Month was introduced by the National Turkey Federation. It takes place in June of each year, and is a way for consumers to learn the various ways in which turkey can be incorporated into mealtime. It also highlights the main health benefits of consuming turkey on a regular basis.     Turkey – A Perfect...

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7 Powerful Nutrients In Your Vegetables

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

7 Powerful Nutrients In Your Vegetables

Remember the old saying, “you are what you eat”? I hope you do, because it’s a great quote to live by and goes perfectly with National Eat Your Vegetables Day!  If you remember to eat your vegetables daily, then you’ll be one step closer to reaching your health goals. Vegetables are a vital part of your daily intake that provides several health benefits. They are nutrient dense, which means they carry a greater nutrient contribution than calorie contribution.   Here are 7 of the...

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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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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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