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Summer is Here – Let’s Boost our Energy with B Vitamins!

Boost your energy with B vitamins

Happy Summer everyone!! Let’s use food to boost our energy this summer!

B vitamins play a big role to keep us feeling strong and energized. These vitamins help our blood and nervous system stay in tip-top shape, improve our memory, enhance our immune system, and help put us in a good mood. B vitamins also increase our energy by helping our body use the energy we get from food! There are many members of the B vitamin family including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and biotin. You can find these B vitamins in a variety of foods. Check out the list below to see how you can boost your B vitamin intake and overall energy each day.

  • Eggs: the yolks of eggs are an “egg”celent source of B vitamins! Eggs also contain choline, an essential nutrient that maintains the structure of brain cells and is key for communication between your brain, nerves, and muscles. Start your mornings on the right foot by enjoying an egg – scrambled, boiled, sunny side up, or over easy, there are so many ways to eat your energy from eggs.
  • Legumes: beans and lentils are mighty members of the legume and B vitamin family. They are packed with protein, fiber, and iron. They fill up our tank with long-lasting energy that keeps us going all day long. Enjoy beans in a savory dip, topping on a salad, or filling in a taco. Lentils make great additions to soups and pasta sauces and mix well with rice to add some extra nutrients.
  • Whole Grains: these tiny grains are loaded with B vitamins and fiber to give you that energy pick-up during the day. Try to make half of your grains whole grains by choosing brown rice, farro, freekeh, oatmeal, quinoa, wheat berries, whole wheat bread, and many more. With all of those choices, it’s easy to get your B vitamin boost all day.
  • Fish: salmon, in particular, is a great source of vitamins B6 and B12. Fish also has omega-3 fatty acids, which improve our mood and keeps our brain healthy. Enjoy fish at least twice a week to reap all of the benefits. Fish can be easily prepared on the grill, oven, or stovetop. Try with simple seasonings or extravagant sauces.
  • Nuts: whether roasted or ground into nut butter, nuts contain biotin, a member of the B vitamin family! Peanuts, walnuts, and almonds have extra high amounts of this vitamin. Get your energy from nuts by spreading them on a sandwich, or creating your own trail mix for an afternoon snack.
  • Poultry: chicken and turkey are naturally high in vitamin B12 and are lean sources of protein. These protein sources keep your energy up and brain focused to work hard throughout the entire day. Use ground chicken or turkey when cooking meatballs, roast them in the oven for a tasty and quick dinner or add them to soups and stews for a hearty meal.
  • Leafy Greens: in addition to B vitamins, every bite of these tasty greens promotes energy because they contain fiber, calcium, and tons of other vitamins. Try crunching on some kale chips, add spinach to a smoothie, or get creative with your salad and add a variety of greens. Just remember, the greener the leaf, the greater the good.

Share with us how you are incorporating foods rich in B vitamins into your meals this summer.


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“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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