Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Our relationship with food is changing, with so much more interest in sourcing, animal welfare and farming methods than ever before. This has opened up the conversation about how food moves from farm to table, as newer brands step into the arena and highlight their commitments to organic and sustainable practices. Exclusively offered at Price Chopper and Market 32, Strauss Brands Chiappetti Meats is one of those holistic companies bringing a variety of fresh meat items that speak to our customers in a new way. September is a busy month, and includes a return to routines and busy schedules for many.  Chiappetti is featuring their organic ground beef in our stores, a delicious foundation for recipes old and new.  Chiappetti highlights some great recipes with us – Mexican Stuffed Zucchini  puts their delicious ground beef together with the local bounty of fresh zucchini we have in stores right now. Their Caprese Burger recipe is an easy, fun addition to your burger repertoire, great for families or entertaining friends. September is National Family Meals Month™, and ground beef is such a family meals staple – easy favorites like meatloaf and hamburgers bring everyone to the table. Cooler weather inspires the return of casseroles – updated beefaroni, or a new version of shepherd’s pie. Try Chiappetti’s Mediterranean Meatloaf – global flavor and comfort food come together as an updated classic. USDA Certified Organic meats have to meet very important standards in order to merit the label. These standards include ensuring cattle have a safe area to graze, on certified organic pasture, for the maximum period of time outdoor grazing is available the area the farm is located in. They must follow strict care and health programs, with a written organic management plan that is certified and inspected by USDA agents. Chiappetti’s family farmers do not use antibiotics or hormones, or grains – all beef is grass fed and finished. You can learn more at http://straussbrands.com/. Enjoy a fresh approach with organic Chiappetti ground beef! Setting off for school with food allergies can be daunting, but we’re here to help make the transition easy and worry-free! We’d like to share these back to school resources to help you and your student enjoy the school year to the fullest.
  1. Safety Tips

The most important part of sending a food-allergic kid to school – whether for the first time, or the 12th time – is making sure they are equipped with the resources to stay safe: enjoylife2.pngmedication and safe food. Before the school year starts, make teachers, administration, student health and kitchen staff aware of your student’s needs and inquire about any food allergy policies they have in place. In case of an emergency, it’s best to have an action plan prepared so your child will be taken care of.
  1. Lunchbox Ideas

Packing a nutritious, allergy-friendly lunch for your child is an important part of his or her school day. Make your little one’s lunchbox fillers stand out with these helpful tips, tricks and recipes. Check out Enjoy Life Food’s Recipe Page for tons of yummy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will be sure to put a smile on your kid’s face. Here are a few of our favorites: Need help figuring out the best way to “build” your student’s lunchbox? Check out Enjoy Life’s Lunchbox Inspiration Guide!
  1. Lunch-Libs

Use Enjoy Life’s Lunch-Libs template to create a customized message that will be sure to brighten your child’s day. Click here for a downloadable version! With these tips, you’ll be parent-of-the-year for sure. enjoylife1   Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs September 11, 2016 OLIVE GARDEN ITALIAN RED WINE BALSAMIC DRESSING Olive Garden Red Balsamic vin dressing Olive Garden Italian Red Wine Balsamic Dressing is the perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors. Made with premium balsamic vinegar, a special blend of herbs, spices and a splash of red wine – it’s the perfect finishing touch to your salad. Look for Olive Garden Red Wine Balsamic Dressing in the Salad Dressing aisle.