National Nutrition Month – Celebrate the Bounty and Benefits of Eating Well

Ellie Wilson


March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual celebration and education campaign inspiring the national appetite for the benefits eating well brings to your life and wellbeing. This year marks the 51st year this outreach event is delivered by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest and most recognized nutrition professional organization. Academy members have led the food and health conversation for over 100 years! The term “dietitian” was coined in Lake Placid, NY in 1917, and the Academy was founded in Cleveland, OH, later that year. ₁

This year the campaign theme is Beyond the Table – a call to action to engage in eating well and choosing well on a routine basis, wherever you eat! While there is no perfect eating style, we have good information on the basics of better eating that can be part of every food occasion. Check these options out – which would be a food fit for you?

  1. Keep food safety in mind at home and anywhere you eat.

  2. Eat more fruits and vegetables every day – most Americans have lots of room to add more to meet their wellness and prevention needs. Start with doubling up what you already enjoy, working your way up to half your plate for each meal or snack!
  3. Eat mindfully – for example, at home is usually better than eating out, and bring lunch instead of buying it. Create a grocery game plan to save time and money!

  4. Be purposeful with portion control and limiting food waste – our weekly Value Plan blog ideas are right on track to help with that! We are striving to ensure our ideas bring flavor, nutrition, budget, and time together in an easy, enjoyable way.
  5. Diet culture is off the menu – but heritage and traditions can ensure food is always a bridge builder, connecting families, communities and continents through cuisine and culinary collaborations.

Price Chopper and Market 32 are very proud to be your neighbor – our mission is to help you feed and care for your family! Check out our website for nutrition information and resources!

Wishing you the best for National Nutrition Month

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FIshin' for Tacos

Fishing for new taco recipes? Consider seafood! These tasty recipes offer a wide range of variety and an experience packed with flavor and twists. If you’re a fan of seafood you’ll love these options. Check out some of our favorite recipes and celebrate National Fish Taco Day on January 25th with us!

Fast & Fresh Fish Tacos: Fast and fresh! Grab a lb. of Market 32 Mahi Mahi and a bag of Fresh Express Chipotle Cheddar Salad and you’re on your way to enjoying lovely fish tacos.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas: Break out the Tilapia Filets and the Cauliflower Tortillas for an epic ride of flavor.

Crispy Cornmeal Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw: This recipe calls for cod accompanied by a fresh, tasty citrus slaw that you won’t be able to resist. So good you’ll have to come back for more.

Beer Poached Mahi Mahi Tacos: These mahi mahi filets are boosted with fresh mango, onion, guacamole salsa and more. This recipe can make any day feel like summer.

General Tso’s Shrimp Tacos: Add some General Tso’s sauce and serrano pepper to your tacos for a wave of bold flavors. Perfect with shrimp!

Check out these video recipes…


Exploring Latin and Asian Cuisine

Two of the more popular international cuisines are Latin and Asian! Both offer an exciting variety of flavors and dishes. We love these cuisines not only for their wonderful tastes but for the inspiration and rich tradition they bring to our tables. We’ve highlighted some recipes that we love – and if you’re interested in exploring these cuisines further we’ve included our full collection of recipes for each!


Chorizo & Egg Chilaquiles: Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish, where corn tortillas are lightly fried and simmered in a brothy sauce. In this version, chorizo and egg work together to create a delicious morning meal.

Empanadas: Empanadas are discs of pastry packed with meat. This recipe features a delicious tomato, onion, and garlic and beef mixture.

Grilled Chicken Mole: Mole is a traditional sauce and marinade used in Mexican cuisine. It’s full of flavor and elevates every dish its featured in, much like this Grilled Chicken recipe.

Instant Pot® Mexican Pork Pozole Rojo: This Mexican Pork Pozole Rojo is a delicious winter comfort food. Full of flavor and warmth to help you through the rest of winter.

Chocolate Pepita Bark: Pepita is a pumpkin seed, which is a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine. In this dish, the chocolate, pepitas, and added chili powder make for a delicious dessert or late night snack.

Check out our full collection of Latin recipes:


Chicken Banh Mi Bowl: In Vietnamese cuisine, banh mi is a baguette with a thin and crisp texture, typically served as a sandwich with meats, vegetables, herbs & spices. In this recipe, we take these common ingredients and feature them in the increasingly popular bowl form.

Instant Pot® Korean Country Ribs: These Korean Country Ribs are coated and cooked in a mouth-watering broth mixture for a tasty twist. Use the Instant Pot® to make things easy!

Orange-Soy Baked Salmon: If you’re looking for a refreshing meal that hits the spot every time, this Orange-Soy Baked Salmon is the way to go. Your tastebuds will jump for your joy after enjoying this dish.

Thai Red Curry Shrimp & Green Beans: Thai Red Curry is perfect to warm you up in the cold winter. Shrimp and green beans are a natural complement to an already palette-pleasing taste.

Grilled Orange-Teriyaki Steaks with Grilled Scallions & Bell Peppers: Try out this recipe for a flavorful twist on steak. If you’re already a big fan of steak, this recipe is a perfect addition to your repertoire.

Check out our full collection of Asian recipes:


KCC Veggie Bugs

by Jodie Fitz

1 – 14.5 oz. can of PICS chick peas

1 cup PICS baby carrots

1 garlic clove

3 tablespoons tahini paste

3 tablespoons PICS olive oil

¾ teaspoon PICS sea salt

½ teaspoon PICS onion powder

Baby cucumbers

Fresh vegetables ie grape tomatoes, pepper, celery to create bug body

PICS cream cheese

Candy eyes

Drain and rinse the chick peas.

Place the baby carrots in a mini food chopper or food processor and finely chop.  

Add 1 clove peeled garlic, chick peas, tahini paste, olive oil, sea salt and onion powder to the carrots. Grind together until a thick, creamy hummus consistency is reached.

Slice cucumbers in half length-wise. Scoop out the center with a spoon. Fill with hummus to make the bug body. Using fresh vegetables like grape and cherry tomatoes, sliced and cut cucumber pieces, create head, tail, wings and other bug body parts.

Add candy eyes using a dab of cream cheese as “glue.”

Bug creation can be deliciously limitless!


Creative Ways to Enjoy Potato Chips

Potato chips are the ultimate snack, side dish, and salty treat. These days you can find limitless varieties. Bold, fiery flavors for the adventurous snackers or more tame, original flavors for the classic chip lover. However, we like to take it further. Taking potato chips to new heights with these creative ways to enjoy potato chips.

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips: Let’s start with dessert! Chocolate covered potato chips are becoming a new wave, and we suggest you hop on before it passes by. The salty chip compliments the sweet chocolate beautifully, leading to an addicting treat.

Mac N’ Cheese with Potato Chips: Enhance your classic mac n’ cheese with potato chips! The chips add an element of crunch to the dish that makes a delicious recipe even more enticing.  

Snoop Dogg’s Potato Chip Fried Chicken Wings: You probably know Snoop Dogg as a talented rapper, but did you know he is a culinary mastermind? Check out Snoop’s Potato Chips Wings recipe and see for yourself.

Gametime Sliders Topped with Potato Chips: You know that go-to slider recipe you have for gamedays? Add some crushed up potato chips to it. The crunch of the chips adds a big-time boost. And if you don’t have a good slider recipe handy, check out our Ultimate Ham and Cheese Sliders!

Chili and Chips: Last but certainly not least, the next time you sit down for a bowl of chili sprinkle some crushed potato chips on top. Works great in Turkey Chili!

We are just scratching the surface of the endless amounts of ways to incorporate more potato chips into your cooking. But these ideas are some of our favorites! Try them out for yourself or pick up some potato chips for an idea of your own. If nothing else, you can always go with the classic chips on your sandwich strategy.

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ScriptDrop Delivers Convenience and Safety to Price Chopper Pharmacy Customers

Did you know that Price Chopper Pharmacies are beginning to offer same-day prescription delivery? With eight locations currently offering this great service and many more on the way, we’re putting your health and safety first.

If you’re already getting your groceries delivered from Price Chopper, prescription delivery is a no-brainer. Requesting prescription delivery is easy! 

  1. Check this page for participating Price Chopper Pharmacy locations. As long as your home, office, or assisted living facility is within ten miles of a participating location, you’re eligible for delivery.
  2. Call the Pharmacy before noon for same-day delivery between 2pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. Calling after noon? You’ll receive your delivery the next business day.
  3. After your prescription has been processed, the Pharmacy will call to collect your copayment and the $4.99 delivery fee.
  4. You will receive a text or call to confirm your delivery time.
  5. Prescriptions will be delivered to your doorstep by a professional, HIPAA-compliant ScriptDrop driver. Currently, all deliveries are contactless for your safety.

Price Chopper is pleased to partner with ScriptDrop for prescription delivery. Based in Columbus, Ohio and established in 2017, ScriptDrop partners with pharmacies, health systems, and couriers to ensure patients get their medications as safely and efficiently as possible. With delivery options in all 50 states, ScriptDrop is the first organization to provide both pharmacy-initiated and patient-initiated solutions to better reduce prescription abandonment and improve health outcomes.

If you have questions about same-day delivery, call your Price Chopper Pharmacy.

Not yet a Price Chopper Pharmacy customer? In addition to offering automatic refills, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and caring health professionals who can answer your questions, you may have access to same-day prescription delivery.


Frank’s New Thick Sauce is the same blend of flavor and heat. Now just with new flavors and thickness! So you can still put it on everything. Thanks to the easy-to-squeeze bottle the sauce goes exactly where you want it. Versatile flavors include, Buffalo ‘NBBQ Thick Sauce, Buffalo ‘N Ranch Thick Sauce, Spicy Honey Bourbon Thick Sauce, and Original Thick Sauce. It’s so mouthwatering, you’ll put it on and in everything!

A flavorful homemade meal can’t get any easier with McCormick Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cookers.  Prep is simple. Toss ingredients in the Instant Pot, set and forget…but not for long. Dinner will be ready in no time and cleanup is a breeze. A delicious blend of herbs and spices, McCormick Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Collection brings home-style flavor to traditional dishes, all with a little help from your Instant Pot or slow cooker. New flavors include Chicken Broccoli & Rice Seasoning Mix, Teriyaki Chicken Seasoning Mix, Mississippi Roast Seasoning Mix, Fall off the Bone Ribs Seasoning Mix, and Ranch Chicken Seasoning Mix.

For more recipe and meal inspiration – Check out


Local Legends: Grandma Brown's Baked Beans

Local Legends: Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans

We’re rockin’ the support for local growers and producers this summer! We’ll be touring our Northeast region, highlighting local products and crops, talking to farmers and artisans, and telling stories on local legends. Join us on our journey! Next up, Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans from Mexico, New York.

In Upstate NY, Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans are a summer staple. The perfect side dish to your hot dog or chicken, it’s almost an expectation! Grandma Brown’s offers original, no nonsense beans; try adding ketchup and mustard, some brown sugar, caramelized onions, and a splash of soy sauce. That’s all it takes to experience the quality of these Oswego County gems.

Grandma Brown’s came about during the Great Depression when Lulu Brown began making large pans of baked beans and selling them in grocery stores. People loved them! So Lulu’s husband, Earl, and her son, Robert, decided to sell them in Oswego NY. Shortly after their start, Earl died, and Robert Whitley joined the company, which became known as Brown-Whitney-Brown, or BWB for short. BWB continued to grow, and soon required a plant where they could process and can the beans.

Grandma Brown’s operates the old-fashioned way. They still use the same logo from 1955, featuring an image of Grandma Brown and her red casserole loaded with beans. They also have no social media profiles and rely solely on word of mouth advertising. With that being said, Grandma Brown has become such a staple in our region that bean lovers talking about them is all they need to thrive. That’s what makes them a local legend! For us, our summer just isn’t summer without enjoying plenty of Grandma Brown’s.

Stop by your local Price Chopper/Market 32 for your Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans or shop with us online!


National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Today, on National Chocolate Milkshake Day, we celebrate one of the world’s most satisfying desserts. You’ve probably enjoyed a chocolate milkshake before, but you may be unfamiliar with the story behind the tasty treat.

Milkshakes have been around for quite some time, originating all the way back in 1885 when they were an alcoholic beverage containing whiskey. However, the adult beverage version was short-lived, as by the turn of the century milkshakes were no longer alcoholic. Instead they were made with flavored syrups such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. In 1922, Ivan “Pop” Coulson added vanilla ice cream to a malted milk drink, inventing the first malted milkshake. The idea quickly spread, becoming very popular at soda fountains. By 1930, milkshakes were transformed to the sweet treat we love today, with ice cream, milk, and syrup all blended together.

Once the 1950s rolled around, milkshakes had become a staple in diners, burger joints, and lunch counters. In different parts of the country, shakes were known by different names, including “frappes,” “cabinets,” “velvets,” and “concrete,” which referred to a milkshake so thick, it wouldn’t even drip when flipped completely upside down.

Today, milkshakes are more prevalent than ever. Being sold in diners, fast food restaurants, and ice cream shops alike. Their continuous boom in popularity may be due to a larger variety of flavors, yet, the classic chocolate milkshake remains a favorite in the ice cream game.

Looking forward to celebrating? Stop by your local store for all of your chocolate milkshake necessities, and order your PICS chocolate ice cream here.

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!




Hot sauce junkies, heat connoisseurs and spiciness fanatics: We’re comin’ in hot with our next monthly feature!

Each month we’re bringing you fresh stories on a different sauce brand, sharing some flavor insights, stories behind the brands and more. Travel with us on an adventure consisting of varying degrees of heat each month!

August’s Feature: Blue Top Sauces!

A fairly new player to the hot sauce game, Blue Top Brand is comprised of food lovers, family and friends from Austin, TX and Dripping Springs, TX. They’re differentiator? CREAMY hot sauce.

The average hot sauce out there is a standard take on the condiment; spicy but without a lot of texture. Blue Top’s hot sauces are the best of both worlds: creamy and spicy. They’re beyond versatile as a condiment: Throw them on tacos, pizza, pork, sushi, shrimp, BBQ, and whatever else you can think of to top with sauce!

The Blue Top folks think of their product as a new type of condiment, and we have to agree; it’s like nothing we’ve tasted before. Unique varieties too, like Buffalo Cayenne, Curry Habanero and more.

Pick up a bottle at your local store, top your favorite dish with it and see what you think!

Turn up the heat with Blue Top this month, and tune in next month for our September Hot Sauce of the Month!