Meatless meals come in all shapes and sizes, and are another option to explore with families looking for different meals to make together. Pasta, cheese, beans, veggies, eggs – there are a lot of delicious dinners waiting for you, and they are budget-friendly too!

These are stressful times, and even younger children feel some of the effects. More family meals may be a silver lining of this chaotic moment – more time to cook and eat together promotes family bonds and feeling of security for kids of all ages. The more meals families eat together, the stronger their connection. 

Where to start?

Keep it simple – consider a new twist on old favorites, like a cheddar grilled cheese with thin slices of apple, or grilled mozzarella cheese with raspberry preserves – yum! Pasta has so much potential, and recipes are somewhat flexible – frozen or packaged tortellini is boiled, then sautéed with lemon and broccoli or peas – easy! Try (1 bag) frozen PICS ravioli boiled with (1 bag) of fresh or PICS frozen spinach. Drain, reserving one cup of pasta water. Mix a (6 Oz.) jar of pesto with the pasta water, then add to hot pasta and spinach. Top with some fresh grated parmigiana, and that one pot meal is a done deal!

Eggs are eggsciting – especially when you pair them up with tomatoes and chickpeas, like this Price Chopper Spicy Peppers and Chickpeas,  a crock pot time saver. The eggs are poached in the chopped tomatoes and spices, and the chickpeas ramp up the protein and texture. Dip slices of a fresh Bakery Vienna baguette in the tomato and egg combo, and watch it all disappear! Savory quiche is another eggscellent idea – quick and comforting. The base is the same for any variety – 4 eggs and 3/4 cup of milk, or 1 (12 OZ can) evaporated milk whisked together with veggies, cheese, leftovers, favorite seasonings – quiche is a great way to max flavor and stretch budgets! Make it fun with a container of fresh zucchini noodles, a 15 Oz. can (drained) of PICS Italian Diced tomatoes, and 1 cup of your favorite PICS shredded cheese. Breakfast for dinner is another opportunity for fresh fun – how about pancakes or waffles with chopped fresh or frozen fruit and whipped cream! You will put smiles on everyone’s faces – keep this one in your back pocket for rainy days.

Looking for a break from cooking? Our Food Service teams are serving up more pasta favorites, like Stuffed Shells, Linguini and Sauce, or Cheese Lasagna – look for the family size meals or mix and match the different options for a pasta buffet. Add a bagged salad mix and dinner is done!

Cabot Pita Pizzas

Hummus Naan Flatbread | Sabra-Flippo Berio

Everyone has a reason to give, who’s yours?

Round up your change at Price Chopper/Market 32 and help the American Heart Association.

Heart disease and stroke are the No.1 and No.5 killers of Americans.

 

Price Chopper/Market 32 with match all donations, up to $5,000!

 

www.heart.org

To see what else is happening In Our Community visit:

https://www.pricechopper.com/about-us/our-community

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter

Join Price Chopper at the 2019 Holiday Village Stroll!

December 13–15, 2019

Lake Placid, NY

Enjoy story time, children’s crafts, ice skating, live entertainment, Santa’s arrival on Main Street, and more! It’s an event sure to spark up your holiday spirit!

 

www.holidayvillagestroll.com 

 

To see what else is happening In Our Community visit:

https://www.pricechopper.com/about-us/our-community

.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Spray

Crinkled clothes are no match for Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. Just a few spritzes, and you’re on your way. Just spray, tug, and smooth any time you need to quickly reduce unsightly wrinkles. Keep a bottle with you everywhere you go to keep yourself worry, wrinkle, odor, static, and crinkle free. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is an easy-to-use wrinkle spray that reduces wrinkles and helps keep your clothes looking neat without the hassle of ironing.

Downy Wrinkle Guard Softener

Upgrade your wrinkle-fighting tactics with Downy Wrinkle Guard Fabric Softener. Its breakthrough, anti-wrinkle formula penetrates the fibers of fabric, softening and relaxing them to help keep wrinkles from forming in clothes. Give your clothes improved softness, freshness, flexibility, and resiliency, while still protecting them from stretching, fading, and fuzz. Just add Downy Wrinkle Guard as you would any liquid laundry softener (measure and add to the dispenser in your washing machine), and you’ll begin to see the Downy Wrinkle Guard difference. Want even more wrinkle-fighting power? After washing, use Downy Wrinkle Guard Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets for added wrinkle protection. Live every moment without wrinkle-worry.

Bounce Rapid Touch Up 3 in 1 Spray

Get clothes ready to wear when you need them! Bounce Rapid Touch Up 3 in 1 Spray is the perfect size to take with you on-the-go, whether it’s for travel or your everyday activities. You can spray on hanging clothes or lay them flat on a surface. Available in a light Outdoor Fresh scent described as fresh and clean, noticeable but not overwhelming. Bounce Rapid Touch-Up is safe on virtually all garments and fabrics.

Bounce Wrinkle Guard Sheets

1% of the world loves ironing, for everyone else, there is Bounce Wrinkle Guard! Our best wrinkle fighting sheet is now larger for better coverage across your load of clothes. This product relaxes fibers and has TRIPLE wrinkle fighting ingredients, leaving your clothes with no wrinkles and free of static cling.

bounce wrinkle guard

 With many states implementing a plastic bag ban by the end of this year, shoppers throughout the Northeast region will need to choose an alternative way to bring home their groceries. There are many options to choose from, making it easy to give up the plastic!  

 A plastic bag is only used for an average of 12 minutes, but it can take over 500 years for it to breakdown in a landfill. Reusable alternatives can be used hundreds of times.

Here are 5 substitutes for plastic bags at the grocery store:

Reusable Bags

Reusable bags can carry more groceries per bag, which means less trips from your car to your house! Although there is an upfront investment for these bags, they will save you money, and the environment, in the long run. Over its lifespan, one reusable bag is equivalent to using 1,000 plastic bags.

Reusable Mesh Bags

Reusable mesh bags are just as easy to use as plastic bags. They are breathable too, which helps keep produce fresh. Some produce, such as potatoes and onions already come in mesh bags, so why not use it for all your produce? You can reuse mesh bags from previous produce purchases or buy reusable ones.

T-Shirt Bags

Everyone has a few t-shirts laying around that could use a new purpose. This method is personable, washable, and even requires no sewing. Just cut off the sleeves, which will become the handles, and make the neckline larger. Turn the shirt inside out, and at the bottom of the shirt, cut fringe and tie into knots. Then flip the shirt inside out again to hide the knots, and your t-shirt bag is complete!

 Milk Crates

Milk crates can carry up to 50 pounds, that’s a lot of groceries! They are sturdy, durable, and sustainable. Milk crates typically have a life span of up to 20 years, so you will be able to transport your groceries for many years to come.

 

Cardboard Boxes

You may already have these laying around your house, from online shopping or moving. Cardboard boxes are not only durable and strong, but recyclable too. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can choose the best one for your next grocery shopping trip.

 

Eliminating single use plastic bags will greatly help in reducing our carbon footprint. Whichever plastic bag substitution you choose, remember to bring it with you next time you’re grocery shopping. Store them in your car or add a note to your grocery list so you don’t forget them!

Sources:

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/plastic_bag_facts.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/eco-friendly-sustainable-plastic-bag-alternatives#bahreco-produce-bags-2

https://www.familyhandyman.com/storage-organization/eco-friendly-alternatives-to-plastic-bags/

https://mommypotamus.com/no-sew-t-shirt-tote-bag-tutorial/

It’s almost time to transition to your back-to-school routine! Back-to-school lunches are essential for ensuring the kids are fueled to function at their best throughout the school day. However, packing lunches is a ritual that can become tedious. Start the school year stress-free with our lunch-packing tips and make the kids smile by transforming boring brown-bag lunches into meals that are fun and exciting!

Lunch-Packing Tips

Make the morning rush a little easier by incorporating these lunch-packing tips into your daily routine:

  • Write a Master Lunch List

Create a go-to list of your kids’ favorite lunch components. Organize it with categories such as protein, fruits and veggies, fiber and whole grains. This will make it easy to mix and match items from different sections to ensure the little ones are eating a balanced meal.

Leverage Your Leftovers

When choosing what to make for dinner, consider what meals may work well for lunches. A hot pasta dinner entrée can become a cold pasta salad for lunch. And leftover rice or veggies can be combined for a nourishing bowl topped with chicken, nuts and cheeses.

  • Pack the Night Before

If you’re able, try to prep lunch components earlier in the week and store them in the freezer or refrigerator. Then, pop these ready-made items into the lunchbox the night before, and you’ll have one less task to worry about in the morning.

Inventive Lunch Ideas

Skewers

Increase the appeal of proteins, fruits and veggies by serving them up on a stick! Skewers are perfect for lunches as they’re easy to prepare and make eating fun for kids. Pair them with dipping sauces or dressings to make them even more interactive.

Sandwiches

Add variety to this lunchbox staple by updating the classics with mash-ups of two kid favorites like a pizza grilled cheese. If the kids insist on eating their beloved PB&J, change things up by flattening the bread and rolling it up for a whole new sandwich experience. You can also cut traditional sandwiches with cookie cutters using various shapes that speak to the kids’ personalities and hobbies such as butterflies, trains, hearts or dogs.

Bento Boxes

Kids are more likely to eat their lunch when they only have to open one container. Experiment with bento boxes (properly portioned, home-packed meals originating in Japan) that allow you to separate proteins, fruits, veggies and sauces into organized, kid-friendly compartments.

After-School Snacks

These tasty lunches may keep the kids full until they get home, but then they’re hungry for after-school snacks! When the kids get home, have some snacks handy or whip up some simple, satisfying bites that will hold them over until dinnertime. Be ready with a chocolaty-orange smoothie or a combination of fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Or, whip up quick, easy and nutritious super guacamole that can be enjoyed with veggies, pretzels or pita chips.

Keep these back-to-school tips in mind to start the school year out right and keep the kids nourished and focused. Happy packing!

Check out your local Price Chopper/Market32 for back to school food ideas https://stores.pricechopper.com

Your Bite-Sized Frozen Pizza Snack with Big Italian Flavors

Introducing NEW Contadina® Pizzettas- tasty, bite-size frozen pizza snacks with big Italian flavors. Contadina Pizzettas™ are made with a blend of real cheese and rich Roma tomato sauce baked in a crust made with cauliflower.

Five tasty bites give you a full serving of vegetables*, 8-11g of protein, and has no artificial preservatives or flavors. These delicious bites can be warmed up in the microwave or oven for a delicious and wholesome snack. Find them in the frozen aisle at your local Price Chopper | Market 32 and try all flavors.

 *5 bites equals 1/2 cup of vegetables per USDA Database

 

A Delicious New Way to Eat Veggies

Introducing NEW Del Monte® Veggieful™ Veggie Bites- a delicious new way to eat veggies. Veggieful™ Veggie Bites are a tasty blend of veggies and cheese baked in a crust made with cauliflower. Five tasty pieces give you a full serving of vegetables*, 9-10g of protein, and are made with real cheese, and have no artificial preservatives or artificial flavors.

These delicious bites can be warmed up in the microwave or oven and are a delicious and wholesome snack or a great appetizer to share. Find them in the frozen aisle at your local Price Chopper and try all flavors.

 *5 bites equals 1/2 cup of vegetables per USDA Database

A Frontier Staple Crafted for Modern Tastes and Needs—Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal Unleashed Packets are now available at Price Chopper!

Nourishing and convenient, oatmeal was a favorite of frontier folk for good reason. Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal Unleashed Packets are crafted in the frontier tradition with 100% whole rolled oats, non-GMO ingredients, and packed with 12 grams of protein per serving to help fuel your busiest days.

Whether you’re rushing to get to work in the morning or hurrying to get the kids to school on time, you have places to go and things to do and limited time to get it all done. That’s when a quick and nourishing breakfast you can actually feel good about eating can be the difference between a productive morning and one spent thinking about lunch. Oatmeal Unleashed packets take less than one minute to make for those mornings you are in a rush—all you have to do is add water (or milk), stir, and microwave. For those mornings when you do have a bit more time, you can even prepare this protein-packed oatmeal on the stovetop by simply bringing water to a boil then letting the oatmeal steep in the hot water for 2-3 minutes.

Kodiak Cakes began its journey with food by bringing whole grain flapjacks from the American frontier back to the breakfast table. Through that journey, they learned that foods made with 100% whole grains and non-GMO ingredients don’t just taste better, they’re also better for you. Kodiak Cakes has since expanded their offerings to include everything from baking mixes and graham crackers to convenient microwaveable muffin cups, toaster waffles, and now Oatmeal Unleashed packets—find them in the cereal aisle at your local Price Chopper today!