Make the Grade With These Family Meal Ideas!

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, we know you are trying to balance time, energy, budget and benefit. The benefit part is huge – did you know, eating at home has been shown to be more nutritious? 

Also, meals eaten together bring a bevy of health and social benefits for kids and families. Learn more about how we can help you enjoy more family meals and #TimeBetterSpent with family and friends during #FamilyMealsMonth!


This week, it is easy to get the two servings of seafood per week recommended by the American Heart Association and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – shrimp, haddock, cod and salmon are on sale and on the menu! More is better, and smart families fuel their little “sea-foodies” with easy recipes like “Mac and Cheese Haddock Bites” (PICs Mac and Cheese Shredded Cheese Blend sprinkled on haddock filet – roast, cut into bite-size pieces and serve!) or Sheet Tray Salmon. A Fresh Express salad blend makes the grade (and adds AdvantEdge Rewards) as a side for both meals.

An old fashioned BBQ Beef Hot Dish is easy with Market 32’s 85% Lean Ground Beef and canned beans on sale. Use up the leftover PICS mac and cheese shreds (in place of the shredded cheddar) and make friends with the PICS Tator Tot topping – this will be asked for again and again!

Get bonus points from family and AdvantEdge Rewards from Price Chopper for serving up the Chef’s Menu Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry and Cilantro Lime Rice in the fresh meat case – makes a fresh meal in one pan in 15 minutes. Another new fresh meal family favorite – fresh Market 32 Pasta is in the house, found in the Deli case. Get innovative with this sheet pan Tortelloni, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Bacon entree or complement Market 32 Fresh Ravioli and Tortelloni with PICS Pasta Sauce and Full Circle greens -add some Santa Sweet tomatoes and European Cucumbers for a quick and tasty salad. Make that whole meal special (and the whole week!)  and finish up with Blueberry-Mango Crisp.

Have a great week! #TimeBetterSpent  #FamilyMealsMonth

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