Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
Happy, healthy New Year! Every January, I am asked to share the best ways to get started on a healthier lifestyle. My top picks are:
- Eat more seafood
- Eat more produce
- Drink more water
“More” is the key. Adding beneficial foods and practices is far easier than taking anything away, and more fun. Smart options throughout the store make it easy to keep your resolutions afloat and enjoy a great plate that is delicious and doable on your always busy days.
Enjoying seafood twice per week is a powerful first step. Meal maker solutions in the Seafood department include Pier 33 Ocean Raised™ Salmon. Frozen fresh, they will take you from tide to table quickly and easily. Single serving and family four packs are ready for dinner in less than 10 minutes! Add a fresh salad and you have upped the ante on both produce and water – water in produce is part of how we can improve water intake, a simple benefit bogo. Put salmon on the menu every week and you are half way to that two servings per week that are recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association. Nourish your family and teach your children well with lifelong food habits that support their good health. This family- friendly Asian Ginger Broiled Salmon https://www.pricechopper.com/recipes#/8866
is a great fit for a busy night. The e-coupon https://www.pricechopper.com/coupons#/?coupon_id=385534 makes this a smart start to healthy year! www.pier33gourmet.com
Written by Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
Fish and seafood continue to gain fans and favor with health organizations around the world. Seafood twice per week benefits heart and mind, so I am sharing some get-you-there guidelines to make it easy. We have highlighted these benefits by ages and stages –time to get everyone to the table for delicious, nutritious seafood.
Most seafood is high in lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids and other important nutrients, like selenium. NuVal® Nutrition Scores at Price Chopper and Market 32 confirm this –most seafood scores 90 and above. Look for the blue score on the case and shelf tags.
Ages and Stages
Pregnant Mom, preterm infant:
The USDA guideline is 8 – 12 oz. of fish and seafood per week. This is a great way to boost infant brain development – the omega 3’s from seafood are important to development.
– Mild taste and easy, quick prep make seafood a great idea for busy parents. Fish sticks or fish bites are easy to make and fun finger food. Bonus – kids get more omega 3’s in a lean protein package.
Tweens and teens
– Keep seafood on the plate as tweens and teens start to pay more attention to their food. Seafood is super easy to season and cook – quick and versatile, they can make dinner for everyone in just a few minutes! Launch a great food habit they will enjoy and that will protect their health across their whole lifespan.
– Seafood twice per week protects heart and mind – shown to reduce risk of some cardiac disease, and also to support memory as we age. Remember
to eat seafood twice per week.
Winner, winner, seafood dinner! Recipe tip – most seafood recipes are very versatile, and you can switch out or swap in your choice instead of the recipe item. Trying to plan a quick and easy meal? Consider the Create, Take and Bake seafood meals at the Price Chopper seafood counter – your choice of 4 different fish or shrimp, fresh cut veggies and seasoned to order in a steam-at-the-store or bake-at-home self-contained package. Great meal, no muss, no fuss! Or, enjoy these great recipes you can make with and for friends and family. Learn more about seafood at www.seafoodnutrition.org
Written By: Ellie Wilson, MS, RD Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarke
Seafood is a great idea – easy to season and prepare, fish and seafood are lean protein choices that have many health benefits. Both the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association recommend two servings per week for good health. But, there is also a lot of confusion about seafood, due to a number of recent reports that have highlighted poor fishing practices and even species fraud at restaurants and grocers around the country. Our seafood team at Price Chopper has put a number of procedures in place to ensure we bring the best seafood to your table. We also make it easy – try a Create, Take and Bake meal with your choice of seafood, seasonings, and vegetables, for less than 500 calories!
Offering the highest quality is central to our team’s approach. Starting with the end in mind, Price Chopper buyers travel the globe to Canada, New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Central and South America, and Asia to find the best quality. Our seafood professionals inspect our supplier facilities to ensure they meet the highest safety, quality and sanitation standards. The country of origin is clearly noted at seafood counter on signage – you can see exactly where your seafood came from.
We also place very high importance on accurate labeling of the items we sell. Price Chopper was first in the supermarket industry to start random seafood DNA testing to ensure that you get what you pay for. This species verification testing is done by a third party laboratory, Therion Inc., located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Therion randomly selects and tests fish fillets from our Distribution Center, providing us with objective results that validate the species of our seafood which in turn allows us to offer sound assurances to our customers. Customer confidence drives our efforts. Over 150 samples of 15 different species that are at moderate to high risk of substitution were initially tested. A testament to the hard work of our team and the quality suppliers they work with, all 150 varieties tested true to species.
Approximately 70% of the earth is covered by water. We know that our seafood sourcing must be done with great care, protecting the health of our oceans and the seafood industry. Enjoy a wonderful seafood dinner from Price Chopper this week. Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
BUMBLE BEE HERITAGE PACK
Bumble Bee Heritage Pack Tuna satisfies consumers’ demand for simple, healthy, high-quality branded seafood products that hearken back to simpler times. The Heritage Pack tuna products utilize the highest quality albacore and yellowfin tuna with no additives or preservatives, resulting in a clean ingredient statement: Tuna, Spring Water, Salt.
The line includes 7 oz. cans of Solid White Albacore and Solid Light Tuna, both packed in Spring Water.
The Bumble Bee Heritage Pack helps contribute to a more nutritious diet by offering products that are uncomplicated, trustworthy and better-for-you.
Genuine tuna. Just as simple and wholesome today as it was yesterday. Look for Bumble Bee Heritage Pack in the Canned Tuna section!
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Director In-Store Marketing Programs
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Look for Activia Greek in the four pack and 5.3 oz Single Serve size in the Yogurt section of the Dairy case!
BUMBLE BEE SUPERFRESH PREMIUM FRESH FROZEN
Try new Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen tonight!
All of Bumble Bee’s seafood is cleaned, cut and fresh-frozen within hours. Then it’s chef-prepped with all-natural ingredients like those you would use yourself: extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon zest, vine-ripened tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Bumble Bee’s scrumptious seafood entrees are all gluten-free and preservative-free.
Try Tilapia with Lemon, Pepper & Herbs, Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Shrimp or zesty Shrimp Romesco. With new Bumble Bee SuperFresh in your freezer, you never have to worry about “What’s for dinner?” All of the Bumble Bee SuperFresh items go straight from freezer to oven or skillet and are ready to enjoy in twenty minutes or less.
Try Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen and you’ll be happily surprised. Delicious aroma, minimal cleanup, super-fresh taste – never has seafood been so easy to prepare and so absolutely ahhhhhhh-worthy. Two vacuum-packed servings per pouch. Look for Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen in the Premium Frozen Seafood Section of the Seafood Department.