New Year, New You

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist

new year new you blog post Happy New Year! The New Year is a time for a fresh start, and many people put their energy into wellness for their families and themselves. Making a plan is usually easier than sticking to it, but we want to help you find success, and offer some solutions highlighted by New Year, New You shelf tags throughout the store. If more veggies are on your list, Fresh Express salads makes quick work of a salad for lunch or dinner. Add Tyson’s Grilled and Ready Chicken to round it out with some lean protein – a meal in less than 5 minutes that leaves you plenty of time for the gym. Another way to up the ante on vegetables and a secret weapon for weight loss is to sub soup for your sandwich. Well, Yes! Soups from Campbell’s are all new varieties that combine plant proteins, like white beans and lentils, with roasted chicken, whole grains, and vegetables in savory broth. Add them to your menu plan and keep one in your desk for busy days as a back-up plan. Breakfast is key to high energy and focus in the morning. In the Dairy case, find the shelf tags on 64 oz. Silk beverages or So Delicious Almond milk – they are a tasty base for breakfast smoothies. Pop the frozen Jimmy Dean Frittata in the microwave, and round it out with some delicious cut fruit from the Produce department. On the go, Muuna Cottage Cheese has some great flavors (MMMMango!) that travel well and are packed with 15 grams of protein, pieces of fruit and calcium. There is more in the store – find the New Year, New You shelf tags in the dairy, sports drinks and cereal/granola bars aisles. Enjoy a happy, healthy New Year! Written by Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN  Senior Nutritionist   blueberry-heartResolutions abound in the New Year, particularly those that connect food and health. Weight loss is still top of mind for many after the indulgence of the holidays, but more and more, emphasis is being put on adding nutrition benefits over cutting calories. We have plenty of ways to help you enjoy a fresh take on being well this year.   Fruit and Veggie Hacks More matters, and there are so many easy ways to add produce to your day. Our Fresh Express salad section keeps bringing new ideas to your table! Enjoy easy prep and great salad variety with added flavor and nutrition boosts from cheese, pepitas, nuts, and fruit accents, included right in the package. Dole and Welch frozen fruits, and PICS frozen vegetables are adding more varieties to their ranks, and make it easy to enjoy smoothies, yogurt parfaits, and inspired oatmeal combinations, and quick dinner prep. Beverage Bonanza Keep an eye on beverages all over the store – super seltzers, enhanced waters, drinkable yogurts, teas, added probiotics, and lower calories are all themes in new items and refreshed favorites. Good Fats Nuts rule, and Emerald 100 calorie packages help you max the benefits and manage the calories. Avocados continue to climb higher on the health (and taste!) ladder. Add just a little more olive or canola oil to your recipes and enjoy supporting your healthy heart. Protein Power Convenient servings and packages help you eat well at home and include a wide variety of lean proteins – check out frozen grilled chicken and deli tubs, string cheese and new options with yogurt and cottage cheese. The trend toward plant protein is also powering up in a lot of delicious and interesting food products. Many new items are designed to help you easily and quickly add delicious ancient grains, lentils, beans and pea protein to your table and snacks. These are just a few of the food trends you will see as we ring in a healthy New Year – we can’t wait to share them all! For recipes and inspiration, visit our New Year New You Pinterest board!