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Crunch Time!

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist

Apples are amazing – sweet, tart, crunchy and crave-worthy! This is apple season, and we have the benefit of enjoying local apples and apple cider, especially the super crunchy, super juicy Snapdragon® born and raised in New York! Sweet and spicy, with hints of vanilla, it is a variety that has the bonus of being the product of a cross with the super popular Honey Crisp – YUM! Fun fact – New York ranks second in the U.S. for apple production, with more than 1 billion pounds grown each year!
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Farming and harvest of Honeycrisp apples in an orchard in Nova Scotia.

Apples are an important part of New York agriculture: Learn more at applesfromny.com. Apples bring a lot of health benefits to your family – high in soluble and insoluble fiber, they support weight loss, heart and digestive health. Science is uncovering more about their antioxidant powers, too – quercetin, catechin and chlorogenic acid add to the health properties of apples. Check out all of the great varieties we have at your local store, and don’t forget to try the Washington State star, the Piñata from Stemilt! This is a cross of 3 heirloom varieties that resulted in a classic crunchy, juicy apple, with a surprisingly tropical flavor twist! Great in salads, sandwiches, baking and snacking – learn more and find delicious recipes at https://www.stemilt.com/fruits/apples/pinata-apples/. #eatmoreapples!    

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, CDN  Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper and Market 32   NNM17_SocialMedia_RDNDay_PlumCelebrate great food that is good for you, and the dedicated, passionate women and men that bring better health through nutrition to your community!  March is National Nutrition Month, (#NNM) and today marks the annual celebration of Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists.  The largest group of nutrition professionals in the world, we are over 70,000 strong in the United States! In a time of unprecedented interest and need, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists (RDNs) are improving nutrition security by working throughout our food and health care systems to ensure residents have access to safe, delicious and nutritious foods.   Nutrition is getting a lot of love these days – and a lot of action, with RDNs at the center of it. In communities, RDNs are at the center of food access and education; school, college and hospital food and nutrition service and clinical care; farmer’s market education, and community-based medical and specialty nutrition therapy. Food companies are working with RDNs to ensure food labeling is correct, and food operations are safe and sanitary. Supermarkets and convenience store chains have dietitians working at the corporate offices and stores, and RDN entrepreneurs have small businesses all over the state. RDNs are also bringing delicious recipes and evidence-based education to social and traditional media channels – it is an exciting time to be a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist!   2017 is of particular importance to our profession – it is the celebration of our Centennial. For the past 100 years, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been dedicated to building a profession that optimizes health through food and nutrition. The Academy was founded as the American Dietetic Association in 1917 by a visionary group of women committed to taking on the greatest food and nutrition challenge of the day: conserving food, feeding the troops and nourishing Americans while combating malnutrition in the face of severe food shortages during World War I. They continue this work today, closing the gaps between individuals and the good nutrition they need. RDNs help you put your best fork forward and make great food good for you – celebrate RDNs and great nutrition today! NNM17_SocialMedia_Meme_Fruit     Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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          New Jolly Rancher Gelatins are an easy way to enjoy the well-known flavors of the candies in a bright & colorful gelatin dessert.  Each mix makes 4 half-cup servings of gelatin which are bursting with the tangy Jolly Rancher flavors that you know and love.  Jolly Rancher Gelatins are available in two flavors – Watermelon and Green Apple.  These gelatins make a great family dessert, so bring them home today.  Let everyone enjoy the popular Jolly Ranger Gelatins at home!

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            Introducing Kidz Zone Perfect Nutritional Bars.  Built directly with the help of parents and their children, Kidz Zone Perfect features five grams of protein, 23 vitamins and minerals and three grams of fiber, providing a nutritious snack option that meets kids’ selective tastes! Moms want their kids to make more nutritious choices and kids wish nutritious things tasted better.  In a bar development workshop, the Zone Perfect brand brought together a group of children ages 4 to 10 to design their dream nutrition bar.  The kids were given a wide array of ingredients from dried fruits to chocolate chips, to protein sources and grains – and asked to build bars to be judged by their peers.  With those ideas, Kidz Zone Perfect was born!  Kidz Zone Perfect is available in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Caramel Crunch and new Yellow Cupcake.  Look for Kidz Zone Perfect in the Nutritional Bar aisle. Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs SILK SOY MILK Your heart works hard for you every minute of the day.  Isn’t it time you showed it a little love in return?  Very low in saturated fat and 100% cholesterol-free, Silk is a naturally heart-smart choice that you can feel great about. silksoymilk Now Silk Soy Milk has the seal of being Non GMO verified.  For consumers, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on food ingredients that are at-risk of being genetically modified.  This seal can now assure you that Silk is verified to be non GMO. In addition, their non-GMO verified Almondmilk has a mildly nutty taste and a calorie count that isn’t nutty at all.  And their Coconutmilk says no to GMOs and yes to a little exotic flavor, along with more than a little calcium.  Try any of them in a shake, as a substitute for milk in recipes or straight up on their own. For more information and recipe ideas, visit http://silk.com/.  Look for Silk Soy Milk in the Dairy aisle. EVOLVE NATURALLY FLAVORED PROTEIN SHAKE Evolve is sweetened with Stevia, Monk Fruit and Cane Sugar – no artificial sweeteners.  Look for Evolve Naturally Flavored Protein Shake in the Nutrition aisle! Instructor Taking Exercise Class At GymWhat’s your go-to workout routine?  Do you love a certain spinning class with your friends or maybe taking a brisk morning walk? Whatever type of exercise you choose to do, protein is a necessary component to getting the energy you need! Tell us about your workout routine and you could win a Spa Getaway courtesy of Lean 1! Lean lean1shakeimage1 (2)1 has the powerful nutrients you need to lose body fat as well as tone muscles—all in a meal replacement shake! It boosts energy levels and has over 20 grams of protein in every serving! Lean 1 is giving one of our lucky shoppers a $300 Spa Finder gift card as well as a $250 Marriot gift card towards a relaxing spa weekend getaway! Two first prize winners will each receive a month’s supply of Lean 1 as well as  Lean 1 T-shirts and three second prize winners will each receive Lean 1 T-shirts and Lean 1 shaker bottles! Simply leave your comment below and on our Facebook page by Friday, January 18th to be entered!  Read official contest rules here. What is your family’s favorite game to play together? It’s hard sometimes to spend as much time as we’d like with our families. That’s why it’s so important to make the time that you do spend together even more special. Nestlé’s Nesquik wants to treat your family to a movie night! Nesquik offers quick and easy ways to complement the natural nutrition of milk and make irresistibly delicious drinks that kids will ask for every time.  Comment on our blog below AND our Facebook page telling us what game you LOVE to enjoy with your family! Four lucky winners will receive a $50 Regal Cinemas gift card to see Disney’s Wreck It Ralph! This contest runs from Thursday, November 1-Monday, November 5. This contest will end at 5:00 PM on Monday, November 5.  Winners will be chosen on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Read official rules here.
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

TRIM FIT WEIGHT LOSS WATER

Lose weight, lower body fat and increase lean muscle with TrimFit All Natural Weight Loss Water!

While results may vary, TrimFit, with a balanced diet and exercise program, can help you achieve and maintain healthy weight levels and a toned body shape.  TrimFit’s patented ingredient, Trisynex, targets reduction of body fat – helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

For best results, based on clinical studies, drink three (3) bottles daily.  Look for TrimFit Weight Loss Water in the Diet and Nutrition aisle.

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!     SEE THE RESULTS!

HOJIBLANCA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL  

The complex, but balanced, taste of Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil make it the perfect oil for almost any culinary use.  A single variety oil with a unique character, but at the same time, mild and fruity. Hojiblanca is the largest producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world and this premium quality Olive Oil is now available at Price Chopper! Hojiblanca is a cooperative of 65,000 associated farmers located in the middle of the Andalusia region of Southern Spain.  They carefully monitor, trace and control the process from tree to finished product, which allows them to guarantee the quality and low acidity of every bottle of Hojiblanca Olive Oil. Their quality Olive Oil combined with the new unique “DAMA Bottle” with the integrated pourer for perfect portion control (which was recently awarded the “best in packaging” by the World Packaging Organization for the design) make it a winning combination! For recipes and tips, visit www.hojiblancausa.com  and look for Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the Cooking Oil aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

TRIM FIT WEIGHT LOSS WATER

Lose weight, lower body fat and increase lean muscle with TrimFit All Natural Weight Loss Water!

While results may vary, TrimFit, with a balanced diet and exercise program, can help you achieve and maintain healthy weight levels and a toned body shape.  TrimFit’s patented ingredient, Trisynex, targets reduction of body fat – helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

For best results, based on clinical studies, drink three (3) bottles daily.  Look for TrimFit Weight Loss Water in the Diet and Nutrition aisle.

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!     SEE THE RESULTS!

HOJIBLANCA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL  

The complex, but balanced, taste of Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil make it the perfect oil for almost any culinary use.  A single variety oil with a unique character, but at the same time, mild and fruity. Hojiblanca is the largest producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world and this premium quality Olive Oil is now available at Price Chopper! Hojiblanca is a cooperative of 65,000 associated farmers located in the middle of the Andalusia region of Southern Spain.  They carefully monitor, trace and control the process from tree to finished product, which allows them to guarantee the quality and low acidity of every bottle of Hojiblanca Olive Oil. Their quality Olive Oil combined with the new unique “DAMA Bottle” with the integrated pourer for perfect portion control (which was recently awarded the “best in packaging” by the World Packaging Organization for the design) make it a winning combination! For recipes and tips, visit www.hojiblancausa.com  and look for Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the Cooking Oil aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

OLYMPUS – AUTHENTIC GREEK YOGURT

Olympus is an authentic Greek strained yogurt made from the traditional recipe and ingredients.  Their product has an incredibly thick and velvety rich texture and is made with pasteurized milk, cream and strained yogurt cultures.

 

Available in Plain, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach and Honey, Olympus yogurts are a dessert treat that is in a class by itself.  Olympus yogurts are gluten-free, Grade A certified and Kosher – with only 0% – 1% fat.

One taste of Olympus Yogurt with its lively satisfying flavors and you will know why the only true yogurt comes from Greece.  Enjoy!  Look for Olympus in the Dairy aisle or visit http://www.olympusdairyusa.com/ for more information.

 WHITE IS THE NEW RED

Hidden Valley for Everything Topping and Dip

Fries have a new best friend and burgers never tasted better.  Hidden Valley is taking tabletops by storm as the national new family favorite.  More and more, people are reaching for a squeeze of the cool, creamy flavor of Ranch instead of the red stuff.  Hidden Valley for Everything Topping and Dip is ultra-thick, so it’s perfect for dipping fries, topping wings or spreading on burgers.  And it’s gluten-free, so every member of your family can feel free to give their favorite foods a delectable upgrade.

Try  it in delicious Original Ranch flavor – or, to add a perfect punch to foods like tortilla ships and quesadillas, select Salsa Ranch flavor.  Either way, Hidden Valley for Everything Topping and Dip is bound to become a king among condiments!

To get more information about this new and exciting product, visit http://www.hiddenvalley.com/products/hidden-valley-ranch-for-everything/

Find Hidden Valley for Everything Topping and Dip in the Ketchup aisle.