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Well Connected is one way we support your healthy, active lifestyle. Each month, you'll find useful information about nutritious foods, healthy cooking tips, and even medical advice to help your family enjoy life to the fullest. To receive our Well Connected newsletter each month, sign up using the form at the bottom of this web page.

Feta Dip

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Healthy Holiday Traditions

At Price Chopper and Market 32, we know December is a busy time – full of fun family events and wonderful food. We are thrilled to be your favorite place to shop for all your eats and treats – and, we are sharing some holiday ideas that will ensure you truly enjoy a healthy, happy holiday season - like this recipe for Feta Herb Dip!

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Cranberries

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Make it Better

With America’s native super fruit! Fresh cranberries add their tangy taste and sparkling red color to your holiday dishes and decorating.  Cranberry Couscous with pistachios makes a lovely side dish for any family meal or holiday gathering. Check out the U.S. Cranberries entertainment guide – enjoy some fresh cranberry ideas (and Instagram love from friends!)



Pears

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The Pear-fect Celebration!

December is National Pear Month, and it is kicked off on December 1st, #WorldPearDay! Pears are portable, packable and pair well with so many delicious foods!

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Holiday Table

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You’ve Got This!

Do you have a love/hate relationship with holiday buffets? These ideas from Better Homes & Gardens® can help you navigate and celebrate!

 

 

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Cereal with fruit

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Quick Ways to Keep Healthy in the Holidays

By Brierley Wright, MS, RD, EatingWell®

Easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “super” foods keep eating healthy simple. “Superfoods” are nutrition multitaskers—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients and delivered in a delicious form (think: blueberries). But the best thing about them? Some of the best superfoods are easy-to-find and easy-to-eat, making healthy eating simple. Here are a few to try.

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The Best Food Gift – Peace of Mind

By Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

The holidays are a time of celebration and wonderful treats, but for many, health conditions or weight loss efforts create challenges. We have shared some delicious ways to keep health in the holidays, but there is one more I believe may be a very important one…making peace with food.

If you ever stress about food and health, reframing to embrace that food is nourishment for body and soul may do more for your physical, mental and emotional health than anything else. Your healthy food strategy can move you toward being mindful, enjoying holiday traditions while watching serving sizes and being more active. This hopefully creates better overall balance, including more energy to enjoy this special time with family and friends.   

Take a look at the big picture. The fact is, no meal, snack or treat is likely to have long term effects on your health. Enjoy that plate, guilt-free, of special foods that are shared this time of year and appreciate the love and care that went into making it in the name of bringing joy. You will, In fact, give great joy back to the makers, bakers, hosts and helpers! And, stepping back from that mental food battle can help you really energize wellness efforts you may want to make in the New Year. Win-win! (Of course, if allergens or other needs are at play, be sure to ask about anything that concerns you.)
You should be on your own list - extend the spirit of giving a more holistic food relationship to yourself!



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Sixty-Five and Working. Do I Need to Enroll in Medicare?

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Between changes to Social Security eligibility and increases in life expectancy, many Americans are delaying retirement to well past age 65. However, even if you don’t retire, you’re still eligible for Medicare at age 65. If you already have health insurance through an employer, do you need to enroll in Medicare?

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Apples

An Apple a Day

Apples have so much to offer – delicious, nutritious, versatile, and sooooooo fresh! New York is the second largest producer of apples in the U.S.A., and you will find them featured in stores throughout the month of November. We are dedicated to local, variety and quality – you will also find Washington State apples like Fuji and Gala in stores.

Fun Facts!
Americans love apples, and eat about 16 pounds per person each year!
A medium sized apple contains 80 calories, and five grams of fiber.
Apples are members of the rose family.

Recipe Roundup
Try our delicious Apple Crisp recipe, created just for you!
Maple Apple Crisp
6 medium Granny Smith apples, or other firm apples, cored, sliced
1 T. lemon juice
2/3 cup PICS maple syrup, divided
1 1/2 cups Gatherer’s granola
1/2 cup PICS chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup PICS brown sugar
1 tsp. PICS cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold PICS butter, cut into small pieces
PICS vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Spray an 8”x 8” baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place sliced apples in pan, sprinkle with lemon juice and drizzle 1/3 cup maple syrup over apples, mixing gently.

In a large mixing bowl, combine granola, walnuts (if using), remaining 1/3 cup maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Cut in butter using pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Spread granola topping evenly over the apples, and bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are tender, and topping is golden brown. Serves 8.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Check out a few more delicious ways to enjoy the bounty!
Apple Cheddar Panini
Baby Spinach, Apple and Bacon Salad
Curried Apple Rice Pilaf

 

Ask Our Dietitian Ask Our Dietitian Food and nutrition are a big part of enjoying good health. Our Senior Nutritionist, registered dietitian Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN can answer your general nutrition questions and also provide smart shopping tips to help you manage weight, heart, diabetic, digestive health and more.