Road Trip Tips from Meijer Dietitians

It’s vacation season; time to gather your family, pack up the car and hit the road to your vacation destination! Stocking up at Meijer beforehand is an excellent way to spend less and ensure a healthy intake of fruits and veggies while on the road. Stop in your Meijer store this Saturday, July 12 from 11:00am to 4:00 pm for the “Taste of Meijer: Summer Camping and Road Trips Event” for great tips and ideas to make your family vacation a huge success.

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The Perfect Burger

Burgers are “hot” this grilling season and a few simple steps can make the difference between juicy, flavorful burgers and hockey pucks on a bun! Top off your burgers with fresh toppings for the ultimate burger experience. Here’s how to grill the perfect burger…

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Grilling Supper Clubs

Get a new perspective on grilling. We love entertaining and getting together with friends, but we want to do it with less fuss. Whether you call them potlucks, progressive dinners or supper clubs these gatherings are becoming more and more popular for friendly gatherings.

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Produce for Kids

Tina Miller, MS RD Meijer Healthy Living Advisor, www.meijerhealthyliving.com   This spring, Meijer will once again host the Get Healthy, Give Hope Produce for Kids campaign in all stores May 25 – June 21. During campaign time, 100% of funds raised will benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.   Over the past eleven years, Meijer [...]

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Celebrating Mediterranean Diet Month

Tina Miller 2011Dietitians and other health professionals agree that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. It’s not a diet that “you go on”, but rather a lifestyle and eating pattern that becomes a permanent way of life. The Mediterranean diet is rich in foods that are plentiful in the Mediterranean region and consists mostly of plant foods—vegetables, fruit, grains (whole grains), nuts/seeds, and healthy fats including olive oil. Frequently eating fish and seafood is encouraged along with other lean protein foods such as beans, legumes and poultry eaten frequently. Red meat and sweets are eaten less frequently. Wine, in moderation, is encouraged in the Mediterranean way of eating.

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Going Green

We’ve just celebrated earth day and green week and you can keep your green awareness growing by eating more nutrient packed green foods. Here are a few that you should consider adding to your diet…

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Soy Foods Month

Many people are still confused about soy. The bottom line is: whole soyfoods are beneficial to health. To ensure you’re getting the maximal health benefits, always recommend consuming primarily whole soy foods like edamame (green soybeans), tofu, tempeh, some soymilks and soy nuts. Processed soy ingredients (such as isolated soy protein found in bars, snacks, and other packaged foods) leave out many of whole soy’s nutritional components, including vitamins, minerals and fiber. Read on to discover the facts behind the most common myths associated with soy.

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Everything Easter

Americans will purchase more than 120 million pounds of candy for Easter this year, 70% of that is chocolate (about 71 million pounds!) Candy makers will produce 16 billion jelly beans for Easter, enough to circle the globe three times! This Easter season at Meijer we will sell more than 3.5 million pounds of ham, 11 million individual peeps, one million chocolate bunnies and two million dozens of Meijer large eggs. Whew!

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Seafood Season

The current recommendation for fish consumption is about 12 ounces per week. Fresh, frozen and canned fish can help you obtain the recommended amount of this exceptionally healthy protein source. Here are just some of the benefits that eating fish and seafood provide…

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Smoothies: To Blend, Juice, or Bullet?

The popularity of nutrition smoothies is at an all-time high. Green smoothies that use kale or spinach are pumping up vegetable intake (yay!) and the addition of chia seeds or ground flax seed is adding more fiber and healthy fats to our diets. The caveat is…

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