Holiday Food Safety Tips

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The holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends. There is plenty of food to share at these events, but don’t let the uninvited guests of food-borne illness dampen holiday parties. Use these tips to avoid getting sick from unwanted bacteria and germs. Always wash your hands with warm water and […]

Holiday Rush Meal Ideas

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By cooking healthy meals at home, feel full when attending holiday events and reduce the desire to overeat high calorie snacks and treats. Holiday social get-togethers, school events, family gatherings, shopping, and other holiday events leave little time for meal planning. This may lead to overeating treats and snacks unless steps are taken to reduce […]

Simple Cooking Substitutions To Help Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Substitute baking recipes with whole wheat flour (½ whole wheat and ½ white flour) to increase fiber and help create a feeling of “fullness” when eating these foods. Use low-fat yogurt to replace sour cream or mayonnaise in recipes, and frozen yogurt to cover pies and replace ice cream. One cup applesauce or any fruit […]

The Health Benefits From Pumpkins

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Market Basket has a great selection of pumpkins and because many of you will be making recipes using pumpkin this Thanksgiving, here are the health benefits you can get from eating them! Pumpkin is high in fiber, low in calories, high in potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C and E, which are antioxidant vitamins and helps […]

Being Diabetic Doesn’t Mean Not Eating Sweets During The Holidays

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Diabetes shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying a small portion of your favorite holiday dessert. What does matter is exactly how many carbohydrates you consume at one meal or snack. A typical diabetic meal may allow for approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates (one sliver of pie may contain 15-20 grams of carbohydrates). Keeping this in mind, […]

How To Safely Thaw A Frozen Turkey

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Food safety is important and as the holidays approach, families should know how to properly thaw a turkey. Safely thawing a frozen turkey requires defrosting at cool temperatures. Place the turkey in a shallow pan (in its original wrapper) and place in the refrigerator. Leave it there until completely thawed. This will keep the thawing […]

How To Store Your Food Purchases From The Grocery Store

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If you aren’t going to eat bread soon, it is better to store it in the freezer and remove slices as you need them. Bread shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator as it will stale faster, due to air circulation. Honey is a shelf stable food and stores well in the pantry for a very […]

The Hype on Kale

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Kale? Really, what’s all the hype about kale? Believe it or not, kale has been around for hundreds of years. Kale is a food that has been “rediscovered” and has many health benefits. It is high in vitamins A, C, and E; all of which are antioxidant vitamins, which help protect against heart disease and […]

Healthy and Cute Halloween Recipes

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Does eating healthy on Halloween scare you; maybe it should scare you just a little. One of three children is overweight and weight gain this time of year is astounding. Serve a healthy, satisfying dinner before your child goes trick-or-treating. Market Basket Foods can help make this easy for you. Simply pick up a rotisserie […]

Wasting Calories On Beverages

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Should you waste your calories on beverages? Most beverages offer no nutritional value, but DO add calories to your day. One typical 12 oz. can of soda contains approximately 150 calories. How many calories should you consume a day? Visit WebMD’s Estimated Calorie Requirement Calculator to learn just how many calories you need a day […]