True “Whole Grain” Products

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Having trouble trying to decide which grocery products are truly “whole grain”? Product labels may shout whole grains, yet not be truly whole grain. There are two helpful methods for determining whole grain quality: Look for the “100% Whole Grain” stamp on the package Read the list of ingredients and look for the word “whole” […]

Grocery Shopping Tips

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When planning healthy meals, learning to shop is an important part of planning. Here are some tips before heading to the grocery store: Plan weekly menus Make your grocery list and consider how the store is arranged when making the list Try to avoid shopping when hungry or in a hurry Purchase fresh fruits and […]

Cooking With Peppers

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Interested in spicing up your meals with peppers? This depends on just how spicy or “hot” you like your food. Anaheim, Banana, and Pablano peppers are milder, while Chipotle, Serano, and Jalepeno peppers are moderately spicy hot. Finally, Yellow Wax, Habanero, and Scotch peppers are just plain hot! Fresh peppers are abundant and Market Basket […]

What Gives Produce Bright Colors?

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The color of fruits and vegetables is important. Look around the produce section in Market Basket and notice all the different colors. Phytochemicals are what give produce bright colors. Phytochemicals are natural and work with vitamins and minerals to protect us from disease. Please continue reading to learn more about their important job of helping […]

Tips On Boiling Easter Eggs

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How long can you keep your boiled Easter eggs? Don’t forget to store the eggs in a refrigerator where they are good for up to one week. If left unrefrigerated for more than two hours, harmful bacteria can develop and cause food poisoning. For Easter egg hunts, consider purchasing an extra dozen eggs; one for […]

Spring Fruits and Veggies

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Make better nutrition choices by eating 2-5 servings of vegetables a day. ½ cup cooked vegetables or 1 cup raw vegetables is considered one serving. What is your nutrition score when it comes to eating vegetables? To find out your nutrition score, take the “Rate Your Plate” quiz! Spring is here and all of the […]

Healthy Water Intake

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Why do I keep hearing that I should drink 8 glasses of water per day? This is because 60% of your body is made of water and water is lost through breathing, perspiration, and elimination. Without enough water, your body will experience dehydration, which can leave you feeling tired and low on energy. Every tissue […]

Healthy Calories vs. Empty Calories

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Join Registered Dietitian, Carolyn Bell, for a free nutrition session at Market Basket Select at Phelan and 23rd in Beaumont on Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 AM. Carolyn will have a drawing for a cookbook and other healthy prizes! Carolyn will demonstrate easy, healthy menu ideas for busy lifestyles, which can help bring your family […]

National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month! On Saturday, March 15th, plan to join me for a nutrition session focusing on National Nutrition Month’s theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. By providing quality produce, dairy, shelf products, and organic foods, Market Basket wants to be sure you have all the right foods to prepare delicious and […]

Food Companies Working to Improve Consumer Health

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Shoppers, food companies are working to improve the health of buyers. Many of these companies joined The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), which is led by CEOs and whose goal is to reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity by the year 2015. Four years ago (2010), sixteen leading food giants such as Kellog’s, McCormick, General Mills, […]