Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution

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Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and lose weight? Are you confused about which supermarket products are healthy and low in calories? What does Light, Lite, and Reduced Fat mean when shopping for products? To monitor your caloric intake, be sure to read food labels correctly. It is important to […]

New Year’s Resolution

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Do carbs make you fat? Carbs certainly are thought to make you fat, but they don’t make you fat. Does fat make you fat? No, fat doesn’t make you fat either. Eating too many calories of any kind of food will make you gain weight! Are you curious how many calories you need a day […]

2014 Health Resolution

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What is your health resolution this year? Are you interested in lowering your salt/sodium intake? By lowering your sodium intake, you can help lower your blood pressure. Read food labels to learn the sodium content in foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and frozen vegetables contain very little or no sodium. Canned foods and prepackaged meals […]

Holiday Health Tips

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You can minimize your calories, and still enjoy holiday treats by planning ahead. If you know you are going to a holiday party, don’t “save” calories as this will only lead to hunger and overeating. Instead, add exercise to your day and “earn” a few extra calories to consume without overeating. Stay away from the […]

Nutritious Avocado Hummus Dip

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Holiday foods can be healthy, nutritious and delicious! Try this wonderful Avocado Hummus dip. Avocados are packed with nutrition and are high in many nutrients such as healthy fat, fiber, potassium, folate and iron. Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 (15-oz. can) of garbanzo beans The juice of one lemon (3-4 Tbls. of lemon juice) 2 […]

USDA Approved Organic Foods

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You can be sure your food purchases are organic by looking for the USDA’s seal of approval on produce signs and products. 100% organic means foods are made with 100% organic ingredients. Organic means foods are made with 95% organic ingredients. Market Basket is proud to offer a variety of organic foods!

Thanksgiving Health Tips

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Monitor your portion sizes. Don’t let the sight of foods determine how much you should eat. Know your appropriate calorie needs and plan your portions before your Thanksgiving dinner. Just because it is a holiday, your calorie needs don’t change. By planning ahead, you can choose to have your favorites, and if your favorites are […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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With the holiday season approaching, try adding some delicious and healthier recipes to serve your family and friends. The Crawfish Squash Casserole is a long-time favorite of mine and will satisfy appetites of heart- healthy seekers as well as any holiday guests. The Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are truly a year-round favorite. Sweet potatoes are high […]

Gluten-Free Labeling Guidelines

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If you are one of the three million Americans diagnosed with celiac disease, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new labeling guidelines for foods that are gluten-free. The new federal definition creates a uniform standard of the meaning of “gluten-free” across the food industry. It requires that in order to use the term “gluten-free” […]

Healthy Breakfast Options

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Start everyday with breakfast! Everyone needs to begin their day with a healthy breakfast. Try a packet of oatmeal with low-fat milk, cinnamon and sweetener to taste, or make a smoothie with low-fat yogurt, ½ banana and ½ cup of frozen strawberries, or add lean ham and thin sliced cheese to an English muffin. Need […]