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 […]

Nutrition Tip – Week of October 30th

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Read the Nutrition Facts on food labels! Check the number of servings per container, this will tell you how many calories and nutrition facts are in ONE serving size. Without checking the serving size, it is easy to look at the calories and think the entire container or package contains the number of calories listed. […]

Nutrition Tip – Week of October 23rd

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Thinking about how to prevent getting the flu this year? Try eating a well-balanced diet and increase your intake of organic fruits and vegetables. These type foods contain plenty of natural occurring vitamins such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and other antioxidant vitamins. Antioxidant vitamins fight destruction of healthy cells in your body. A lack […]

Nutrition Tip – Week of October 16th

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Do you ever wonder why this time of year apples look so delicious? October is National Apple Month and apples are plentiful right now. Americans like apples and consume approximately 120 apples apiece each year. Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Since apples have only 70 calories, and are a good […]

Nutrition Tip – Week of October 9th

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is plenty research showing you can positively reduce risks for cancer and support treatment for those already diagnosed. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals and boosting your fiber intake are steps you can take to make your diet healthier. A diet high in cruciferous vegetables, […]