Tofu in the Kitchen

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Do your shoppers think that cooking with tofu is a little too exotic? Are they unsure about selecting the right tofu for a recipe, how to store it properly, or what to do with leftovers? Are they nervous about trying a tofu dish on their kids? House Foods is leading the way in a Tofu… Read more »

Snacking and the Power of Protein

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There are snacks that stay with you, satisfying a craving or hunger pang, and there are snacks that leave you hungry, restless and wanting more. The difference may be the amount of protein contained in the snack. Protein stabilizes blood sugar levels and slows digestion, leading to less caloric intake – important to your shoppers… Read more »

Making Sparkling Water Really Sparkle

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One of the  hits of the Shopping for Health 2016 conference was our do-it-yourself (DIY) sparkling water bar, sponsored by Nestle Waters. Lovely to look at and fun to assemble, all of our supermarket RDs quickly realized how much their shoppers would enjoy this fun idea for summer parties and get-togethers. Sparkling water, of course,… Read more »

Back-to-School Breakfast Made Great with Grapes

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Is it really time to be thinking Back to School? Kids and families getting ready for the fall rush are in need of healthy, energy-packed foods to fuel tightly scheduled and hectic mornings. Here’s a recipe for a breakfast-to-go smoothie to start the day with a tasty blend of fruit, yogurt and crunchy cereal. Kids… Read more »

Talking to Shoppers About Whole Grains

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  We talked a lot about whole grains at the Shopping for Health conference this year, including ways to encourage shoppers to up their consumption to the recommended 48 grams, or 3 – 4 servings, each day. SFH sponsor Nabisco gave supermarket RDs lots of ideas for cooking demonstrations and other in-store activities that can… Read more »

Soy and Women’s Health

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Quite often we hear concerns regarding the safety of soy for women’s health, particularly related to breast cancer.  But did you know that eating soyfoods regularly may be protective against breast cancer, especially when begun in childhood or early adolescence? The American Institute for Cancer Research reviewed the latest research for evidence on soy and… Read more »

Beverage Basics for Hot Summer Days

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Summer is the prime season for dehydration, as hot days mean more sweating. How much fluid do you need each day to stay well-hydrated? The Institute of Medicine recommends 91 ounces of total fluids each day for adult women, and 125 ounces a day for adult men. Keep in mind – that is total fluids,… Read more »

Salad for Summer

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When warm weather hits, the last thing many of us want to do is turn on a hot oven. These are the days when entrée salads served for dinner have much appeal. Here is a salad recipe that is rich and filling enough to satisfy dinnertime appetites, but summerlike refreshing at the same time, thanks… Read more »

Tasty Bagel Toppings

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  Bagels sometimes get a bad rap when it comes to nutrition. But there are many options available that can help you meet your nutrition goals. Look for smaller bagels such as mini’s or thins; whole wheat options are another great choice. If you’re really all about the cream cheese and toppings, whole grain crackers… Read more »