Nutrition Experts

Question:
What are some fast and healthy meals to make during the hectic holiday season?
Answer:
We're glad you're keeping good nutrition high on your list during this super-busy season!
You can make fast, family-pleasing meals that will leave you plenty of time for fun and festivities. The trick is to "assemble" meals with a little help from the pantry, fridge, freezer, microwave–and the elves at our stores.
Here are a few dinner ideas:
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Stop by our Deli for a Signature Cafe® Whole Roasted Chicken. For sides, microwave "baked" potatoes (top with tangy fat-free Greek yogurt for a change of taste) and frozen spinach (toss cooked spinach with a little olive oil and a dash of nutmeg).

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Double up your recipes. Make double batches of thick bean soup, lean beef stew or veggie-loaded chili and freeze enough for another meal. Accompany with fruit salad from our Deli and crusty whole-grain bread or crackers.

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Bake a festive pizza. Layer a cheese pizza with red and green pepper strips (slice your own and toss with a bit of olive oil or use drained jarred pepper strips). Serve with a salad of pre-washed baby lettuce tossed with dried cranberries, slivered almonds and light poppy seed dressing.


Quick dessert ideas: Applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon or vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt topped with drained canned Mandarin oranges.
Nutritionist Experts
Our Nutrition Experts are registered dietitians who hold master's degrees and are members of the American Dietetic Association and several specialty nutrition groups. They combine over 40 years experience in food and nutrition science, communications and counseling, the culinary arts and the development of nutrition education materials. They are quoted frequently in the national media and have written about nutrition for many major magazines, newspapers, and newsletters.