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Jazzing Up Your Morning Coffee

Drinking coffee “black” isn’t the most exciting way to start your day, so many of us are looking for the next best thing to jazz up our beverage. Simple Truth makes it easy to add flavor and creaminess to your coffee with wholesome, ingredients you can easily recognize. New Simple Truth Coconut creamer is made from coconuts rather than milk, making it beneficial for those who are lactose intolerant and lending a delicious, subtle tropical flavor. Simple Truth Coconut Creamer is also free of sodium caseinate, which is a common ingredient in dairy free coffee creamers that is unsafe for those with a milk allergy.

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Baking Organic Bread with Confidence
By Allison Kuhn RD, LD

At its simplest, bread is a humble, baked dough made from flour, water, and yeast. However, as a source of nourishment and a cultural staple, bread has grown to represent sustenance as well as togetherness. As a gift to a new neighbor, a foil-wrapped loaf is a symbol of openness and welcoming. At the dinner table, a fresh yeast roll represents the cozy comforts of home. When Certified Organic ingredients are used to prepare this foundational food, you can trust the purity and wholesomeness of every crumb. Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, Almond Meal Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Thyme and Rosemary, and Flaxseed Meal are just a few Simple Truth ingredients that can weave uncomplicated goodness into your loaves and slices. Though bread is rightfully lauded for its ability to evoke warm and nostalgic feelings, a touch of science is required for baking success. Below, we explain the practical application of two major bread-baking principles: gluten development and yeast fermentation. You can put this information to use during your next organic bread-baking adventure!

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Vegetarian BBQ
By Molly McBride, RD, LD Kroger C|c Corporate Dietitian

It’s still grill time!  Both herbivores and omnivores alike can enjoy a late summer BBQ with family and friends!  What options are there when it comes to creating the perfect plant-based BBQ experience?   Let Simple Truth® help:

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Slimmed-Down Summer Treats
By Allison Kuhn RD, LD

As the summer sun blazes, many of us start seeking frozen treats to quench the heat. These cravings can present a challenge to those following a healthy lifestyle, as many summertime desserts are high in sugar, saturated fat, and calories. What could be better than finding delicious refreshment in a yogurt-based treat? Our Simple Truth Frozen Yogurt Bars provide a cool, creamy delight without the consequence. Perfect for kids and adults alike, and available in sweet vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry, you’d be smart to keep a box or two available all summer long. So, clear some space in the freezer and learn about why you should make this smart swap:

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Simple Summer Sipping
By Sarah Koeninger RD LD

What’s better on a hot summer day than an ice cold drink? Whether you are lounging by a pool, grilling out or on your way to work few things can beat the first refreshing sip of your favorite summertime drink. Some go for the classic lemonade or perhaps a traditional sweet tea; others enjoy ice water while some like to change it up and add a slice of lemon or cucumber to their H2O. Those looking to indulge a bit may grab an iced coffee or something more decadent like a milkshake or root beer float. Regardless of your go-to beverage, Simple Truth can help you find a new favorite. Check out these options and ideas to find something new to sip this summer.

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Simplifying Your Summer Picnic
Simplifying Your Summer Picnic
By Allison Kuhn

As we move deeper into the heart of summer, many of us are spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying the simple pleasures of the season.  What could be simpler than a summer picnic? Pack up some fresh food, grab your loved ones, and find a tranquil corner of the world where you can roll out that iconic checkered blanket. Simple Truth® is now offering a variety of pre-sliced deli meats and cheeses to make your picnic menu quick to prepare and naturally delicious. Carnivores can choose from oven-roasted turkey and chicken, smoked turkey and ham, and top round roast beef. As always, no of antibiotics or added nitrates/nitrites! Cheese lovers will be delighted by sliced Muenster, provolone, and Gouda. The possibilities are endless, but we’ve outlined a few ideas to get your picnic started!

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Quinoa Made Easy
Quinoa Made Easy
By Molly McBride, Corporate C|c Dietitian

Let us do the work for you!  Now available are not only Simple Truth dry red and white quinoas, but four varieties of pre-cooked frozen quinoa in your favorite brand with the little green circle.  Quinoa, pronounced “keen-wa”, has gained momentum in the last couple years as one of our new favorite foods.  Quinoa is an ancient “pseudo-cereal”, originating from South America (one of the areas we also source our quinoa) a few thousand years ago.  Believe it or not, quinoa is a closer relative to vegetables and herbs than grains, making its way to our plates from a plant in the “goosefoot” family.  “Simple Truth Organic White Quinoa & Barley” is a tasty, convenient (read: only your microwave is needed if serving warm!), and more adaptable quinoa, worth talking about. 

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Perfectly Grilled Pork
Perfectly Grilled Pork
By Allison Kuhn

Beyond its well-known designation as “the other white meat,” pork offers an affordable and versatile option for your summer grill-outs. Packed with protein and B vitamins, lean cuts of pork, such as chops and loins, provide top-notch options for health-conscious meat lovers. Though most of us are familiar with sizzling, pan-fried bacon or slow-roasted pork shoulder, firing up the grill to cook pork is a lesser-known method of preparation that can impart incredible flavor and contribute to that “summertime vibe.” Simple Truth® is your best source for fresh, natural pork that is free of antibiotics and added hormones. Grab a package of natural pork chops, country ribs, or pork tenderloin and remember these three tips for grilling succulent, juicy pork delights.

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A Nutritious Kickoff to Summer
By Sarah Koeninger

Ahh…summer; the days are longer, the temperature is warmer and the produce section of the grocery store is bursting with the color and fragrance of succulent and plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables. The sunshine season begins (officially) on Saturday, June 21st though if you ask any student ‘summer’ begins as soon as that last bell rings or when that last exam has been taken, regardless of date. Regardless of how you define summer, the celebration of this season focuses on relaxation and enjoying the time to breathe deeply as the birds sing, the crickets chirp and butterflies and green leaves add a bit of decoration to the landscape. What better way to do this than to allow Simple Truth® to assist with all your summer shindigs regardless of how formal or low key they are?

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Go Organic with Homemade Pet Treats
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Do you spoil your pet?  Most of us do.   Often our pets become like a member of the family.  They have a name, special place to sleep, routine, show us affection and like to eat certain items.   My dog is now 14 years old and still greets me with bright eyes and a wagging tail in anticipation of treats.  Our pets show us unconditional love and protection.  They lift our spirits and always listen to stories of our day.  Shouldn’t we treat them to some homemade, organic treats?

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