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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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Tags: Simple Truth, BBQ, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Vegetarian BBQ, Vegetarian Barbecue
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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Tags: Simple Truth, Simple Truth Yogurt Bars, Simple Truth Products, Yogurt Bars, Summer Recipes, Summer Slim-down
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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Tags: Picnic, Summer Pinic, Simple Truth, Simple Truth Recipes, Summer Recipes, Picnic ideas, Picnic recipes
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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Tags: Quinoa, Quinoa recipes, Simple Truth, Simple Truth Recipes, Ways to eat quinoa, Benefits of quinoa, Quinoa benefits, Simple Truth Quinoa
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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Tags: Summer, Healthy
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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Tags: Recipes
Repurposing and Reusing Simple Truth Packaging
By Molly McBride, RD, LD – Kroger C|c Corporate Dietitian
April 22, 2014

We love making the most of our diet and lifestyle with the help of Simple Truth, but using our favorite brand’s packaging is an added bonus!  From glass jars, to plastic cases, bags, and bottles, to cardboard trays, boxes, and cartons, here are some tips for getting the most out of your clean packaging with that little green circle.

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Tags: recycle, reuse, reduce, Simple Truth, food packaging, organic, Earth Day
Naturally Green Foods
Naturally Green Foods
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
March 25, 2014

Are you going green? Do you eat green foods? Are you being earth friendly? We can help you.

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Tags: Green, Natural, Tips, Sustainable, Superfoods
Moooove Over Meat: Simple Truth Vegetarian Cooking
Moooove Over Meat: Simple Truth Vegetarian Cooking
By Sarah Koeninger, RD LD, Dietitian Supervisor, Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
March 18, 2014

Have you recently had a meatless meal? Did you realize it at the time? What about your parents or grandparents — do you think they would have chosen to eat a meatless meal out of preference and not necessity? Chances are you may have decided to eat certain foods because they are vegetarian, but people in previous generations ate meatless meals only out of necessity. Families tended to be bigger, so diets were made up of foods that would go a longer way. In addition, modern-day amenities such as refrigeration have come a long way in the last couple of decades.

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Tags: Vegetarian, Tips, Meatless, Veggie
A Chip Off the Ol' Potato
A Chip Off the Ol' Potato
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
March 14, 2014

Love potato chips but want a healthier, fresher option? Create your own with just a basic potato, a microwave (or oven) and a dash of seasoning. It is amazing how simple and addictive these homemade chips are. Using the microwave or oven allows us to skip using a vat of hot oil, which can pop, splat, burn and add unnecessary calories.

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Tags: Potato, Organic, Homemade, Chips