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Jan 15 2014
The Low-Down on Fiber
The Low-Down on Fiber
By Molly McBride, RD, LD, Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

All hail fiber: the nutrient so many health professionals, media, magazines, and even friends and family tout as being the one part of our diets that we should always be working on. So, what is fiber all about? Where does it originate, how do we identify different types, how much should we be getting and why, and how can it fit nicely into our diets? Read along and increase your belief in the powers of fiber.

Jan 13 2014
Simple Truth Fully Cooked Frozen Chicken
Simple Truth Fully Cooked Frozen Chicken
By Sarah Koeninger, RD LD, Dietitian Supervisor, Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Have you ever gotten home after a long day dreading the question, “What’s for dinner?” Often the last thing you want to do is preheat the oven for some semblance of a “homemade” meal. Perhaps you don’t want to stop somewhere and grab a bite, knowing the financial cost and health cost with regular meals from “outside your home.” Simple Truth can help you eat at home without all the extra work of starting from scratch.

Jan 6 2014
Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories or More from Foods
Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories or More from Foods
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Here are a few recipe ideas to help you cut the calories this season.

Jan 1 2014
Portions Vs. Servings
Portions Vs. Servings
By Kroger Customer Connect (C|c) Dietitian Team: Sarah Koeninger, Molly McBride, Karen Ilhardt

Is there really a difference between portion and serving size? YES! It’s important to know the difference when it comes to focusing on health and keeping that calorie count controlled. It’s especially important for people to be aware of their food consumption around the holidays. Our Dietitian and Home Economist Services teams at Kroger Customer Connect have joined forces to help provide some different perspectives on the topic of portions versus servings.

Dec 24 2013
Cooking with Parchment Paper
Cooking with Parchment Paper

Ever thought about cooking with parchment paper? Maybe you already have! Whether you’re new to the idea or a seasoned expert, here are a few quick tips to make the most of this unique cooking style.

Dec 19 2013
Simple Truth Side Dishes
Simple Truth Side Dishes
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

A holiday feast just wouldn’t be the same without the side dishes, the unsung heroes of any successful dinner. Here are eight delightful recipes perfect for any occasion.

Dec 16 2013
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gourmet Gift Baskets
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Oh, the joy of giving! Throughout the year, we’re given many opportunities to express our creativity and give personally selected gifts to the people we love. I enjoy creating themed gift collections, especially if I can include some of my homemade items.

Dec 3 2013
Pull Out the Brown Bags -- Simple Truth has Lunchmeat!
Pull Out the Brown Bags -- Simple Truth has Lunchmeat!
By Sarah Koeninger, RD LD, Dietitian Supervisor, Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Are you a lunchmeat lover? Perhaps you were as a child, pulling out your bologna and cheese sandwich or ham and cheese or turkey and cheese or roast beef — you get the idea. The possibilities were endless! Now you may look back and think, “I can’t believe I ate that!”

Nov 24 2013
Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

You may be thinking, “What is a Planned-Over?” I first heard that term about 10 years ago. Basically, it’s when we intentionally cook an extra quantity of food so we have it for future meals. It’s a creative term used to rid leftovers of their traditional bad image. It’s also a smart way to reduce energy and save cooking time for those “planned-over” meals. I’ve grown to love the concept and the term. When I say it in conversation, I usually get a puzzled look complete with the nose crinkle. Once the term is explained, the response is usually “Oh, that’s smart,” or “Oh, I do that too.”

Nov 19 2013
Holiday Food Prep Time Savers
Holiday Food Prep Time Savers

Thanksgiving is almost here. There will be plenty of food, plenty of dinner guests and plenty of thankfulness. But what’s one thing we need more of during the holiday season? Time! Preparing food is just one of the many tasks to keep in mind when prepping for a big holiday meal. Here are a few timesaving tips to keep you ahead of the curve this Turkey Day.