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Feb 21 2018
Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey
By Ashley Martinez MFN, RDN, LD

Maybe you’ve heard of Manuka honey, maybe you haven’t but what you should know is its nutritious profile is making a name for itself. This honey has been coasting the food trend high rise for a few years now but there’s more to it than just that. Most of us have used honey in some capacity, but did you know the type of honey you choose can reap additional health benefits?  Let’s dive into the “stickiness” of the Manuka to learn more. 

Jan 12 2018
Cleanses: What Are They and Do They Work?
Cleanses: What Are They and Do They Work?
By Molly McBride, RD, LD, Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

In our instant-gratification, fast-results and low-patience society (we’re guilty too), quick fixes sound awfully appealing. Between trying to keep up with life and the hassles sometimes involved with it, we may spread ourselves too thin. We know what we should and should not be eating (for the most part), that we need to be exercising and that we must always pay attention to our health. When faced with another time crunch or the allure of a “jump-start” to our health, an easy nutrition solution feels like the answer … welcome, “cleanses.” What are they all about? Are they as life changing as the ads and media suggest? Find out here.

Apr 1 2014
No Fooling!
No Fooling!
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Ever had an “April’s Fool” joke played on you?   Most of us have.   Now is the time to turn the tables.  You can surprise family and friends with recipes that contain creative ingredients.   They may never know the moist chocolate cake they are enjoying actually has green tomatoes in it… unless, of course you tell them.   Personally, I like to have fun with people guessing the “secret ingredient”   after they have eaten some of it.

Jan 27 2014
Chia Seeds 101
Chia Seeds 101

Loaded with filling fiber, bone-building calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fats, these ancient seeds are well deserving of their recent superfood status. Chia seeds are basically tasteless, making them a terrific addition to your morning bowl of oats or lunchtime salad. When combined with liquid, these super absorbent seeds develop a gelatinous texture that’s perfect for pudding and smoothies. And get this--unlike flaxseed, chia seeds don’t have to be ground prior to eating in order to reap all the health benefits! Here are ten easy ways to get your daily dose of this tiny nutritional powerhouse.

Jan 23 2014
Coconut Oil 101
Coconut Oil 101

Unrefined, virgin coconut oil in all its rich and creamy glory has been quite the trendy fat source ever since hitting the shelves. Whether you use it to tame those luscious locks, remove eye makeup or sauté your favorite veggies, its mild, subtlety sweet and nutty flavor is sure to satisfy. Coconut oil is extremely high in lauric acid, a saturated fat categorized as a medium-chain fatty acid. Unlike the saturated fats in animal products like butter, evidence shows that coconut oil may have a neutral and even beneficial effect on cholesterol levels! Furthermore, because this superstar oil contains a variety of plant nutrients, it’s also loaded with antioxidants. Hit the tropics with one of these unique ways to use this versatile oil today.

Nov 6 2013
Food Preservation with Simple Truth
Food Preservation with Simple Truth
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Ever take photos to capture a special moment? Most of us have. That way, when we look to those images, we can reflect on the joy that was preserved. I tend to take photos but not print them out. I know they’re available if I should want them. My husband, on the other hand, also takes photos but prints them almost immediately. He’s great about sharing them with the people featured and keeping them organized by dates. You probably have established a pattern about taking photos, printing them, sharing and organizing them. The basic intent of the whole photo capturing activity is to help us preserve the special moments in our lives.

Oct 7 2013
The Smell of Bacon
The Smell of Bacon
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Who wants bacon? That was a question I didn’t even have to ask when I recently prepared some of the Simple Truth Uncured Bacon in our company’s Break Room. Just the smell of the bacon drifting down the hallway enticed people to stop by with hopes of getting a sample. What a big hit! The co-workers that tasted it were asking me, “Where do I get this?” “What’s the name of it?” ”How is it different?” You may have seen the recently released Simple Truth Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon and wondered if you should try it. My coworkers and I would say DEFINITELY! It’s a wonderful tasting product.

Jul 11 2013
Kale Is Calling You
Kale Is Calling You
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)

Have you been introduced to kale? If not, allow me to have the honor. I think you will soon be enjoying kale for many delicious, healthy meals as you become more acquainted with each other. You will embrace its bounty of nutrients, versatile styles of preparation and convenient availability.

May 25 2013
You're Grilling What...?
You're Grilling What...?

When you think of grilling you probably imagine hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe some steaks or mixed veggies. And while all of those things are delicious and perfect for grilling season, we want to explore some of the lesser-known grilling options, and we hope you will too.

Feb 19 2013
Do It Yourself Dressing
Do It Yourself Dressing

Bottled salad dressings can be full of artificial preservatives, ingredients and colors. They also can be loaded with sodium and sugar (quite counter-intuitive if you’re trying to make healthy food choices). Luckily, creating your own dressing at home is simple and easy!