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"Healthy New You!" Health & Wellness Event at all Meijer stores!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

11am-2pm

 

  • Food samples of healthy breakfast solutions  
  • FREE Meijer Healthy Living Naturally booklet containing information on ideas for healthy eating, recipes, Q/A on stop smoking and exercise tips
  • Pharmacy will be providing information on ways to stop smoking
  • FREE trial size VitaMelts Dietary Supplements 

 

Healthy New You - Food Trends 2014

 Gluten Free will continue to trend in 2014.

  • Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. 
  • Those with Celiac Disease (1 in 100 worldwide) cannot tolerate Gluten – it creates antibodies that attack the small intestine.
  • Many people are being diagnosed with a "gluten-sensitivity" and countless others are doing it voluntarily for proposed health benefits.
  • Gluten-free produces are not necessarily healthier and may even contain more added sugar/fat than traditional products.
  • Meijer has many gluten-free products. Look for GF symbol.
  • Recipes: Asian Stir-fry with Chicken
  • Simple, Healthy, and Affordable still is big with consumers.

 Some predict Cauliflower will be the new Kale.

  • Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C and K
  • The more you cook cauliflower, the more the sulfur compounds are pronounced.
  • Creative ways to use cauliflower – mashed "potatoes", pizza crust, "egg" salad
  • Simple, Healthy, and Affordable still is big with consumers.
  • Recipe: Cauliflower Buffalo "Wings" – great for the big game

 Juices with a combination of ingredients for maximum nutrition are increasing in popularity. Juice section of stores is growing!

  • Americans are looking for easy ways to get good nutrition. Simple, Healthy, and Affordable still is big with consumers.
  • Display some juice options from Meijer
  • More juices with power greens like kale, swiss chard, spinach, etc
  • More healthy fats in juices like flax seeds, chia seeds, avocado, nuts
  • Recipe: The Beauty Blast from Nutribullet

Easy Asian Stir-Fry with Chicken

4 servings

 Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • 1 package chicken or leftover chicken
  • 1 package (12 ounce) DOLE® Chopped Asian Blend Salad
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

 Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.  Add chicken, cook until internal temperature of 165 reached.  Add salad; stir 2 minutes or until cabbage has wilted and snap peas are bright green.
  2. 2.      Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic salt and crushed red pepper flakes.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Garnish with toasted seeds, if desired. 
  3. 3.      Serve over rice or noodles (gluten free noodles available at Meijer) or serve over Roasted Spaghetti Squash "Noodles" for a gluten-free meal. 

 Recipe adapted from www.Dole.com 

 Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 230, Fat 9g, Carbohydrate 8g, Fiber 3g, Protein 29g

Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"

12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup favorite Buffalo Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or oil, optional
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour (use almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ounce Blue cheese crumbles, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop the head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, flour, and garlic powder. Allow to sit a few minutes before adding the cauliflower.
  3. Toss the bite-sized pieces of cauliflower in the milk mixture. Shake off the excess batter and place on a baking sheet prepared with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for 17 minutes.
  4. While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the buffalo sauce. You can use sauce as is, or add 1 tablespoon butter or oil for a milder flavor.
  5. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss in the buffalo sauce. Place the florets back on the baking sheet and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Cool slightly and top with blue cheese crumbles, if desired.
  7.  Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 75, Fat 1g, Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 2g, Protein 4g

The Beauty Blast

1 serving

 Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls swiss chard, or other greens
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 12 cashews

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in Nutribullet. Fill to the max line with spring water.
  2. Extract and enjoy.

Recipe from www.nutribullet.com   

Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 275, Fat 10g, Carbohydrate 40g, Fiber 7g, Protein 7g