Daily Dish the Nugget Markets blog

 
  1. Check Out these Late Summer Gems

    Local Summer Squash

    August 29, 2015

    We might be well into late summer, but the bounty of the season just keeps on coming in Northern California. Now is the perfect time to check out the local summer squash available in our produce department: we have yellow crookneck, zucchini and eightball varieties on hand that are super-delicious this time of year. 

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  2. Keep Your Child's Immune Strong

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    August 28, 2015

    What parent hasn’t struggled with their child being “sick again” and missing another day of school? Every year, children suffer from more colds than adults and have a myriad of other illness from flu to skin infections that make for numerous trips to the physician’s office.

    You can enhance your child’s ability to ward of colds, flu and more by including immune boosting foods along with some lifestyle changes. Here are the top four must-do’s to boost your child’s immune health...

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  3. Don’t Miss the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Breakfast Options from our Frozen Section

    August 27, 2015

    Back to school time might mean slightly more hectic mornings, but it shouldn’t mean skipping breakfast altogether in your rush to get out the door. Try some of our favorite quick-and-easy breakfast options from our frozen foods section to help keep your morning on track... 

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  4. Reduce Waste with Reusable Bags

    Fluf Lunch Bags and Snack Packs

    August 25, 2015

     Instead of sending your little ones to school with their afternoon meal in a paper bag or plastic baggie, try reducing waste this year with reusable options from Fluf. They make big lunch bags and snack packs using 100 percent certified organic cotton, which is pre-shrunk and machine washable. These bags are wipeable, rinseable and have a tested food-safe lining — and they’re also printed with low-impact, AZO-free dyes, meeting the highest safety standards. 

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  5. Oatmeal with berries

    Three Must Have Eats for Kids’ Breakfasts and Lunches

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    August 24, 2015

    As summertime bliss winds down, families are getting back into their Fall routines with school, homework, after-school activities and even eating. As you bring structure back into your lives, don’t forget that fueling your children with the right foods is crucial not only for their growth, brainpower and physical activities but setting the stage for good health later in life. 

    Here are must-have eats for your children to supply three crucial nutrients that most kids fall short on in their diets: fiber, protein and calcium. Make sure to include sources of these three “biggies” at breakfast and lunch.  

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  6. Guilt-Free Frozen Treat

    Arctic Zero Creamy Fit Frozen Dessert

    August 22, 2015

    Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt of eating dessert! Arctic Zero Creamy Fit Frozen Desserts average just 150 calories and offer a whopping 12 grams of protein per PINT.  Every flavor is made with simple and pure ingredients including purified water, whey protein, organic cane sugar and chicory root. You’ll feel like a kid again eating this shaved ice like treat!

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  7. Mastering the Art of the Salt

    Cooking with a Himalayan Salt Block

    August 21, 2015

    Have you ever tried cooking on a Himalayan Salt Block? It might seem intimidating, but once you master the technique, you’ll love the depth of flavor you can create — everything from thin cuts of meat to fish, vegetables and even desserts can be infused with a subtle saltiness using the block. If you’re new to salt block cooking, here’s a rundown of what you need to know.

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  8. Sustainability at Nugget Markets

    August 20, 2015

    At Nugget Markets, sustainability matters! During 2014 we diverted 4.8 million pounds of recyclables and reduced water consumption by more than 75%. This year we’re upping the ante. Our sustainability coordinator tells all in this video. 

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  9. Reducing our Use

    Nugget’s Water Conservation Program

    August 19, 2015

    While we’re all hoping that a strong “El Niño” winter will help end the current drought situation, in the heat of the summer it’s more important than ever that we all do our part to reduce our water use. We thought we should share with our guests some of the ways Nugget Markets has taken on the challenge of reducing our water consumption to conserve this precious resource.

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  10. Seasonal Salad

    Quinoa with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes from our Deli

    August 15, 2015

    Fresh grilled corn, sweet cherry tomatoes, a light and refreshing salad … perfect ingredients for a lovely summer meal. Enjoy the flavors of the season in our Quinoa Salad with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes, prepared fresh in our deli department by our in-house chefs. They start with organic quinoa cooked to perfection, then add sweet grilled corn and juicy cherry tomatoes to create a fresh salad, ripe with summer goodness.

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