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  1. The Power of Plant-Base Proteins

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    July 28, 2015

    In today’s fast paced era eating protein is easy, thanks to protein powders! When made from real foods like eggs and milk (casein and whey), protein powders are convenient options to ensure your body gets what it needs. Lucky for us, the new focus on plant-based diet has brought many new plant protein sources to market. Simply blend a scoop into smoothies, hot cereals or soups. Most varieties of protein powders supply about 10 to 20 grams per scoop (about 20 to 40% of your Daily Value), perfect for counting as a “meal’s” worth of protein. 

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  2. Fancy Little Summer Cake

    July 27, 2015

    Ettore’s European Bakery celebrates summer with the Raspberry Lemon Cake Cup! Enjoy a delectable vanilla sponge cake filled with lemon curd, topped with raspberry mousse, a fresh raspberry and a white chocolate curl! This sweet cake cup along with Ettore's other cake cups, all of which are available in our bakery, make a wonderful alternative to traditional full-size cakes. Split one with a friend, or indulge in your own personal cake!  

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  3. Fresh Side for the Season

    Chef-prepared Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus from our Deli

    July 26, 2015

    When it comes to sides for summertime, we like dishes that are cool, refreshing, and packed full of the best produce of the season. That’s why the Chef-prepared Orzo Pasta Salad from our Deli department makes the perfect accompaniment to your summertime meal. We cook our organic orzo to a perfect al dente, and then we toss it with blanched asparagus, oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, mint and olive oil. All you need is a simply grilled protein source (we like a nice grilled chicken breast with lemon), and you have a complete summertime meal.

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  4. White Meat Wonder

    Slow-roasted Pork from our Deli

    July 25, 2015

    Flavored with cilantro and lime, the slow-roasted pork from our Deli department is cooked for 24 hours, resulting in fall-off-the-bone tenderness. This pork also comes packed with nutrients: a three-ounce serving supplies more than 20 percent of your daily need for protein, along with 30 percent of your daily need for the vitamin thiamin (B1).

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  5. Clean, Plant-Based Nutrition

    Vega Plant-Based Powders and Bars

    July 24, 2015

    Transitioning to a plant-based diet isn’t always easy, especially on a busy schedule — it can be hard to eat healthy when you’re always on the go. Vega plant-based nutritional supplements (powders and bars) help ease that burden with highly portable foods that fuel a healthy, active lifestyle (without the compromise that typically comes with “fast food”). Vega’s bars and nutritional shakes are vegan, free from dairy, soy and gluten, and contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.

    Get the dish on a few of our favorite Vega powders...

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  6. DIY Sports Massage Oils

    July 24, 2015

    Create the perfect customized blend of essential oils to help your tired, sore muscles and body relax. All you have to do is choose your favorite carrier oil (either light, like grapeseed or almond; medium, like jojoba; or heavy, such as apricot or olive) or an unscented lotion. Then select the essential oil(s) to include in massage oil. Since essential oils all have unique properties, our healthy living specialists have made note of a few favorites to consider when creating massage oils.

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  7. Q & A: Trinity Glecker, The Natural Athlete

    Vega Plant-Based Nutritional Supplements

    July 23, 2015

    Meet Trinity Glecker, Nugget Markets’ Vega representative and all-around awesome “natural athlete!” As an avid athlete, cyclist and roller-derby powerhouse, Trinity is committed to an exclusively plant-based diet, which makes her the perfect rep for Vega’s plant-based nutritional supplements. We picked Trinity’s brain to find out what it means to be a natural athlete and to learn how we can all incorporate more plant products and supplements into our diets to potentially improve athletic performance.

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  8. Happy National Ice Cream Day!

    Fresh To Market Ice Cream

    July 19, 2015

    No need to scream, we have 6 delicious varieties of Fresh To Market Ice Cream that will make celebrating #NationalIceCreamDay worth it! Can't decide which flavor? Make the ultimate ice cream cone using a scoop of each Fresh To Market flavor!

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  9. Health Notes from Dr. Liz: Micro Greens

    Basil, Cilantro, Kale, Rainbow Mix and Gold Pea Shoots

    July 18, 2015

    These tiny seedlings are BIG on health-boosting nutrition. Compared to the mature versions of kale, basil, cilantro and other greens, micro greens boast anywhere from twice to five times the levels of phytonutrients, which are believed to ward off age-related ailments such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and they’ve also been shown to protect heart and eye health. Use micro greens in salads, stuff them into sandwiches and wraps, or use them to top tacos — then sit back and enjoy the huge health benefits!

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  10. Oh La La!! French Cheese!

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    July 17, 2015

    There’s no doubt that French cheeses are lusciously delicious! But how can we rationalize their calories and fat?? According to researchers, eating French cheeses may help explain the “French Paradox,” which is the phenomenon in which the French experience lower cardiovascular rates than those of us in the US, despite their higher intake of saturated fats.

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