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One Pot Meal: Pan Fried Gnocchi with Sausage and Sautéed Kale

Posted by , March 14th, 2016

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! With daylight savings upon us, the days will get longer allowing us more time to pack extra activities into our already busy lives. Read More »


Can a Registered Dietitian Help You?

Posted by , March 14th, 2016

Can a Registered Dietitian Help You?

It’s dinner time. You’ve just arrived home after a long day. So now you’re staring into your fridge, or maybe your pantry, and although it’s filled with all kinds of wonderful groceries, you’re still wondering – what am I going to make for dinner? How can I make it healthy? How can I make it fast? How can I make something that my whole family with enjoy?

Luckily, we have an answer. Why not visit a ShopRite Dietitian and get some ideas, help or assistance with your meal planning and recipes? They can work with you to schedule a FREE one-on-one counseling session to help create shopping lists, menus and recipe options that not only meet your dietary needs, but can help you achieve your health and nutrition goals.

Whether you want to lose weight, feel more energetic, eat healthier, or “lighten up” the traditional meals and snacks that you and your family enjoy, our team of nearly 120 dietitians are here at your disposal, ready and willing to help you (and your family) eat well and be happy.

Perhaps you are dealing with a specific medical condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular issues or high blood pressure, or perhaps you are just curious about buzz words such as “organics” or “gluten free” – our dietitians are happy to provide clarity. They’ll even go shopping with you to teach you how to read labels and understand what foods are best for you.

Plus, if you want to improve your cooking skills, each month our dietitians offer informational Culinary Classes (you can check out the schedule online at ShopRite.com), where you can learn to cook and then sample your creations right at the store, and even better, there’s no clean up afterwards.

These services don’t just stop at adults, they even work with kids! Our team of dietitians are available to do tours, scavenger hunts or other kinds of kid-friendly events all year round.

To find a dietitian near you, search our store locater HERE.  Plus, you can always check out your local retail dietitian events calendar (also available online at ShopRite.com), to see what programs and events are happening each month.


Recipe Renovations to Lighten Your Meals For Spring

Posted by , March 7th, 2016

Now that the weather has turned warmer and we’re about to trade in our bulky sweaters for lighter spring wardrobes, it’s also a good time to think about trading in our “bulky” winter recipes for “lighter” spring fare. There are so many simple ways to reduce the fat and calories in our diets without sacrificing flavor. Here are just a few:

  • Swap white flour for whole-wheat flour versions when it comes to pancakes, pasta, bagels and breads.

Take it one step further and switch (at least half) of the flour in cake and cookie recipes, and no one will even notice. Unlike whole-wheat flour, white flour is stripped of the bran and the germ of the wheat grain – robbing consumers of essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

  • Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt is an excellent substitute for sour cream in dips and sauces, as is unsweetened applesauce for butter and oil in most cake recipes. Blended herbs and spice mixes negate the need for salt in soups, salads and savory dishes. Evaporated skim milk can often be exchanged for heavy cream, and dates can replace white sugar to keep your snacks sweet without the spike in your blood sugar level.

Most dessert recipes will work just as well with less added sugar. So if your favorite cookie recipe calls for 1 cup white sugar, begin to reduce the amount by a ¼ cup, or thinking about adding a “baking-friendly” version of your favorite sweetener substitute.

  • Not ready to give up those familiar flavors? Try a festive frittata with low-fat cottage cheese and reduced-fat sour cream. Or make kid-friendly lasagna cups with part-skim ricotta cheese and ground turkey instead of ground beef.

Subbing skim milk for whole milk, which is higher in saturated fats, is perhaps one of the easiest exchanges you can make.

There are lots of easy and creative ingredient swaps that will make meals healthier and leave us feeling as light and bright as a warm spring afternoon. Ask your local ShopRite dietitian for more ideas on how to make your favorite foods healthier without any drastic differences in taste, or visit us at ShopRite.com to get more information.

Recipe Renovations to Lighten Your Meals For Spring

Low Fat Bran Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Calamut baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups Post 100% Bran cereal
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% reduced fat milk
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup applesauce

 Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in large bowl.
  3. Mix cereal, milk and sugar in another bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in egg and applesauce. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.)
  5. Spoon batter into muffin pan which has been sprayed with no stick cooking spray, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  6. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

How My Slow Cooker Saved My Sanity

Posted by , March 2nd, 2016

In late October, my microwave broke. I use my microwave heavily, for everything from thawing meat that I forgot to pull out of the freezer, to cooking rice or oatmeal or steamed veggies, to reheating leftovers. My kids play multiple sports, my husband and I joined an adult soccer league, and we’re busy with work and family, so FAST is imperative when it comes to meals in our house. Read More »


GETTING YOUR KIDS TO EAT HEALTHY. (Yes, it can be done!)

Posted by , March 1st, 2016

It’s never too early to encourage your children to have good eating habits. And guess what else? It’s never too late. So whether your kids are toddlers, teens, or somewhere in between, getting even your pickiest eater to enjoy more fruits and veggies with their meals doesn’t have to be a chore – in fact, it can be fun! Here are some tips to get your brood excited about eating healthy foods!

GET THEM INVOLVED
Kids are way more likely to eat whatever it is they spend time making. While you should be sure to involve them in age-appropriate tasks, kids love chopping, cutting, kneading, mashing and peeling – the more colorful or “strange” the fruit or vegetable, the better. Even the littlest helper can drop ingredients into a blender and press the “puree” button to make a cool-colored smoothie that might be healthier than they know!

GET INVENTIVE
The fruit and vegetable aisles at ShopRite are filled with produce items that have been gathered from nearly every corner of the globe. Don’t shy away from those exotic looking fruit and veggies, instead try something new! Most kids love playing the “game” of selecting a “mysterious” fruit while shopping in the aisles, and then experiment with it at home.

GET CREATIVE!
Most kids love “making” things – so let them get creative with foods that practically beg for toppings such as pizza (start with whole wheat dough and sauce, let them top it with whatever they like). For youngsters with a sweet tooth, why not start with a healthy yogurt, then give the kids the option to mix in some granola, fruits and all sorts of chopped up nuts.

This blog was provided by Diana Fransis, Retail Dietitian Supervisor at ShopRite. For more ideas and great healthy recipes to share with your kids, please visit ShopRite.com or stop in and speak with your local in-store retail dietitian.


Chicken Soup for the Hurried

Posted by , February 25th, 2016

If I made a resolution for the new year—which I did, vaguely— it involved both being in less of a hurry, and less prone to dawdling. The complete opposite of each other, but relating to the same question: where did the time go? I’m looking at you, Instagram and Election 2016…  Read More »


Greetings From “The Cook!”

Posted by , February 25th, 2016

Hello, Pot Luck-ers! I am so excited to join the Shop Rite Pot Luck family! Let me introduce myself: My name is Brie and I am a wife, mother, and writer at {…a breezy life} who currently calls Collingswood, NJ home. Read More »


Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Potato Hash

Posted by , February 24th, 2016

I’m a big fan of not doing dishes. Well. I’m not a fan of leaving dishes in the sink, either. So, I guess I should say that I’m a big fan of not doing a lot of dishes, which is why I adore one dish dinners. Minimal clean-up. Minimal multi-tasking and alternating attention between skillets on the stove. Pass. Shoot. Score. Read More »


Deal Me In!

Posted by , February 19th, 2016


Coupon Cheryl explains ShopRite’s FREE Holiday Dinner Favorite Promotion

If there’s anything I love more than getting a deal, it’s getting two deals at the same time! Right now, while you’re saving a ton downloading digital coupons during our Big Brand Bash sale, you can also accrue Price Plus Club Card points toward a FREE Holiday Dinner Fave!

You know about ShopRite’s spring Holiday Dinner promotion, right? It works just like the one around Thanksgiving. Here’s the scoop.

Spend $400 between Feb. 14 and March 26 to qualify for a FREE ham, frozen turkey or frozen lasagna, or get the equivalent savings-per-lb. toward a similar purchase. (See below for product specifics.)

Big Brand Bash purchases count! So savings lead to more savings, yay! Remember, Big Brand Bash lasts through Feb. 27.

Orders picked up or delivered via ShopRite From Home during the designated time period count the same as all in-store purchases, which means you can earn points without ever leaving your house.

There are no receipts to save. Hand the cashier your Price Plus Club Card, and ShopRite’s registers keep a running total of your purchases. Note that you must use the same Price Plus Club Card every time you shop to accumulate points. Also note that there is a limit of 1 free item per family.

Don’t have a Price Plus Club Card? No problem! You’ve got plenty of time to bank points. Click here to enroll: https://secure.shoprite.com/User/Register/3601

Want to know when you qualify for your free fave? You’ll see your total at the bottom of your receipt.

When you’ve reached the purchase requirement, ShopRite’s registers automatically deduct the cost of the free or reduced-price item. Easy-peasy.

The best part? ShopRite’s Customer Care experts at 1-800-ShopRite can answer any questions you may have. Things couldn’t be simpler. By March 26, the FREE Holiday Meal Favorite will be your favorite, too.

Did You Know: Many local ShopRites have their own Facebook page. Like it to keep up on everything your store has in store for you: sales, new products, Dietitian tips, Pharmacy news, pretty Bakery and Floral pics, community events, tastings, Culinary Workshops, you name it! Click here to see if your store is FaceBooking to stay in the loop: http://www.shoprite.com/facebook-pages/.

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Product Specifics
Spend $400 by March 26 for a

FREE Shank Half Cook’s Smoked Ham or 5-lb Hormel Black Label Canned Ham

Or save $1.79 lb. off any other smoked ham

Or get Cook’s Spiral Sliced Ham for .99 per lb. or Butt Half Cook’s Smoked Ham for .10 per lb.

FREE ShopRite Frozen All Natural Hen Turkey (10 – 14 lb. average), ShopRite Frozen Grade A or Shady Brook Turkey Breast (6 – 9 lb. average), or Kosher Frozen Roasting Chicken (5 lb. average)

Or save $1.49 per lb. off any Kosher Hen Turkey up to 14 lbs., fresh or frozen

Or save $1.49 lb. off Tur-duc-hen, 15 lb. frozen

FREE Family-Size Stouffer’s Lasagna, any variety, frozen, 90 to 96 oz

FREE Tofurky, frozen, 56 oz.


Valentine’s Day Dog Treats

Posted by , February 12th, 2016

Hi there pet lovers – Bella here! No matter what your relationship status is, your pup is always there to be your loyal Valentine.

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There will be tons of sweet treats lying around this weekend, so please keep your pets’ safety in mind. You probably know that chocolate is bad for dogs – it can cause abnormally high heart rhythms – but did you know that baking chocolate is extra toxic? Whether you’re in the kitchen whipping up cupcakes for the kids, or bringing home hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries from your local ShopRite, be sure any people treats are out of your dogs’ reach!

But not to pout, you can still spoil your fur babies with drool-worthy Valentine’s treats. Try this quick & easy Dog-Tested, Pet Parent-Approved peanut butter dog treats recipe, made with ingredients you may already have in your pantry.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe
Ingredients:
4 Cups Flour
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
¾ Cup Peanut Butter
¼ Cup Sweet Potato Puree
1 Cup Skim Milk
1 Cup Water

Instructions:
1.) Mix wet ingredients (water, skim milk, peanut butter, sweet potato puree) in a large bowl
2.) In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder)
3.) Add dry mixture to wet mixture – combine well
4.) Drop dollops of mixture onto baking sheet – or use cookie cutters to create your favorite shapes!
5.) Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes
6.) Give to your dog to enjoy!

Making homemade dog biscuits

My life would be rufffff without my family, so I’ll be giving extras cuddles and kisses to Mom & Dad this Sunday. How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet? Share your stories with me on social media with #ShopRiteBella!

Bella

P.S. Thanks to our furrrrr-ends at Bing’s Barkin’ Bakery for the puppy-safe recipe!


About Potluck

Welcome to Potluck, where everyone brings something to the table!

Potluck is a community of bloggers who all have one common interest- a love of food! These bloggers are chomping at the bit to share their thoughts, recipes, giveaways and reviews on ShopRite’s private label brand products. Read More

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ShopRite provides POTLUCK™ bloggers with free products, offers and services for the bloggers to review.

Current Potluckers

The Potluck panel consists of foodies who have combined their passion for food, cooking and blogging onto one place. Get to know these at-home cooks who are hungry to enhance their cooking skills and expand their knowledge of food!