Ever notice when you go to a party where they are serving beautifully arranged raw or roasted fruits and veggies that those healthier, delicious options go just as fast—or faster—than the other choices? Welcome to health and wellness at the holidays! Though we might think of the holidays as a time to over-indulge, let’s not [...]
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Part of the anticipation and tradition of the holidays is wrapped in food. And yet, each year so many of us put our favorite holiday foods on the naughty list, and feel nothing but guilt when we look at them. So this year while you’re busy creating a holiday health and wellness plan, ask yourself, [...]
Does it sometimes feel like Groundhog Day for you because you find yourself asking this same question most days of the week? Here are four ways to feel confident in your answer! 1. Embrace your favorite food/meal/recipe. If you like something that’s a better choice, like honey crisp apples in the fall, stock up and [...]
With the busy school year back in full swing, it can feel like there’s no time for anything! But the good news is, with a little planning, there is time to make balanced choices to get us through the day with the nutrient rich foods we need. We all want to help our families (and [...]
In today’s fast-paced world, all too often grocery shopping is relegated to mindless options within arm's reach, leaving us too rushed to stop and smell the produce, so to speak. But when time allows, I like to explore and enjoy every second of what I like to call an IGA Hometown Proud treasure hunt. Like [...]
When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? Most of us get into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage, when someone leaves cake or other food [...]
Who would ever say they aren’t interested in eating better? No one, that’s who. Who only purchases healthier foods every time they eat? Very few people, that’s who. Reconciling our taste buds and our brains can sometimes be a bit of a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. How do you end the battle? [...]
Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. What happens when what we [...]
Your food shopping experience doesn’t stop when leave your Hometown Proud IGA. It goes on into the home, where you have to unload the groceries, promptly refrigerate or freeze items that need cold storage, and put away canned and dried goods. But you know how that goes. When you’re busy, tired, or distracted, even the [...]
Eat before you go grocery shopping. Make a list before heading to the store. Read the ad to plan ahead. When it comes to shopping for food, these are tips that surface time and time again. And while they are certainly helpful, all is not lost if you happen to miss one or more of [...]