It's Heart Month ~ Are You Marketing Your Grocery Store Services? Cindy's Note In late December 2015, I jumped on a great marketing opportunity by agreeing to do a recorded interview by Annette Hottenstein, MS, RD from The Food Sommelier. The title of the podcast was ‘What’s in Your Grocery Bag?’ After the fun interview, Annette sent me the electronic link to the edited podcast and I was able to post it to my website and social media. I’m now thinking of using this podcast to pitch myself to a local radio station or two. I’ll get back to you on that. My point is that marketing comes in … [Read more...] about Nutrition Pros & Grocery Store Success – February 2016
It's a New Year! Will you Get Serious about Adding the Grocery Store to Your Services? Happy New Year! Cindy's Note Everyone’s talking about food – in the elementary school car pool line, in the gym, in the – GROCERY STORE! It would be a shame for you to miss out on the January opportunity to add grocery store education to your services. So, please take a look at my blog explaining how I can help you get the process started. Extras Grocery Store Tour Tidbits to Include on Your Tours during January: Citrus fruits are a ‘must-have’ so try … [Read more...] about Nutrition Pros & Grocery Store Success – January 2016
Soup is Healthy Comfort Food In the winter, or anytime, homemade soup is hard to beat. For decades now, I've been a lover of soup and have spent many happy hours in my kitchen making soup. Of course, I've also spent many meals enjoying soup's amazing flavors. Comfort food is different for everyone and, for me, homemade soup is easily #1. Read my tips for getting organized in your kitchen to make homemade soup. You can do this! Easy, Creamy Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup Remember: Ingredients and amounts in a recipe are what go onto your grocery shopping list! Makes 4-6 … [Read more...] about Easy, Creamy Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup
What's in Your Grocery Bag for the New Year? This is a question I like to ask when I offer fun nutrition programs to people around my community. After a pause, I usually hear confident answers like fruits and vegetables! OK, that's a great start for everyone's grocery bag. But, don't stop there. Take some time to think about how your bag reflects balance, variety and moderation. These are smart things to ponder, too. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean meat, poultry, fish, nuts, seeds. It all adds up to a top-notch grocery bag for energizing your personal nutrition! What's in … [Read more...] about What’s in Your Grocery Bag for the New Year?
Holiday grocery carts come in all varieties. If you look into mine, though, you will see pretty much what's in the picture at the left. Here are 7 foods I adore at this time of the year and why I think they belong in your grocery cart, too. 7 Favorite Holiday Foods for Your Grocery Cart Fresh Pomegranates: These amazing fruits are only available in American grocery stores from November through January. They add a festive pop to your holiday salad or grain dish, or eat a generous handful on top of your plain yogurt along with crunchy granola. Really yum. Fresh Citrus: Tangerines, … [Read more...] about 7 Favorite Holiday Foods For Your Grocery Cart!
The Best Summer Dinners get you in-and-out of the kitchen! In the summer, I'm a big believer in getting myself and my family fed and then moving on to other fun stuff like gardening, bicycling around the neighborhood or taking a dip in the pool. Getting in-and-out of the kitchen quickly is definitely my plan. This can be challenging, though, so here are 5 summer dinners ideas for you to try. 1. Stacked-up Summer Dinner: This is fun to do and filling. Get out what you have on hand and stack it up! I like a stack like the one pictured here: salad greens, leftover cooked chicken, … [Read more...] about Summer Dinners!