Monthly Archives: March 2016

Prepare Your Pantry!

Food storage can be overwhelming. Knowing what to buy can be difficult and buying items you will use before their “best by” can be especially challenging.

Here are a few tips to help you with your food storage:

  • It’s recommended you have the food staples—like flour, sugar, eggs, oats and dried milk for cooking and baking. Be sure to get these in dried or canned packages for long-term storage. We have a great variety of Auguson Farms and Western Family canned products that are perfect for you food storage needs. Plus, the case lot sale provides the best pricing of the year on many of your favorites.!
  • Be practical and buy foods you already eat. Don’t forget your canned or frozen fruits and veggies.
  • Rotate items from your food storage, checking expiration dates. It is recommended you use items from food storage to keep items from going to waste. Check and rotate each month to be sure you’re not letting good food go bad.
  • Become familiar with the food storage items you buy and have recipes that use those ingredients. (This will also help with food storage rotation.)
  • If you put foods such as rice, flower, sugar, etc. in other containers make sure you label them with when they were purchased and when they expire.
  • If possible, keep your storage in a place like a basement that has minimal light, moisture and heat. It’s recommended that food storage is kept at 70 degrees or cooler.

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Our case lot sale is a great opportunity to stockpile canned goods for emergencies and food storage. But don’t get stuck thinking canned goods can’t be used to create fresh, delicious and healthy meals. Canned goods mixed with other fresh ingredients are perfect for quick and easy meals your family will love. Here are five ways to use canned case lot items in your everyday cooking.

  1. Top your pizza with canned fruits or vegetables. Canned pineapple and olives are the perfect pizza toppings. Don’t forget to keep canned tomato sauce on hand for your pizza sauce.
  2. Keep canned beans and corn on hand to throw in soups, and salads. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber and will make any meal feel heartier. Corn adds instant flavor and crunch to any dish.
  3. Canned tomatoes are a must have on your pantry shelves. Canned tomatoes are delicious in salsa, soups, pastas and sauces. Try adding diced tomatoes to plain tomato sauce for a tasty pasta sauce.
  4. Canned peaches and other fruits are perfect for fruit salad, and even tastier mixed into yogurt or muffins. Try making a fruit syrup and serving over waffles or pancakes.
  5. Soups and broths are the perfect pantry partner because they are always ready to go. Chicken and beef broth are a staple in many soups and sauces. Canned soups are used in many recipes to add flavor and save time.

 

 

Don’t Fear The Fat!

When many of us hear the words “high in fat” we automatically tell ourselves to steer clear. Especially when the high in fat item is a green fruit. Why would we waste fat and calories on something green when we could save it for brownies? Avocados are a different story.

 Although 77 percent of calories in an avocado come from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods, avocados are considered a superfood and extremely healthy. The fat in  avocados comes from monounsaturated fat which is good fat that is naturally sodium and cholesterol free. This fat is very similar to the fat in olive oil. The fat in avocados is heart healthy fat and a very important component to our diet. A serving of avocado contains 7 grams of fiber and more potassium than a banana. Avocados also contain nutrients such as oleic acid, lutein, folate, vitamin E and glutathione.

 STOP fearing the fat and embrace avocado as a staple in your diet. Avocados are a great substation to fat laden dips, spreads, and recipes that are loaded with saturated fat. Try skipping the mayo on your sandwich and spread a layer of avocado instead. It will give it a flavor boost that your kids will love! Next game day, switch out your go to dip, packed with sodium and saturated fat, for a creamy and delicious bowl of guacamole.

When choosing an avocado you must know when you intend to eat it. Ripe avocados that yield to gentle pressure should be eaten within a day or two. Unripe, firm or green fruit can take four to five days to ripen at room temperature.

Kid friendly tip: Avocados soft texture makes them great for babies and kids. Try spreading avocado on toast or on top of eggs for a fun twist kids will love.

Win a Dazzling Disney Getaway!

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Do you want the chance to experience the magic of Disney?

Coca-Cola® and Disney® are teaming up to give away a dazzling getaway to the Disneyland© Resort Diamond Celebration.

Each time you purchase $15 of Coca-Cola® products in a single transaction with your rewards account between March 28, 2016 and May 1, 2016  you’ll automatically earn an entry. At checkout, give the cashier your rewards account phone number so you will be entered to win.

The prizes will be as follows:

Two (2) Grand Prizes: Each Grand Prize Winner will receive a 3-Day/2-Night vacation package (each a “Vacation Package”) for up to four (4) persons for winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guests”) to the

2 Grand Prizes

Disneyland® 3 Day Resort Vacation for 4

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • (4) 3-day tickets (1 park per day)
  • Airfare and transfers

10 First Prizes

$60 Disney® Gift Card

No purchase necessary. To read promotion Terms and Conditions, click here.

Grocery shopping just got easier!

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Grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier!

We are excited to introduce Lin’s To Go, our new online grocery shopping service that allows you to shop for groceries from the comfort of wherever and from any device.  Simply log on, shop and choose a time that works for you for in-store or curbside pickup and then relax… let us do the shopping.

Because we know that getting to the store can sometimes be a chore and life has so many other demands we are excited to provide this new service that allows you to do more of the things you love.  Now you can shop for groceries while you are waiting to pick the kids up from soccer practice or even while relaxing poolside.  The possibilities are endless.  To make shopping more convenient, Lin’s has partnered with Rosie to bring you this new online shopping channel.  It allows you can browse the same selection of items online as you would find in-store, add notes or special requests and your personal shopper will make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Our shoppers are well trained and will only pick the best of the best as they shop your list assuring only the highest quality and longest expiration dates are chosen.  Plus, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on everything you purchase using Lin’s To Go.  Once you are logged into your Lin’s To Go account, you can also link your PLUS account to earn points online and still take advantage of all the great PLUS offers, including digital coupons!  So what are you waiting for?  Visit linsgrocery.com/togo today and get shoppin’

Lin’s To Go is currently available at our East St. George location, 2928 E Mall Drive, St. George, UT and is coming soon to our other locations!

Citrus Glazed Ham

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Easter Sunday is less than a week away. It is the perfect time of year to get outside, enjoy the springtime weather, and surround yourself with food, family and friends. Your family will be delighted to see this delicious Citrus Glazed Ham at the center of the Easter dinner table. Watch the Six Sisters video tutorial below to see how easy it is to make. Click here for the simple and sweet recipe.

Win the Ultimate Race Day Experience

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Celebrate this summer at the race track. Nothing says summer like sun shining, cars racing and hot dog eating.  Get ready for a chance to experience the race day of a lifetime.

Enter to win the ultimate race day experience with purchase of three or more Smithfield products using your rewards phone number from March 20-April 30,2016. For additional entries visit afsracewithroyalty.com.

One grand prize winner will be selected and awarded a VIP race experience, gift cards for travel and race tickets and a meet and greet. Five first place prizes of Smithfield racing coolers will also be awarded.

Click here to see full promotion terms.

Build a Better Easter Basket

For a long time, Easter baskets have played an important role in the celebration of Easter. Spring has always been a time for rebirth and renewal and Easter baskets have become a way to celebrate that. Legend says the fertility goddess Eostre carried a basket of eggs. Thus, Easter baskets signify new life, rebirth and renewal. No matter its origins, Easter baskets have come to mean excitement and happiness on Easter morning. Building an Easter basket your child is sure to love shouldn’t be a daunting task. Here’s five things that will make a perfect Easter basket.

Something Sweet: Every Easter basket needs treats. Marshmallow chicks, chocolate eggs, and bunny shaped candies help us celebrate Easter. Chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, sweet, or tart. Whatever treat you and your family love, we’ve got it.

Something Soft: Think cuddly stuffed animal or soft and warm blanket.

Something Fun: Try a board game, coloring books, sports equipment or sand pails. Your kid will love something that lasts long after Easter is over.

Something Useful: Treats and toys are fun, but try adding something your children actually need. Throw in a toothbrush, socks, school supplies, or something else your kid needs.

Something Healthy: Treats are fun, but odds are they are going to get plenty of sweets on Easter, try to balance out the sweets with something healthy. Throw in some apples, oranges or healthy granola bars. Your child will thank you when they don’t have a stomach ache.