Monthly Archives: August 2019

Exciting website changes

Planning for and saving on your grocery shopping has never been easier. The Day’s team has been hard at work looking for ways to help you better use our website, digital ads and all the benefits and perks associated with them. Based on your feedback, we have made a variety of updates to each platform to help you have the best grocery shopping planning experience around.

At the heart of the improvements is the ability to use one username and password across each platform from the website, app, rewards and digital coupons and ad experience. This feature means no more trying to remember multiple usernames and passwords, saving you time and creating a better experience. Not only have we made signing in easy, we’ve improved aspects of all of our digital experiences.

 Websites

The first time you visit our updated website, you’ll need to re-register your current Day’s Deals account so it can be updated to the one username and one password program and our new website experience. Don’t worry! You won’t lose any of your Day’s Deals offers, credits or saved coupons as long as you use the same phone number connected to your original account. Once you log in, you can move from page to page without being asked to sign in again regardless if you’re checking your rewards or looking for coupons. This makes managing your Day’s Deals rewards account much easier. Once you are signed into the site, you can instantly see your special offers and other benefits of being a rewards member. The new digital coupons experience on our website is easier than ever to use and is tied directly to your account. Coupons are now organized by category. When we have special events at the store, we’ll create a separate category for those coupons, making it simple to find the coupons that matter most to you. To use our digital coupons, simply visit the Digital Coupons section of our website, select the coupons you want, save them and then go shopping. Every coupon you add to your account is automatically applied when you check out so you don’t’ have to remember to clip them and bring them with you.

Digital Ad

Our digital ad provides a new experience that is guaranteed to make shopping more enjoyable. Even more exciting, we’ve included the ability to easily view and add digital coupons right from the ad. Saving has never been easier. Look for the scissors on our ad items. That means we have additional savings for you. click on the item and add the digital coupon to your Day’s Deals account. Savings has never been easier.

More to Come Our journey does not end here. This is a major step for our company; however, we have many enhanced or new features planned for our digital experiences. Also, we will be working closely with our shoppers to help solve their grocery shopping needs.

Turkey Bacon

Fitting Bacon into Your Diet

Turkey bacon

From breakfast to burgers, maple doughnuts to bacon-wrapped just about anything…seems like there’s no shortage of opportunities to tantalize your taste buds with those savory, crispy, and greasy strips of BACON! But should you indulge? Will each bite of that chocolate-covered bacon effectively remove five years from your life expectancy? Is bacon a secret conspiracy to control the masses? Can bacon be enjoyed, like most any indulgence, in moderation (spoiler alert, it’s this one)?

Perhaps the biggest concern with bacon is the association between nitrite intake and cancer. Nitrites in cured meats like bacon, ham, pastrami, or hot dogs preserve flavor, give them an appealing pink color, and prevent bacterial growth. All good things. It gets complicated, however, when those nitrites are converted into nitrosamines, a potent carcinogen. Nitrosamines are formed when amines (part of protein) react with the nitrites used to cure the bacon. That reaction happens more readily at high heat (cue frying bacon sound). That’s why, of all the processed meats, bacon gets such a bad rap. Bacon is generally cooked at higher temperatures so often has higher levels of nitrosamines.

What about uncured bacons? You’ll see them on the shelves touting, “no nitrites added” or, “all natural.” Unfortunately they’re not the answer to our cured meat woes. Most of these products use celery powder. Celery is rich in nitrates (that’s nitrate with an A). To act as a preservative, however, the nitrates in the celery are converted to nitrites before being used to cure bacon. Nitrites from celery seem to form nitrosamines just as readily as sodium nitrite added to conventional bacons. There are truly nitrite-free bacons, however (read on for our recommendation). As for turkey bacon, we’ll be pitting the various bacon options in an epic cage match for breakfast domination on social media later this week.

What about USDA regulations? One glimmer of sunlight in the bleak nitrite storm engulfing bacon are the regulations imposed by the USDA, not only limiting the amount of nitrite that can be added to bacon but also requiring that certain curing methods more prone to nitrosamine formation also contain sodium ascorbate or sodium erythorbate (antioxidants shown to limit the formation of nitrosamines). Limit but not eliminate. And the effects may not apply to other carcinogenic byproducts of nitrites like notrosyl-haem. USDA regulations help, but they don’t completely eliminate the risk.

What’s to be done? Let’s put things in perspective. Eating two strips of bacon daily has been shown to increase the risk of gastrointestinal cancer by about eighteen percent. Cut that to two strips a week and your risk becomes much much smaller. Combine it with a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and your risk virtually disappears (studies have found those with low fruit and vegetable intake have the highest risk). You can also reduce the formation of nitrosamines by cooking your bacon at low temperatures (under 300° is ideal) for longer (may take up to twenty minutes on the stovetop for those crispy strips). Microwaving is also a good option that produces few nitrosamines and can speed up the cooking time to about five minutes.

Still worried about nitrites? Truly nitrite-free bacon is available in your butcher block. Try Daily’s natural bacon with no added sodium nitrite or celery powder. The bacon has a slightly grey cast but don’t let that scare you, it’s one of the most delicious bacons you’ll ever eat. Plus, the grey color is how you know it’s truly nitrite-free. You can also swap bacon for sausage (which are typically nitrite free) at some meals (vegetarian breakfast “meats” are also a great option with the added benefit of less fat and sodium).

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Food Club® Maple Bacon Doughnut

Maple bacon doughnut

Maple bacon doughnuts are the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Make your very own to finish off your National Bacon Day celebrations.

Ingredients:

1 can Food Club® Biscuits

1 12 oz. package Buckley Farms thick sliced bacon

1 large sauce pan full of vegetable oil

2 tbs. maple syrup

1 tbs. milk

2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Fry the bacon until crispy and crumble into small pieces and let cool.

Heat the oil to 350 degrees.

Separate the Food Club® biscuits and use a cookie cutter to remove the center. Fry each biscuit for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Remove from oil and let cool.

While the biscuits are cooling, mix the maple syrup, milk and powdered sugar together until it is a smooth glaze. Dip the top of each fried biscuit into the glaze and top with crumbled bacon.

Bacon crust pizza

Bacon Crust Pizza

Bacon crust pizza

What’s better than regular pizza? Pizza with a bacon crust. Celebrate National Bacon Day with this bacon weave crust pizza.

Ingredients:

10 oz. thick cut Buckley Farms bacon

1/4 cup Food Club® pizza sauce

1/2 cup Food Club® shredded mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup pepperoni

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees and cover sheet pan in foil.

Lay 6 pieces of bacon side by side and weave 5 slices through to make a rectangular base.

Bake bacon for 15 minutes until crispy.

Remove from oven and layer sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Bake until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven, slice, and enjoy!

Bacon gravy

Bacon Drippings

Though bacon is excellent on its own, we often forget about the extremely versatile drippings it leaves behind. Instead of discarding your bacon drippings, save them or use them immediately to enhance your favorite dishes. We have included our favorite ways to use bacon drippings below.

Instead of butter or oil, use bacon drippings to:

Grill grilled cheese

Saute veggies

Soften onions for a soup

Bake potatoes

Bake crackers

Gravy base

Back to School!

It’s crazy to think that summer is already closing in on us! Kids are heading back to school and the routines are starting to kick back in. Right now, you may be thinking (or stressing) about how you are going to fill their lunch boxes. As a mom, I worry if my kids will even eat the food that I pack for them. So, I want to make sure to offer them healthy options that I know they will love! I also want to make our mornings as easy as possible to get out of the front door. Here are a few tips and tricks that I do that can reduce the stress of packing lunches! 

  1. Buy in bulk. Why? So you aren’t having to run to the grocery store the night before school to get the items you need to pack. I really enjoy Kent’s Markets’ case lot sales during the school year! You can score on great lunch box items during that sale! 
  1. Organize. Make sure your pantry and refrigerator are well organized. I like to pre-fill bins with delicious and nutritious food options. This makes it easy to grab one item from each bin to pack. Food prep also falls in this category. This one is a life saver! I pick one day to prep my kids’ favorite fruits and vegetables for the week! This saves a lot of time in the mornings! Our favorite produce comes from Kent’s! I love that they have a produce guarantee! If it’s not fresh I can take it back to exchange it! 
  1. Make it fun! Go beyond the pb&j and try different things! One thing my kids love is when I make a “homemade lunchable”. The sky is the limit here! Mix it up each week with different meats and cheeses. And, try a variety of different crackers! It doesn’t take a lot of time or energy to create your own! I love checking Pinterest when I start to run low on fun ideas! Kent’s Market pins a lot of great ideas! Go give them a follow! 
  1. Shop ONLINE! Take advantage of grocery pick up! We all know how crazy the beginning of the school year can be! Save yourself some major time and shop from the convenience of your own home! One thing that I absolutely love about grocery shopping online is that I can keep a running list! Whenever I think of something that I need I will jump onto the Kent’s app and add what I need into my cart! Checking out and picking up is a breeze! This one is a no brainer!! 

I hope these tips are helpful to you! And, from one parent to another… here’s to surviving the school year. Good Luck! 

Case Lot is Coming!

It’s the best time to fill your pantry with deals by the dozen, including savings on the new Food Club brand.

Mark your calendars because case lot starts September 4th! 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.

Check back soon to see all the case lot deals for this season!

Make a Wish

During the month of August we have the incredible opportunity to help grant wishes for many Utah children facing life-threatening and debilitating illnesses through a partnership with Make a Wish Utah. During the drive you will have the opportunity to purchase an icon during checkout and contribute to granting a wish of a Utah child. Because of your generous support over the last ten years, we have been able to grant more than 95 wishes and make a difference for numerous children by providing experiences and adventures they otherwise might not get to participate in.

Wishes can range from travel opportunities to once in a lifetime experiences, but regardless of the nature of the wish, each one provides hope and smiles to children and their families. Most often, wishes are granted at a time that the child and their family need an extra boost to get through a difficult time.

We appreciate your support and can’t wait to help even more Utah children this year.