All posts by Jessica Kelly

Healthy Snacks On-the-Go

It is that time of year again where we are all running from store to store to make sure we get that perfect deal; but, with all the running around, sometimes meals get pushed back or forgotten. No worries though because we are here to help. We have so many healthy options you can come in and grab to take with you on all your errands to ensure you stay nourished. Come in and pick up these delicious drinks and treats and others today!

  • Fresh Cut Fruit-Perfect for snacking on when you want that pineapple or cantaloupe but can’t cut it up.
  • Apples, Bananas, Oranges-Fresh fruit is the perfect pick-me-up during your shopping.
  • Fresh Farms Mixes-These delicious different dried fruits and trail mixes go nicely in your purse or car and are there for you to snack on all day long.
  • Protein Bars-Not only are these delicious, but they give you good nutrients to help you keep going.
  • Drinks-Whether you are picking up a water, a V8 or any of your other favorite drinks, it will help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

Full Circle

Starting the New Year off right is a goal everyone strives for and what better way than with Full Circle! Full Circle is a company who strives for all-around goodness for you and the world you live in. During the month of January, spend $30 in Full Circle products in one transaction with your rewards account and get a $5 bounce back offer in February. $5 off any Full Circle product will be loaded to your account on February 1st and will be active for a one time use until February 28th. Hurry in to snag this offer!

Enter to Win a Jeep Compass!

New Year, New You, right? Everyone is setting goals and trying to better themselves and what better way to do it than in a brand new Jeep Compass!

Associated Food Stores, Coca-Cola®, Larry H. Miller and The Utah Jazz are teaming up to give away a Jeep Compass and a $500 ARO Gift Card! Each time you purchase $15 of Coca-Cola® products in a single transaction with your rewards account now through February 27, 2018  you’ll automatically be entered to win!

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

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

It is two days before Christmas. The last gifts are being bought and the carolers are making their rounds. Everything is prepped and almost ready but there is still something missing from the stocking.

Does the above situation sound like you? If so, we are here to save the day! Come in today to grab these last minute stocking stuffers to make Christmas morning a success!

Candy-Whether it is an adult or a child, everyone loves candy. It is easy to come in and grab. You can choose king-size or bite-size and fill those stockings up.

Toothbrush-Many adults forget to replace their toothbrush and kids don’t even think about it. Christmas is the perfect time to give a new toothbrush for them to start the year of with

Bubble Gum-Even as an adult, there is something so fun about bubble gum especially when you get to have a bubble blowing contest Christmas morning. Bubble gum will spread Christmas cheer all Christmas morning.

Utah Truffles-A local favorite, and a Christmas morning tradition. These melt in your mouth and will be a hit Christmas morning.

Batteries-Don’t forget the batteries! Lots of toys require batteries so add these to the stockings to make sure they can play.

 

 

Co-Worker Gift Ideas

What to get co-workers? That is the question every Christmas. Something needs to be given but whether to make it big or small, lots or a little and other questions always come to mind. We are here to tell you though that we have compiled the perfect list of co-worker gifts that are sure to be a hit!

Bakery Treats-Who doesn’t love treats, especially from the bakery? Your co-workers will be singing your praises when you bring a bakery treat for them.

Stephen’s Hot Cocoa-A local favorite, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is sure to warm anyone up this holiday season. Your co-workers can enjoy it at work or take it home. Either way, this gift keeps on giving.

Gift Cards-Gift cards are perfect for that co-worker that you don’t know super well but still need to get something for.  They show you care but leave it open for them to choose.

Candy-Who doesn’t love candy? Grab a couple of the popular candies, tie a bow around them and voila, the perfect gift!

Utah Truffles-A local hit, these are enjoyed by everyone. Co-workers will be asking where to get more when you bring these in.

Choose from the list above and come in and grab them today!

Stocking Stuffers

Stockings are such fun surprises Christmas morning but sometimes it is hard to decide what to put in them . Do you put candy, healthy snacks or toys? It is always such a dilemma. Don’t worry though, just come on in and we have everything you need!

Clementines or Oranges-The Christmas Orange story is such a classic which is one of the many reasons that clementines or oranges are a perfect stocking stuffer.

Sweets Orange Sticks-Delicious and local. With the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and the yummy jelly center, these will be a big pleaser!

Stephen’s Hot Cocoa-A local favorite, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is sure to warm anyone up this holiday season. With multiple flavors to choose from, there is now way you can go wrong!

Gift Cards-Gift cards are perfect. They fit right in the stocking but pack so much. A gift card allows so many choices and so much selection.

Candy Bars-Who doesn’t love a candy bar on Christmas? We have multiple flavors and sizes to choose from for the perfect topper on the stocking.

Batteries-Crucial but forgotten. So many times, a new toy is given that requires batteries. To avoid that panic on Christmas morning, come in and pick up some batteries to throw in the stockings so when they want to play with their new toy, you are the hero.

Hurry in today to get these and other amazing stocking stuffers!

We’re Switching to Monthly!

We have some exciting changes coming to Peterson’s! Starting December 12, we are switching to monthly! To start the switch, you will earn points from December 12-January 31, then you will earn monthly after that. You will have the first 15 days of the month to spend your wallet credit earned the month prior. Starting at 300 points for a $3 wallet credit up to 2,000 points for a $20 wallet credit, the possibilities are endless! Hurry in today to start earning!

The Gift of Local

There is nothing better during the holiday season than supporting local businesses. We carry lots of local products to allow you that opportunity. Below is a list of local items you can come in and get today!

  • Stephen’s Hot Cocoa
  • Utah Truffles
  • Sweets Orange Sticks

And so much more! Check out our weekly ad, and then hurry in and get the gift of local today!

The Gift of Baking

During the holidays there is so much going on. Everyone is running around to get presents, neighbor gifts and so much more. These delicious homemade, holiday treats will be a delightful change for you and yours.

Very Berry Muffins-These delicious muffins only take about 30 minutes to make and are so yummy!

Apple Cinnamon Cake-This dish is guaranteed to be a neighborhood favorite.

Spicy Glazed Pecans-These are easy to whip up in just a little bit of time but still have that delicious taste!

Enjoy these yummy recipes this holiday season!

Top 5 Sensational Soup Additions

Soup it Up this Season

Have you heard of adding chocolate to chili?

Is it nuts to add almonds to tomato soup?

What about coconut milk in your chicken noodle?

At our store, we’re souping it up this winter with tips, tricks and weekly deals to help you build a better bowl. Plus, we have all the sides to make your meal amazing.

Here are some of our favorites:

Chocolate Chili

Chocolate is added to chili for the same reason it is added to Mole’ sauce: it lends body, color, and flavor. A typical recipe calls for two squares of bittersweet chocolate or one to two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Either will give your chili a wonderful flavor boost. Chocolate can be added to almost any recipe including this one from Full Circle Market. http://fullcirclefoods.com/fc_recipes/turkey-chili/

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle

Chicken noodle soup is a winter-time favorite that warms the heart and soul. Put a spin on the classic with coconut milk and curry. One to one and a half cans of coconut milk and two tablespoons of curry make for an absolutely delicious change up.

Sweet Potato Soup with Blackberry Sauce

Sweet potatoes are seeing a rise in popularity due to their health benefits and flavor. Blackberry sauce is the perfect complement to the silky, smooth taste of sweet potatoes. Simply stir in a spoonful to two to taste and your bowl will be ready to go.

Tomato Soup with Almonds

Almonds are the most popular nuts in the United States. A favorite of health nuts and fitness fanatics, almonds have become famous for their versatility and health benefits. The unique nutrient combination of almonds — plant-based protein, fiber and monounsaturated fats, plus key nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium — help make them a welcome addition to most diets. Adding a handful of sliced almonds to your favorite tomato soup will add texture, nutrients and flavor.

Green Pea Soup with Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is known for its calciumpotassiumprotein, zinc, and vitaminsB6 and B12. Adding a half cup of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt to green pea soup provides creaminess without the calories of heavy cream.

Leftover Lovers

Many leftovers make great additions to either homemade or store-bought soups. Rice, leftover vegetables, last-night’s pasta or leftover chicken, beef or pork can all add nutrients and flavor to your cold-weather classics.

Ramped-Up Ramen

Ramen noodles, yes, the college-student’s standby, has seen a satisfying resurgence of late. While there are dozens of ways to put a twist on ramen, one of our favorites is to add a sesame peanut sauce. As the noodles cook, put sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger in a bowl.  Relieve some stress by giving the mixture a good whisking until it becomes a smooth, consistent sauce. Mix it in the soup and you’ll cure your craving for takeout in a jiffy.

Ice Cream Soup

Okay, this might be a stretch, but hear us out. You know those last few spoonfuls of ice cream, the ones that typically signal the end of your splurge? Rather than go for another bowl, simply add freshly chopped frozen fruit for a frozen treat that can’t be beat. One of our favorites is raspberry lemonade sherbet from Red Button Vintage Creamery. It’s tart flavor partners with fruit add ins for a “soup” that truly satisfies. Here are some other flavors to consider http://www.redbuttoncreamery.com/ice-cream-flavor-list/