Win Team USA prizes with Nabisco!

The team that snacks together wins together! Enjoy watching all the can’t miss moments during the Olympics with Nabisco cookies and crackers.

Enter to win Team USA prizes when you purchase TWO packages of Nabisco cookies and crackers (7 oz. or larger) with your rewards accounts. Earn entries February 5th through March 2nd.

Winners will be selected and notified by March 9, 2018. Click here for full terms and no purchase necessary entry.

Try this Pork Loin from Smithfield

Rewards Members save $1 on Smithfield fresh pork now until February 13th. Perfect for the big game or planning for Valentines Day.

Save and serve this yummy pork loin!

Ancho Cherry Pork Loin

2 lbs. Smithfield® Boneless Pork Loin

2 (10-oz.) jars cherry preserves

2 cups dry red wine

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tbs. molasses

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. ground ancho chile powder

 

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place pork in shallow pan; season with salt and pepper. Roast for approximately 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 150°F.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together cherry preserves, wine, vinegar, molasses, garlic and ancho chile in medium saucepan; season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce temperature to simmer. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until slightly reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. During last 10 minutes of pork cooking, generously brush ancho cherry sauce onto pork, reserving some sauce for serving.
  4. Remove pork from oven, let rest about 10 minutes. Brush more sauce on pork; carve pork into slices. Serve with remaining sauce.

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

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Blogger: Lisa Huff

Super Bowl Snacking/Appetizer Ideas

The Super Bowl is coming up and we all know what that means; great football, great commercials and great food. Below are some appetizer and snack ideas you can bring to your Super Bowl party this year that are sure to score a touchdown with everybody!

  • Football Cheese Ball and Crackers-Shape your traditional cheese ball into a football shape. Cover with pepperoni’s and put sliced cheese where the lacing is. Surround with crackers and voila, you have the perfect Super Bowl treat.
  • Homemade Chex Mix-Throw in pretzels, Chex and anything else you want. Sprinkle your favorite seasoning and mix together.
  • Chips, Salsa and Guacamole. So simple yet so wanted and delicious. Your party goers will be going back every commercial break for more.
  • Cheetos Football. Pour out a bunch of Cheetos onto a dish. Shape the Cheetos into a football. Add string cheese for the laces.

Enjoy!

 

Healthy Office Snacking

 

Working in an office is amazing! You have co-workers, your own work station and so much more but sometimes it is hard to keep your resolutions and eat healthy because the options aren’t available. Don’t worry though because we have the solution to help make your resolutions a reality. Below is a list of items you can get at our stores to keep your office snacking healthy!

  • Fresh Cut Fruit
  • Fresh Farms Mixes
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Protein Bars
  • Fruit Leather
  • And so much more!

Come in today to help make your resolutions a reality!

Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip

The perfect appetizer for any special occasion.

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups italian cheese blend, shredded (mozzarella/parmesan)
  • 14 oz. can artichoke
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper

In medium saucepan mix together cream cheese, sour cream, cheese until cheese is all melted.  Remove spinach from package and drain. Apply pressure to help drain liquid. Drain and chop artichoke. Add spinach and artichoke to cheese mixture. Cook for a few minutes until everything is combined and heated through. Stir in garlic. Remove from heat and serve.

 

Watch the big game and play!

Tailgate party spread with hot wings, pig in a blanket, nachos, pretzels, and popcorn with football and a football jersey.

Let’s face it. Many of us watch the big game for the company, the great commercials and the halftime show. The abundance of food certainly doesn’t hurt either. Why not combine the two in a fun eating game? (Make sure you wear your stretch pants.)

Any time one of these things shows up in a commercial or you react in a specific way, eat up.

  • You roll your eyes = 3 carrot sticks
  • You snort from laughter = 2 cookies
  • Someone cries = 1 glass of water
  • You clap your hands in amusement = chicken wing in dip
  • Someone uses a “dad” joke = chug your favorite drink (Click on savings and select your store to see the deals on Pepsi products this week.)
  • A company uses a popular song = Two chips with salsa
  • The word “football” = Chip and guacamole (Fresh guacamole is ready to go in our produce department.)
  • A puppy or kitten = handful of your favorite chips
  • Car commercial = Spoonful of seven-layer bean dip
  • Truck commercial=2 cookies

Big Game Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday will be here before you know it! Did you know that 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday?

If you’re hosting a big game party this year, we’ve created a checklist of things you don’t want to forget!

1.       Food

We don’t count calories on Thanksgiving, birthdays or Super Bowl Sunday! The importance of food at any big game party is one thing both men and women can agree on this Sunday. We don’t want to tell you exactly what to make this Sunday, but you can’t go wrong with burgers, wings, ribs, chips, salsa, guacamole, drinks, shakes and desserts.

2.       Environment

Grab festive banners, cutlery and napkins to help your visitors feel the excitement of the big game. Don’t be afraid to use plastic, you’ll thank us when it’s time for cleanup. Decorations, along with a big screen TV and plenty of couch space will secure your spot as the big game destination for years to come.

Remember – Many people watch the big game for the commercials in between the game, so don’t forget to keep it quiet during commercial breaks. Last year, it was estimated that more than 10 million people tuned into the game for the advertisements! If you need to talk, take it to the kitchen.

3.       Gamesmanship

When your guests arrive, have each individual fill out a game prediction sheet. Ask them who they think will win and what the final score will be. At the conclusion of the game, award the winner of the competition with a silly prize or trophy!

10 Tips to Healthy Eating with Kids

Parents know that getting kids to eat healthy is a battle but the dinner table should not be a place of stress. We are here with ten tips to try out in your quest for healthy eating with kids.

  1. Be the leader: It is a known fact that children are observant. They want to be like mom and dad. That crosses over into eating. If you want your kids to eat healthy then be the example for them. Choose the carrot stick over the french fry and your kids will more than likely follow.
  2. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat: Make healthy options consistent in your home. Include them with every meal and have them easily accessible for any quick snack.
  3. Don’t make vegetables negative: Be careful with how you talk about healthy options. Make them something they want to eat instead of need to eat. Vegetables and fruit should not be a box you need to check. Use positive, fun words when talking about it.
  4. Involve kids in making food: Kids like to get their hands in on the action. Let them help you with meal prepping. It is a great time to educate your kids on how to cook and why we eat the variety of foods we eat.
  5. Start their day healthy: Get rid of the sugared cereal for breakfast. When you start your day with a healthy breakfast option you are more likely to eat healthy the rest of the day. Same goes for kids :).
  6. Make it fun: Get creative with your fruits and vegetables by making an activity out of it. Use cookie cutters to make them into fun shapes. Create pictures out of various foods. Come up with creative names for each food. A kid may be more excited to eat a magic wand carrot than a plain carrot stick.
  7. Have patience: Your children may not love fruit and vegetables at first but give them time. Children’s taste buds are still forming as they grow so they are very likely to change the things they like. Just keep promoting healthy options and they may end up being their favorites.
  8. Let them grow: If you can, plant a small backyard garden and have your children help nurture the plants and watch them grow. Kids will be fascinated with the process and will excite them to try out their creations.
  9. Prep healthy snacks: Take time to make healthy snack bags. Place them on the lowest shelf of your fridge or pantry so they are easy to grab for little hands.
  10. Hide and seek: You always want to make sure your children are seeing the healthy options they eat but occasionally use recipes that allow you to hide vegetables in your meals.