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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.

Simple Tomato Soup

Nothing warms the soul like soup, especially when it is simple and healthy fresh tomato soup. Ready in minutes for any fall or winter day.

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6-7 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place onion and garlic in pan over medium heat and cook for a few minutes until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  5. Serve

 

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday, October 14th Live Fit Tooele will be sampling local apples with Tajin seasoning. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try these delicious seasonal apples. This is part of Live Fit Tooele’s regular healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Click here  to learn more about Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department, and their future events.

Heart Healthy Foods

As we all know, exercise is the best way to keep your heart healthy, but we are always looking to help our bodies out even more. Below are 5 foods that will help you keep a healthy heart while still enjoying what you eat.

  1. Avocados-Avocados get a bad rap for being “fatty” but in fact, their fat is good! It assists in lowering your bad cholesterol. Avocados can be used to put on crackers, toast, and many other foods in place of butter, or other fatty spreads. Click here for deals on this item!
  2. Salmon-Salmon is rich in omega-3’s which helps your blood flow. Blood flow is extremely important when it comes to heart health for obvious reasons. Keep your heart pumping while eating a delicious entree.
  3. Berries-Berries aren’t just delicious, they also help widen your arteries because of their high level of compounds. Whether you are adding them on top of oatmeal, mixing them in a smoothie, or just eating them plain, they will keep you feeling great! Click here to read about our local produce farmers.
  4. Whole Grains-Whole grains are a great source of dietary fiber. Including dietary fiber in your diet can help lower the risk of heart disease and lower blood cholesterol levels so next time you are picking up some bread, make sure to grab the whole grain bread to keep that heart healthy.
  5. Asparagus-Asparagus has about 5 calories per spear and is packed with benefits. It has fiber, vitamins, and so much more! Whether you are eating asparagus as the side to a fancy meal or as a snack during the day, your heart will thank you! Click here for deals on this item!

Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas

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With its rainbow of fresh produce, a salad can be a delicious and striking part of your meal…not to mention loaded with nutrients! Now, if dousing your salad with a calorie-laden dressing is the only way to get your picky eaters to enjoy it, I’ll call that a win. A better option (double win?) would be to use a lighter, healthier dressing. Here are four healthy and delicious salad dressings you can make in less than five minutes:

  1. Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt-This savory dressing pairs wonderfully with all salads and is great for dipping as well. Try yours with spring mix, julienne carrots, bean sprouts and cucumber!
  2. Balsamic Vinaigrette – Offering a distinctive Mediterranean flavor, this dressing pairs wonderfully with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.
  3. Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing– The Greek yogurt provides the creamy texture you’ve come to expect in a Caesar salad with less fat and more protein. I guarantee you won’t miss your old Caesar one bit!
  4. Raspberry Vinaigrette – The raspberry vinegar lends a deep, complex flavor with fruit undertones to this salad dressing. Pairs well with spinach, berries and nuts.

Enjoy making these healthy salad dressings and get that double win at your next meal!

Come celebrate our new healthy checkstands!

Come celebrate the opening of LiVe Well Lane, our new dedicated healthy check stand, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11 AM – 1 PM at our Lin’s Mall Drive location.

Lin’s, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), have implemented a LiVe Well Lane check stand in all 12 locations this month. The clearly marked LiVe Well Lanes feature only healthy fruits and snacks hand-selected by dietitians.

Some of the activities include:

  • Dietitians from Intermountain Healthcare will be there to answer questions
  • Vendor giveaways and fresh cut fruit sampling
  • Games for the kids
  • Face painting for the kids
  • Chances to win prizes

We hope to see you there!

Come celebrate our new healthy checkstands!

Come celebrate the opening of LiVe Well Lane, our new dedicated healthy checkstand, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Fresh Market Kaysville and Holladay locations. 

Fresh Market, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), have implemented a LiVe Well Lane check stand in all 12 locations this month. The clearly marked LiVe Well Lanes feature only healthy fruits and snacks hand-selected by dietitians.

Some of the activities include:

  • Dietitians from Intermountain Healthcare will be there to answer questions
  • Vendor giveaways and fresh cut fruit sampling
  • Games for the kids
  • Face painting for the kids
  • Chances to win prizes

We hope to see you there!

Come celebrate our new healthy checkstands!

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Come celebrate the opening of LiVe Well Lane, our new dedicated healthy checkstand, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Macey’s Logan and Orem locations. 

Macey’s, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), have implemented a LiVe Well Lane check stand in all 12 locations this month. The clearly marked LiVe Well Lanes feature only healthy fruits and snacks hand-selected by dietitians.

Some of the activities include:

  • Vendor giveaways and fresh cut fruit sampling
  • Games for the kids
  • Dietitians from Intermountain Healthcare will be there to answer questions
  • Face painting
  • Chances to win prizes

We hope to see you there!

 

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January is upon us which means new goals and healthy eating for most people. We want to help make your new goals a little more fun  by giving you a chance to win a fitbit flex.

Each time you purchase $10 of Dannon Light & Fit using your rewards account during the month of January you will automatically be entered to win. You can also enter without a purchase by sending a 3×5″ card to Dannon; read our rules here for details.

Dannon Light & Fit yogurt is a great choice because it offers fewer calories than regular lowfat yogurt* and Light & Fit nonfat yogurt drinks have fewer calories than regular yogurt drinks.** It also has a rich and creamy taste that will delight your taste buds. With Light & Fit’s flavor choices you are sure to find a flavor that will satisfy your craving everytime.

 

*Greek: 40% fewer calories than regular lowfat yogurt; Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt: 80 Calories, 0g Fat per 5.3 oz; Regular Lowfat Yogurt: 140 Calories, 1.5g Fat per 5.3oz. Nonfat: 50% fewer calories than regular lowfat yogurt; Light & Fit: 80 Calories, 0g Fat; Regular Lowfat Yogurt: 175 Calories, 2g Fat per 6 oz.

**Protein Shakes: 50% fewer calories than regular yogurt drink; Light & Fit ® Nonfat Yogurt Drink: 130 Calories, 0g Fat per 10 fl oz; Regular Yogurt Drink: 260 Calories, 6.5g Fat per 10 fl oz.

Baking healthier cookies

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Cookies and the holidays go together like sleigh bells and reindeer, a fireplace and stockings, or mistletoe and kisses. Unfortunately, these sugary treats can also go together with overindulgence and an expanding waistline. But they don’t need to. Whether frosting cutouts of trees, bringing a dessert to a party, or making that special batch you’ll leave for Santa Christmas Eve, here are some tips for how to make your holiday cookies as healthy as possible.

Cut the sugar. In addition to sweetness, sugar contributes moisture, fluffiness, and that golden brown outside as well. You can usually get away with reducing sugar by ¼ to ½ in most recipes, however. If making cookies, like sugar cookies, which rely almost entirely on sugar for their flavor, consider switching to cookies that also use cinnamon, unsweetened chocolate, pumpkin, molasses or other ingredients to enhance their flavor.

Swap the fat. Butter or vegetable shortenings are higher in saturated fats. Using unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat is a great way to support your cardiovascular health. You can substitute oils like canola or grape seed for half the butter in most recipes with no change in the final product. Applesauce is also a common fat replacement but at ½ the calories, 3x the fiber, and 6x the protein, I prefer pumpkin puree. You’ll only need ¾ the amount of pumpkin as you would butter.

Boost the vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Sugar, refined flours, oil…there’s one thing missing in these key ingredients for cookies and that’s the nutrients your body needs most – vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Look for recipes that use fruits and vegetables (applesauce, apricot puree, raisins, carrot, zucchini, pumpkin…) along with whole grains and nuts (whole wheat, oats, quinoa, walnuts, almond flour, chia…) to boost the nutritional value of your cookies.

Reduce your portions. Now that your cookies are lower in sugar, have healthy fats, and are richer in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, you’re allowed to eat as many of them as you like, right? Not exactly. Keeping your total daily calories within healthy bounds will still require some restraint. Cut the recipe in half, make your cookies smaller, and eat them only after your meal so they don’t take the place of other healthier foods.

Cookies can be a great way to enhance the holiday season. Use these tips in your next batch to ensure that they also support your health and wellbeing.