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Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday April 14th, Utah State University Extension Food $ense will be sampling veggies with a healthy ranch dip. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try this delicious recipe and discover how easy it is to make a healthy veggie dip.

This is part of a monthly healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. The program is a partnership with Utah State University Food $ense and Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department.

Water & Food Guidelines with Augason Farms

HOW MUCH WATER & CALORIES DO YOU NEED TO SURVIVE?

Late winter blizzards remind us that weather only teases the prospect of more temperate times through spring. In fact, wicked storms can creep well into spring and catch you by surprise. That may mean you have to shelter in your home for an extended period or it may mean you’re caught out in unexpected conditions. Transitioning seasons are times of year when you should be ready for temperature highs and lows. Whichever the scenario, it’s important to know how much food and water you need to survive.

There is no one answer to this question because of all the factors that go into survival. For example, if you are in a hot environment, you may dehydrate more quickly than in more temperate zones, whereas if you are in a cold environment, your body may metabolize more slowly, etc. Also important to consider is your fitness status, your height and weight (body mass) and your age.

Humans have been known to survive for as long as 21 days without either food or water, and as long as two months with water but no food. These are frighteningly long durations of time that no family should have to endure without food and water.

Calorie Guidelines 

The rule of thumb to maintain a healthy diet is 2,500 calories per day for a man, and 2,000 calories per day for a woman. There are lots of issues with these sums that go back to the many factors already mentioned. Without overcomplicating things, you may need more calories than that, but those are ballpark averages. It’s generally accepted that consuming less than 1,200 calories per day is unhealthy.

To dive deeper into the number of calories you and your adult family members may need, the “Mifflin-St Jeor Equation” is another tool to consider:

MEN: (9.99 x weight) + (6.25 x height) – (4.92 x age) + 5

WOMEN: (9.99 x weight) + (6.25 x height) – (4.92 x age) – 161

Note that in this equation, weight is in kilograms, height is in centimeters and age is in years. This calculation will inform you how many calories your body consumes when it is at rest. (To convert pounds to kilograms, multiply pounds by .45359. To convert inches to centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54.)

When it comes to building your family’s emergency food supply, always check the calorie counts and the source of those calories. Some manufacturers of emergency food kits tend to boost their calorie counts by including empty calories such as sugary drinks. Take the time to read the labels to help ensure a healthy outcome when faced with an emergency situation.

Water Guidelines

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related emergency preparedness and outbreak response has become one of the most significant and crucial public health issues in recent history. Having clean and safe water in an emergency situation to meet drinking, sanitation, and hygiene needs is essential for every person.

When building your family’s emergency water supply, experts recommend that you plan for a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day for each person and pet. On a daily basis, that provides each person with 2 quarts for drinking and 2 quarts for cooking and personal hygiene. In survival situations it’s important to remember not to skimp on water; drink when you are thirsty.

Experts also recommend that you store enough water for at least three days. As the 2017 disasters have reminded us, it may take several hours if not days for emergency relief services to arrive at your home. Use the Emergency Water Supply Guide to calculate the minimum* amount of water your family will need for emergency durations up to 30 days.

*NOTE:  You’ll want to store more water for hot climates, pregnant or nursing women, and people who are ill.

Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

Live prepared!

It’s time for spring cleaning!

With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.

Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:

-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs

-Empty the coat closet

-Clean stove top and oven

-Wash windows and screens

-Touch up the ceiling fans

Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.

Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:

-Wood Polish

-Glass Cleaner

-Paper Towels

-Dusting Spray

-Boxes/Trash Bags

-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels

All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.

Celebrate with us!

Join us in celebration of 70 years of happy shopping!

Come to any Macey’s location this Saturday, March 3rd to help us celebrate our 70th anniversary.

Enjoy anniversary cake straight from our bakery from 12-2 p.m.

At 1 p.m. we will be having a Kong Kone ice cream eating contest. One winner per store will receive free ice cream for a year!

We hope to see you all there!

Valentine’s Day Cookies

The sweetest day of the year is almost year! Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some kind of treat. This year we propose you bring your family and friends together for some Valentine’s Day fun, laughter and sweets. Decorating cookies is tradition for many holidays. Add Valentine’s Day to that list.

There are so many fun things you can do with valentine cookies. First off, there are many options of fun cookie cutters like hearts, lips, X’s, O’s, arrows and more. Try out some different shapes with your cookies. Even if you only have a circle cookie cutter you can let your creativity shine with sprinkles and frosting.  There are so many options of sprinkles now a days from basic dots to larger bold shapes.  With your frosting try some festive shades. You can go simple and spread the frosting on each cookie or you can try some piping techniques.

We have found so many great valentine cookies ideas and have put them all into one place! Click here to check out our Pinterest board. 

And if you are in a time crunch stop in to your local Macey’s and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies! We have everything you need for a valentine cookie sweet treat.

Happy decorating!

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

Five Tips For Your Happiest Year Yet

It’s a new year and you’re ready to make some improvements. Here is our top five items to consider as you make plans for the all new you.

  1. Eat healthy: A healthy eating plan can cost far less than fast food. (For example, swap out French fries or potato chips for baked potatoes and save big.) Spend plenty of time in our produce department and watch for wholesome natural and organic items throughout the store. Deals and fresh, nutritious food can be had every week and eating healthy may save you thousands in medical bills in the long run.
  1. Explore new flavors: It’s easy to get in a rut as the year goes by. Soon, you’re eating the same meals every week which can be boring and repetitive. (Your taste buds need variety too.) Keep your menu a menagerie of mouthwatering flavors.
  1. Make a budget and stick to it: Do the math. Spend a few minutes and review your regular expenses. Then, dig in and separate your needs from your wants. (This means you must be honest with yourself and really decide what necessities you really need.) Once you have your needs identified, decide how much you can save each month. Then you can budget the fun stuff. Vacations, dining out, recreational toys, etc. may all be part of your annual plan, but should come in the right priority.
  1. Exercise regularly: On average, Americans spend about $8,000 annually on health care. Experts say more than half the costs are the result of lifestyle choices. Exercising three times a week for 20 minutes a day can decrease prescription costs by as much as 70 percent and medical costs by up to 30 percent.
  1. Be happy and thankful: Having a positive mental attitude can make all the difference. Not one of us ever has a year without challenges. However, if we take the right approach, we will realize our lives are almost always more than half full.

Your Holiday One Stop Shop

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The holidays are here and the shopping lists are growing so let us make your celebrations a little easier. At Macey’s we have everything you need for everyone on your list–from the grandparents down to the little ones–we’ve got you covered. Get your holiday gift shopping done while you cross off your grocery list.

Here are just a  few of the great gift ideas we have at Macey’s!

  • Gift Cards: According to parade.com and the National Retail Federation, when asked what they would like for a gift this holiday, six in 10 people replied, “gift cards.”So stop by our store today and pick up a gift you know they will use.2
  • Scratch Made Sugar Cookies: We do all the baking, you and your family do all the decorating! Learn more about our sugar cookies here.maceys_sugarcookiesemail550x175
  • Oranges: Sweet citrus is a great gift idea for all.  Everyone loves oranges at Christmas time. Check out this deal and more on our weekly ad here.
  • Sweets Chocolates: The holidays wouldn’t be complete with Sweets–Orange Sticks, Raspberry Sticks or the grand selection of Sweets bulk candy. They are great for gift giving and make the perfect stocking stuffer. 
  • Stephen’s Hot Chocolate: Keep your family and friends warm this holiday season by giving the gift of warm hot chocolate. Stephen’s Hot Chocolate is a staple for every holiday home.

Happy gifting and happy shopping!

Reuse your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The big meal is over. You think all the dishes are washed and put away. And now, your refrigerator has become a collection of Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are a few suggestions on how to reuse your smorgasbord into different meal ideas so your Thanksgiving goodness doesn’t go to waste!

Turkey Sandwich

Pull your turkey into bits and eat a fresh turkey sandwich. You can re-create your thanksgiving meal by using your leftover yams and cranberry sauce as a spread.

Turkey Salad

Add pulled turkey into a fresh, leafy-green salad. A delicious and healthy alternative, especially if you are feeling guilty from eating a little too much pumpkin pie.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Save your turkey and make a delicious turkey noodle soup. Turkey Soup is a great freezer meal, too. Think about pulling out a delicious turkey noodle soup on a cold winter day, or, when the family is at home with seasonal colds and flu.

Turkey Pot Pie

Reuse your turkey, mashed potatoes and vegetables for turkey potpies. This is another meal that freezes well and is easy to make.

Potatoes for Breakfast

Resue baked potatoes for breakfast. This is perfect with ham or bacon and eggs. Or you could use turkey and create a turkey hash!

Sweet Potato Waffles or Pound Cake

Why not make something sweet with your left over sweet potatoes? Try these scrumptious recipes:

Sweet Potato Pound Cake (link http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sweet-potato-pound-cake)

Sweet Potato Waffles: (link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sweet-potato-waffles-recipe.html )

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a healthy and happy holiday season. Don’t forget, we have covered with all your holiday meal needs, from last minute whipped topping, or, the perfect pumpkin pie.

Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms

Whether you and your family like to eat them on their own or add to a favorite recipe, there’s no denying that vegetables are an essential part of any holiday cooking. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist those traditional hearty dishes that are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner.

This month, Macey’s and Augason Farms are teaming up to offer you a great deal on freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables that will be sure to simplify your holiday cooking. Because while everyone loves the food served at Thanksgiving dinner, no one likes to be stuck in the kitchen all day chopping, dicing and slicing when they really want to be spending time with family who traveled to be together just for the holiday. This Thanksgiving, Augason Farms can help you save time in the kitchen so you can really enjoy the holiday.

In-Store Savings for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All Thanksgiving dinners have their indispensible seasoned stuffing mix, and Augason Farms is making it even better for you this year. During the month of November, when you purchase any two Augason Farms vegetable items, you’ll receive $2 off Stuffing Mix. Speaking of which, no stuffing mix is complete without Augason Farm’s dehydrated onions and celery, which saves you from the worry of cutting and chopping (or getting teary-eyed while doing it) and gives that stuffing a traditional flavor you all love!

Simplified Holiday Recipe Ideas

Stuffing isn’t the only dish you’ll need to go along with the turkey this year. Here are a few other ideas for simplifying your holiday cooking on Thanksgiving with Augason Farms veggies:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mashed Potatoes

You’ve washed, peeled, chopped, and boiled your potatoes only to realize you were so distracted checking on the turkey you boiled them too long! If this is a familiar story, cut out the time and the hassle of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes this year and instead let Augason Farms do the work for you, but still enjoy the same great taste. Augason Farms Potato Gems are complete mashed potatoes that just require water and heat! There’s practically no labor and no stress involved. If you want to add an extra twist to these, try add-ins like:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs like chives and parsley

With the delicious taste of these potato gems, you’ll have everyone fooled that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen all day just to make them!

Crockpot Cream Corn

Finding space in the oven is a struggle each year for all of those warm, hearty sides you want to serve along with your turkey. Free up some space with this delicious crockpot recipe for cream corn! Use Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn in this recipe to get that just-picked flavor in this dish that many consider to be a true comfort food.

In a crockpot, just combine:

  • 20-30 oz. Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn (rehydrated)
  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Butter Powder
  • ½ cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1 tsp. Augason Farms Iodized Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until all ingredients are melted and combine easily when stirred. It’s really that simple!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Every Thanksgiving gathering needs some delicious appetizers to keep everyone’s hunger at bay while the turkey is finishing up. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put together. Plus, with Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes, making this yummy appetizer is even easier!

In a pan over medium heat, combine the following until melted:

  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Then stir in:

  • 1 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes (rehydrated)
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped)

Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, then season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Here’s to a delicious, easy (and stress-free) Thanksgiving!