Nutrition
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Mushroom madness (the culinary kind)

Our Produce Pick of the Month? Mushrooms!

They’re delicious in a whole variety of ways and — bonus! — they’re packed full of nutrition. Mushrooms are low in calories, have virtually no fat or cholesterol, and are very low in sodium. Three ounces of raw mushrooms, about one cup, provide 1-2 grams of protein. Mushrooms also provide a small amount of vitamin D and can increase their vitamin D content when exposed to light!

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Food Safety /Nutrition
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Tip Tuesday: Back to School food safety

How does that rhyme go again? “Off to school we go, it’s off to school we go, we take our lunch and ride the bus …” Something like that, right?

And parents, of course, want to make sure their children’s lunches are safe. There is plenty of expert information, including these details from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, available to those packing lunches to make sure everything is safe when it leaves the …

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Nutrition /Produce
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From the farm: ‘We try to keep it as fresh as we possibly can.’

You’ve probably heard our ‘peak this week‘ slogan or maybe you’ve seen banners with that logo in our stores. We’ve also got a TV commercial that highlights what those words mean to us and — most importantly — what they mean to you.

Sure, that’s great to say, but does our company actually walk the talk? The answer is ‘Yes!’ And what better way to showcase not only the commitment to freshness but also to …

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Food Safety /Nutrition
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Mythbuster Monday: Hard brown sugar

So you’re in the baking aisle and you look over bags of brown sugar for that perfect cookie (or cookie bite) recipe.

But you notice that those brown sugar bags are hard. And you wonder: What’s the deal? And then: Is it OK to eat?

The short answer: Yes!

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The hardening happens because brown sugar is the well hydrated cousin of granulated sugar. …

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Food Safety /Nutrition
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#TipTuesday: Waxy olives

Picture it: It’s Pizza Night at your house! You’re making a gorgeous homemade pizza and you need to top it off with some pitted black olives so … you crack open a can of olives and find what appear to be some “questionable” ones inside.

You know, those that appear to be kind of covered in a waxy, sort of slimy-looking film?

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Events /Grocery /Natural Foods /Nutrition
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We all scream for ice cream!

We all scream for ice cream! #FestFoods

 

Our Favorite Store-Bought Ice Creams & Frozen Yogurts

The ice cream and frozen yogurt section of our stores is a great place to use the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System to sort through the endless options! When it comes to ice cream, EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Light Ice Cream has less fat and fewer …

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Eating Gluten Free /Food Safety /Nutrition /Produce
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Melon Mania

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Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon … what’s your favorite type of melon? Not only do melons have a delicious rich flavor, but they are also low in calories and fat. They contain a broad spectrum of nutrients, the highest being vitamins A and C. As you would guess, they are full of water, which is a bonus for hydration in the summertime!

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Eating Gluten Free /Nutrition /Wine & Spirits
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Summery Social Drinks

There’s nothing better in the summer months than sipping a refreshing beverage while reading a book in the sun, sitting poolside or hosting a backyard barbecue with friends and family. Beat the heat this summer with these guilt-free summer mocktails, or make them as cocktails with some spirit suggestions from our Wine & Spirits expert, Andrew Robbins.

Our dietitians Lauren and Brittany walk you through two great-tasting drink recipes perfect for those warm summer days, …

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Meet the Dietitians /Nutrition
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Like natural and organic? Then you’ll love this

Festival Foods has long been dedicated to providing guests a wide range of natural and organic offerings. Now we’re taking that commitment a step further by giving our guests access to a new publication focused on this growing area of interest.

It’s our “Natural and Organic Living Magazine,” a 32-page publication that will be available in our stores — except for Holmen and Fort Atkinson — beginning Thursday, July 2. Not only will it have …

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Eating Gluten Free /Nutrition /Produce
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Herb Your Enthusiasm!

Herb You Enthusiasm! #festfoods

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme – not just a Simon & Garfunkel album. Not just ingredients to skip over in a recipe. Not just components of a homeopathic tincture remedy. No way, folks. Herbs make a much bigger impact on flavor, health, and nutrition than we realize. Let’s talk about it.

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