Curious to see what ended up this dietitian’s cart this month?
Finally, the weather in NJ is starting to cool down and it’s starting to feel like Fall. Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp cool weather, wearing scarves and boots, and the seasonal food! Bring on the apples, squashes, and hearty soups and stews.
I’m sure going to be busy in the kitchen this season. While not everything I eat is a full recipe, I pair items together to create well-balanced meals and snacks. Ready to see what was in my cart this month?
I first learned about StarKist Selects at the Today’s Dietitian conference. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times (two servings) a week. It is a struggle for many to eat fish because they feel intimidated by cooking it. I hear that a lot in my sessions, that clients would like to consume more fish, but they don’t want to prepare it. StarKist Selects Wild-Caught Pink Salmon in extra virgin olive oil is the perfect solution.
In a shelf stable single serving pack, this is a fish solution for on the go and can easily be packed to incorporate in a meal. I like adding these on top of my salads. Since it is packed in extra virgin olive oil, it doesn’t dry out, plus creates a less of a need to add any salad dressing.
Oui by Yoplait:
New Oui yogurt by Yoplait brings me back to my trip to France. Oui is a French style yogurt with simple ingredients and a great taste. The texture is silky smooth. I was scraping every last bit from the jar. I was curious why they are in glass jars, so I did a little research. The glass jars are not only recyclable and great for reuse, but it also protects the integrity of the yogurt’s texture during the production and shipping process. Right now, I’m recycling my jars to grow herbs on my kitchen windowsill. Thanks Oui for sending me some samples to try!
I almost didn’t recognize Nourish Snacks on the grocery shelf when I strolled up the aisle. I’ve talked about Nourish Snacks before. They are now offered in larger bags. Nearly 25% of our daily calories come from snacks, so it’s important we make these snacks count, nutritionally. Joy Bauer, RDN, nutrition expert of the TODAY Show and founder of Nourish Snacks, set out to create a nutritious grab-and-go snack that can work for any kind of snacker.
New Siggi’s Flavors:
Have you seen the new Siggi’s flavors? Yes, I know I just was chatting about another yogurt above. What can I say? I like variety. I was too excited not to share Siggi’s newest flavors: 4% banana & cinnamon and 9% chocolate. I’m obsessed!
Pumpkin Bars Selection:
It’s not Fall without everything being pumpkin, right? I know this isn’t just one item for this grocery store pick, but they all have the common seasonal theme: pumpkin! When choosing bars, think about when and why you are having them. Are they for a quick snack? Will they be part of a meal? Are you looking for a boost of protein? Not all bars are created equal. Look for wholesome ingredients without an excess amount of added sugar and think about how they are going to fuel you.
This is a little bit of a teaser for you. Next month, pumpkin guru Maggie from @onceuponapumpkin is taking over for a grocery store tour: pumpkin edition!
What new products have you discovered? What should I be on the lookout for next?