5 Ways to Inspire Healthy Habits

We’re happy to welcome Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit Company for today’s guest blog post. Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm located in Yakima, Washington. It’s owned by three apple/pear packing companies who joined together to deliver high quality fruit to consumers.

Sometimes, it can be hard to get the entire family to adopt healthy habits, whether it’s eating right, or getting enough exercise. But, in order to be the most impactful, it should be something the family does together. Here are five ways to inspire healthy habits in your home and be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Fueling Kids for Back to School with Watermelon

Watermelon is the perfect brain food for budding Einsteins. It’s packed with nutrients, fiber and water to fill up kiddos’ tummies so they can focus on their lessons. Plus, it provides plenty of healthy fuel to power though their after-school activities.

Fun Recipe Idea for Kids: Salad Stuffed Racecars

Today, we welcome guest blogger, Jodie Fitz. She is the creator and personality of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club and author of ‘Real Food Fast” and the ‘Better Bites’ program. When she is not on the road or in the kitchen, she’s wife & mother of three.

Every once in a while, you just have to play with your food! Here’s a great way to take salad to a whole new, memorable level while packing in a bunch of veggie fun.

All About Stone Fruit + Fresh Cherry Salsa Recipe

We’re happy to welcome Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit Company for today’s guest blog post. Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm located in Yakima, Washington. It’s owned by three apple/pear packing companies who joined together to deliver high quality fruit to consumers.

Every summer there are certain things we can look forward to: warm weather, backyard barbeques and spending time with our loved ones. Add to my list, the excitement of all of the different fruits and vegetables I can find in my produce department from June-September. Among those many offerings are a wide range of stone fruit – some of my absolute favorites!

10 Snacks to Fuel Active Kids

Today’s guest post comes from Zack Knight, MS, RD, LDN, ACSM-CPT. Zack is passionate about helping kids and families live healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. For more from Zack, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kids today are bombarded with advertisements on television, magazines, and even in pop-ups on their favorite mobile games trying to sell them on the next big product that’ll give them that burst of energy to take their performance up a notch and get them the gold. Whether it’s a sports drink or the coolest new tube of energy goo, more likely than not they aren’t much more than a refined mix of electrolytes and carbohydrates for quick ingestion and utilization in a flashy package. While these can be a good supplement to a balanced diet for active adult athletes, when we’re talking about kids a more “whole foods with fruits and vegetables” approach will likely provide them with the same amount of macronutrients with the added punch of fiber and deliciousness that will take performance to the next level! 

How Registered Dietitians Help Families Make Healthier Grocery Choices

Many grocery stores now have healthy living teams and registered dietitians (RDs), who are experts in the field of nutrition. We sat down with County Market’s own Hope Danielson, Director of Health & Wellness, and Melanie Kluzek, RD, to learn more about how they help shoppers eat healthier and their hopes for the new Produce for Kids Club™ live in County Market stores through July 21.