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5 Ways To Grocery Shop Healthier

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Are you looking for ways to make your grocery shopping healthier? If yes, we are here to help by providing five tips on how to navigate the supermarket in the most effective way. Read below to start making smart choices in the grocery store.

 

To cook healthy meals, you need the right ingredients on hand in your kitchen. Most grocery shoppers do not have the time to look carefully at food labels and find the best nutritious foods at great buys.

 

Here are just a few ways to shop and eat better:

 

 Plan Your Meals Per Week

Before you step into the grocery store, have a game plan. Figure out what meals you want for the week or two weeks. List ingredients you will need to make these meals. Make sure you check out weekly discounts in grocery ads and never go to the grocery store hungry. When you go to the grocery store hungry, you setup yourself to spend more.

 

Shop For Variety

When shopping, make sure you shop for food included on the food pyramid such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean meat, fish, poultry, beans and nuts. Buy food with the most nutritious values. For example, you should buy sweet potatoes over white potatoes because sweet potatoes are richer in beta-carotene.

 

If you enjoy eating something new every week, pick a new fruit or vegetable for you diet every week. Eat plenty of produce.

 

Look for the Least Processed Foods

When it comes to breads, cereals and pasta, buy the whole grains with the least amount of processing. Oatmeal is a great whole grain to eat.

 

Eat Fish Two Times a Week

Fish is affordable and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. If you are not a fish eater, choose lean cuts of meat such as round, top, sirloin and tenderloin. If you prefer chicken, pick skinless poultry.

 

Do not forget your Dairy

Dairy foods are a great source of calcium and vitamin D you need for bone growth. You should have three servings a day (this can include yogurts and cheeses as well as milk).

 

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: 10 Tips For Healthy Grocery Shopping

Must Have Meals at Christmas Brunch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Are you planning on having a Christmas Brunch this year? If yes, we have a few great recipes to share with you to make it a pleasant one! Read below to start cooking!

 Turkey Filled Omelette

 Do you enjoy eating turkey, then you will love this omelet filled with turkey and savory seasoning. It takes only 15 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook.

You need the following ingredients:

-         1 Tablespoon Olive Oil.

-         2 Teaspoons Unsalted Butter

-         1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Shiitake Mushroom

-         1 Shallot, Finely Chopped

-         ¼ Teaspoon Salt

-         1 fresh sage leaf, minced

-         ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

-         ¼ cup shredded cooked turkey

-         1 teaspoon dry vermouth (optional)

-         2 eggs, chilled

-         1 pinch ground white pepper

-         2 teaspoons olive oil

-         1 tablespoon crème fraiche

Directions to cook your Turkey Omelette are here.

 Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

 This is a great Christmas morning meal. It is delicious and sure to become a household favorite. It takes 20 minutes to prep and 1. 5 hours to cook.

The ingredients are as followed:

-         1 pound ground pork sausage

-         1 teaspoon mustard powder

-         ½ teaspoon salt

-         4 eggs, beaten

-         2 cups milk

-         6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes

-         8 ounces mild Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

Read the directions here.

 Overnight Blueberry French Toast

 This is a fresh and fulfilling dish that you can make for the family Christmas day. Use blueberries and cover them with blueberry sauce to make a one of a kind French toast meal. It takes 15 minutes to prep and 1 hour and 15 minutes to cook.

The ingredients are as followed:

-12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes.

- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into1-inch cubes.

- 1-cup fresh blueberries.

- 12 eggs, beaten.

- 2 cups milk

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

- 1/3-cup maple syrup.

-1 cup of white sugar

–2 tablespoons cornstarch

–1 cup water

–1 cup fresh blueberries

–1 tablespoon butter

Directions for this delicious dish are here.

To learn how to cook more great Christmas Brunch dishes, read this article from AllRecipes.com.

 

For more information on cooking a great meal contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Great Seafood Dishes For Christmas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

 

Looking for a great seafood recipe for the Christmas holiday? If yes, you are not alone. Seafood dishes for Christmas are increasing in popularity. Turkeys and Hams were so last holiday. Read below for great seafood recipes!

 

Baked Haddock And Scallops

A great seafood recipe is baked haddock and scallops. You will need the following ingredients:

-         1lb of Haddock

-         1lb of Scallops

-         1package of Ritz crackers

-         ½ teaspoon of old bay seafood seasoning

-         1 teaspoon of lemon juice

-         ½ teaspoon of salt

-         ½ cup of butter or margarine

 

When you have all your ingredients, start creating your dish by crushing one package of Ritz crackers in a medium size bowl. Add the butter and lemon juice to the bowl. Mix the crackers, butter, and lemon juice until your cracker crumbs absorb the butter.

 

Next, cut the your fish into 1” chunks and place your fish chunks into an 8×8” pan. Spread your scallops evenly on top of the fish. Season the fish and scallops with salt, garlic powder and seafood seasoning.

 

Finally spread the cracker crumb mixture on top of your seafood. Bake it at 325 degrees for 25 to 40 minutes. You will know when your dish is finished cooking when the fish falls apart.

 

What to serve with your seafood dish?

This wonderful seafood dish is very delicious on top of rice.

To learn about another great seafood dish, Sweet butter Shrimp, read this article from Voices.Yahoo.com.

For fresh and delicious seafood,contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility.

 

Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!