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This way guests can customize their cup, mixing in any toppings they enjoy. PCC Natural Markets maintains a policy that every child gets to pick one piece of fruit or a vegetable for free during the shopping experience. These people have the correct sort of idea: This way, the adults have just as much fun as the kids! For main courses, remember balance is key. Fasting 1 Protons

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The research group is completely wedded to the idea that central insulin is an appetite suppressant and that weight gain from any insulin therapy is only a reaction to recurrent hypoglycamia.

As there is no hypoglycaemia during the clamps their presumption is that this neutral insulin infusion results in a reduced food intake. As insulin detemir gives less food intake after a normoglycaemic clamp than neutral insulin does, then their conclusion is that insulin detemir is having a more potent central appetite suppressing effect than the neutral insulin. They are so confident about this that the inclusion of a control situation, where saline was infused without any insulin and appetite was checked after this, was considered un-necessary.

This really is the level of research in the "satiety" insulin camp. Posted by Peter at Wednesday, August 01, 10 comments: Insulin makes you hungry 4 unless you keep it out of your brain. Monday, July 30, Insulin makes you hungry 3 a matter of semantics and free fatty acids.

There is absolutely nothing technically incorrect with the description of the results contained within the title of this paper: Effects of insulin-induced hypoglycaemia on energy intake and food choice at a subsequent test meal They gave a small dose of insulin low enough to not need rescue glucose within the study period as a single bolus, waited for 20 minutes then offered the subjects an eat-as-much-as you-like buffet.

This is what the glucose levels did. Posted by Peter at Monday, July 30, 5 comments: Insulin makes you hungry 3 a matter of semantics and free fatty acids. Tuesday, July 24, Insulin makes you hungry 2 even in the presence of hyperglycaemia. This is the paper cited by Woo: Posted by Peter at Tuesday, July 24, No comments: Insulin makes you hungry 1. If you want to think about the central effects of insulin you could do a great deal worse than working through this paper: Brain insulin controls adipose tissue lipolysis and lipogenesis It is jammed full of exquisite quotes: Thus, at the doses administered, brain insulin infusion inhibited lipolysis to a similar extent as that achieved with peripheral hyperinsulinemia" Here it is in pictures.

What does a CNS infusion of insulin do to lipolysis, at what are purported to be physiological dose rates? Obviously, it does exactly what peripheral insulin does, but using minuscule amounts; it suppresses lipolysis: Posted by Peter at Tuesday, July 24, 3 comments: Sunday, July 22, Butter gives you fatty liver!

This paper is an absolute gem: It contains no trace of understanding in its entirety, but the numbers in the results are fascinating. How do we sum it up? If you pay people to over eat kcal per day for three weeks they gain weight and they gain liver fat. Posted by Peter at Sunday, July 22, 14 comments: Butter gives you fatty liver! Tuesday, July 17, Oops. OMG, just seen how many comments are awaiting moderation now I'm back to occasional posting.

I'll see what I can do, if desperate I'll just delete the spam and hit post for them all. Apologies for the inattention over the past few weeks Posted by Peter at Tuesday, July 17, No comments: Woo had a bit of a rant about acipimox. Here's my simplified idea. I've been interested in acipimox, in a round about sort of a way, for a very long time. To me, the core fascination is that it is not only an effective suppressor of lipolysis, but it is pretty well weight-neutral and it most certainly does not result in weight gain.

Which, you have to admit, is interesting. How can this be? I feel something of a clue can be found in the studies using a similar drug, nicotinic acid. Both drugs effectively suppress plasma free fatty acids via the same receptor but the neatest study happens use nicotinic acid.

People may recall that I posted about the role of FFAs in the secretion of insulin as demonstrated by an isolated rodent pancreatic preparation, some time ago.

The core concept here is that insulin secretion is dependent on the chain length and saturation of the FFAs used for perfusing the pancreas along with the glucose. This phenomenon appears to be well appreciated by the authors of this next paper same research group: Circulating fatty acids are essential for efficient glucose-stimulated insulin secretion after prolonged fasting in humans So what happens to in-tact humans when you fast them for 24 hours to raise FFAs and then bolus them with intravenous glucose?

Or fast them, artificially drop their FFAs with nicotinic acid, and then bolus them with glucose? This is what happens: Posted by Peter at Tuesday, July 17, 8 comments: Monday, May 28, Speculation on the effect of subcutaneous adipocytes implanted in to the mesentery of mice. Taking a piece of subcutaneous fat from a sacrificed mouse and implanting in to the mesentery of a recipient mouse causes weight loss in the recipient , starting once the surgery has healed.

We know that healing takes something just over six weeks: Posted by Peter at Monday, May 28, 6 comments: Speculation on the effect of subcutaneous adipocytes implanted in to the mesentery of mice. Sunday, May 20, Guddling in the dark for a respiratory quotient 2. Multiple papers have values that don't make sense, which is an issue making me doubt my sanity and is damaging to my personal extensive set of confirmation biases.

They also produce basic contradictions of the physiology of the oxidation of glucose vs the oxidation of fatty acids. But now I think I can go back and explain much of the peculiarity in this image from Kahn's group, the one which triggered this previous post. Two sets of mice, on the same chow, having sustained differences in RQ, in a way I couldn't understand: Posted by Peter at Sunday, May 20, 12 comments: Guddling in the dark for a respiratory quotient 2.

I picked up this paper via Face-ache so cannot recall to whom I should credit for the find. The post is also highly speculative. Higher h Respiratory Quotient and Higher Spontaneous Physical Activity in Nighttime Eaters It's worth noting that the difference is small but probably biologically significant. Statistically p is less than 0. Before we think about it we need some background. That comes from the same group in an earlier paper: Posted by Peter at Saturday, May 12, 21 comments: Nighttime Eaters have an elevated RQ on a given macro ratio diet.

Friday, April 13, AHA approved egg! One of the full size chickens miss-fired yesterday and produced this minute egg: Posted by Peter at Friday, April 13, 19 comments: Monday, April 09, Pasta for weight loss.

This paper hit T'internet recently and has been cited all over the place: Effect of pasta in the context of low-glycaemic index dietary patterns on body weight and markers of adiposity: I've greyed it out so no-one is tempted to read it in full, the flavour is all you need: All authors have completed the Unified Competing Interest form available on request from the corresponding author and declare: His wife is an employee of Unilever Canada. This a BMJ publication. The critical aspect to me is the publication date.

Was it April the first? It should have been, except April the first this year was Easter Sunday. Not even at BMJ do they hit the "publish" button on a Sunday morning. Easter Monday appears fair game and someone at BMJ appears to have been at work to hit said publish button on April the 2nd.

Ah, the twists of fate produced by the lunacy of the movement of Easter through the calendar. I think someone at the BMJ may have a sense of humour.

Reading the conflict of interest statement, I wonder if the authors do too and whether there was some collusion in the choice of publication date. Otherwise it's not funny. Posted by Peter at Monday, April 09, 13 comments: Pasta for weight loss. Wednesday, March 21, Guddling in the dark for a respiratory quotient. How can two groups of mice, on exactly the same chow, have different 24h averaged RQs, p less than 0.

Posted by Peter at Wednesday, March 21, 17 comments: Guddling in the dark. I was fortunate enough to intercalate a BSc degree in physiology in to my veterinary degree. I was even more fortunate to study under Patrick Wall at UCH, who set me on course to become a veterinary anaesthetist, mostly working on acute pain control. That led to the Certificate then Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and enough publications to allow me to enter the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia as a de facto founding member.

New recipes mean new flavors, and King Kullen has simple ways to modify tried-and-true classics for something fresh and different. Boost Vitamin Intake A healthy diet starts with eating foods that are good sources of vitamins. Peaches contain important nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, as well as fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate and potassium. These offer benefits including promoting healthy skin, blood pressure and digestive systems, as well as protecting eye health.

Plus, peaches are low in calories and packed with natural sugars. When shopping, be sure to select fully ripe peaches.

Start by holding the peach and checking for firmness; peaches should be soft to the touch, rather than hard or mushy. If fully ripe, they will give off a sweet fragrance. Sweeten Any Meal Peaches can be added to all kinds of meals. Start the day off with a new take on a filling breakfast favorite; Peaches and Cream Baked French Toast https: Peaches can be a main dish too.

Paired with chicken, the sweetness of the peaches comes out in this Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet recipe https: At-home happy hour can be enjoyed at any time with a refreshing margarita. Change it up with Fresh Peach Margaritas https: Beyond The Basics Sandwiches are easy to pack for work or school, or to enjoy at home.

Either way, a few simple tips can make a boring sandwich a much better sandwich. King Kullen has some ideas for putting together the ultimate combinations.

When building a sandwich, every layer counts. Start by choosing a fresh, hearty bread and pair it with even better condiments. Swap out mayo and mustard for flavor-packed aioli or sweet barbecue sauce, or keep it light with olive oil.

Another healthy alternative, especially for mayo-lovers is any Greek yogurt dressing. For extra flavor add some salt, pepper and spices to the lettuce and tomato. Finish the sandwich off with meats, cheeses and veggies.

For hoagie lovers, this Philly-Style Italian Hoagie is a must try https: A trip to the deli and bakery will be well-worth it for this recipe. Toasting adds an extra crunch to any sandwich. For a twist on classic grilled cheese, get out the skillet and try this Grilled California Club Sandwich https: For a meat-free option, try The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich https: After selecting all the ingredients, follow a layering method to avoid creating a mess.

Start with cheese, then meat and finish with slices of vegetables. Think Ahead Meal prepping saves money, encourages portion control and makes grocery shopping more fun. Following recipes and having a set grocery list prevents overbuying, and staying organized cuts down time in the kitchen. Rather than getting overwhelmed, start small and master one recipe at a time. To avoid getting bored, keep trying new recipes.

Stop by a local King Kullen Grocery store to pick up everything needed to make these recipes for friends and family this month. July is National Picnic Month, and King Kullen wants to celebrate the last week of this national recognition and keep it going throughout the rest of the summer season.

To keep things as simple as possible, King Kullen not only offers great ideas and easy recipes to take out on a picnic, but they also keep their shelves stocked in every aisle with all of the picnic and summer essentials. Pack Smart When packing a picnic, think ahead! Pack heavy objects first and soft items last so nothing is squished. Be sure to package food in re-sealable plastic containers so they stack easier and can be packaged back up afterward quickly and cleanly.

No one wants to deal with leaks and spills! Mason jars work great, as well. Keep fresh food chilled by freezing water bottles; this way, when they melt, they can couble as a refreshing beverage. And to be sure everyone is comfortable for the entire picnic, try attaching a shower curtain underneath the picnic blanket to prevent any moisture from the ground seeping through.

Upcycle containers when preparing food for a picnic, like egg cartons and other plastic cartons. Egg cartons can be used to serve condiments or dips. To make serving food even easier, prep food that can be eaten with just a fork, or even better, with no hands. Serving food on skewers and toothpicks eliminates all utensils, which makes packing and cleanup even easier. Try Antipasto skewers using tortellini, salami, pepperoni, provolone, olives, tomatoes and onions.

Or keep it even simpler with caprese skewers of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil stacked high on a skewer or bite-sized on a toothpick.

Try a sandwich on a stick by putting a choice of meat, tomato, lettuce, cheese and cubes of sandwich bread on either end of the skewer. Take the traditional fruit salad to kabob form by stacking sliced fruit or even frozen grapes on a skewer, which can make for a healthy and refreshing dessert. King Kullen offers tips and supplies to prepare the perfect picnic with ease.

For juice, fill up mason jars with fruit-infused water or brewed iced tea with lemon for a refreshing drink on the go. Bring a pasta salad like Veggie Macaroni and Cheese https: Salads can go quite a while without having to be refrigerated, so try personalized garden salads in a jar. For something healthy and refreshing, keep it simple with diced fruit like watermelon, berries, cantaloupe, and honeydew; which can also be kept fresh in a mason jar.

Or get that chocolate fix with an Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake Parfait https: Plus, Buzzfeed features 22 Desserts in Jars for Summer Picnics, like blueberry pies, banana split parfaits, chocolate pudding, éclairs and red velvet cupcakes… just to name a few https: Depending on the location, plan a hike before or after lunch or simply bring a Frisbee or ball to play catch with in the park.

Board games, a deck of cards or music are all great things to pack, as well. Stop by a local King Kullen Grocery store to pick up everything to put together a great picnic for friends and family to enjoy! Sports nutrition is a high priority for any athlete in order for them to compete and perform at their best.

Sports nutrition benefits atheltes by promoting lean muscle growth, achieving ideal body composition, maximizing energy levels and stamina, providing mental focus, reducing injury risks and fast recovery from workouts. Carbs are needed to fuel both the brain and muscles during exercise. Fats help to defend against inflammation and also promote recover. Proteins help the body recover post-workout and help support lean muscle growth when paired with the right amount of calories and an exercise program.

Fruits and vegetables help to protect athletes due to their vitamins and mineral. Last but not least, all athletes need to stay hydrated! Grapes, watermelon, apples, celery, peaches, lettuce and cucumbers are water-rich foods excellent for post-workout snacking.

This is the fourth store to be added to the already-existing locations: Bay Shore, Bridgehampton and Island Park. Online grocery delivery service is offered by King Kullen and allows customers to place orders online to be picked up at any of the available store locations or to be delivered to their home.

Orders can be placed up to two weeks in advance or as little as four hours ahead of time. The newest location — Garden City Park — will be delivering to the following towns:. Pick-ups and deliveries are available seven days a week for all four King Kullen stores with the Shop OnLine services. King Kullen has also recently expanded its Fire Island ferry delivery service.

The Bay Shore location is now delivering via three ferries: Bay Shore, Patchogue and Sayville. For all pick-up and delivery information, a complete list of delivery locations, or to place an order, visit: Growing in popularity, more and more people continue to live their lives gluten-free.

Because of this growing trend, more gluten-free products are available and easily accessible. Whether someone chooses to cut gluten out of their life for personal health reasons or because they want to cater to a certain diet, King Kullen Grocery stocks their shelves with many different gluten-free products all year round. And they take another step forward this month to recognize National Celiac Awareness Month.

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease and triggers an immune reaction when gluten is ingested. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye and barley, and is in a plethora of everyday foods. This disease has become more common recently and many people have either been forced to cut gluten out of their diet because of the disease, while others choose to cut back on gluten for health and dieting reasons.

No matter which, King Kullen Grocery offers many different gluten-free products on their shelves all year round. For those with celiac disease, when gluten is eaten, the body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. The attacks lead to damage on the villi, which are small finger-like projections that line the small intestine that promote nutrient absorption.

This leads to malnourishment and various other issues such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases. Antibody blood tests are used by doctors to determine if a certain individual has celiac disease. Doctors may recommend an endoscopy to identify any inflammation or damage to the small intestines and villi.

On other occasions, a genetic test is also given. There is no cure at this time for celiac disease, nor are there any medicines or surgeries that can help.

A gluten-free diet helps control the disease, however, and can prevent future complications. There are many great alternative recipes of favorite dishes that are gluten-free. Try out these 15 Gluten-Free Pizzas https: To finish off a meal strong with a dessert, bake some Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies https: Transform a salad from bland to delicious and basic meals to nutrition-packed dishes. The Produce department at King Kullen makes cooking fun; and with the spring season rolling in, making any meal fresher and healthier is easier than ever.

With a wide array of vegetables and fruits in the grocer, King Kullen offers new, seasonal favorites, including more exotic fruits like apricots to nutritious veggies like beets and asparagus. Each vegetable and fruit is unique, not only in flavor, but also in the benefits and nutrition they provide.

Make a salad stand out with freshness and add veggies and fruits to all kinds of recipes and dishes to give them an extra kick of flavor and nutrition.

In some cases, extra health benefits will be added to a meal while also enhancing the taste of the dish! Apricots Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is essential for eyesight and immune system function, as well as maintaining healthy skin and teeth.

They also contain potassium, which aids in muscle function, helps regulates the heartbeat and promotes healthy digestion and strong bones. To find the best apricot, look for one with an orange-red color and avoid ones that have bruising. The smell should be sweet. After finding the perfect bunch of apricots, try whipping up a sweet treat, like Apricot Turnovers https: Artichokes Artichokes are an excellent source of antioxidants, which provide immune support and dietary fiber, therefore aiding in digestive health.

They also contain vitamin K and potassium. To find the best artichoke, choose ones that are heavy and firm with healthy, green leaves, all of which are intact. After finding the perfect artichokes, try a delicious dish to share, like Garlic Roasted Artichokes with Pesto Dipping Sauce https: To find the freshest arugula, choose ones with long, bright, green leaves.

This veggie is perfect for salads, as a sandwich and burger topping and even to cook into soups and stews. Asparagus Asparagus is a great source of all kinds of nutrients, including fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, E and K.

When cooking with asparagus, be sure to snap off the dry ends before cooking it. A great way to prepare this veggie is by roasting it in olive oil, salt and pepper or adding any favorite spices. Asparagus is the perfect salad topper or even try mixing it with a fish fillet or wrapping it with bacon. Beets Beets are high in vitamin C, so they are perfect for boosting the immune system. They also contain fiber, manganese, and even potassium, which helps to support healthy nerve and muscle function.

Beets help boost energy levels, fight inflammation, and can even help to lower blood pressure. To find the perfect beets, choose ones that are firm, heavy and have smooth skin.

After finding the perfect beets, try whipping up Beet Hummus https: Carrots This all-time favorite veggie has the most benefits due to the amount of beta-carotene and fiber. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, which helps to improve eyesight, C, which supports the immune system, and K, which is a great source of antioxidants.

Carrots also help with regulating high blood pressure. Try a new carrot dish by mixing them with great seasonings as a side dish. Garlic While this may not be thought of as a veggie, garlic has medicinal properties and can boost the function of the immune system. Garlic can also help decrease blood pressure, and help improve and regulate cholesterol levels. Garlic is great for cooking and can add flavor to any dish.

Try sautéing dark, leafy greens, like spinach, kale or broccoli rabe, in olive oil and garlic. Peas Peas are an excellent source of fiber — which supports digestive health; vitamin A — which supports vision and healthy skin; vitamin C — which supports the immune system; and vitamin K — which aids in bone health. Peas also help prevent heart disease due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties by supporting healthy blood vessels. Radishes Radishes are a great source of vitamin C, so they support the immune system and keep bones and teeth strong.

They also aid in digestion due to the amounts of fiber they contain, as well as help to regulate blood pressure and prevent viral infections. Radishes even hydrate the body and are low in calories. To find the perfect radishes, choose ones that are smooth and firm with crisp roots that have green leaves intact. After finding the perfect radishes, try cooking a dish like Roasted Ranch Radishes https: While King Kullen is reliable and known for having the freshest produce throughout the season, planting flowers and a home garden is also a great hobby and activity for the whole family to get involved with.

Stay active this spring and summer to complement the healthy diet filled with fresh veggies — go for a bike ride, fly a kite, and get creative using sidewalk chalk.

Try something new like paintings done with Q-Tips https: Or involve the kids with a new, fun craft like a Foam Cup Butterfly https: Playing outside not only promotes a healthier, active lifestyle, but it can involve the whole family and neighborhood, too! As cage-free eggs grow in popularity and as more cage-free eggs come to market, we are confident their price will come down. Therefore, as other supermarkets and restaurants have done, King Kullen is proud to commit to selling only cage-free eggs by To cook the corned beef, place in a large pot with lid, cover brisket with water and add the spice packet that came with the corned beef.

Cover the pot and bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for three to five hours. Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage, and cook until almost tender. For the green cabbage and red potatoes, boil them with the corned beef. Check out the recipe for Irish Colcannon, which combines red potatoes, cabbage and green onions https: Ever try Irish Soda Bread? Add this traditional bread to the dinner table.

Or, make it from scratch at home by following this recipe: Include Lucky Charms cereal in chocolate chip cookies, or add food dye in any treat to make it green. Share that pot of gold with friends and family at the dinner table with a colorful Rainbow Fruit Pizza. To make this pizza treat, place crescent roll dough on a cookie sheet in the shape of a rainbow and bake in the oven.

Once cooled, spread greek yogurt on top then arrange sliced fruit from red to purple. Use corned beef and cabbage leftovers for grilled cheeses, sliders or quesadillas, or top a pizza with it https: If comfort food is the way to go, try a Reuben Quiche https: King Kullen is offering a leg of lamb, which is a lean, tender cut, for Easter Sunday dinner this year.

The best way to cook this is to slow roast it. Pair these entrées with a great side dish like Roasted Asparagus with Lemony Breadcrumbs https: Celebrate the holiday and season with an Easter Bunny Cake. Bake a cake and shape it to look like a bunny, then the real fun begins with the decorating https: For help finding the perfect cut for the main course, visit the Meat Department and stop by the Bakery for a delicious dessert!

Reach out to King Kullen and its staff for any questions or concerns regarding what they may carry for this holiday season. For holiday treats and necessities of all kinds, rely on this local grocer! If you experience symptoms like bloating, gas and diarrhea after eating dairy, consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

Dairy provides you with essential nutrients that you need for a healthy diet. Slowly introduce dairy to your diet with low-fat or fat-free dairy with other foods. Pairing dairy with solid foods helps to slow digestion and allows the body more time to digest lactose.

Milk and cereal is a classic combination. You can also try cheese, yogurt or lactose-free milk. Natural hard cheeses are lower in lactose, making them easier to digest. Regular and Greek-style yogurt are good choices for those with lactose intolerance because the live and active cultures help the body more easily digest lactose.

Lactose-free milk is real dairy, just without the lactose. It provides the same essential nutrients, such as calcium, potassium and Vitamin D, found in regular dairy. Cooking with lactose-free milk is easy too. Love is in the air at King Kullen!

The local grocer is offering premium, florist-quality long-stem roses in a variety of colors, assortments and packaging. Beautiful blooming plants are available too, like miniature roses, oriental lilies, azaleas and calla lilies — just to name a few. Even better, have fresh-cut flowers wrapped free of charge at any King Kullen location! This is perfect for any side dish — veggies, potatoes, and more! Use the cookie cutter to create heart shaped potatoes and then roast them in the oven.

Beets, tomatoes and carrots are other healthy options! For those looking for something healthier, try a salad with heart-shaped cucumbers, red peppers and mozzarella cheese. Try something red velvet this year like cupcakes, or make any traditional treat in the shape of a heart, like chocolate chip cookies, brownies or cake.

Top them with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting using this 8 Minute Cream Cheese Frosting recipe https: Any Valentine will be impressed with this treat. February is American Heart Month, bringing awareness to heart disease — the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States.

Because of this, King Kullen shares heart healthy tips and ways to stay aware of personal heart health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, uncontrolled blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. To prevent heart disease and stroke, get blood pressure checks regularly. Most drug stores offer blood pressure checks, as well as offer home monitors for purchase so blood pressure checks can be done at the comfort of home.

For those who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, medication can be prescribed to keep it under control. A healthy diet also contributes to a healthy heart. A multitude of foods can improve any diet. Fruits and vegetables are a no-brainer!

Switch to whole grains and skinless poultry; introduce fish containing omega-3 fatty acids into an everyday diet, as well as nuts and legumes. Stay away from foods and beverages with added sugar and try to select dairy products that are low in fat. Rather than battling the snow, enjoy it! King Kullen has the know-how to prevent those icy windshields that take too long to defrost.

Combine white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on the windshield the night before to prevent ice build-up. Or, de-ice it by filling one-third of a spray bottle with water and fill the rest with isopropyl alcohol. Shake and spray to melt the ice within minutes. Get creative with snow paint, using water and food coloring. Snow Ice Cream uses snow from outside for a tasty vanilla ice cream https: King Kullen Grocery is the store to turn to for all things needed for the upcoming holiday and other seasonal fun.

From flowers to candy and every ingredient for the dinner recipe, rely on the local King Kullen. For filling and tasty options that are also healthy, turn to seafood. Options such as albacore tuna, Alaskan salmon, Coho salmon and rainbow trout are just a few of the lean fish to choose from when picking a main course for a meal. Skinless poultry and lean meats are also a good way to go. Rather than frying meat, bake or grill it and remove any skin, which is just fatty.

Round or loin beef cuts tend to be leanest, as well as lamb or pork loin cuts. Pair one of these poultry or lean meats, or a seafood cut, with produce — dark, leafy greens have some of the highest nutritional value — and a perfect meal is ready! Sometimes though, the cravings are just too strong. So when it comes to these tough times, there are great substitutes for those easy-to-love comfort foods.

Next time mashed potatoes are a great pairing for a meal, substitute it out for mashed cauliflower. For wraps, sandwiches and even burgers, greens like romaine lettuce or kale can be a carb replacement. Even veggies are a great substitute for pasta, like spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles and other spiral-cut veggies. Bake up some kale, sweet potato sticks or zucchini slices to replace fries or potato chips, and as a topper, switch out sour cream for Greek yogurt, which can also work great in dips!

Another great topper replacement is switching out butter with avocado. This goes great on toast, bagels and more! Replace a glass of soda with seltzer and fresh fruit for flavor and as always, honey or Stevia are the perfect substitutes for sugar.

Oftentimes, no one even notices the difference! To keep meal prep simple, make a list of everything needed for recipes and prep, limiting it to just one trip to the grocery store. Pre-chop all veggies or fruits to save time and make them more snack-friendly. Stock up on plastic containers that are convenient for prepping one meal in and have at least one for each day of the week. Cooking everything at once and divvying up the portions saves time and work throughout the course of the week when it comes to preparing lunches and dinners.

Other easy meal ideas come from the freezer. Make meals ahead of time in greater portions and save the leftovers for future meal prep: Try Buffalo chicken and broccoli with quinoa https: If starting up a new exercise plan, make sure the perfect diet is paired up with it.

Pack each day with fat-burning foods that can aid the weight-loss journey. The following foods are known to help burn fat and speed up metabolism:. For a power punch of nutrients, try these superfoods, which contain high levels of essential nutrients and minerals while also having antioxidants that help shield bodies from cell damage and help to prevent disease.

To stay on top of that new or habitual fitness routine, use a stability ball in the comfort of home https: A great way to get motivated and stay motivated is by playing upbeat music as a pre-workout routine or provide personal incentives and rewards. Setting goals and having a workout buddy are the ultimate motivators!

Dress up the home from the rooftop down to the snow piles and have it ready from inside out to host the perfect, festive holiday party this season. For all of the best decorating ideas, recipes and hosting tips, King Kullen Grocery has the advice and products necessary for the best holiday season yet. Before the actual holiday party begins, make sure everything is decorated to show off some festivity.

King Kullen shares easy decoration ideas for anyone in need of a simple holiday touch in a short amount of time:. Get creative with the hiding spots. This way, the adults have just as much fun as the kids! Check out some genius hiding spots and printable accessories from BuzzFeed: Make a checklist of what needs to be done, bought, baked, decorated, etc. Take some of the pressure off by baking dishes ahead of time and freezing them up until the party day or the night before, such as baked ziti, lasagna and more.

Appetizers and dips can be made ahead of time too. Just prepare them a day or two before the party and heat them up the day of before guests arrive. A self-serve station keeps things simple and easy, plus makes a great display! For drinks, appetizers and even a buffet-style dinner, this can be the perfect solution. This way, no one feels obligated to go thirsty or hungry, or track down the host to get what they need. Add some fun to the typical order of pizza by creating crescent pizza stockings https: Nothing is more personal than a gift with a special touch.

DIY gifts are perfect for friends and family. For a wine lover, try a wine bottle light by using their favorite wine bottle and filling it with lights https: For a little something sweet, fill mason jars with pre-measured dry ingredients for cookies or other baked goods. A mason jar can be themed in any way though, like beauty products with nail polish, file, remover and gems.

Whatever they love, make a jar for it! North Patchogue Store Manager Joseph Notaro says one way the new King Kullen is addressing the needs of the surrounding community is by offering time-strapped shoppers a number of options, including specialty prepared meals that are ready to bring home and serve. Now they can stop in and pick up great, healthy meal options prepared by our culinary team, with the selections changing daily.

According to Notaro, the prepared items — which are available at the service counter or pre-packed and ready to bring home — include complete meals, such as London broil or roasted vegetable lasagna; nutritious salad options, ranging from grain-based harvest wheatberry to Thai coconut quinoa; and traditional hot and cold soups as well as more diverse choices, including shrimp and corn chowder or black bean with shredded pork.

Visitors to the new King Kullen will also discover a host of technological advances designed to facilitate ordering and enhance the shopping experience. For example, the deli department boasts two digital screens and four kiosks where customers can place orders and continue shopping. When the order is ready, they either receive a text message or are paged — whichever they prefer.

During peak times a deli employee will come out from behind the counter and take orders via a tablet. We know what they want in a supermarket and you see that reflected in the new store. The North Patchogue King Kullen is open 7: More information is available by visiting www. The not-for-profit organization finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment that benefits so many children and families.

The golf outing remains a great success that directly benefits the children of Little Flower. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing. Standing before a portrait of James A. Cullen far right and his brother, James A. When choosing a turkey, think about the number of people it needs to feed. To make sure there will be enough turkey to go around, figure each person will have at least one pound of turkey.

To plan for extras or leftovers, add a half pound to each person. Thaw out the turkey in a refrigerator, allowing one day for every four to five pounds. For a pound bird, start thawing it four to five days prior to ensure it is fully defrosted for the oven by Thanksgiving morning. For roasting a turkey in the oven, get an early start that morning. For a turkey weighing pounds, approximately five hours of cooking time is required. The turkey is done when the thermometer reaches F.

Allow the turkey to stand for about 30 minutes before carving. This stand time allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making carving a much easier job. An alternative to roasting the turkey in the oven is to deep fry it. This method creates a crispier turkey made in half the time. Due to having a high temperature at which the turkey can burn, peanut oil is the best option for deep frying it. Peanut oil is also healthier and adds more flavor! Allow four minutes cooking time per pound.

Refrigerating speeds up deterioration and will produce a hard center within the potato. Store them in a cool, dry and well-ventilated container. Also, any cut or bruise will quickly spread and spoil the potato. Find the perfect produce to whip up this sweet potato casserole: Oven roasted Brussel sprouts can be an instant hit: You want to find ones with few yellowed, wilted or loose leaves. After dinner, guests may be full, but when it comes to dessert, everyone will want to make some extra room.

Pumpkin is the healthier pie option, believe it or not. A slice of pumpkin pie provides nutrients such as vitamins A, B, E and K.

There are ways, however, to make traditional favorites, like apple pie and other favorite fruit pies, healthier. As long as there is fresh fruit, vitamins and nutrients will be absorbed. Another option is to try a whole wheat crust, which will add extra fiber to the dessert, or you can take the crust out altogether.

This holiday season, try a crustless apple pie that is simple and quick to make: Al Gerrity, Director of Meat and Seafood, gave tips on how to reheat turkey without drying it out. Cut the turkey into small pieces and place on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish. Pour leftover broth over meat and cover with foil. Preheat oven to F and bake until warm. Use the leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry in a casserole https: From November 5th to November 19th, donate items at the participating King Kullen near you.

Tis the season to celebrate this spooky holiday with DIY or unique costumes that can be shown off door to door while trick-or-treating.

Three winners will be chosen this year based on the costume and how TruMoo Milk is incorporated. The contest runs through the month of October and until Thursday, Nov. To enter, contestants need to submit a picture of themselves, their children or their pet in a Halloween costume while also incorporating TruMoo Milk in the shot. Contestants are even encouraged to play around with PhotoShop to include a picture of TruMoo Milk in the entry.

Pictures can be submitted until the end of the contest on Nov. Halloween is the perfect time to try out spooky treats for class snacks or costume parties. Make Screaming Pretzels with the kids for a fun and scary snack to bring to school. Make a tasty dipping sauce to pair it with. In addition to Halloween, October brings new produce to incorporate into your weekly menu.

Spaghetti squash and butternut squash are just two types of delicious vegetables to start adding to your plate. One cup of cooked spaghetti squash is only 41 calories and contains vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. When baked, butternut squash is only 82 calories and offers vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Try a simple recipe like Oven Roasted Butternut Squash: Pumpkins are the staple vegetable during this month and season. Pumpkins should be firm all around, not mushy.

The orange color should be consistent throughout and should have no brown spots. Brown spots mean bugs have been chewing on the pumpkin. Use your pumpkin and this recipe to make a Classic Pumpkin Soup to warm up with on a cold fall day.

With the first kickoff on Sept. King Kullen offers tailgating tips and game day recipes every football fan will enjoy.

Supermarket dietitians are there to help people understand nutrition labels through in-store education, brochures, articles, website resources, and shelf labeling systems. And many have pushed their stores to adopt nutrition scoring systems such as NuVal to help people make more healthful food choices. Increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

These efforts include special educational or promotional campaigns, visual store displays, and cooking programs that push produce. With the rise in celiac disease and food allergies, one of the most crucial services supermarket dietitians provide is guidance on food sensitivities.

They are involved with educating supermarket staff about food allergies, creating clearly labeled sections of supermarkets with gluten-free foods, and publishing allergen product lists for their customers. PCC Natural Markets trains store staff with a gluten-free education program endorsed by the Gluten Intolerance Group and uses a shelf tag system to help customers identify gluten in products. Many supermarket dietitians are media savvy; they are well trained for appearances on radio and television spots as well as prolific authors on the social media front, engaging people through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter.

Teach kids about nutrition. PCC Natural Markets maintains a policy that every child gets to pick one piece of fruit or a vegetable for free during the shopping experience. Many dietitians host supermarket tours especially for kids, with a nutrition lesson thrown in for good measure.

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