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Nutrition for Moms-to-Be

Pregnancy is an exciting time as you prepare your home for the little one’s arrival. It’s also a time to evaluate your diet. You may need to add some foods to your daily meal plan that you’ve never tried before. This Mother’s Day we’re focusing on nutrition tips and guidelines for mothers-t0-be. *

 First Trimester: Weeks 1-12

Congratulations!  You’re expecting! First things first: talk to your doctor about getting started on a prenatal vitamin.  Prenatal vitamins are different than regular multivitamins because they contain more folic acid and iron which help prevent neural tube defects and anemia.  Some prenatal vitamins may even contain Omega-3 fish oils for healthy brain development.  Look for a prenatal vitamin that contains:1

Folic acid — 400 to 800 micrograms              Zinc – 15 milligrams

Calcium — 250 milligrams                                Copper – 2 milligrams

Iron — 30 milligrams                                          Vitamin B6 – 2 milligrams

Vitamin C — 50 milligrams                              Vitamin D – 40 international units

Next, familiarize yourself with the foods that should be avoided during pregnancy.2

  • Fish high in mercury – swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish and shark.  Limit canned white tuna, albacore tuna and tuna steak to 6 ounces a week.
  • Undercooked or raw seafood like sushi and sashimi, and ceviche.
  • Undercooked poultry, eggs and red meat.  Cook all red meats, poultry and eggs fully.  This means no runny yolks and no rare steaks and burgers.  If you are eating processed lunch meats, you must microwave them until steaming or avoid them completely. Avoid Caesar dressings and hollandaise sauce since they may contain raw egg yolks.
  • Unpasteurized soft cheeses like brie, feta, camembert and bleu cheese.

If you experience morning sickness, it’s best to have a few tricks and tips for keeping the nausea at bay.  Despite its name, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day.  Your best defense is to stick to an eating schedule because an empty stomach triggers nausea during pregnancy. Try to eat small, frequent, easy-to-tolerate meals. If you are having trouble keeping food and drinks down, you’ll need to contact your doctor as dehydration can become a problem and certain anti-vomiting medications can be prescribed.  Helpful tips for dealing with nausea:

  • Sip on ginger tea or ginger ale
  • Dry crackers by bedside can help if you feel nausea during the night
  • Cold water with lemon

 Second Trimester: Weeks 13-27

Feeling better yet?  Your appetite might be coming back along with your energy.  The second trimester is a great time because many of your pregnancy symptoms start to disappear.  However, this is when you may begin to experience pregnancy cravings.  During pregnancy you will need to some extra calories, but “eating for two” is a myth.  The American Board of Pregnancy recommends adding an extra 300 extra calories y.  What exactly does 300 calories mean?  Try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole-wheat bread, a Greek yogurt with sliced almonds and fruit, or a smoothie made with fruit and low-fat milk. 

Keep in mind the guidelines for recommended weight gain during pregnancy: In general weight gained in the first trimester is 1-5lbs, and then it is about 1-2lbs per week in the second trimester, and 1-2lbs per week in the third. 3

  • 25-35 pounds if you were a healthy weight before pregnancy, with a BMI of 18.5-24.9
  • 28-40 pounds if you were underweight before pregnancy with a BMI of less than 18.5
  • 15-25 pounds if you were overweight before pregnancy with a BMI of 25-29.9
  • 11-20 pounds if you were obese before pregnancy with a BMI of over 30

 Third Trimester: Weeks 14-40

The baby is continuing to grow, which means your body has to make room for it. .  Heartburn, reflux and a loss of appetite can occur as digestive organs are pressed.  Here are some tips for digestive relief:

  • Avoid fatty, greasy, spicy and acidic foods.  They will just cause irritation.
  • Stick to small frequent meals
  • Avoid lying down after eating for at least 1 hour.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about over-the-counter heartburn relief that is safe during pregnancy.

 Here’s What You Need, Why You Need It, and Where to Find it.



  1. Mayoclinic.  Prenatal vitamins: Why they matter, how to choose
  2. Mayoclinic. Pregnancy nutrition: Foods to avoid during pregnancy.
  3. American Pregnancy Association.  Eating for Two When Over/Under Weight.

** This is general advice and you should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.


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Are Your Young Athletes Getting The Nutrition They Need?








If your children are involved in extracurricular sports or exercise regularly, they need extra calories, vitamins and nutrients to help give them energy while exercising and support their growing bodies. If they don’t get enough of these vitamins and nutrients, or make unhealthy food choices, they may be less likely to reach their peak performance and may actually lose muscle mass instead of building it.

Listed below are some nutrition tips that you should keep in mind if your children are involved in sports.

Vitamins and Minerals

It is essential that your children get plenty of calcium and iron in their diet. Calcium is important because it helps build strong bones, which can help reduce the likelihood of stress fractures while exercising. Encourage your children to eat low-fat dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt. Iron transports oxygen to the muscles. If your children don’t get enough iron, they may tire easily since their muscles aren’t getting enough oxygen, which can in turn affect their athletic performance. To help make sure they get enough iron in their diet, offer your children iron-fortified cereals, leafy green vegetables and lean cuts of red meat.


Your children need carbohydrates, with a majority of them coming from whole-grain foods, to help fuel their bodies while they are exercising. Whole-grain foods, such as oats, whole wheat bread, pastas and cereals and starchy vegetables, also provide your children with fiber and nutrients they need to maintain their overall health.


Protein can help your children build strong muscles when combined with strength training and other forms of exercise. Many foods that are good sources of protein are also high in fat, however, so you need to educate your children about which ones to choose. Encourage your children to eat protein-rich foods such as fish, skinless white meat poultry, low-fat dairy products and soy products.


In addition to eating a healthy diet, it is also important that your children are properly hydrated when they are exercising. Your children need to drink plenty of water or other fluids before, during and after exercising to help avoid heat-related illnesses and dehydration. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has made the following recommendations regarding hydration and exercise:

  • Before exercise. Drink 17-20 ounces of fluid 2 to 3 hours before activity, and drink an additional 7 to 10 ounces 10 to 20 minutes prior to exercise.
  • During exercise. While exercising, you should drink 7 to 10 ounces every 15 minutes.
  • After exercise. Drink at least 20 ounces of fluid for every pound lost within 2 hours of finishing your workout.

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Visit your ShopRite Dietitian to learn how to help your family and little one

Start Healthy and Stay Healthy!

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The right nutrition in the first 5 years of life can help your child grow up healthy. Your role is to offer him a variety of nutritious choices—your baby’s role is to decide what and how much to eat. Remember that feeding times are periods of learning and love.

There is room to improve young children’s diets!

The Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) asked over 3,000 parents like you what their babies and children are eating at each stage of development. The FITS fills an important gap in information on the nutrient intakes and food patterns of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the United States. The most recent study revealed there is much room for improvement when it comes to getting our little ones the foods and nutrients they need! Did you know that food choices and related behaviors tend to be set as early as 12-24 months of age, and the habits set can continue through the rest of child- and adulthood? Many children need more fruit, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, and fewer sweets, saturated fat and sodium. It’s key to offer a variety of healthy foods at meals and snacks to help kids start on the right path to good nutrition.  And remember, they look up to us, so make family meal time an opportunity to role model and show the kids what healthy eating looks like.

Fruits and Vegetables can help

The results of the FITS study showed that many toddlers don’t get enough of several important nutrients, including Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and dietary fiber.  In addition, it revealed that many toddlers weren’t eating even a single fruit or vegetable serving on a given day.

Because all babies develop differently, it’s important that feeding choices are based on stages of development, not chronological age.  The Gerber Nutrition Journey is a unique, stage-based nutrition system of products, education, support and services.  Stage-based feeding helps you provide the right nutrients, portion sizes, and textures at the right time.

Consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, The Gerber Nutrition Journey recommends starting with breastfeeding, because breastmilk is the ideal food for babies. Once your baby is ready, parents can offer developmentally-appropriate feeding choices.

Have you ever experienced a colicky baby?

Nearly 30 percent of infants experience colic symptoms, which can be defined as crying for more than three hours a day, for three or more days, lasting at least three weeks[i] or as excessive bouts of crying in otherwise healthy infants.  Colic begins at two to four weeks of life and can last through five months of age.  It may be related to not having enough good bacteria in the digestive system.  L. reuteri

Transitioning Your Baby to Solids

Introducing baby to his or her first foods is an important and exciting milestone. Keep in mind that breastmilk or formula is the main source of nutrition for your baby’s first 12 months while her diet expands to include solid foods.

Do not start too soon! Before four months of age, babies have yet to develop the skills needed to move solid foods around in their mouth and successfully swallow.

  • Iron-fortified infant cereal provides the iron needed for healthy growth and brain development.
  • Developmentally appropriate for your baby when starting to eat solid foods.
  • Allows you to change the consistency based on baby’s developmental abilities.

Introducing Your Child to the exciting world of Fruits and Veggies!

Continue cereal and add single variety baby food purees like GERBER® 1ST FOODS®.

Introduce new flavors one at a time in order to check for any reactions. Veggies or fruit first, it’s your choice.

Start with a few first tastes and gradually increase to a typical serving of 2 to 3 tablespoons.

GERBER® 1ST FOODS® Baby Food Purees are the right texture and flavors to help develop healthy eating behaviors.

Snacking ideas for your baby

Especially when your toddler is exploring a variety of foods, you’ll want to make sure you’re choosing foods that work plenty of nutrition into every bite.  Did you know that snacks make up about ¼ of young children’s daily calories?  It’s more than just an in-between eating occasion, so make the time count and don’t waste those bites on empty-calorie foods that won’t leave much room for more nutritious choices.

As your child is beginning to try new foods and snacks, let your child play with her food, allowing her to explore it with her other senses.  Finger foods also help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.


Toddler Snacking Tips

For Toddlers, try Small bite-sized pieces of soft-cooked vegetables or soft fruits, like ripe banana pieces

Foods with texture that dissolves quickly, like grain snacks or yogurt snacks made especially for Crawlers

Foods that are easy to pick up, like well-cooked pasta pieces (try to find

pasta with whole grains!)

Consider snacks as mini-meals. Offer your toddler about 3 small meals and 2 snacks each day. Work towards establishing a regular routine of meal and snack times so your toddler knows what to expect each day


Need help figuring out what nutritious and well-balanced meals look like?

Visit your ShopRite Registered Dietitian or visit the GerberMenu, a tool to help you learn more about the food groups and nutrients your child needs.  The free menu planner will help you customize each menu to suit your child’s needs and create plans for days or weeks.

USA Rice

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Think Rice, Think Powerful Nutrition for Your Heart

Did you know that 9 in 10 Americans don’t eat enough whole grains? Adding whole grains, such as brown rice, to your plate may help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. In fact, research suggests that people who regularly eat rice may also lower their risk of high blood pressure by 34%. September is National Rice Month and a perfect time to get your grain on. U.S.-grown rice is a natural flavor carrier and an affordable foundation for your everyday meals – from breakfast pudding to jambalaya, and stir-fry to casseroles. Celebrate the goodness of nutritious, American-grown rice this month.


To help boost heart health, step up your whole grain intake with these quick and easy tips.

  • Add variety. Adding brown rice to your plate is great way to work in your recommended daily serving of whole grains. For different flavors, colors, and textures try other 100% whole grain varieties such as red, black, or wild rice!
  • Mix it up. Blend brown & white rice together in your favorite dish for more complex flavor, color, and nutrients. It’s also a great way to encourage kids to eat more whole grains.
  • Double up. Cook a double batch of brown rice and keep it on hand for a quick start to your next meal.
  • Try a rice bowl. It’s a one-dish wonder! Start with rice, toss in your favorite vegetables or fruits, mix in beans, lean protein, and top with your favorite seasonings – Voila! Try this easy Orange Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bowl for a meal loaded with flavor and nutrition.


In addition to being heart-healthy, rice has many other nutritional benefits. U.S.-grown rice is…

  • An Energy Booster. Rice is a complex carbohydrate that helps fuel your body and brain.
  • A Mood Enhancer. Eating rice triggers your brain to produce serotonin, which helps regulate and improve mood, and even keeps your appetite in check.
  • Weight-friendly. With a mere 100 calories per ½ cup serving, brown rice fits in your weight management plan.
  • Gluten-Free. No gluten protein in this grain!
  • Powerful Nutrition. Rice provides more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and fiber (brown rice), as well as iron and zinc. It’s also naturally sodium- and cholesterol-free.


Look for the “Grown in the USA Rice” logo on packages of 100% domestically-grown rice in grocery stores. When you choose U.S.-grown rice you are supporting America’s rice farmers, the environment, and your health. Whether you are seeking convenience, flavor, health, or affordability, there is something for everyone with U.S.-grown rice!


For more information on the health benefits of rice and recipes, visit

California Walnuts

Food for the Brain and Healthy Aging: The Role of Walnuts

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.1 Although there is no way to prevent diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, certain foods, like walnuts, have been studied for their ability to support brain health and overall healthy aging.Walnuts

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging found that eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed.2 Additionally, findings from a study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggest that consuming 1-2 servings of walnuts per week (1/4 cup per serving) may help reduce the risk of developing impairments in physical function in older women, which may help to maintain independence throughout the aging process.3

Quality of life and the ability to continue independence are essential to healthy aging. People of all ages can benefit from taking steps towards health and well-being throughout the aging process. There are a number of possible ingredients in walnuts that may contribute to providing health benefits. Walnuts are the only nut that contains a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA (2.5 grams/ounce). A handful of walnuts (1 ounce or ¼ cup) also offers protein (4 grams/ounce) and fiber (2 grams/ounce). Here are some delicious ways to enjoy the benefits of walnuts:

Meat Substitute 

Pulse walnuts and either beans, mushrooms or cauliflower through a food processor with desired seasoning and use as a replacement in scrambles, tacos or pasta sauces. Try this: California Walnut Chorizo Frittata



Salsa Verde with Walnuts

Toast walnuts to contribute an earthy flavor to zesty sauces such as Italian salsa verde. Enjoy on everything from crispy-roasted salmon to pulled pork. Try this: Walnut Salsa Verde Over Crispy Salmon



Walnut Butter

Walnut butter is easy to make and offers a variety of convenient applications. Spread on crostini and garnish with a slice of fruit or fresh herbs, or use it as a dip for crisp veggies. Try this: Walnut Butter



Walnut Aioli

Adding chopped walnuts to aioli gives the spread great texture and crunch. Use it on wraps and sandwiches, or as a dip with roasted or grilled vegetables. Try the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Walnut Aioli.


Walnut Pesto

Combine walnuts, basil, olive oil and garlic for a delicious take on pesto that is a perfect addition to pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Try this: Pasta Salad with Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

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Mason Jar Salads 

Add chopped walnuts to your favorite mason jar salad for added crunch and flavor. Try this: Crunchy Layered Salad with Walnuts and Asian Sesame Dressing


Chopped Walnut Coating

Add finely chopped walnuts to a coating for fish or poultry for a welcome crunch. Try this: Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Stewed Chickpeas and Kale


Visit for the latest walnut health research and more delicious recipes.

California Walnuts


2Arab L, Ang A. A cross sectional study of the association between walnut consumption and cognitive function among adult us populations represented in NHANES. J Nutr Health Aging. 2015;19(3):284-90.

3Hagan KA, Chiuve SE, Stampfer MJ, Katz JN, Grodstein F. Greater Adherence to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index Is Associated with Lower Incidence of Physical Function Impairment in the Nurses’ Health Study. J Nutr. 2016;146(7):1341-1347.




Celebrate National Family Meals Month with Cabot Creamery Co-operative

Cabot helps to celebrate the power of family meals this September with National Family Meals Month!  Our farmers know that gathering the family around the dinner table has benefits that last long after dinner is over.  Regular family meals are linked to higher self-esteem and higher grades in kids, not to mention stronger family connections (Journal of Pediatric Child Health-Nov 2013).

It's National Family Meals Month

This September, our country will be celebrating National Family Meals Month™ — a nationwide event designed to underscore the benefits of family meals and the challenge for us all to pledge to share one more meal at home per week with our families.  The first step in eating a family meal is preparing a meal at home.  And what better way to get excited about cooking than to get your kids involved! Not only does cooking with your kids help get them interested in trying healthy foods, but it also makes them more likely to sit down to a family meal if they helped prepare it. Cabot has some great recipes and advice for getting kids in the kitchen and to the dinner table.  Check out our Cooking with Kids tips and tricks.

 Raise your Mitt to Commit

Step one is to find one of Cabot’s easy Family Friendly recipes; Step Two is to swing by your local ShopRite to pick up ingredients; and Step 3 is to get cooking!  Here are a few timesaving tips you can use to prepare and enjoy tasty, family-friendly food at home.

  • Keep staples on hand so you’ll always be able to fix a healthy meal on a moment’s notice.
  • Use a family calendar and plan ahead for the meals you’ll cook at home during the week.
  • Use a detailed list of ingredients for the meals you’re planning and shop once for the week. Including your children in this process teaches them skills ranging from nutrition to math.
  • Cook in batches on the weekend and create “savings account meals” — foods like soups, chili, and casseroles — which can be frozen and used later in the week on nights when there’s no time to cook.
  • Plan to shop for healthy snacks, too. Fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, reduced fat cheese, whole grain pretzels and crackers, and nut butters are all good choices.

By working together to make good food and healthy meals a family affair, you can start your children on the path to a lifetime of healthy eating.


Looking for some easy ways get a healthy dinner on the table during the week? Check out these great recipes from Cabot, and visit our website for many more:


Cabot Farms

Since 1919, our farm-family members have been committed to responsible, sustainable, and quality farming, producing award-winning products and happy cows.

Our dairy farmers are as noteworthy for their Yankee ingenuity as they are varied and colorful like the seasons of New York and New England. Here are profiles of a handful of our dairy farm families with particular focus on how they ensure that more than just their pastures are green. Enjoy these stories and be sure to browse our Virtual Farm Tour to learn more about our cooperative’s farm family owners.

Organic Balance

Morning Report

We surveyed 1,000 professional women to see what their mornings were really like.  Some of what we found was both surprising and hilarious. Did you know that 79% of women have eaten breakfast in a moving vehicle, and 45% of women actually skip breakfast once a week? While women know breakfast is an important part of their day, they often don’t have time for it. Do you know what 100% of women do have time for, though? Organic Balance, an organic breakfast in a bottle.

Of all the ways we cheat time every day, cheating our bodies of nutrition is the one that will come back to haunt us. We make sure our kids get a healthy breakfast before school, but with barely 30 seconds to spare, how do we nourish ourselves?

You don’t have to settle for quick, grab-n-go snacks and meals that are unsatisfying and lacking nutrition.

Grab Organic Balance instead. It’s a big cheat that won’t let you down. Handy enough to slip into your purse, computer bag or backpack and requires no refrigeration.Organic Balance Shake

Need a boost before that big presentation? You’re only a few heavenly sips from your A-game. 11 oz of creamy Organic Balance goes down smoothly in a short elevator ride or while driving the kids to school.

Crafted from pasture-raised organic milk— it’s the most delicious 16 grams of protein and 50% of your recommended daily calcium needs you’ll ever get.  Not to mention the short, simple list of organic, fair-trade ingredients, like the Dutch cocoa in Dark Chocolate and real vanilla beans in Vanilla Bean. While you’re doing something good for your body, you’re also doing something good for local economies and the environment.

For all those busy mornings, moments between meals, and days with hectic schedules, grab an Organic Balance milk protein shake to keep you going. At Organic Valley we think food that is good for you should taste good too.

  • Grab-n-go convenience (easily stowed in purse, gym bag, or cup holder)
  • 2 creamy, indulgent flavors – Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Bean
  • Organic, high-quality nutrition
    • 16 grams of protein
    • 50% RDI Calcium
    • Organic milk from pasture-raised cows
    • USDA Certified Organic & Kosher
    • Lactose & Gluten Free
    • Fair-trade ingredients
  • Never any:
    • Artificial Sweeteners
    • GMOs
    • Toxic Pesticides
    • Hormones & Antibiotics


Sweet Summer Savings

Some of our favorite fruits are finally in season!

Here’s how to properly enjoy cherries, berries, and peaches while they are at their best!

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Cherry Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Cherries

  • Sweet cherries in the US are grown in WA, CA, OR, WI, and MI.
  • The two major sweet varieties are Bing (your typical dark red cherry, top left) and Rainier (the reddish yellow ones, top right).
  • Cherries are FULL of antioxidants, Beta-Carotene, Potassium and Vitamin C!
  • Always look for shiny, plump cherries with fresh green stems and dark, rich coloring.
  • Keep cherries attached to their stems, unwashed, & in a paper bag until ready to eat.
  • Want to enjoy them into the cooler months? Pit and freeze them for long-term storage! You can throw them right into baked goods, or even sauces, right from the freezer!

Now that you know all about cherries, here are some of our favorite recipes!

Which side will you choose- sweet or savory?

Cherry Pie Savory Cherry


Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Raspberry Pie

Rustic Cherry Pie

Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Cake


Cherry Balsamic Chicken

Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Chutney

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce 

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork with Cherries

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Berry Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Berries

  • Nutritional experts have named strawberries as a Superfood because they are an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber.
  • Raspberries are rich in fiber and antioxidants, and support Heart Health.
  • Research indicates that blueberries are linked to to good vision and brain development.
  • Always look for clean, plump, and firm berries.
  • Avoid any berries with dents or signs of bruising.
  • Go Blue or Go Home! Blueberries don’t continue to ripen after they have been harvested, so pick blueberries without any red.

Now that you’re a Berry-Pro, we have one question:

Breakfast or Dessert?

 Berry Pancakes  Mini Cheesecake


Berry Banana Smoothie

Berry Pancakes

Berry-Licious Mix-in

Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Parfait

Berry Breakfast Crumble


Chocolate Berry Parfaits

Berry Sorbet

Easy Mini Cheesecakes

Spiced Triple Berry Shortcakes

Lemon Berry Tart with Almond Crust

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Peach Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Peaches

  • The top four peach-growing states are California, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey.
  • A large peach has less than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C.
  • The peach is a member of the rose family, and there are over 700 varieties of peaches.
  • Smell your peaches! The peach is a member of the rose family and should have a pleasingly sweet fragrance.
  • Ripe peaches should be soft to the touch, but not mushy. Don’t squeeze too hard, they bruise easily!
  • If you can’t find a soft peach, firm peaches will ripen on the counter at room temperature in a few days.

Now that you’ve picked your peaches,

will you chill them or grill them?

Peach Tea Peach Cobbler


Peach Tea Lemonade

Peach Yogurt Smoothie

Stone Fruit And Berry Salad

Lemon Panna Cotta Pudding with Fruit Salad


Grilled Chicken with Sweet-Tart Salsa

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Warm Rosemary Brie Cake with Peach Preserves

Peach Cobbler Pie



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It’s not just a Smoothie, it’s a Smoothie Bowl!

Foodie fans have a new obsession and it’s as rich, creamy and delicious as you’d imagine – but guess what? It’s good for you, too! “Smoothie bowls,” as they’ve come to be known, are delicious mixtures that start out with many of the same ingredients found in a traditional smoothie, but are designed to be much thicker, served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon (not a straw!)

Recently, smoothie bowls have taken the food world by storm because not only are they fun and easy to make, but smoothie bowls can also offer a variety of health benefits as they are often made with healthy ingredients such as whole fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

What sets Smoothie Bowls apart from traditional smoothies?

The best smoothie bowls combine fruits and nutrient-rich green vegetables for a delicious result. Foods like avocado, nuts, hemp and chia seeds add thickness and creaminess to a bowl’s base while providing healthy fats and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to keep you filled up and fueled for hours. Low glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears offer fruity flavor and beneficial nutrients while promoting stable blood sugar levels. Frozen fruit makes bowls especially thick and frosty. Finally, adding a handful or two of leafy greens like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard into your base blend lets you “sneak in” a serving of vegetables, without changing the fruity flavor you expect from a smoothie.

Better-For-You Breakfast Choice!

For people who crave a substantial breakfast, smoothie bowls are an awesome choice, combining the ease and nutrition of smoothies with the substance of more traditional fare. They’re tasty, toothsome, and when made with the right ingredients, loaded with excellent nutrients to fuel you through your morning. And since smoothie bowls use less liquid than traditional smoothies, they are thick enough to be eaten out of a bowl with a spoon. This makes them a great choice for die-hard cereal eaters who are looking to transition into healthier breakfast habits. Secondly, smoothie bowls are designed for toppings, as their dense consistency holds up to hearty ingredients like nuts and granola, which add crunch and texture while providing sustained energy, healthy fats, and enough protein to keep you feeling full throughout the day.

Not Just For Breakfast!

Best of all, smoothie bowls can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime. They’re a great meal choice for breakfast,  lunch, dinner or even a refreshing mid-day snack. All you need is a blender, some fresh ingredients and your imagination, and you’re on your way to making a great smoothie bowl that you and your entire family is sure to enjoy.

Fresh Bake Shop

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Make your entertaining easy with ShopRite Kitchens Catering! Click here to place your order online.

Planning a party? Let our Fresh Bake Shop help you entertain and plan for your next party. We offer a wide selection of fresh, made to order decorated cakes, party platters and dessert cakes. No special occasion is complete without a fabulous dessert -whether it’s a luscious chocolate cake for a festive birthday celebration, a bagel tray for a morning business meeting, or an elegant fruit tart to give new neighbors a sweet welcome to the neighborhood, you’ll find it all at ShopRite’s Fresh Bake Shop.

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Specialty Cakes

ShopRite’s specialty team is happy to create a one-of-a-kind custom cake to suit any occasion. Our master bakers can create the perfect cake in your choice of rich icings, fillings, and flavors. Just tell us how many guests you’re expecting, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Cupcake Pull-Aparts

24 individual cupcakes that are formed into shapes such as rainbows and baseballs. The icing on these cupcakes turns them into one delicious cake.

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Brownie Bites and Cookie Platters

When “just a bite” is just right: Try our chocolate- or vanilla-iced cupcakes, or our scrumptious chocolate brownies, which are available fudge iced, plain, or with walnuts, or our delicious gourmet cookies.

Picture Perfect Cakes

Your photo, our cake – a perfect combination. We can duplicate your photograph or document for placement on your special order cake. (Photo cakes not available in all stores.)

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Jumbo Puffin Muffins
Our huge 6oz muffins are fresh baked daily and available in nine delicious varieties. From Corn to Butter Rum to Pistachio, each muffin is rich and moist and made with fine chocolate, to sweet butterscotch to loads of blueberries. Enjoy them for breakfast, lunches, and snacks.  Try a new flavor each day.
La Brea Bakery
Fresh, Flavorful, Memorable, La Brea is the nation’s most preferred artisan bread brand. Our dedication to artful nutrition mean that our breads contain no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no trans fats. Find a variety of La Brea Bakery’s award-winning loaves baked fresh daily in your local ShopRite Fresh Bake Shop.

Please note:  All varieties may not be available in all stores