Food Town February 2018



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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Our Best Customers!....................PAGE 1 Benny’s 30 Years of Working at Foodtown..................PAGE 2 When to Toss Out Your Leftovers.................................PAGE 3 How to Know if You’re Eating Wild or Farmed Salmon..............PAGE 3

Protein Alternatives to Meat......PAGE 4

"When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, 'Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.'" –Yogi Berra

Where to Get Your Protein Outside of Meat Check Out These 4 Options for Great Alternatives

Many Americans are convinced that meat is the best source of protein. While meat can certainly supply your diet with protein, it is not the only source of it. Many plants, vegetables, fruits, and legumes can provide just as much, if not more, protein for your diet. Whether you’re looking to keep up your New Year’s health resolutions or you’re vegetarian, here are four alternatives to meat protein. Spinach That’s right, all those episodes of “Popeye” weren’t lying. One cup of spinach has almost as much nutrient-dense protein as a hard-boiled egg. We recommend steaming your spinach for both flavor and nutritional purposes, but if you’re in a pinch, you can always eat it raw. Beans Beans are rich in protein and provide great benefits for your heart, brain, and muscles. Best of all, there is a plethora of bean options. Whether it’s garbanzo,

kidney, soy, or any other type, legumes are packed with nourishment and great additions to any diet. Ancient Grains Quinoa, amaranth, and other grains have certainly become popular in recent years, and that’s not by accident. These grains are packed with protein and provide a great source of necessary vitamins. Nuts Nuts, like cashews, almonds, and peanuts, are an ideal source of protein. They can also help prevent cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease. If you’re one of the many shoppers looking for protein alternatives to meat, stop by one of our stores today. You’ll find all these options and many more from the highest-quality brands. If you have questions, ask one of our store representatives how you can incorporate these foods into your diet.

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