5 Super Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

What are you serving this Super Bowl Sunday?

Fluff the couch cushions and bust out the dips! It’s time to settle into the sofa and cheer on the gladiators of the modern era.

Whether you’re cheering on Big Blue (New York Giants) or the Pats (New England Patriots), we’ve compiled a great list of recipes to help you feed anyone from a dynamic duo to a whole mob of hungry fans….

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Super Bowl Snack Tips by You!

Cole Slaw

FD fan Amie made this delicious Spicy Zucchini Cole Slaw.

Are you excited for the big game on Sunday? Judging from all of your posts, tweets and mentions on our Facebook page, you’re ready to nosh on some tasty comfort food (corn chowder, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza) as well as dive into some classic party foods (salsa and chips; veggies and dip; cheese and crackers).

We asked our fans for their healthier Super Bowl tips and you did not disappoint! From Eggplant Fries to Parmesan Popcorn, our customers have the best ideas!

MaryAnn Jones, from Manhasset, Long Island, NY says, for her, “The keys to Thriving during a snack-a-licious party are balance & control.”  She likes to eat a satisfying snack like a handful of almonds or walnuts before the big game….

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Keep Your Resolutions with These 5 Healthy Seafood Recipes!

Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish in Parchment

Can you believe it’s almost the end of January? Have you been keeping up with your resolutions?

I admit that I need a reminder every now again – especially when it’s cold outside and comfort food calls my name! (Though these healthier comfort food tips have been a great resource!).

So in addition to our previously-posted Resolution Recipes, below are 5 seafood-based healthy recipes that can be made in minutes.

Why seafood? Well, our nutritionist Maggie Moon, MS, RD reminds us that seafood is heart-healthy and is full of important nutrients (like energy-making B-vitamins, vitamin D, antioxidant vitamin E, iron, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fats).

Which of these recipes will you make for dinner tonight?: …

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Make Comfort Food Lighter: Tips from Everyday Food Magazine

When you have to eat right but you can’t resist the pull of nostalgic foods that don’t generally make the “healthy foods” list, go for lighter versions of the classics.

Healthier Meat Lasagna

Healthier Meat Lasagna from Everyday Food magazine

The editors at Everyday Food magazine have a few great tips for how to substitute some ingredients, cut back on a few others and still come out with a delicious result that’s sure to please the whole family.

Read on for cooking tips and recipes to help lighten everything from entrées to dessert….

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Seafood: Nutritional Powerhouse

Salmon

Salmon is filled with good-for-you Omega-3s!

Put seafood on your menu, and you’ll be in good company – the healthiest diets around the world include healthy protein foods like seafood (as well as plenty of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains).

For early brain development, a healthy heart for life, and overall well-being, nutrition experts agree on eating seafood twice a week; that’s at least 8oz per week (20% of protein intake) for most adults. Pregnant and nursing women should aim for 8-12oz per week. In stark contrast, most Americans eat just 3.5 oz per week (less than half what we should!).

To be fair, it can be confusing to shop for seafood. Just a few things that might be on a shopper’s mind are: Am I getting the good-for-me omega-3s? Is it sustainable? How much should I worry about mercury?

To answer some of these questions, Harvard School of Public Health conducted a comprehensive analysis of fish and health (Journal of the American Heart Association, 2006). What they found: the benefits of eating fish greatly outweigh the risks. Just what are those benefits? Eating fish, especially fatty fish – here’s what’s in it for you:…

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Harmoniously Raised Salmon in Patagonia

Verlasso Salmon

Jeff and Marc visit the Verlasso salmon in Chile

Following the launch of the Verlasso salmon line in mid-September, our seafood category experts, Jeff Ludwin (Category Manager) and Marc Sirois (Operations Director), had the opportunity to travel to southern Chile to meet with the fisherman growing this one of kind harmoniously-raised salmon. As the exclusive supplier for Verlasso, our team wanted to ensure we were providing the very best salmon for our customers. By visiting their farms, facilities and operations, Jeff is also able to share the Verlasso story with you.

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We traveled from JFK to Puerto Veras (a small port city and commune in southern Chile) to visit with the Verlasso farms. We first visited the salmon hatchery in Puerto Montt. There we witnessed the grow-out in land-based recirculating tanks before being transferred to open sea pens. Here the salmon are raised in fresh water from egg to smolt. After about a year the smolt are then transferred to the ocean for a period of 12 to 18 months where they grow to adult salmon….

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Easy Citrus Recipes to Brighten Up Your Day!

Citrus

What's Your Favorite Citrus Fruit?

In the short days of Winter, I crave as much sunshine as I can get. For me, I love bringing the sunshine indoors with bright and cheerful citrus fruit.

Not only do citrus fruits make for easy and beautiful centerpieces, they are also healthy, tasty snacks filled with vitamins.

For variety, I like trying new fruits like red pomelo, finger limes, and Cara Cara oranges. The blood orange season is so short that I make sure to have as many of them as possible. And citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges easily add zest to salads and other dishes.  Need inspiration? Check out these recipes:  …

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How Kim Found a Healthier Happier Self with FreshDirect

Customer Kim Scales to New Heights

Customer Kim Gorode scales to new heights

Think Kids Meals are just for kids? Think again… 28-year old FreshDirect customer Kim Gorode, used FreshDirect Kids Meals (and our other 4-Minute Meals) plus healthy snacks and exercise to shed 40 lbs – going from a size 14 to a size 4 in less than a year.

“Last December I had physical and my cholesterol was really high,” explained Gorode. “My doctor suggested a weight loss program in the office with pre-made meals delivered to my home. I thought about it but if idea was portion control and eating healthy I thought I could probably do that for a whole lot cheaper with FreshDirect.”

Gorode, a resident of Brooklyn, started her mornings off with 0% Fage Greek Yogurt. By lunch time, she’d pop a 4-Minute Meal or a Kids Meals in her office microwave. For afternoon snacks, she would enjoy a fruit of choice and a 100-calorie snack pack. Come dinnertime, she’d repeat it, and sometimes swap out the meal portion for a Frozen Entrees instead. She’s supplement hunger pangs with lots of water, sometimes a pre-made salad or half a portion of steamed veggies. …

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Delicious New Year’s Resolutions in Under 30 Minutes!

Chicken and shaved Brussels sprouts with blueberries

Chicken and Brussels sprouts with blueberries

Eat healthy food. Lose weight. Get fit. Manage stress. Quit smoking. Sound familiar? These popular (and admirable) New Year’s resolutions have one thing in common: They all improve your quality of life and sense of well-being. That’s worth working for – for you and for your loved ones!

Now, changing the way we behave takes a will, a way, and some inspiration along the way to stay motivated!

As far as healthy eating goes, I hear from people that they want to eat healthy but they’re short on time or ideas. So I spent this past weekend thinking about quick and simple healthy meal and snack ideas, all with the busy home cook in mind. Take a look at my pictures and recipes of what I came up with! Each dish took me 30 minutes or less to cook!…

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5 Easy Recipes to Help You Keep Your Resolutions

White Bean

White Bean, Red Onion and Tomato Salad

It’s the New Year! What’s your resolution? Are you striving to be healthier? Want to cook more at home? Or just want to try something new?

The easiest way to achieve these resolutions is to make small changes. I make sure there’s tons of colorful fruits and vegetables in my delivery. I replace refined grains with whole grains where possible. Instead of frying foods, I use Panko crumbs and bake them on high heat in the oven. Finally, I try to order at least one new-to-me item (fruit, vegetable, or grain) to try.

To help us keep our resolutions, we have also compiled a special Resolution Recipes section on our site. These recipes include lean cuts of meat (like skinless chicken), seafood, fresh produce and/or fat sources originating in vegetables and nuts….

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