5 Heritage Chicken Recipes to Enjoy with the Family

Heritage Chicken

Heritage Chicken is the perfect ingredient for roast chicken recipes!

Over here in the FreshDirect offices, there’s much ado about Heritage Chicken and the truth is — every word is true.

We’ve grown fond of the Weaver family, who raise these chickens on their family farm in nearby PA.

I’ve also learned that there’s a reason Heritage Chicken, aka Pollo Buono, is so hard to find. It’s a rare bird and it’s absolutely delicious. Here are some ideas on how to prepare this Heritage Chicken at home to share with your family.

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My Top 10 List: Shopping for Health at FreshDirect

Smart and Simple 4 minute meals

Our Smart & Simple 4-Minute Meals section is 1 of 10 easy ways to shop for healthy foods on FreshDirect.com.

Happy September! It’s a time when we go back to school, back to work and back to health! FreshDirect delivers high quality food that is fresh and affordable for you and your family, which helps make the healthy choice the easy choice. Here are my 10 best recommendations for shopping for health.
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Easy Weekday Meal Ideas from Chef Tina Bourbeau

Fruit and Yogurt

Easy weekday meals for a family can be made by adding protein to just one of our 4-minute meals.

I have three requirements when I make dinner for myself at the end of a busy day (already spent in the kitchen!). 1) Preparations must be fast 2) It should be pretty healthy 3) Ingredients must be great.

It’s the last requirement which really allows me to keep things simple. If you have great ingredients, less is more. And I don’t like leftovers but also hate wasting food, so rarely do I over-produce, which allows me to keep portions manageable.

Normally I’ll make a salad or some mixed grain and greens and then top up with a cooked protein – which I cook à la minute. So where most of the components are a quick mix, a chop or a stir, the only real cooking is a simple hunk of protein. From my recently launched line of vegetarian meals, I frequently use their components within them in broader and newly combined ways, particularly the grains. Let me explain….

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5 Labor Day Recipes to Try this weekend

Shrimp Kebabs

Grilling for Labor Day? Check out our 5 Labor Day recipes!

There’s nothing better than a Friday before a long weekend, right? You’re hours away from family gatherings around a picnic table, barbecues with friends and dining al fresco under the warm glow of the sun.

To inspire you for your Labor Day weekend grilling, we put together a list of recipes that will please all of your guests. Whether you’re grilling tofu, shrimp, ribs, burgers or chicken, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of 5 Labor Day recipes to try this weekend:… 

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Heritage Chickens: From Our Family to Yours

Heritage Chicken farmer

The Weaver Family: Marlin and Darla with their kids: Eric, Emily, Zachary, Joshua, twins Jonathan & Caleb, Jacob and one on the way!

Would you leave your office job for a life working on a farm? Two years ago, that’s exactly what Marlin Weaver did and it changed his life.

Though his wife grew up on a farm, Marlin was new to farming. He was, however, very passionate about food – especially sustainability and how food is raised.

So when he and his wife had the opportunity to take over his wife’s family farm, he left his suit and tie lifestyle for a more rural one. For him, the change meant he could happily work together with his family everyday raising chickens that he felt were the best quality for his family (and yours!).
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5 Back to School Snack Ideas

Dumplings

For hungrier kids, our new Kids Meals (like our Chicken Teriyaki Dunk-Lings) can be enjoyed as a meal or shared as a snack.

Back to school means back to snacking… Hungry kids home from school tend to head straight to the refrigerator. Preempting their eating habits with a few fun and delicious snacks is an easy way to get them on the path to healthy eating this calendar year. But when stomach growls drown out patience, you’ll have to have key ingredients front-and-center.

Below are some foods that require next-to-no waiting, no real cooking, and usually no convincing. Find out your child’s food preference then make it easy to snack-and-go…. 

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10 Easy Grilling Tips from Everyday Food magazine

Craving burgers or kebabs? Hosting a summer patio party? Planning a big cookout for Labor Day?

Tips for easy grilling

Tips for Easy Grilling

If you’ve ever accidentally incinerated your supper over the flames of the grill, never fear!

Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine is here to help with ten smart grilling tips that’ll save your dinner and make you the envy of your neighborhood block party. … 

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Visiting the Pastured Hens of Lancaster, PA

Capturing the Nature's Yoke hens on video

Capturing the Nature's Yoke hens on video

Which came first? For most of us city folks, it’s the eggs.

Every week, I get a FreshDirect delivery of a dozen perfect ovals nestled in a cozy cardboard box. At breakfast time, while I wait for the pan to heat up, I sometimes read the package for my Nature’s Yoke Pastured Eggs, which describes family farms, fresh air and happy hens.

I buy pastured eggs for their rich yellow yolks and firm shells, but if you’re anything like me, you might also wonder how much of the package promises are true and how much is exaggeration. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to travel with a small FreshDirect team to visit Westfield Egg Farms, the producers of Nature’s Yoke eggs…. 

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5 Rainy Day Recipes

Fruit and Yogurt

Brighten up a rainy day with comforting macaroni and cheese.

Rain, rain, go away! Are you stuck inside because dark clouds are suggesting that a summer thunderstorm is coming your way?

When it’s rainy outside, I love to hide indoors with my loved ones, watch a movie or play board games and nosh on comfort foods.

Here are 5 tried and true recipes that are perfect to make when the weather outside is less than perfect:

What are you favorite rainy day recipes? Let us know on the FreshDirect Facebook page or via Twitter (@FreshDirect).

Water + Exercise = Happy Bodies

Water

Drink water during your workouts to keep yourself alert and hydrated.


If you’ve ever felt sluggish, tired, hungry or distracted, you might just be dehydrated. As you can imagine, working out in the summer heat dehydrates the body even more quickly.

Plus, dehydration lowers performance. Since working out feels great and comes with so many benefits, it’s important to find ways to stay hydrated and be active.

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