Healthy Choices for Back to School! It’s that time of the year again! Watch the video below for two great, healthy recipes for you and your family to enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Metcalfe’s.
I can’t believe it’s August . . . but here I am with my Back-to-School post! With the move to PA, trying to sell the house, getting my kids ready to move to the east coast, you can bet that we have been insanely busy.
Back-to-school shopping, getting the kids back on a normal sleep schedule and bedtime, getting back into that meal prep mindset and just coming to terms with that fact that school is starting soon. I feel you. We are all there.
Meal Planning 101
I was trying to host a few more meal planning classes this summer but wasn’t able to so I posted some tips and guidelines on what I do here.
If you struggle with dinner plans, not knowing what to cook and are spending more money eating out, you need to take a look at this post. I definitely have been cooking less with having the house on the market and getting ready for our move but as soon as we unpack, those meal prep containers and meal planning note pads are coming out and I’ll be ready to go!
As a parent, I feel a responsibility to feed my children a well balanced, healthy meal. This is also the case with after school snacks. Now don’t get me wrong, my kids still eat cookies and chips but we balance those treats with raw veggies and fresh fruit.
I had the great pleasure of meeting with Lisa Grudzielanek, Asst. Director of Operations and Registered Dietitian at Metcalfe’s. Watch the video to learn more about Lisa’s role and what she does at Metcalfe’s.
Metcalfe’s is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighborhood market overflowing with good things to eat. Their markets are known for an abundance of local and premium quality foods. In fact, many of their ingredients are sourced from local farms and artisans at the peak of their season. Metcalfe’s Market is home to fresh baked breads & pastries from 25 local bakeries, more than 500 varieties of artisan cheeses, Boar’s Head deli meats, and the largest variety of local & organic produce in the area! There are three locations: two in Madison, one at Hilldale and the other at West Towne and one in Wauwatosa.
I know I can always feel good about the selection of fresh and local produce available at Metcalfe’s. Because, for me, at the end of the day, I’m feeding my family and want to start with the best produce possible.
Something to think about when purchasing produce: The less your food has to travel to get to you, the better it will be. This is why buying local is so powerful.
Metcalfe’s posts “food miles” on its local produce. So, if you walk around the produce department and see signs that say “Food Miles”, it will indicate how far the food traveled and which local farm it’s from. You can learn more about the food miles program at Metcalfe’s here.
Healthy Choices for Back to School
Here’s to a great school year for us all! Remember to check out my Meal Planning 101 post and if you’re local to Wisconsin and haven’t visited a Metcalfe’s, what are you waiting for?