Shaws Supermarket MetroWest Boston MA I Love Newton MA Nutrition IQ

Nutrition IQ Program at Shaws Supermarket and Healthy Recipes for Autumn

Jennifer Shea Shaws Supermarket Star Market Nutritionist Nutrition IQ Healthy Ways to Shop Newton MA ILoveNewton

I went to a blogging event at Shaws last month and discovered fifteen minutes prior to event that Capability:Mom was going too, which was a nice surprise. It was nice to meet Boston bloggers Maven of Savin’, Masshole Mommy, Mommy Niri, The Coupon Goddess, Toy Queen, Charlene Chronicles and learn about the Nutrition IQ program at Shaws as well as sample healthy snacks and side dishes created by their nutritionist.

Shaws Supermarket MetroWest Boston MA I Love Newton MA Nutrition IQ

We met with Shaw’s nutritionist, Jennifer Shea, who helped develop the Nutrition IQ program which highlights healthy items throughout the supermarket. It’s great for people like me who search for healthy snacks for the kids! Look for these tags which also have nutritional information.

Shaws Star Market Healthy Nutrition IQ Nutrionist blogger event I Love Newton Chestnut Hill

Jennifer also shared some great and delicious healthy recipes. My favorite was the smoothie!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothies

6 ounces Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1-2 tablespoons honey

4 ice cubes.

Place ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Makes 2 servings and takes 5 minutes to make. Delicious too!

Apple Dip

6 ounces light vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (substitute soy butter if you want to pack it for the kids snack at school)

2 apples, sliced and cored

Mix everything together and serve with apple slices. Serves 4 and takes 5 minutes to whip up.

Saucy Spaghetti Squash

1 Spaghetti Squash

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1/4 cup shared or grated Parmesan cheese

olive oil

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Halve squash and remove seeds. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or wipe a quick layer of olive oil on pan. Drizzle olive oil over cut sides of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast squash cut-side down until tender, about 45-50 minutes. Use oven mitt to remove from oven, and carefully use fork to scrape out strands of squash into dish. Careful, squash is HOT! Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. If you want to get fancy, you can broil the squash until the cheese is browned.

Individual Apple Pie

1 medium apple

2 tablespoons rolled oats

1 tablespoon raisins

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Core and dice apple and place into individual baking dish. Mix the rest of ingredients and place on top of apples. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until apples are tender.

p.s.  For those who need more ideas for healthy grocery food shopping, I found these great lists at the Shaws site:

A Shopping List for Losing Weight

A Shopping List for Eating Healthy (or for someone with Diabetes)

A Shopping List for Eating Healthy for Kids


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2 Responses to “Nutrition IQ Program at Shaws Supermarket and Healthy Recipes for Autumn”
  1. Alonso Vangorder says:

    Muchos Gracias for your blog post. Cool.

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