Mediterranean Diet: Beans & Legumes

Ever wonder why the beans in Jack and the Beanstalk are magic? Because they are indeed just that… MAGIC! Beans not only are a tasty protein addition to Mediterranean Diet Month, but they are magical for your health and your wallet. Learn about different types of beans, how they are beneficial and even some tasty recipes.
Beans and legumes are actually called pulses. I personally think it is a great word, especially since they are great for hearth health. Beans… read more “Mediterranean Diet: Beans & Legumes”

Mediterranean Diet: Cheese

May is Mediterranean Diet Month, and this week we are focusing on cheese! While cheese is not consumed at every meal in the Mediterranean Diet, it sure makes a great snack to help reach three servings of dairy a day. There are several cheeses we can enjoy, but some of the cheeses specific to the Mediterranean diet are: Brie, Chevre, Corvo, Feta, Haloumi, Manchego, Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan), Pecorino, and Ricotta. Reasor’s offers a variety of these cheeses, and here are a… read more “Mediterranean Diet: Cheese”

Reasor’s Collects Over $60,000 for Stamp Out Hunger Campaign

April 25th – May 15th each Reasor’s location was setup with a drop off location at the main entrance, where customers had the opportunity to purchase a pre-made sack with the most needed items for $15 or drop off a non-perishable food donation.
With your help, 3,226 $15 sacks were sold. Customers were also given an opportunity to donate any amount at the register with a donation card. After all donations were counted, the total between cash donations and pre-made… read more “Reasor’s Collects Over $60,000 for Stamp Out Hunger Campaign”

Food by the Trimester: 1st Tri

Congrats – you are expecting! Here is a quick run-down of some the things I found helpful during my first trimester and the dietary recommendations for expecting moms.
CALORIES:

At this point your baby is so small you don’t actually need any extra calories.
As a dietitian and expectant mom I tried my best to listen to the cues from my body instead of counting calories. I have a strong feeling that I did end up eating more calories than… read more “Food by the Trimester: 1st Tri”

Fats & The Mediterranean Diet

Fear fats no more! For the longest time, foods were marketed as low fat or fat free – but that is a thing of the past. Fats are in and hopefully here to stay, thanks to the countless amount of research studies correlating a decreased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and death (things like heart attack, heart disease, and stroke), type 2 diabetes, and breast cancer for those who follow a Mediterranean Style Diet.

Oldways Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

The… read more “Fats & The Mediterranean Diet”

Mediterranean Diet: Seafood

While red meat is limited on the Mediterranean Diet, seafood is actually encouraged. Try to eat seafood or fish two times weekly. These lean proteins allow for more of the fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes and healthy fats to forge to the forefront of your diet.

What is is the big deal about seafood and fish?

Seafood and fish provide Omega-3 fatty acids. They also provide essential amino acids and vitamins… Vitamins A and C and magnesium to… read more “Mediterranean Diet: Seafood”

Mediterranean Diet: Herbs

The Mediterranean diet places large emphasis on eating a variety of plant-based foods, including the consistent intake of vegetables. Vegetables provide fiber, and are rich in micronutrients, but have you ever considered the nutritional benefits of herbs? Herbs, like other leafy greens, are nutrient-dense with the added bonus of elevating the flavor of food. Truly, most herbs can be included in just about any savory or sweet meal, so don’t feel limited by classic flavor pairings.
Basil
Basil contains phytochemicals… read more “Mediterranean Diet: Herbs”

Mutant Monster Truck Coming to Reasor’s

The Mutant Super Soda Monster Jam Truck will be at Reasor’s Owasso North store on 135th on Friday, May 8th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Meet Coty Saucier, Mutant Super Soda Monster Jam® driver, take photos and see the truck up close.
If you miss out on the Mutant Super Soda appearance you can always check out all the Monster Jam trucks at the adrenaline-charged family entertainment, at the BOK Center on May 19 and 20.
Truck lineup… read more “Mutant Monster Truck Coming to Reasor’s”