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King Kullen Prepares for Fall Season

(PRWEB) October 02, 2014

The leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler; its time for fall! This season, be sure to make good, healthy decisions on what to eat. King Kullen offers the freshest produce, tons of baking and cooking ideas and more to help customers enjoy the season.

When one thinks of fall, the first food that comes to mind is apples. Apples are packed with tons of great nutrients and vitamins, which make them a staple for anyones autumn diet. With a NuVal score of 96, apples are an excellent nutritious choice. For those who arent familiar with NuVal, it is a nutritional scoring system that scores food from 1-100 on the basis of nutrition; the higher the score, the better the nutrition.

The NuVal system is easy-to-use and a great way to help families make good, healthy choices, said Michele Tonner, King Kullens nutritionist. Fall is a season of change, which means its the perfect time for you and your family to make a positive change in your daily life to improve your diet, and King Kullen can help.

King Kullen is the only grocery store on Long Island offering NuVal scores to its customers, and the scores are available for free on the shelf tags of thousands of items throughout King Kullen.

Dont have time to make a trip to the orchard this year? Try apple picking at the local grocery store instead. Director of Produce and Floral Rich Conger notes that King Kullen has a robust variety of apples in store, with assorted taste profiles to satisfy each member of your family. Conger recommends Honeycrisp apples. They are an exceptionally sweet apple with a great crunch. Their popularity has grown significantly over the last few harvest seasons.

Apples are perfect for healthy snacks or a great ingredient for pies, cakes and cookies. Baked goods can contain healthful ingredients while maintaining superior taste, said Sue Brooks, King Kullens Director of Bakery and Frozen Foods. If you choose to substitute recipes with healthier options, you can end up with a delicious result that not only tastes great but is good for you too!

This recipe for strawberry ghosts can be easily changed by substituting yogurt for chocolate: Try making these crunchy apple chips for a snack that packs tons of flavor into a crispy bite: Visit King Kullens Halloween Board on Pinterest for more fun recipe ideas:

While many consider it a vegetable, pumpkins are another popular fall fruit. Pumpkins have no saturated fats or cholesterol, and are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins.

It seems like pumpkin is everywhere during the fall, and its no wonder! Pumpkin makes a delicious addition to cookies, breads and other baked goods. They also add a warm flavor to homemade, pumpkin-spiced lattes.

We offer our customers fresh pumpkins throughout the fall, said Conger. Whether youre using them for baking or for carving, youll surely find a great, locally-grown pumpkin at King Kullen.

Fall is also the perfect time for enjoying some autumn-themed crafts with the kids. With a little creativity, its easy to find fun, simple and inexpensive crafts for kids using items that can easily be found around the house.

Pinterest is a great resource for those looking to get a little crafty this season, said Tracey Cullen, Director of Pricing and Social Media. We love to find, and test, interesting-looking activities and share them with our customers.

Try this craft using paint, paper and a childrens handprint: A toilet paper roll can even make the perfect shape for a pumpkin:

This season, try something new! Whether its a new recipe, craft or fun activity, its sure to be enjoyable. Stop in to any of King Kullens 39 locations for more fun fall information and find everything needed to make this season special.

<br>About the company:<br>Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as Americas first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family-owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 39 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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Count cups, not calories, on the road to health

ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Its time to cut the crap- skip the fads, count the cups and drop the fat. The research is clear. Americans consider obesity a more serious societal issue than cigarettes and alcohol. However, a recent Gallup poll found that their desire to shed pounds significantly outweighs their efforts to do so.

So, why this disconnect? Dr. Nick Meyer, author of “The ProportionFit Diet,” says gimmicky diets that promote extreme measures are one reason people are too intimidated to try and change their lives.

These fad diets arent successful because they focus solely on deprivation, Meyer said. Gaining control of your waistline isnt about completely cutting out important food groups; its as simple as understanding the food you eat.

By boiling down the hype and concentrating on facts that matter, Meyer helps readers of all ages form a healthy approach with his new guide, The ProportionFit Diet: Count Cups, Not Calories.

Meyer brings decades of medical experience to the book, which teaches readers the effective ProportionFit lifestyle as well as important facts about nutrition, fitness and potential diet pitfalls.

The ProportionFit Diet is a simple and realistic plan that is built on understanding portion control and how it impacts weight management, Meyer said. This isnt about a special pill or extravagant meal plans- its about becoming healthier without turning your lifestyle, budget or sanity upside down.

For more information, visit

The ProportionFit Diet: Count Cups, Not Calories

By Dr. Nick Meyer

ISBN: 9781483402994

Available in paperback and e-book formats (Nook and Kindle)

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apples iBookstore and Lulu

About the author

Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopaedic surgeon, inventor, ex-Division I athlete and author of several studies and publications. He is a partner with St. Croix Orthopaedics and president of Precise Medical Technologies. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota, with his wife, Karen, and his daughters Ellie, Sonia and Nina

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The Calories In and Calories Out Blog Celebrates Its First Year

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Many highly successful cookbooks are launched after a blog or website with a zillion followers has established a market for the product. One recent example would be the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook. The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook did things a little backwards. The companion website and blog, [The Calories In and Calories Out Blog were established while the book was still being written.

Keeping in line with the mission of the book, author and blogger,Catherine Jones, posts two stories a week. Her goal is to increase calorie awareness while giving readers practical and sustainable tools to make a healthy lifestyle a reality. She showcases her decades of expertise in the Cooking Tips and recipes. Some examples of the Cooking Tips include things like how to roast the perfect chicken, whip cream, and grow an herb garden. Shopping Tips guide you on how to choose a juicy watermelon or lemon and how to make the salad bar your best friend. Super foods give in depth information on blueberries, oranges, and yes, even dark chocolate. The Nutrition Tidbits, researched by co-author Elaine Trujillo, MS RDN, include 20 low-calorie hunger busters, high-calcium low-fat dairy products, and the amazing benefits of green tea. The new Diabetes Corner helps diabetics choose the best foods and resources. Guest bloggers are invited.

The recipes are a highlight. They feature scrumptious oat-flour waffles and hearty mixed-grain pancakes, pasta salad with sun-dried tomato pesto, gently cooked gazpacho, homemade salad dressings, salmon patties, chicken tenders, flank steak with honey glazed onion, and strawberry short cakes. Catherine’s directions are clear and the outcome is always amazing.

Other books by Catherine Jones are also featured: Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be and Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love.

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“Until I learned about the benefits of probiotics, I had no clue there existed a simple cure for my bloating, nausea, indigestion, and other discomforts caused by the foods I commonly eat and until I discovered the probiotic Align, I had no clue that one brand could be so vastly superior to another.” This is a quote from Randy Johnson, webmaster of He is something of a fitness expert and overall health nut, and his recommendation should not be taken lightly.

The Align probiotic brand can be found most cheaply on, and is always seal-packed for optimal preservation, where consumers will also find a host of actual user reviews and testimonials.

As for Randy Johnson, he is utterly convinced. “You don’t really know for sure how much of a difference it can make for your digestive tract until you try it. Pay close attention to how you feel before taking Align. Then you need to consciously compare how you feel two or three weeks into taking it to how you felt before you started. You’ll never go back.”

Align’s unique probiotic strain, B. infantis 35624, is not found in any other probiotic product. The Align product is the “#1 Gastroenterologist recommended probiotic brand 4 years in a row,” according to the brand packaging.

For those that don’t know, a probiotic is simply healthy bacteria, as ironic as that might sound.

About Webmaster Randy Johnson has been interested in weight management and fitness for many years now, but for so long had failed to see the forest from the trees. It wasn’t until a recent in-the-mirror “jolt” that brought him to the consciousness of his personal failure with nutrition and exercise, as evidenced by the guy in the mirror. Ever since, Johnson has been dedicated to immersing himself in the science and self-activism of staying fit and healthy, and this website is his “journal.”

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