Attributes analyzed vary by food category, but will better identify dietitian-approved foods that limit added sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats while offering whole grains, healthy fats, fiber, or protein lean, as well as identify items that qualify as USDA Organic. Once these products are identified, they are marked on store shelves with a “Thumbs Up Dietitian-Approved” label.
Recipes “Think off the beaten track”
Preparing nutritious food at home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With “Think Outside the Box” recipes, the Commissary continually offers quick, healthy, and economical meal solutions with ingredients typically offered at increased savings to our customers.
Recipes are still available on commissaries.com under the “Healthy Living” tab. This library features quick and easy dietitian-approved recipes for appetizers, main courses, salads, side dishes, and even desserts.
Use Commissary CLICK2GO, the Commissary’s online ordering service, to instantly add ingredients from your favorite dietitian-approved recipe to your virtual grocery cart. When ordering Commissary CLICK2GO on Commissaries.com, click on the Recipe link, select the recipe you would like to add to your meal plan for the week and simply click on the “Add to Cart” button next to each of the ingredients that you need to prepare the meal. Preparing nutritious food at home has never been easier.
Dietitian-approved refreshment stations, located near checkout aisles in more than 170 stores, provide convenient, tasty and nutritious meals and snacks to give customers the convenience they need without the high calories or high cost of a fast food restaurant. meal.
Customers can expect to see products that offer protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and a low-calorie form of hydration, such as low-calorie waters and sports drinks, deli sandwiches, single-serve hummus , ready-to-eat lean protein, fruit and cheese, no sugar added yogurt, low sugar protein bars or prepared sliced fruit and salads.
Quick home meals
Lack of time shouldn’t stop customers from preparing nutritious home-cooked meals. DeCA has curated a list of no-fuss appetizers chosen from the many dietitian-approved “Thinking Outside the Box” recipes featured on commissioners.com.
The list is designed to minimize prep time with quick and easy meal solutions featuring ingredients that will save the steward money. It has links to quick-prep recipes using a slow cooker, microwave, or pressure cooker; pre-prepared frozen meals; prepared protein-based one-pan meals and entrees such as roast chicken and canned tuna.
To simplify meal planning, DeCA has created two dietitian-approved dinner menu plans, including weekly shopping lists, each for an entire month of family meals. These monthly menu plans are available on commissaries.com at these links: Meal Plan #1 and Meal Plan #2.
Choose your preferred plan and simply print out the shopping list for the week, add breakfast and lunch items and your shopping list is ready. You will have everything you need for the week. If you want to create your own menu plan tailored to your family’s preferences, use our easy-to-follow planning aids, dietitian-approved menu planner, and weekly meal plan worksheet.
“Make fruits and vegetables your go-to snack, experiment with nutritious substitutes like cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles for starchy rice or pasta, or try a new fruit or vegetable each month,” Harris says. “All of these insights, combined with our programs that identify high-performance foods, our quick and easy-to-use meal solutions, and our many wellness resources, give our customers a head start in reaching their wellness goals. -being while stretching their food budget.