If you are in search of some very handy kitchen tools to help you with real food preparation in your kitchen, you may just be one of the lucky people to win a crock pot, salad dressing mixing bottle, electric food chopper, colorful ice pop maker, and more. Who knows...
ONE OF THESE COULD BE YOUR PRIZE! Watch our Facebook page for details!
The Olympics may be over but Choices will continue to support you in your efforts to make healthier choices by eliminating processed foods from your diet. Amazing resources can be found at www.100daysofrealfood.com
To save you a few extra mouse clicks--here are the links to help you with organizing your real food pantry and planning a whole week's worth of meals. Planning and organization will help keep you on track!
One of the most important steps in eliminating processed foods from your diet is reading labels. You might be surprised when you go to your pantry and learn the number of ingredients (many of which you won't even be able to pronounce) that are in your foods. Click here to see Lisa Leake of 100daysofrealfood.com demonstrate what she looks for when looking at food labels.
During our Gold Medal Real Food Challenge we offered international real food recipes to celebrate the many nations competing in the Olympics. Links to many of them remain on the right side of this page under newsletters and a few are featured below.
ARE YOU READY?
Even though the Winter Olympics are over, we will continue to encourage you to change the way you eat--eliminate processed food and eat only "real food."
Step 1: Motivation!
Who or what is on your mind and heart as you consider changing the way you eat? Losing weight? Health concerns? Just overall well-being? Or are you motivated to make an impact on the eating habits of your family with the intention of creating benefits that will continue far into the future? Click the link to the right under newsletters to access some pretty motivating reasons to commit to the Gold Medal Real Food Challenge today!
Step 2: Educate yourself!
Choices has a wide variety of discounted, competitively priced books on real food and eliminating processed foods from your diet. We also have educational videos you can borrow from us for FREE! Easy access to great information!
CHECK OUT ONE HOW ONE PERSON STUMBLED ON HER MOTIVATION TO CHANGE THE WAY HER FAMILY EATS.
Thinking Spring Already?!
With these freezing temperatures and the ground covered with snow, we are definitely daydreaming about the promise of spring and the wonderful local produce we are so lucky to have. I came across this video again of Andy Hazzard of Hazzard Free Farms and had to share it with you. Choices is proud to support local farmers and especially happy to work with Andy. Enjoy! And maybe she will inspire you to daydream about planting your own garden.
As part of our commitment to the local community--we encourage you to explore Severson Dells Nature Center. Even in the winter months, this local treasure offers opportunity to stay connected to nature.Check it out--YES, even in the winter! Click here to access their website.
Choices has been notified that Vega has initiated a voluntary recall of several items. Click here to access a list of products that Choices has stocked, along with lot numbers that have been recalled. If you have recently purchased any of these items with the lot numbers specified, you may return it for a full refund. If you would like more detailed information, please visit vegarecall.com.
The first Saturday of each month at Choices is Sample Saturday. This gives us the opportunity to share some of our favorite items and new products. Stop by and try a few!
Friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to answer questions
Garden of Life, New Chapter, Aubrey, and Herb Pharm !
Hazzard Free Farms in Pecatonica and Q 7 Ranch in Marengo!
By clicking on the "Delicious Living" link to the right of our website news, you can access a digital version of this amazing magazine. Not only is "Delicious Living" visually beautiful, it contains informative articles, recipes, and coupons.
For those who prefer it, you can pick up a complimentary copy in our store.
Choices is proud of our extensive variety of gluten-free foods. Look for bright green tags on our shelves pointing out many of the gluten free items we offer.
We review coupon offerings on our website bi-weekly, but occasionally we may be out of stock or we may have discontinued an item. If you are making a special trip for a coupon related purchase, please call first to make sure it is available.
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Use eco-friendly cleaning products and save our oceans. Every year, tons of household cleaners are dumped into our local septic and sewer systems, causing untold damage to our waterways and marine life. You can find safe, natural cleaners at your local health store.