It is Time for CSA Program Sign Ups!
DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ROCKFORD YOUTH LEADERS FROM ROOTS & WINGS. THEY WILL BE AT CHOICES FROM 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. ON SATURDAY, 4/19, TO TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR CSA. THIS IS AN AMAZING PROGRAM AND WE ARE THRILLED THEY WILL BE AT THE STORE TO SHARE THEIR WORK AND OFFER YOU THE CHANCE TO PURCHASE SHARES. YOUR MONEY WILL GO TO A GREAT ORGANIZATION! CHECK OUT THEIR VIDEO BELOW.
Other opportunities to buy CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares include two other local farms. Choices is proud to support them by offering our store as a location for drop off of CSA boxes for these two area farms: Wishful Acres and Hazzard Free Farms. Click on their links to find out more!
YOU SHOULD KNOW...
Just arrived today--new flavors of Barlean's Swirls for optimal health. These are on a limited, exclusive release so you will not find them in any of the large supermarkets. New flavors include: CoQ10 in Island Fruit, CLA in Fresh Apple, and MCT Oil in coconut. YUM!
Other new flavor news...
suja raw cold pressed juices (selling like crazy!):
Spark (Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry and CAYENNE--for a little kick!
Bliss (Carrot, Orange, Pineapple, Coconut, Banana, Mango, Lime-Baobob)
FACEBOOK RECIPE WINNERS!
Real Food Recipe Winner submitted by our Facebook friend, Jeanine
A big thank you to Jeanine for sharing her grain-free hot breakfast option! Yum!
Grain Free Hot Cereal
1/8 c of each of the following: golden flax, chia seeds, raw walnuts, raw pumpkin seeds, raw brown sesame seeds and coconut (I grind each individually in coffee grinder.)Add 6-8 oz. heated water, , 1/4 t. celtic sea salt, pat of organic pastured butter and vanilla extract to dry, ground mixture. Top with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon and a sprinkle of stevia. Grain free bowl of deliciousness!
OUR OTHER REAL FOOD WINNING RECIPE WAS SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE MARIE--
If you get sugar cravings, the recipe Stephanie submitted should help you out. Click here to access this scrumptious recipe for Real Food Buttermints. Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing one of your favorites!
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.
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.
|Herbal remedies for cat allergies|
Do you have mild to moderate cat allergies? Reduce your dependence on prescription antihistamines by trying some herbs with an anti-allergy affect. Stinging nettle works well. Licorice root, lobelia, eyebright, cayenne, horehound, fenugreek, and mullein also have anti-allergy effects.