Eating healthier is made easy with a variety of New! and Must Try!
President's Choice® foods
BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - TSX: L: The team at Real Canadian Superstore® is dedicated to helping Canadians lead healthier lifestyles. During the
Bring Healthier Home™ campaign which launches in stores on February 22, customers can find
lots of new PC® products that will make it easier to make more nutritious choices.
"Research* shows that eighty-five percent of Canadian families use
mealtime as an opportunity to teach their children about healthier
eating," says Tina Stewart, registered dietitian for Loblaw Companies
Limited. "Getting your family to make more nutritious choices can be
tricky which is why we created some new and easy ways to incorporate
healthier eating into breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Here are five tips that can be easily integrated into family meal
Tip #1: Maximize Your Meals
Thinly sliced to cook up quickly, our Must Try! PC® Blue Menu™ Chicken Breast Strips are a simple way to add lean protein to a variety of meals. Try it
topped on salads, sandwiches, curries, fajitas, pastas and pizzas.
Turkey Breast strips are also available.
The Must Try! PC® Blue Menu™ Granola Boost™ with Protein Cereal is made with whole-grain oats and wheat flavoured with semi-sweet
chocolate chips and cocoa and provides 6 grams or soy protein per 55
gram serving! Plus, it's high in fibre and a source of 8 vitamins and
minerals. The PC® Blue Menu™ Granola Boost™ comes in four tasty varieties each with its own benefit -Chocolate with
Protein, Mixed Berry with Polyphenols, Banana Nut with Omega-3 and
Apple Cinnamon with Fibre. Try it sprinkled over yogurt, topped with
fruit or add a splash of skim milk and enjoy as a cereal. "This yummy
granola can even be enjoyed like a trail mix so throw a pack in your
gym bag or keep one in your car for smart snacking on the go!" says
Must Try! PC® Coconut Water from Concentrate is made from young green coconuts. Just one cup delivers 480 mg of
potassium (more than a medium sized banana!), is a source of magnesium
and has only 45 calories. Try it added to fresh fruit smoothies for an
extra helping of vitamins in the morning; here's a Tropical Coconut
Smoothie recipe available on pc.ca.
Tip #2: Grains Take Centre Stage
"Whole grains are an important source of nutrition because they contain
all parts of a plant's seed which means they tend to have more
nutrients than refined grains," says Tina. "Our new PC® Blue Menu™ Whole Grain Brown Rice with Lentils and Quinoa Blend Side
Dish is mildly seasoned and packed with brown rice, lentils and quinoa,
making it a convenient and healthier alternative to white rice."
Switch up your usual sides! Try adding our new PC® Blue Menu™ Sides Bulgar and Quinoa to your favorite meal for a medley of vegetables, grains and chickpeas
ready in in just 7 minutes.
Tip #3: Healthier on the Go
Eating well on the go is always a challenge. Here are a few easy,
nutritious solutions. New PC® Seven Grain Melba Toast is a good option for busy mornings or hectic afternoons. Each 100 gram
box contains 5 convenient pouches; it's available in Poppyseed or
Fans of our best-selling PC® 0% M.F. Plain Greek Yogurt will be thrilled to hear it now comes in convenient single-serve cups.
Easy to take on the go and to pack in lunches, each 142 g container
provides 14 g of protein. It's available in four flavours Plain, Peach
& Passion fruit, Strawberry and Blueberry.
Looking for an alternative to baby food in glass jars? Try the New! PC® Organics™ Strained Baby Food in Squeezable Pouch. The squeezable BPA-free pouches mean added convenience and portability -
with no sugar added, no artificial flavours or colours. "The pouches
are easy to warm and can be squeezed directly onto a spoon or into a
bowl so there's less mess," says Tina.
Tip #4: Reel in Flavour
Want something low in fat and sodium or a way to add lean protein?
Consider Hoki fish and Tilapia. New! PC® Blue Menu® Wild Hoki Skinless Fillets from New Zealand have a mild-taste similar to cod and a texture that's firm yet flaky. Try it
baked, sautéed, pan-fried or breaded - it's that versatile.
Our sumptuous new PC® Blue Menu® Tilapia is the first PC® product to be certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC),
an independent, not-for-profit organization that manages the worldwide
standards for responsibly farmed seafood. A white fish with a very
clean taste and slightly sweet flavour, our tilapia will appeal to
kids, too. If you want to keep things interesting by introducing
different lean proteins into your diet, this is a fantastic way to do
Tip #5: Savvy Snacking
We all sneak in the occasional snack - there's no shame in that! The
delicious New! PC® Blue Menu® Sea Salt Cannellini Bean Crisps have 8 g of fibre and 1.5 g of omega-3 per serving, not to mention a
satisfying crunch! Also try out the Smoky Sweet Chili Flavour Adzuki
Those who prefer to eat organic can prepare for the inevitable cravings
with our savoury new PC® Organics Cheddar Cheese Flavour Popcorn. To preserve the wholesome flavour, we insist on popping in small
batches. And you can rest assured its third-party certified like all
our PC® Organics products.
In addition to developing innovative products for the PC® Blue Menu®
line, the team at Real Canadian Superstore® also helps shoppers make better choices through a variety of
partnerships and programs such as Hypertension Canada, Canadian
Diabetes Association and Dietitians of Canada. In-store pharmacists are
available to answer health questions and provide helpful tips.
Learn more at www.pc.ca or in the new President's Choice® Healthy Insider's Report® and follow us on Twitter (@preschoice #healthyeating) and Facebook.
Grocery stores in Western Canada that feature President's Choice®
products and offer a variety of in-store programs include: Real Canadian Superstore®, Your Independent Grocer®, nofrills®, Extra Foods®, and Wholesale Club™
*Findings are based on a Vision Critical online survey among 1,500
randomly selected Canadians with children under 18 years old in the
About Loblaw Companies Limited TSX:L
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is
Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore,
general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one
of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000
corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its
franchisees employ more than 135,000 full-time and part-time employees.
Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to
providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of
products and services to meet the everyday household demands of
Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and
value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control
(private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no
name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available
to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC®
points loyalty program.
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