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Choosing Healthier Meal Options with Fresh & Easy

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We're kicking the New Year off with a resolution to choose healthier meals with the help of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. Will you join us?

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

We’re kicking the New Year off with a resolution to choose healthier meals. Will you join us?

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is making it easier to get a fresh start with their 31 Days of Healthier Meal Options. They’ve provided a printable New Year Fresh Start Calendar on their website and are highlighting a new meal option daily via their Facebook page.

In addition to a major shift in nutrition from what we ate last year (especially at the holidays!), the suggestions from Fresh & Easy include delicious prepared foods. These meals save time that busy grownups can spend with their kids rather than in the kitchen.

Foods that caught my eye right away were the Wild Oats Spaghetti and Beet Balls (yes, beet!) and Fresh & Easy Eatwell Turkey Lasagna. Working from home leaves me little time to prepare things like lasagna from scratch and I don’t want to think about how many calories are found in a normal store-bought or restaurant lasagna. Healthier options that are as easy as a trip to the local market are the way to go!

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Included in the calendar download are recipes for two healthy smoothies, Green Detox Smoothie and Blueberry Power Smoothie, to enjoy when you have a little extra prep time. Kids will love them and you won’t need to mention the healthy ingredients like chia seeds or romaine lettuce hidden inside.

Other breakfast options include healthy breakfast sandwiches, yogurt and cereal options, Fresh & Easy Multigrain Waffles, and their Egg White Scramble Bowl. Lunch and dinner suggestions range from gorgeous pre-packed salads to hearty soups and heat-and-eat dinners.

We’d love it if you joined us in following the Fresh & Easy New Year Fresh Start Calendar to kick off the new year. Show us your Fresh & Easy meal choices using hashtag #newyearfreshstart!

About the author

Carissa Pelletier

Carissa Pelletier

Carissa became the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Grown Ups after a career in the medical field and academia. She is married and has three (very) loud and active kids. She enjoys loose leaf tea, her kids' inventive bedtime stories, and the (apparently futile) notion of work-life balance.

  • Stephanie Keeping

    I will have to try these. One of the things I want to do this year is live a healthier life style.

  • These products sound great! If I lived stateside I would definitely want to try them. In the mean time I’ll hope and pray my commissary will eventually carry them.

  • Some of the meals on the calendar sound so good! I’d like this for breakfast: fresh&easy mango and strawberry with yogurt and granola.

  • Crystal

    I just heard a commercial for this on the radio today. I love the prepared meals at Fresh & Easy, but now that they are making it so easy to eat healthy I love them even more.

  • I wouldn’t mind giving the lasagna a shot! Lasagna is more of my favorites, so a healthy version sounds great.

  • Jeannette

    This healthier options look amazing and the calendar is so helpful! I really hope to have the chance to try them out!

  • Doodle741

    Wild Oats Spaghetti has my interest piqued! We are working on adding healthier meals to our diet around here.

  • Karen W

    I’m trying to start off the new year by eating better too. My goal is to add more fruits and veggies to my diet and also everyone else in the house.

  • I would love to try the turkey lasagna. I need to look for these next time I am out.

  • Lee

    Potstickers are my favorite thing in the world. So I say yes to Fresh and Easy!

  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    That’s a great initiative. My hubby loves to shop at Fresh and Easy and I am a huge fan of healthy breakfast smoothies 🙂 I’m going to check out their calendar and recipe ideas. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Avry Byington

    I love the calendar idea! We buy at fresh market too- their produce is always nice and they have a great selection.

  • Digna Dreibelbis

    I am not familiar with Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market. Their food sounds healthy, I would be happy to try any of their selections.

  • blm03

    Sounds like they have a lot of great options!

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