A Newsletter for Supermarket Dietitians
Managing a household budget, particularly your family’s grocery allocations, can be a challenge regardless of income levels. A moderate level of discipline, including tracking expenses and managing portions sizes at meals, can be the key to success.
Pizza is a classic, budget-friendly meal, so we’re bringing a growing array of globally inspired flavors and on-trend ingredients to the frozen pizza aisle. Lean on these new products to support your quest to bring a new level of excitement to pizza night:
DIGIORNO® pizza with no GMO ingredients
This new line of DIGIORNO Ultra Thin Pizzas delivers an authentic DIGIORNO experience with no GMO ingredients.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® pizza made with organic flour
Two new crispy thin crust pizzas made with organic flour. Check out the Five Cheese and Tomato or Mushroom and Green Onion variety made with organic tomatoes and mushrooms, respectively.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Crispy Thin Crust pizza
New varieties available including Roasted Garlic Chicken, The Works and Hawaiian Recipe, all on a crispy thin crust. For a limited time, check out the Jamaican Recipe Jerk Chicken and California Style BLT varieties.
Below are noteworthy nuggets to help you make sure shoppers get the most nutrition for their buck:
Show shoppers how to put a creative twist on family dinner and add nutrition to a classic favorite: pizza! Setting up a “Build Your Own Pizza” bar lets kids have fun while making their pizza more nutritious with the help of fruits and vegetables, and is a budget-friendly dinner option. Use our Pizza Portion Guide for more ways to talk about the role of pizza in a healthy diet.
Host a sample cooking demo in your store and use our foolproof recipe for a pizza bar:
Looking for mealtime inspiration? Take a peek at this video demonstrating pizza night done right — with proper portions and colorful veggies to balance.
Calling all social media mavens: share this video on social media to keep your customers cooking!
Broccoli, tomatoes and crisp greens add fresh accents to this Garden Pasta Salad.
Add some new appeal to your typical weeknight dinner with this easy-to-make Pumpkin Confetti Rice side dish. The pumpkin easily blends in with the brown rice and vegetables for additional nutrition, moistness and eye-appeal.
This classic favorite gets a bit of sweet and spicy with the addition of jalapeños and sweet potatoes.
1 Bouzari, A., D. Holstege and D.M. Barrett. 2015. Vitamin Retention in Eight Fruits and Vegetables: A Comparison of Refrigerated and Frozen Storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63 (3): 957-962.
2 Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Official USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food at Home at Four Levels, U.S. Average, January 2014.
3 US Bureau of Labor & Statistics. Consumer Expenditure Survey in 2012. March 2014.