It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I share the news that Sue Till will be leaving Guiding Stars Licensing Co. Sue has accepted a promotion to become the Healthy Living Marketing Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets. Please join me in congratulating Sue on this most well-deserved promotion and wishing her continued success at Hannaford!
We believe that milestone birthdays and anniversaries, like our 10th year, warrant extra reflection. As one of the first (and leading) supermarket shopping guidance systems, we’ve seen a lot of food and nutrition trends come and go since 2006—and have persevered through them all! Guiding Stars was even awarded two patents for our database system during our first decade! Won’t you join us as we review some of the most impactful nutrition trends to hit the aisles in the last ten years?
When you’re craving something sweet, sometimes nothing but the traditional sweets will do. But often, it’s possible to satisfy a craving for something a little sweet with a dish that also adds real nutrition to your day. These recipes will please your sugar-loving side while giving you important nutrients to get you through the day. Many of these recipes call for date paste: if you’ve never made it before, check out our instructions.
Apple pie is a beloved Thanksgiving classic, and while we don’t always like to mess with our favorite family recipes, apple pie turns out to be a good candidate for producing a more nutritious dessert. This variation is sweetened strictly with date paste, whose deep brown sugar notes pair wonderfully with tart apples and warm fall spices.
Many of our desserts and baking recipes rely heavily on date paste as a replacement for sugar. Because date paste includes the same nutrients you find in dates, it brings more nutrition to a dish than refined sugars. Date paste, however, is not easily available in most major grocery stores, which might leave you scratching your head. Never fear! Date paste is just date puree, and it’s easy to make. Here are some tips for getting good results.
Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving or inviting a crowd for another celebratory meal, you know that the menu guides the planning. How will you manage cooking times, oven space, make all your fam favorites (including those that haven’t been updated for generations) and satisfy all tastes? With all of the preparing (and dare I say at times…stressing?) it’s natural to compensate by over doing it. Not this year. Use this holiday meal GPS and you will get where you want to go with less stress and more time for the joy of the season.
Fruit-packed dishes are a perfect choice for a dessert that brings nutritional value to your day. Savor juicy cherries, frozen or ripe, in this lightly sweetened dish topped with whole grains.