Smoked Almond Granola Bars

Smoked Almond Granola Bars

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. October: Let these sweet and nutritious bars raise your party from the dead.

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Old Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value. November: Dessert? Breakfast? Honestly, eat this dish for either. Or both.

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Cranberry Spice No-Knead Bread

Cranberry Spice No-Knead Bread

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. December: No-knead bread makes an excellent comestible gift.

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Guiding Stars is a nutritional rating system that helps you make healthful eating choices quickly. It’s simple: the more stars you see, the better you’ll eat. One star is good, two are better and three are best. While you can find our rating system in many grocery stores to help you buy ingredients, putting healthful recipes together can be time-consuming.

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Shopping the Center of the Store

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One of my favorite things about the Guiding Stars program is that it refutes the myth that you must only shop the perimeter of the grocery store in order to find nutritious foods. Before I joined the Guiding Stars team, I worked in community nutrition education for low-income families. Like most shoppers, price was an important factor in my clients’ grocery shopping decisions, along with healthy foods that their family would enjoy. I led healthy shopping tours at stores with Guiding Stars and would use the program to highlight how you can find nutritious foods that fit your budget throughout the store. From this experience I learned that the center of the store is where Guiding Stars really shines. Let me explain why.

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