(PRWEB) October 02, 2014
The leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler; it’s time for fall! This season, be sure to make good, healthy decisions on what to eat. King Kullen offers the freshest produce, tons of baking and cooking ideas and more to help customers enjoy the season.
When one thinks of fall, the first food that comes to mind is apples. Apples are packed with tons of great nutrients and vitamins, which make them a staple for anyone’s autumn diet. With a NuVal score of 96, apples are an excellent nutritious choice. For those who aren’t familiar with NuVal, it is a nutritional scoring system that scores food from 1-100 on the basis of nutrition; the higher the score, the better the nutrition.
“The NuVal system is easy-to-use and a great way to help families make good, healthy choices,” said Michele Tonner, King Kullen’s nutritionist. “Fall is a season of change, which means it’s the perfect time for you and your family to make a positive change in your daily life to improve your diet, and King Kullen can help.”
King Kullen is the only grocery store on Long Island offering NuVal scores to its customers, and the scores are available for free on the shelf tags of thousands of items throughout King Kullen.
Don’t have time to make a trip to the orchard this year? Try apple picking at the local grocery store instead. Director of Produce and Floral Rich Conger notes that “King Kullen has a robust variety of apples in store, with assorted taste profiles to satisfy each member of your family.” Conger recommends Honeycrisp apples. They are an exceptionally sweet apple with a great crunch. Their popularity has grown significantly over the last few harvest seasons.
Apples are perfect for healthy snacks or a great ingredient for pies, cakes and cookies. “Baked goods can contain healthful ingredients while maintaining superior taste,” said Sue Brooks, King Kullen’s Director of Bakery and Frozen Foods. “If you choose to substitute recipes with healthier options, you can end up with a delicious result that not only tastes great but is good for you too!”
This recipe for strawberry ghosts can be easily changed by substituting yogurt for chocolate: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670932155585/. Try making these crunchy apple chips for a snack that packs tons of flavor into a crispy bite: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934101175/. Visit King Kullen’s Halloween Board on Pinterest for more fun recipe ideas: http://www.pinterest.com/kingkullen/halloween/.
While many consider it a vegetable, pumpkins are another popular fall fruit. Pumpkins have no saturated fats or cholesterol, and are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins.
It seems like pumpkin is everywhere during the fall, and it’s no wonder! Pumpkin makes a delicious addition to cookies, breads and other baked goods. They also add a warm flavor to homemade, pumpkin-spiced lattes.
“We offer our customers fresh pumpkins throughout the fall,” said Conger. “Whether you’re using them for baking or for carving, you’ll surely find a great, locally-grown pumpkin at King Kullen.”
Fall is also the perfect time for enjoying some autumn-themed crafts with the kids. With a little creativity, it’s easy to find fun, simple and inexpensive crafts for kids using items that can easily be found around the house.
“Pinterest is a great resource for those looking to get a little crafty this season,” said Tracey Cullen, Director of Pricing and Social Media. “We love to find, and test, interesting-looking activities and share them with our customers.”
Try this craft using paint, paper and a children’s handprint: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934101171. A toilet paper roll can even make the perfect shape for a pumpkin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199917670934101167.
This season, try something new! Whether it’s a new recipe, craft or fun activity, it’s sure to be enjoyable. Stop in to any of King Kullen’s 39 locations for more fun fall information and find everything needed to make this season special.
<br>About the company:<br>Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family-owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 39 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.