Grab ‘N Give

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Each year, Sprouts gives you the opportunity to give back to your local communities through our Grab ‘N Give program. Last year, you donated more than 2 million meals to families in need—allowing them to enjoy those special moments around the table. It’s just as easy this year to provide a healthy food or personal care bag this holiday.

  • Choose a pre-filled personal care or healthy food donation bag from one of our Grab ‘N Give displays.

  • Pay for the bag at checkout. (Price reflects a discount of 10% or more off regular retail.)

  • We’ll donate your bag to a local hunger relief agency.

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37 Staples for a Diabetes-Friendly Pantry

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Whether you have diabetes, or a loved one that does, it can be an intimidating disease to manage if you’re not prepared. Stocking a diabetesfriendly pantry is key for balancing blood sugars and living a healthy life.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

From balancing blood sugars, to medications, to making sure you’re counting those carbohydrates correctly, it can feel like a lot. Whether it’s type 1, type 2, gestational, LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) or one of the other types of diabetes, there are some central themes to nutrition management for any type of diabetes.

Having a grocery store like Sprouts close by is a huge blessing to anyone looking to manage their diabetes. Not only do they offer inexpensive pantry staples, perfect for someone looking to stock a diabetes friendly pantry, but they also educate and train their staff to be able to answer general questions you may have about the products they sell.

Stocking a Diabetes-Friendly Pantry

I’ve got 37 staples for stocking a diabetes-friendly pantry that will make life easier and more efficient. Make sure to check out your local Sprouts for these items!

Oils, Vinegars and Condiments

Oil, vinegar and condiments are a great way to add flavor and depth to an otherwise bland dish—without adding carbohydrates, sodium or preservatives—but you have to know which ones to pick.

Avocado oil and grapeseed oil, are two versatile oils. They’re great for high-heat cooking and both have a smoke point of at least 450°F. Extra virgin olive oil is great for homemade salad dressings and marinades for lower-heat cooking. All three oils offer those good fats recommended for people with diabetes.

Balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar are great to have on hand for homemade salad dressings and marinades. Some preliminary research has also shown vinegar to be effective in managing post-meal blood sugar levels.

When shopping for condiments, try looking for avocado oil mayonnaise, unsweetened ketchup, lowsodium mustard and salsa, as well as low-sodium tomato sauce and vegetable broth.

Spices and Little Extras

Diabetes and hypertension are often diagnosed simultaneously. It’s important to keep sodium low when cooking, salt-free spice blends are a great way to do that.

Pickles, olives and sun-dried tomatoes are low-carb (though some are high in sodium) options when your blood sugar may be high or medications warrant a lower-carb snack.

Grains, Cereals and Breads

Quinoa can be a nutritious rice replacement. It has more fiber and protein making it less likely to spike blood sugar levels. 

Pasta is hard for many diabetics. It usually results in a blood sugar spike, even with whole-wheat varieties. Bean-based pastas are ideal for diabetics offering more protein and fiber than traditional pastas.

Steel cut oats and barley are other higher-fiber, lower-glycemic grain options.

Higher-fiber grains like popcorn, high-fiber cereals, whole-grain crackers and low-sugar granola make great snack options when paired with a protein or fat source.

Sandwich rounds are perfect for making sandwiches. Most varieties are thinner than traditional sandwich bread making them more blood sugar friendly.

Beans and Legumes

Canned beans and lentils offer plant-based protein and fiber, and are great for diabetes-friendly meatless meals. Make sure to look for lower-sodium options.

37 Staples for a Diabetes-Friendly PantryNuts, Nut Butter and Seeds

Almonds and walnuts are both higher in omega-3s than other nuts and make for great snack options for diabetics.

Pistachios, though not as high in omega-3s, are one of the lowest calorie nuts making them better for weight management.

Both peanut butter and almond butter offer healthy fats and protein—great for topping toast or adding to a yogurt bowl.

Some research has shown, pumpkin seeds are effective in lowering blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. One theory suggests their high magnesium content may be responsible for this.

Chia seeds and hemp seeds are high in fiber and protein. They’re great for adding a little crunch to everything from yogurt bowls to salads and baked goods.

Shelf-Stable Protein

Canned tuna is great for making quick, protein-rich lunches. Make sure to look for varieties packed in water and low in sodium.

Low Blood Sugar Treatment Options

Unsweetened apple sauce and no-added-sugar juice boxes are perfect shelf-stable, low blood sugar treatment options to keep on hand. Glucose tabs, while effective, are not the most appetizing things, nor are they easy to eat. Apple sauce and juice are easy to consume and raise blood sugars quickly.

 

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About Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, is the Registered Dietitian, mom, food blogger, and recipe developer behind milkandhoneynutrition.com. She’s also a type 1 diabetic and firmly believes food should bring us joy, not stress. Mary Ellen makes healthy eating easy, realistic, and most importantly … fun! Visit her website and you’ll find yummy low-sugar, diabetes-friendly recipes the whole family will love … as well as helpful tips, and a little mom humor.

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Mountain High Yoghurt

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With a belief that real life should be real simple, Mountain High crafts delicious yogurt that’s made in California with Real California Milk. Their centuries-old method does not use gelatin or other funny stuff. Even their original, whole milk plain yogurt only has four, simple ingredients—making Mountain High the perfect and wholesome blank canvas for, well, just about anything. Topped with granola and fruit for breakfast, dolloped on tacos for dinner or included in a deliciously moist baked good—the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination!

Autumn and apples go hand-in-hand. You’ll love this tasty Fall Apple Streusel Cake created by our vlogger friend Dzung Duong of Honeysuckle, a food and lifestyle channel. And the secret to the cake’s super-light and fluffy texture? You guessed it, Mountain High Yoghurt! Delight your friends and family with this holiday-worthy cake.

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About Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a food and lifestyle channel hosted by Dzung Duong whose dedication to simplifying gourmet recipes, lifestyle design, and responsible beauty has allowed her to grow into a YouTube sensation. Dzung has been cooking since she was 8 years-old, when her grandmother taught her authentic Vietnamese recipes with a twist. Her exceptional content, produced with a playful edge, has made her channel a destination with a full video production business, which she runs with her business partner husband, Nate Lewis. Her mission is: to “inspire young women across the globe to use food and lifestyle choices to develop creativity, self-confidence and community in everyday life.” They live in Los Angeles with their daughter, Erisy, and border collie.

How to Cook a Ham – Tips for Making the Best Ham This Holiday Season!

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Thanksgiving Tips

Spiral hams are a super popular choice for large holiday gatherings. They’re such a crowd pleaser, and the leftovers are perfect for sandwiches, breakfast hashes and my personal favorite—my grandma’s ham, leek and potato soup. If you’re wondering how to cook the best ham possible, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Spiral ham on platter with oranges and herbs

Spiral Hams Are the Way to Go

A spiral cut ham is the easiest to prepare, cook and serve. Remove the ham from its packaging and reheat. The ham is pre-cut, so guests can take the amount they desire. By taking stress and time out of the equation, you can enjoy your meal without any extra steps. Sprouts’ Butcher Shop spiral sliced hams come with a flavor packet, either a dry rub or a glaze which you can choose to use or not. A great ham won’t need a thing and will be flavorful enough without the added seasonings. Serve with different mustards or fruity preserves if you’d like—the possibilities are endless—but you don’t need to add much to the ham if you cook it right!

For Extra Flavor …

Wondering how to add extra flavor when cooking a ham? For a little extra flavor, you can pour apple cider in the roasting pan, as well as cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice. They create an amazing aroma and holiday flavor that infuses the ham, without a lot of extra work.

To glaze or not to glaze?

If you do want to glaze your ham, I’d recommend making your own, with simple ingredients. I like using a mixture of pure maple syrup, orange marmalade, mustard, brown sugar and herbs. Get creative with it, depending on how sweet or savory you’d like your ham to be! If you’re not using a glaze, make sure you cover the ham with foil to keep the moisture in, helping to prevent the ham from drying out.

Making the Moist of Your Ham

Sprouts’ Butcher Shop spiral hams are cooked in their natural juices with no added water for the most flavorful and moist experience. Pay attention to the weight of the ham and the recommended cooking time. Ham can dry out if you don’t take note of those two things.

No food waste!

There shouldn’t be any waste when it comes to cooking a ham! There are so many things you can do with the ham leftovers, like making soups, soup stock, ham salad or scrambled with eggs, as well as regular ham sandwiches. Remember, there may be pan drippings from heating the ham which can be saved or frozen for use in making a super-flavorful soup.

Overall, spiral hams are a long-standing family favorite. They’re super easy to prepare, always a crowd-pleaser, create minimal food waste, are cost effective and require minimal hands-on prep time. If you’re looking for a stress-free option to serve at any large gathering—ham is a great choice. Following the cooking guidelines will help you end up with the perfect ham!


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About Molly

Molly Krebs is the photographer, food blogger and recipe developer behind Spices in My DNA, a food blog dedicated to healthy recipes with a sprinkle of indulgence mixed in! Molly is wildly passionate about food, and grew up in a family of foodies. She was surrounded by it from an early age and immediately fell in love. Molly loves to share super flavorful, unique and healthy recipes, as well as indulgent, comforting meals. Through her time blogging, she has grown to have a passion for photography as well. You can find Molly’s recipes at spicesinmydna.com, and her first cookbook will be published in August of 2019!

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How to Cook a Turkey in 90 Minutes

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Thanksgiving Tips and Recipe

Wondering how long to cook a turkey? Good news—there’s no need to babysit or baste a turkey for hours! This turkey recipe roasts an entire bird in an hour and a half. All you need to do is plan ahead for brining.

Roasted turkey on a platter with onion, rosemary and sageKeep these quick tips in mind to learn how to best cook your turkey:

Tip 1: Cook a turkey that weighs 14 pounds or less.

Larger birds require more time to roast, which means there is a higher likelihood of drying out the meat. Consider roasting a pair of turkeys if you decide to go beyond 14 pounds for the best and juiciest results.

Tip 2: Skip the stuffing and choose aromatics.

Sticking with aromatics makes it possible to impart delicious scents and flavors into the turkey meat while roasting. It also expedites roasting time.

Tip 3: Dry, oil and season the skin.

Crispy skin is possible with paper towels and oil. Remove as much moisture as possible from the skin of your turkey. Thereafter, use oil to coat the entire bird and season with salt and pepper. It’s all you need to cook up a flavorful and crispy exterior.

Tip 4: Avoid the thermometer.

To clarify, don’t pay attention to the thermometer that comes with the bird. You know, the plastic one that pops up notifying you the turkey is done. By the time it pops, your bird will likely be very dry after resting. Instead, remove your turkey from the oven when it reaches 161°F on a meat thermometer. The turkey will continue to cook as it rests.

Tip 5: Remember to rest.

Don’t allow the juices go to waste by carving your turkey right when it comes out of the oven. Allow your bird to sit on the roasting rack for at least 15 minutes under a loose foil tent. After that, carve your bird for the juiciest meat.

Fresh, all-natural young turkey, spices and vegetable broth

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 12-pound Fresh, all-natural young turkey, innards removed
  • 1-gallon Low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tsp. Light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1 gallon Heavily iced water
  • 1 Red apple, halved
  • 1/2 White onion, sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 Rosemary sprigs
  • 6 Sage leaves
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

SHOP INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Create the brine by combining the vegetable broth, salt, brown sugar, black pepper, allspice and ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve the solids and bring to a boil. Then, remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature and refrigerate.
  2. On the night prior to serving, combine the brine with the iced water. Place the turkey—breast side down—in the brine, making sure it’s fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate (or set in a cool area) for 8–16 hours. Turn the turkey once halfway through brining.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  4. Remove the turkey from the brine, making sure there is no excess liquid. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and set in a roasting pan using a roasting rack.
  5. Create the aromatics by combining the apple, onion, cinnamon stick and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Discard the water and add the steeped aromatics to the turkey cavity, along with the rosemary and sage.
  6. Tuck the wings under the turkey and tie the legs with kitchen twine.
  7. Coat the turkey liberally with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Roast the turkey on the lowest level of the oven for 30 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350°F. Continue roasting for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 161°F. If the skin begins to brown too quickly, lightly tent a piece of foil over the turkey.
  9. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Roasted turkey on a platter with onion, rosemary and sage


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About Joanna

Joanna is a commercial food stylist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work and recipes have been seen around the world. When she is not styling for her favorite brands, she enjoys publishing recipes and sharing her love of everything food on her self-titled blog many remember as Baked by Joanna. Her other interests include spending time with her family and staying healthy and fit.

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Holiday Meal Makeovers!

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you’re planning a feast for your family or hosting Friendsgiving, you’ll find everything you need at Sprouts to create your perfect healthy holiday meal—from the star of the show and tasty sides, to all the organic farm-fresh fruits and veggies. And if you’re feeling pinched for time, make shopping easy and have it delivered!

Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli

Kicking It Off

A great gathering starts with the apps! Here are four delicious and easy additions to your menu. You could make the Holiday Meatballs recipe ahead of time and reheat right before guests arrive.

Cranberry Avocado Salsa

Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli

Pear Crostini with Honey Hazelnut Goat Cheese

Maple Pecan Greek Yogurt Dip

Turkey Enchiladas

Star of the Show

Turkey is the star of every Thanksgiving meal. Try this fresh take on the classic recipe, then use what’s left over from the big feast and make these Turkey Enchiladas.

Spiced Citrus Turkey

Turkey Enchiladas

Chorizo and cornbread stuffing

Supporting Sides

Sides round out every holiday meal. These unique versions of traditional recipes will have everyone at the table coming back for seconds.

Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing

Pecan Cherry Bread Stuffing

Green Beans with Cranberries & Bacon

Cran-Raspberry Jalapeño Sauce

Pumpkin Horchata

Sweet Endings …

And of course, all good meals come to a sweet and delicious end—dessert! Try this fluffy cream cheese pumpkin pie recipe or serve a pumpkin version of the sweet, Southwestern sip, horchata, made from rice milk.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Horchata

The Perfect Rib Roast

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Thanksgiving Tips

The holidays are here and we’re ready to heat things up! Creating the ultimate roast is simple when you follow these tried-and-true tricks. Trust us, your guests will thank you!

Holiday roast

Tasty Tips

Always bring your roast to room temperature before cooking.

Season simply with salt and pepper and let its natural flavor shine.

Create a crust by preheating your oven to 500°F and allow your meat to brown, typically 10 minutes, before reducing the heat. Cook as directed.

Here’s Your Simple Step-by-Step for the Perfect Roast

The night before you are going to cook the prime rib, unwrap the roast and let it sit uncovered in the refrigerator. This will dry out the surface, allowing for an even, crisp crust.

Three hours before you want to begin cooking, take the roast out of the fridge and place it on a sheet pan at room temperature.

Half an hour before you start roasting, preheat your oven to 500°F and season the roast generously with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Now it’s time to do your calculation; simply multiply the weight of your roast by five. That’s your total roasting time, in minutes.

For instance, if you have a four-pound roast, 4 × 5 = 20 minutes. An eight-pound roast? 8 × 5 = 40 minutes. Remember that number.

When you’re ready to cook, set the roast in a roasting pan with a rack, fat-side-up. If you’re nervous about this crazy technique, you can insert a meat thermometer or a digital-probe thermometer into the deepest part of the meat, being careful not to hit bone. If nothing else, it will provide you with some peace of mind.

All right, now put the roast in the oven and roast it for exactly however many minutes you calculated above. When the time’s up, turn off the oven and walk away. Don’t open the oven door for any reason for the next 2 hours.

Do not open the oven door, for any reason, for the next 2 hours.

In 2 hours, take the prime rib out of the oven, and let rest. If you did use a thermometer, you’ll see that the internal temperature of the meat has reached 130°F—in other words, perfect medium-rare.

Top 10 Vegan Products at Sprouts

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Top 10 Vegan Products at Sprouts headerSprouts is a vegan’s paradise! There are TONS of options to stock up your fridge and pantry to make eating vegan a breeze. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Fruit & Veggies

Sprouts has the best, freshest produce at a great price. Double Ad Wednesdays make saving money on a variety of produce even easier!

2. Bulk Nuts, Seeds, Granola & More

The bulk section of sprouts is a lifesaver! There are endless options here. You can find any nut or seed you can think of, tons of delicious granola mixes, oats, flours, beans and more—all at an affordable price.

3. Vegan Protein Powder

I like to add protein powder to my smoothies and baking for an extra nutritional boost! Sprouts has all different kinds of vegan protein powders – from soy protein, to pea protein, to rice protein—you can find the perfect vegan protein powder to fit your taste buds and preferences.

4. Vegan Chocolate

My personal favorite is Lily’s sugar-free chocolate (chocolate bars AND chocolate chips), but there are a few other vegan chocolate and chocolate chip options at Sprouts. They are all delicious (and you will never be able to tell that they are vegan!)

5. Plant-Based Milks & Coffee Creamers

Sprouts has a huge selection of plant-based milks—almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, soy milk and more. Plant-based milks are the perfect dairy-free alternative to regular milk in smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, and any other recipe that calls for milk. They also have a great selection of coffee creamers that turn your cup of joe into a delicious, decadent treat.

6. Vegan Cheese

You can find tons of vegan cheeses at Sprouts—sliced, blocks, and shredded. They have vegan mozzarella, Gouda, cream cheese and more!

7. Tofu & Tofu Products

Tofu is a staple of mine, and I use it in tons of recipes. Sprouts has many different varieties of tofu in the dairy section.

8. Meat Alternatives

Veggie burgers, vegan chicken patties, vegan sausages, vegan bacon—Sprouts has it all! These make whipping up a hearty, comfort-food meal simple and delicious.

9. Vegan Marshmallows

When I learned that I could still have marshmallows as a vegan, I was ecstatic! Dandies marshmallows can be found in the Sprouts baking aisle and are the perfect, vegan marshmallow alternative that are exactly like regular marshmallows. Great for baking, making vegan hot chocolate, and just snacking on straight from the bag!

10. Crackers & Chips

Sprouts has the BEST selection of crackers and chips! I like the Sprouts Brand Golden Round crackers to pair with hummus and their Blue Corn Tortilla Chips are my absolute favorite! Perfect for snacking with salsa or guacamole.

 

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Annie Markowitz is the blogger behind VegAnnie.com

Annie is a weight-loss expert, wellness coach and cookbook author with a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the creator and founder of the popular plant-based recipe website, www.VegAnnie.com. Annie has lost over 75 pounds in a balanced, self-loving kind of way, and helps her clients break free from the cycle of overeating and chronic dieting to help them achieve their health and wellness goals! She believes that true health and happiness begins with what is on your plate, and she is passionate about showing others how eating clean, wholesome foods can be delicious, fun and exciting! Her recipes are simple to prepare, budget-friendly and always free of artificial ingredients.

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Regenerative Agriculture

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Farmer on Tractor Regenerative Agriculture 640x640Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming that works to progressively improve the soil, water and the environment. These farming methods can help take CO2, a powerful greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere and put it back where it can do the most good—under our feet—and that’s where this story begins, with soil.

Carbon Sequestration

Green plants naturally take carbon out of the air as part of photosynthesis and turn it into simple sugars. The sugars are exuded from the plant’s roots into the ground, where it feeds microorganisms that live around the root base. Those microorganisms use the carbon-based sugars to build topsoil—capturing, or sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. When a thin layer of compost is added to this system, it sets up a cycle where the plants are able to capture more and more carbon each year.

Cover Crops

Thoughtfully planted between other crops, cover crops can help to remedy soil shortcomings, keep weeds down, retain water and enrich the soil. This means the next crop will require less fertilizer, have a greater tolerance to drought and yield more. Another big plus to cover crops is they help to manage soil erosion.

No Till

Tilling the soil can lead to soil erosion, kill off the microorganisms necessary for healthy soil, encourage weed growth and can pack the soil making it harder for a crop to grow. Not tilling helps to create long-term soil fertility—organic soil that’s not tilled holds nutrients like a sponge, helping to create nutrient-rich food.

Regenerative Organic Certified logoComing soon …

Be prepared to start seeing more of this logo in the future. This certification will be used in tandem with the USDA Organic seal. The pilot program companies already produce USDA Certified Organic goods. Working towards Regenerative Organic Certification, they will be utilizing the additional regenerative agriculture practices of soil health and land management, as well as animal welfare, and farmer and worker fairness practices.

At-Home Food Rescue

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There are lots of ways waste less food. Composting is perfect for inedible food scraps like potato peels, or for those things that are beyond reviving. Both meal planning and meal prep can help you make sure you use the groceries you’ve purchased. Here are some more tidbits to tuck under your chef’s hat to help you maximize food use and minimize food waste.

Day-old bread?

No problem! Over a shallow pan, break your leftover bread into crumbs and allow to dry further. Mix in savory herbs and use in fish or crab cakes, or on top of baked mac and cheese. You can easily make homemade croutons too. Cut bread into chunks, mix melted butter with garlic (fresh or dried), parmesan, salt and pepper (or whatever your favorite spices are), pour over the bread, and bake at 350°F until they’re golden and crunchy. Allow to cool and freeze or store in an airtight container. A French toast bake is another great way to use leftover bread.

Culinary Crisis

Before you relegate some of those kitchen mishaps into the trash, try some of these handy tips. Burned the dinner? Remove the beans or stew from the heat, scoop the uncharred part of the meal into a new container and cover with a damp cloth for 10 minutes. This will help remove most of the burnt flavor. Over salted the soup? Try plopping a whole, raw, peeled potato in the pot of soup to absorb some of the salt. (Remove the potato before serving the soup.) Overcooked the veggies? Try puréeing the overdone veggies, adding some broth and turning the disappointment into delightful soup!

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Revive

Floppy carrots, bendy broccoli or limp celery? (I loved this, made me laugh!) You can revive many vegetables by soaking them in ice water for 5–10 minutes. Still lifeless? Go ahead and use them in a cooked dish—they’re still delish! Wrinkly tomatoes can be roughly chopped, sautéed in olive oil with salt, pepper and garlic, then served on pasta for a great meal in minutes!

Your Kitchen Time Machine

Your freezer is the perfect time machine for food, especially when you freeze in portions. Just remember to leave room for expansion on the more liquid foods like soups. Keep in mind too, that less air in the container or bag means less oxidation which will help you avoid freezer burn. Heading out of town? Try freezing anything you can and give what you can’t freeze to a neighbor or friend. And here is a really surprising tip, you can freeze eggs (though not in the shell)!

Check out our Waste Less Tips for eight more great ways to rescue food in your own kitchen.

Did you know? Food rescue is the practice of taking edible food, that might otherwise go to waste, from places like grocery stores and distributing it to local hunger relief agencies. We do this at all our stores and have donated more than 43 million pounds of food to local agencies since 2013. What can’t go to our food rescue partners gets diverted to feed cattle—25 million pounds of it! And, we’ve composted 5 million pounds of food scraps to help enrich the soil.