Who Runs the World?
Queue Beyoncé and put her on repeat because this month, I’d like to give a shout out to women—specifically, the women behind the food products that we, Giant nutritionists, love so much!
First up, Frieda's exotic produce. We LOVE Frieda’s produce! But not only do we love their products, we love their story. A 2nd generation female-owned family business (#girlpower!), Frieda’s is the one responsible for introducing exotic produce to our grocery stores! Did you know that kiwis used to be considered exotic? And guess who first introduced this fruit to the United States? Frieda did!
So mamas, if you’re having a tough time getting your kids to try new fruits or veggies, have them pick something out from Frieda’s, available at Giant, that interests them! Last year, we held Nutrition Made Easy Classes for Kids and featured items such as red dragonfruit, kiwi, and rambutan—the kids loved it!
Next up, Caulipower. Shout out to Founder Gail Becker, helping busy moms everywhere have access to a delicious and convenient cauliflower crust pizza! After facing a Pinterest fail trying to make a tasty cauliflower crust for her two sons with Celiac Disease, Gail decided to create Caulipower. Now, readymade cauliflower crust is available to those who don’t have time to make it from scratch (which, trust me, can be a time-consuming process). You can bet Gail definitely knows a thing or two about being a busy mom!
And with me also being a busy mom, the Margherita Pizza is my fav for a quick dinner! But if you haven’t tried their other products, you’re missing out! Their Sweet PotaTOASTS make breakfast quick and DELICIOUS and are sure to turn your avocado toast game up a notch! I love to top it with slices of avocados from Avocados from Mexico for some of those good fats that’ll keep me satisfied throughout the day. Then, I’ll top it with an egg, sprinkle some red chili pepper flakes, and voila! A simple, nutritious, and delicious breakfast for a busy mama!
And last, but certainly not least, SouperGirl! The name kind of says it all. And I have to admit, I'm kind of biased and love this company even more because they’re local! SouperGirl was founded by Sara Polon, who teamed up with her mom (love it!) to create soups that are locally inspired and nutritious. But not only do they make delicious soup, they also care about our planet and food system by supporting local farms and composting-- you know that I can stand behind that!
So the next time you need a quick meal, don’t forget SouperGirl. You’ll be sure to get your whole grains, plant proteins, and veggies! My favorite? Their Greek Red Lentil Soup. High in protein, high in fiber, low in sodium, and receives a Guiding Stars!
Here’s to good nutrition, delicious food, and women in power!
Thu is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist for Giant Food. A proud millennial mommy, Thu loves good food made easy--saving time for cold brew mornings and evening wine downs. So if you’re looking for simple, fun, yet better-for-you options, Thu has them! In her series, Thu will serve up creative recipes and uses for trending foods, all of which can be found in-store at Giant Food.