8 Small Changes to Make a Big Difference in Meal Prep Ease

Meal prep: a simple concept, really. Meal prep is all about planning several days’ worth of meals, making sure you have all the ingredients and doing as much pre-cooking, chopping, portioning and storing as possible ahead of time so that it’s simple to throw together meals in no time.

How to Store Your Meal-Prep Foods

If you’re a fan of meal prep—getting ingredients for several meals ready in advance—you already know what a time saver it can be. There’s some effort up front, for sure. But once completed, you’ve got easy meals for days.

One Chicken, Five Delicious Meals

You love to save money on groceries…who doesn’t? More and more people are turning to plant-based and non-meat foods not only as side dishes, but also as ingredients that make it easy to stretch one protein into several tasty and nutritious meals.

Cacao Powder & Nibs

Indulge in dark chocolate with only the flavor and health benefits, and none of the added sugar!

It’s Time to Try Turmeric

By: Courtney Kiang, RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Turmeric is a flavorful spice that can be used in many ways to add some unique flavor to your favorite dishes!

Multivitamins and Your Health

By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian

More than 50% of Americans currently take a daily multivitamin to support their general nutrition and health. But is this necessary?

The Scoop on Prebiotics & Probiotics

By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian

While you may have taken an antibiotic to fight an infection, prebiotics and probiotics are proactive rather than reactive, supporting higher levels of healthy bacteria residing in your gut.

Cue the Confetti!

Planning a spur-of-the-moment NYE bash? Our tips and tricks will inspire you to conquer your kitchen and create dazzling décor – all before the clock strikes midnight!


DIY Gifts for Grownups: Spiked Hot Cocoa Kit

What’s more comforting than a mug of hot cocoa in cold weather? Often, choosing gifts for grownups is a challenge. What do they really want? More stuff is likely not the answer. Gift them something personalized, unique and consumable. Make a hot cocoa kit—with a twist.

Ultimate Make-Your-Own Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot cocoa brings us joy and comfort, and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa may yield health benefits, too. When guests come to your home, treat them to a grand make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Don’t worry: it’ll look fancy, but it’s simple to set up.

Reindeer Bowling

In the name of keeping the kids entertained during the holidays, Reindeer Bowling is the gift that keeps on giving: it keeps them busy while constructing the game itself, and once the glue has dried they’ll enjoy bowling for hours!

Tulle Turkey

Put a little extra fun and sweetness into Thanksgiving for the kids by helping them craft a cute take-home turkey (or make them ahead of time to pass out as party favors).

Five Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

There’s no need to break the bank for one day of celebrating. Your family and friends will be glad to see you and that’s what matters most. Before you make your shopping list, consider these tricks that will save you a few bucks here and there.

Make Thanksgiving a Real Get-Together

Teamwork makes Thanksgiving work. Embrace the festivities as family and friends time and plan ahead so everyone can pitch in. Simple ideas like exploring how to say “thanks” in different languages and a special Thanksgiving soundtrack can add lively new dimensions to your holiday celebration.

The Simple Solution for a Perfect Host Gift

We all like to express appreciation for an invite, but sometimes there’s that awkward little shuffle at the door. Your host greets you with a hectic hello and a quick thanks, while thinking about their simmering pots on the stove or the appetizers that need to go on a tray.

Six Tips to Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

Thanksgiving revolves around food (see Tip #1) and these simple suggestions will help you pull together your holiday feast faster and easier than ever. Increase your storage space and speed up the chores with these handy tips!

Fill Your Home with the Welcoming Scents of Fall

When you want to create autumn magic, there’s no need to keep a saucepan of cinnamon boiling on the stove, or logs burning in the fireplace. Put your slow cooker to work for wonderful fall fragrances. Cheer yourself up on a frosty day, or welcome guests with the scents of the season.

Tips for Hosting a Potluck Thanksgiving

Hosting a potluck Thanksgiving makes you the official menu manager, meaning it’s up to you to ensure that all the major food items and accompanying sides make it to the dinner table.

Slow Cooker Recipes for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

We all know the convenience of using a slow cooker any old day of the week, but on a holiday like Thanksgiving, when you can plan on being in the kitchen for the bulk of the day, invoking the slow cooker allows you more free time to spend with friends and family.

Cranberry Relay

Whether you’re waiting for dinner to finish cooking or trying to get moving after eating, having an activity like the Cranberry Relay at the ready will ensure your guests are entertained.

Burlap Napkin Rolls

A welcoming Thanksgiving table sets the tone for the evening. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful way you’ve presented everything to them—right down to the silverware.

Post-Candy Collection: The Case Study

All parents can understand the uncertainty when it comes to what happens with the candy their kids bring home Halloween eve. From hoarding to gobbling, there are several ways your kids will put their Halloween bounty to use.

Trick or Treat Night Tips

The kids have been looking forward to Halloween for months and their night is finally here. Make the most of the evening by planning a play-by-play.

Halloween Cookie Upgrades

Christmas cookies may get all the attention, but you can up the cookie ante for Halloween with these creative store-bought cookie dough hacks.

Easter Fun

Encourage the young guests at your Easter celebration to run for their candy and hunt for their eggs!

A Healthier Easter for Your Kids

Created by: By: Molly Hembree, RDN, LD - Dietitian

Make this Easter both entertaining and health conscious for you and your family by following some of these helpful tips.

Frost Your Own Cookie Bar

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

Sugar cookies are delicious, there is no doubt. A sugar cookie bar is a great reason to gather with family and friends and enjoy something sweet this Valentine’s Day. Whether you eat all the finished products or give them away, just enjoy and have fun!

Ultimate Homegating Checklist

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

Football season isn’t just about the games. It’s about the good company, food and cheering for your favorite team. If hosting a game day party, you’ll want to make sure to have all the bases covered. Whether it’s the big game or just another Monday night, be sure to go over the ultimate homegating checklist so your guests are sure to have a great time.

Q&A: Turkey Brining

Is this the first year you plan on brining your Thanksgiving turkey? Or have you tried it before and wondered if there was a secret you missed out on? Maybe you’re just wondering if the extra effort really makes a difference.

10 Tips to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

When it comes to entertaining, there are a few tricks I have up my sleeve. They’re simple but clever tips to remember to help you host with ease. You can easily adapt these to any entertaining situation. So read them, memorize them, and use them to make sure you host your best Friendsgiving dinner yet!

10 Ultimate Tailgating Hacks

Crisp fall air meets the anticipatory buzz of an upcoming game: It's tailgating time! Make the mornings a breeze by prepping in advance, getting clever and following these organizational tips.

Prepping for Fall Weather

Once summer mornings get chilly, it may be time to start thinking about fall weather. Here are a few things to do outside, inside and in the garage to make sure you’re not caught off guard and left in the cold—literally.

Teaching Kids How to Set the Table

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

My mom taught me how to set the table when I was young, and now as an adult, I still like to make sure the silverware is on the right side of the plate! Family mealtime is so important, and I believe the more nights per week when we can sit down and eat a meal together, the better.

Dietitian’s Corner: What Makes Produce “Clean?” Understanding Pesticide Use and Safety

Created by: By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with The Little Clinic (inside select stores)

There’s no shortage of hot topics for food and nutrition today. One that comes up often is pesticide use on fruits and vegetables. Most people know that we need to eat more fruits and veggies for our health, but are the pesticides used to raise our produce safe?

Dietitian’s Tips: Enjoy the Game without the Gorge

Created by: By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RD, LD
Kroger Corporate Dietitian

Fall and winter may be famous for their traditional holidays, but let’s not forget about football season, a definite highlight of this time of year!

10 Tips for Healthy Resolutions, All Year Long

Created by: By: Sarah Koeninger, RD, LD

Many people think of a new year as a way to start fresh and make improvements in specific areas of their lives. The thing is, change is not easy –it takes time to develop new behaviors. Here are 10 Tips that will help you as you plan for a new year and a new you.

Healthy Tips for Making it Through the Holidays

Created by: By: Molly McBride, RD, LD
Kroger Corporate Dietitian

It’s that time of year when we all prepare some “wiggle room” for weight gain and delicious holiday goodies. What if we looked at the holiday season a little differently? We can indulge yet not overeat! Let’s enjoy the flavors of the season without sacrifice.

Dietitian’s Corner: Give Thanks for Plant-Based Eating

Created by: Molly McBride, RD, LD – Kroger Corporate Dietitian

It’s autumn, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Have you started thinking about what kinds of plants you can incorporate in or around the center of your plate this holiday season?

How to Package Thanksgiving Leftovers

Created by: Cathy Pollak, Noble Pig

Cathy Pollak, food blogger for, has a tried-and-true method for packaging up Thanksgiving leftovers. Follow these tips so that everyone can wake up the next day and enjoy a turkey-stuffing sandwich with a side of mashed potatoes, and enjoy other memories from the meal for weeks and even months to come.

Roast Turkey Tips

Don’t be chicken of your turkey. Follow these simple rules and your turkey will be moist and succulent!

Dietitian’s Corner: Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween

Created by: By Allison Kuhn MS, RD, LD

Without thinking too hard, fill in this blank: “Halloween ____________.” Did you think of candy? If so, you’re not alone! A major part of any Halloween celebration is collecting and enjoying super sweet treats, especially when little ones are involved.

Deli Ordering Tips

Fresh Turkey, Less Prep Required

No need to roast your own turkey. Just call or visit our Deli to order a precooked bird, along with anything else you may need for the big day. We have a great variety of main course, side items, party trays, and desserts available and with just 48 hours notice, our Deli can work holiday miracles.

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View Party Plan: No Fuss Turkey Dinner

Dietitian's Corner: 4 Health Traps to Avoid this School Year

Created by: Molly McBride, RD, LD, Kroger Corporate Dietitian

It's been a long, glorious summer of buttery corn on the cob, ice cream and funnel cake—but now that the school year is approaching, it's time to get smart about wellness. Here are 4 health traps to avoid—and easy ways to make this return to routine an opportunity for healthier habits for the whole family.

How to Make Your Own Slip 'n Slide

Created by: Glad

What’s a summer backyard party without a little slipping and sliding? Create a homemade slip ‘n slide in minutes by following these four simple steps.

Fall Décor Tabletop Tips

Create a welcoming fall tablescape with simple ideas that set a harvest time tone for holiday dinner parties.

The Great Guac Swap

Spread the love for your favorite dip by subbing PeakFection® Guacamole for your usual mayo. It has fewer calories and it's packed with heart-healthy antioxidants!

Perk Up Your Leftovers

Treat your family to a yummier Monday with delicious uses for your Sunday night leftovers.

Good To Go Lunch

Bought a few too many ingredients? Turn the guacamole and salsa in your fridge into grab bag lunches for the whole family.

Dietitian’s Corner: 3 Ways to “Lean Out” Latin & Mexican Cuisine

Created by: Allison Kuhn, RD, LD, Corporate Dietitian for The Kroger Co.

Sour cream…fried tortillas…guacamole. If you’re watching your waistline, it’s hard not to get a little anxious when Mexican or Latin American cuisine is on the menu. But did you know that in addition to these (in)famous diet-detour temptations, Mexican and Latin menus also are known for a number of nutrient-dense, healthful offerings?

New Year. Fun Snacking.

The new year is the perfect time to usher in new practices – New Year, New You! Check out some fun snack ideas perfect for the whole family whether you are on the go, at the office, or at home.

Boost your snack spread!

Is your table looking a little flat? Keep things interesting by adding a bit of height and variation to your spread.

Ice it down!

Forget to chill your beer? Don’t sweat it. We know a little secret.

Ad attack!

On the day of the big game, commercials are half the fun!

Smooth move!

We have just the secret to smooth the wrinkles from even the most creased vinyl tablecloths…and it works in a blink!

Seafood Red & White Wine Pairing

The delicate flavors of seafood pair nicely with many white wines, like a crisp Chardonnay. Rich, buttery dishes can also stand up to red wines like Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

DIY Tartlet Tips

Use Private Selection™ Tartlet Shells and Fillings for an easy and elegant dessert that lets you skip right to the fun part: decorating

Stir Easy

Prepare cream cheese for holiday recipes by removing from the foil wrapping and softening in the microwave for a few seconds.

Gift Card Pairing: For the Gamer

We know what gamers like: games and snacks. Unlock the key to their heart with a Game Stop gift card and the ultimate gaming fuel: Doritos® Cool Ranch® Flavored Tortilla Chips, Mountain Dew®, The Ultimate Guide to Next-Gen Video Games Magazine and Mike and Ike® Original Fruits

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the New Homeowner

Give them a gift card to Sears to fill their home, along with a Consumer Reports Magazine, Ritz Terry Picket Mitt, Trudeau® Salt Shaker and Trudeau® Pepper Shaker.

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Young Adult

Give them what they want - cash for shopping - in the form of a gift card to JCPenney! Along with the food, drink and reading materials sure to energize this gal who is on the go 24/7: Redbook Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Blue Diamondreg; Roasted Salted Almonds, and Starbucks Doubleshot® Energy Mocha Drink

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Woman In Need of “Me Time”

Here are the essentials for a day of shopping: a gift card to Gap and these on-the-go musts: Softlips® Classic Lip Balm, Women's Health Magazine, MiO Fit Liquid Water Enhancer, and Life Savers® Mints Wint O Green®

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing Idea: For the Food Lover

Everyone loves food whether it’s homemade or store bought. This year, gift that difficult recipient on your list with a gift card to Kroger, and these items sure to add some holiday cheer.

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Health-Focused Recipient

A Subway gift card is great for when packing lunch isn’t an option. Pair this with healthy snacking items, food containers and Eating Well Magazine, and they’ll appreciate the finishing touches.

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Guy on Your List

Gift him with the perfect dinner with the gift card to Outback, along with items to inspire him in the kitchen or on the grill: Everyday Living Spatula, Everyday Living Deluxe Tongs, Ritz Mitz Pocket Mitts, and Private Selection Peppercorn House Blend

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Kid Who Has Everything

For the kid that has everything, don’t fret. Let them pick! Give them a gift card to Toys R Us® paired with classic, on-the-go entertainment items: Kappa® Superb Word Find, Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans, Spongebob Squarepants Grab & Go Play Pack Crayola® Crayons, and Bicycle® 6 Pack Kids Card Games.

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Teen Fashion Queen

Spruce up your teen’s wardrobe with a gift card to Kohl’s and these grooming favorites: Burt’s Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm, Sally Hansen® Diamond Strength Nail Color, Goody® Ouchless Elastics.

All items can be found at your local store!

Black Tie Optional

Give your guests a little extra special treat by asking our bakery to prepare tuxedo strawberries dipped in white and milk chocolate.

Gift Card Pairing: For a Macy’s Retail Therapy Day

This holiday season, delight the lady on your list with a gift card to Macy’s paired with her favorite, easy reads: Glamour and Vanity Fair. Throw in Neutrogena® Hand Cream and Trident White Gum, two perfect purse companions.

All items can be found at your local store!

Gift Card Pairing: For the Music Lover

An iTunes gift card is music to the ears. Pair it with an issue of Rolling Stones, Copco The Original To Go Cup™ and an Energizer® Single Universal USB Car Charger and they will be singing your praises.

All items can be found at your local store!

High Contrast Fondue Fare

Give a playful nod to the black and white theme of your dinner party by incorporating fondue dipping snacks in each color. Try stacking squares of dark rye bread, black olives, and dark pretzels on one side of the pot and sourdough cubes, peeled apples, and shaved pear slices on the other.

View Party Plan: Black and White Bash