Tom Thumb is trying to make it easier for busy moms like me, to get healthy food into the shopping cart help by launching My SimpleNutrition - which is a personalized online tool - developed by registered dietitians - to help shoppers find products easily that meet a specific nutritional need.
Do you have a specific dietary need, like gluten-free, low sodium, or increased fiber? Well, My SimpleNutrition has a number of ways to help you find what you're looking for.
- Look for In-Store Tags on selected products indicating a wealth of quick-to process nutritional information.
- Tags include options like: Gluten-free, organic, sugar free, low fat, good source of iron, etc.
- Quick Substitutes: Use your Tom Thumb rewards card, and you can easily see what items you purchased on your last shopping trip, and get quick suggestions for healthier substitutes.
- Shopping Lists: You'll be able to easily add the healthier suggestions to your grocery list for your next shopping trip.
- SimpleNutrition Recipes: Searchable by categories like low-cholesterol, good source of calcium, sodium smart, and fat-free.
So, when I headed into my local Tom Thumb last week, I kept my eye out for the little "SimpleNutrition" signs (pictured above) to help guide my shopping towards healthier choices.
I was amazed at how many signs I found, that I must have usually just passed by. Wow, this was so much easier than flipping product boxes on their sides and upside down to see whether or not they were healthy & nutritional choices for me and my family.
I couldn't wait to see what delicious and healthy meal I could cook up when I got home from my shopping trip, after using Tom Thumb's My SimpleNutrition tools.
Here's the Asian Beef Salad I made from a recipe I found on My SimpleNutrion's recipe page. As you can see in the photo, I made my own little tweaks (as I always do) by adding sesame seeds instead of peanuts, and I omitted the serrano pepper (for my little ones). All I can say is.....YUMMY! The whole family LOVED it, including my 1 and 2 year old!
Asian Beef Salad
- 2 boneless beef top loin steaks, cut 1 inch thick
- 1/2 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 4 cups torn salad greens or sliced Napa cabbage
- 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (optional)
- Citrus-Soy Dressing:
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1 serrano pepper, seeded, finely chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place beef steaks in skillet; cook 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove; let stand 10 minutes.
- Whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl until blended.
- Carve steaks. Combine beef, onion and cilantro in medium bowl. Add dressing; toss. Serve on salad greens. Sprinkle with peanuts.
To find out more about My SimpleNutriton at Tom Thumb visit: http://www.tomthumb.com/ShopStores/SimpleNutrition.page?
- To protect your hands, wear gloves when seeding and chopping the serrano pepper.
- To trim additional sodium, use reduced sodium soy sauce
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