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Heading to the Market? Read These Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips!

February 26, 2015 7:06 pm

You’re committed to a healthy eating plan, and your first stop is the local supermarket. Here are a few simple, smart tips to help steer you away from the sweets aisle and toward the fruit and vegetables.

  1. Make a list. It may seem obvious, but making a list and sticking to it can work wonders when you actually come face-to-face with your favorite brand of cookies. Include things like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and head for the checkout once every item is checked off.
  2. Check the nutrition labels. Even if something is labeled “low-fat” or “all natural,” you should still check the nutrition labels on pre-packaged food items to make sure that there aren’t any unwelcome or unnatural surprises.
  3. Purchase at least half whole grains. Replacing only half of your bread or cereal intake with whole grain alternatives can make a big difference in your health. Make sure that these products say “100% whole grain” on the label.
  4. Choose healthier dairy products. Switch out your usual full fat milk, yogurt, and cheese with non-fat or low-fat options.
  5. Shop for lean meats. Instead of purchasing hamburgers or sausages, go for lean meats like turkey, fresh fish, and skinless chicken breast.
  6. Snack smarter. If you love to have snacks on hand, grab a bag of unsalted nuts or some dried fruit for a quick boost.

Try These Tips for Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping [American Heart Association]
27 Foods to Ban From Your Shopping Cart [Reader’s Digest]
Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping [Nutrition.gov]
Healthy Grocery Shopping [Medline Plus]

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The Copper Pot: Homestyle Cooking in Englewood

February 18, 2015 5:03 pm

The Copper Pot is an old-fashioned eatery that prepares homestyle dishes made according to family recipes from regions all across America. From chicken-fried steak to meat loaf, you’ll find a number of delicious comfort foods on the restaurant’s expansive menu.

The eatery resides in a small brick storefront right in the heart of Englewood, and the dining room features tables right along the window so that you can do some people-watching while you eat. The Copper Pot's burgers are known as some of the best in the area by locals, but the menu also contains hearty pasta dishes and even a few Mexican dishes for those craving something spicy. Like any traditional restaurant, The Copper Pot also offers house-made pies and other desserts to enjoy with coffee after your meal.

If you’re craving hearty home cooking and some good conversation, give this family-owned favorite a try!

The Copper Pot
508 E. Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 761-3767

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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