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Meijer Has Tips for Healthier Holiday Meals

Easy Ways to Lighten up Your Meals While Keeping the Flavor

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- The holidays are here. That means it's the season for family, friends and most of all, food. Are you trying to decide what to make, when to start prepping, how much to serve or how to make it a bit healthier?

"We want to make entertaining as easy as one, two, three," says Shari Steinbach, Registered Dietician and Healthy Living Advisor for Meijer. "Whether you're a first-time host who wants to serve the classics, a pro who wants to put a creative twist on a traditional dish or you want to lighten up your holiday meals but keep the flavor, Meijer is here to help."

There are many options for changing traditional holiday dishes. If you want a flavor kick in the turkey, add a nice herb rub or go with a citrus stuffing. Instead of a pumpkin pie, make pumpkin pie pops, served on a stick. Meijer's corporate chef and team of healthy living advisors have come up with great options.

For helpful tips, tricks and recipes for the holidays, visit www.meijermealbox.com. You can even watch video how-to's, get step-by step recipes and entertainment guides.

About Meijer

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 199 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer store have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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