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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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!

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