Game Day Grub

I don’t know what’s crazier, the fact that January is almost over or the fact the Big Game is Sunday! Whether you’re excited for the game, the commercials, or the performances, tons of people will be tuned into the same program. It’s the Sunday for parties which means food! 

Whether you’re hosting or bringing a dish to someone’s house, here are 4 items you need at your party and some ideas if you want to cook!


Boneless or bone-in, wings are a must! We offer wings in buffalo, barbecue, and teriyaki. 

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is another crowd pleaser. Grab a half pan of our La Bella Romana mac and cheese, bake, and serve! Try topping it with some bread crumbs or buffalo sauce for some extra flavor. Don’t want mac & cheese, but still want pasta? We have an array of half-pans of different pasta cuts with different sauces to choose from!

Chips & Dip

You need chips and dip to snack on and we have plenty to choose from. All of our La Bella Romana dips and salsa and made in-house daily. Some of these include guacamole, BLT dip, corn salsa, mango salsa, and more- you can’t go wrong with any of them. They pair perfectly with our tortilla chips too. 

Sub Sandwiches

Check out our grab and go case for some 3ft sub sandwiches. Available in American or Italian, they are fresh baguettes loaded with an array of meats and cheese. These also include lettuce, tomatoes, and dressing on the side. Cut them into smaller sandwiches, put them on a platter, and enjoy!

Check out our prepared foods case for some delicious items to bring with.

If you’re in the mood to cook, check out the Big Game section on The Recipe Rack. There are some great and simple recipes for you to choose from like pulled buffalo chicken sliders or sheet pan nachos!

Here are some more of our Big Game Favorites

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When you think of vegetables that are good for you, sometimes cabbage can be overlooked. This simple, leafy veggie that looks like lettuce is a cruciferous vegetable which means the health benefits are numerous. 

One thing about cruciferous vegetables is that they are known to aid in fighting cancer. Cabbage can help improve digestion because it is rich in fiber. Cabbage is high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known as an antioxidant that can protect you from various diseases and illnesses.  In addition, cabbage is a rich source of Vitamin K. Vitamin K is a very important nutrient to the body, especially when it comes to blood as it aids in helping blood to clot properly. One cup of cabbage is about 85% of your daily required Vitamin K. 

The USDA has approved cabbage as being fat-free, saturated fat-free, very-low-sodium, cholesterol-free, low in calories and high in vitamin C.

A great thing about cabbage is that there are a variety of ways it can be consumed. In salads, coleslaw, cooked into dishes, used in soup, or eaten as a side, cabbage is an extremely versatile ingredient. Cabbage is easy to cook with and the health benefits make it so worth it. Plus, there are many different kinds of cabbage like green, red, napa, and savoy! 

Need some inspiration on your next dish to cook with cabbage? How about Roasted Red Cabbage and Sausage. This recipe from our Recipe Rack, only takes 10 minutes to prepare and is simple to make (and it’s inexpensive)!

Check out The Recipe Rack for some more recipes that include cabbage!

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The Recipe Rack

Were you ever indecisive about what you want to eat? You spend so much time looking in the fridge, but can’t decide what sounds good. By the time you choose what to eat, you’re starving. We’ve been there and we’re here to help. Our new feature The Recipe Rack can help you plan exactly what you’re going to make come mealtime. 

The Recipe Rack is a new feature on our website that allows you browse recipes and do your grocery shopping at the same time! This personalized shopping experience is tailored exactly to you. With custom settings, you can choose your dietary preferences, family size, and more. As you continue to shop, it will get to know you and suggest recipes based on past purchases, favorite brands, and more. Also, this technology will consider the sale items for the week and items in your cart when suggesting recipes. 

When browsing the catalog of recipes, it is very easy to customize what you want to see. You have the option to search by course, by cuisine, by diet, by ingredient, and more. 

Once you find a recipe you want to make, you can view the ingredients and the recipe. This feature also gives you the option to add the ingredients to your cart from the recipe. Whether you need all the ingredients or only a few, you can add it there with a simple click of a button! It also considers items you may already have in your pantry like salt and pepper. The feature does not automatically add those, but they do appear with the option to add to your cart.

See a recipe you want to save for later? Click the heart in the upper left hand corner and it will be saved to the “your recipes” tab in the Recipe Rack. 

With busy schedules, any time you get to spend with your family is important. A lot of the bonding time is done over meals. The Recipe Rack can take the stress of meal prep away. Easily shop recipes, add them to your cart, then get the items delivered right to your door! Simple and easy! 

Need another reason to shop The Recipe Rack? How about a gift card! We are giving away 3 gift cards as part of our ReNEWed You Challenge and Sweepstakes! For this 3rd and final challenge, place an order using The Recipe Rack. You will be automatically entered to win one of three gift cards- a $200 gift card for 1st place, a $100 gift card for 2nd place, or a $50 gift card for 3rd place. You have until 1/20 to place your order.

Click to start shopping The Recipe Rack here! We hope you enjoy!

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The Most Important Meal of the Day

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most skipped. When you’re rushing and your mornings are chaotic, it is easy to skip these meals or pick up something that is quick and easy, but maybe not great for you. An easy go-to is yogurt! With so many different flavors and topping choices, a parfait is a great way to kickstart your day. 

Here are the ingredients for my go-to parfait:

Vanilla greek yogurt: I like to use vanilla because it adds a hint of sweetness without being too much

Berries: A lot of fruits go great with yogurt, but I prefer berries. I like to put blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries in my yogurt! They all mix well together and have flavors that compliment each! PLUS there are so many benefits of berries! They are full of antioxidants and nutrients, can boost heart health, and much more. Needless to say, berries are great fruits to incorporate into your diet and parfaits are a great way to do that.

Granola: I like to put granola in my parfaits because the crunch contrasts well with the smooth texture of the yogurt! Our La Bella Romana Vanilla Granola is a great option. Already in flakes, you can add as little or as much as you want. The vanilla slightly sweetens the granola and goes great with the vanilla yogurt!

Whether you use a different flavor of yogurt, add mangoes, or add chia seeds, parfaits are easy to make your own. The options are endless and they all result in an easy and nutritious breakfast!

If you need a parfait on the fly and don’t have the ingredients on hand, stop by our Carol Stream store! We have a new yogurt bar where you can create your own parfait and take it to go!

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