We’re giving you options—to grab ‘n’ go!February 15, 2013
You’ve probably already noticed--we’re making house-made meals for our customers in a hurry, on the go, or for those who live alone and just don’t find it economical to cook for one. So, GreenAcres is beefing up its hot case, deli and grab ‘n’ go with menu items you’re sure to enjoy--all at affordable prices, with the customary all natural and organic nutrition you’ve come to expect. Check it out!
· We pride ourselves on our house-made hot case meals, made from scratch daily with the finest ingredients. We aim to provide a variety of low-calorie favorites anchored with a choice of fresh veggies and free range, organic chicken and/or beef, pork and sustainable fish. Potpies and bierocks are customer favorites. One bite and you know why!
· Our soups are to die for! We choose from our fresh, fresh produce, beans and protein and whip up old favorites and new combos to satisfy the most discerning customer.
· Salad anyone? We really don’t like to brag, but there isn’t a salad bar anywhere that can compare with ours. Just the condiments alone are worth a trip: fresh, organic fruits, nuts and seeds; olives, scallions and cheese; chicken and tofu; fresh-made croutons, and more. Don’t forget our dressings. They are house-made, too!
· Need a little sweet after you eat? We’ve got you covered. Our house-made baked goods cover the gamut from gluten free cookies, cakes and muffins to low glycemic berry pies, biscotti and nut bars. Our bakers can make the most decadent desserts for your dinner parties. All it takes is a phone call. Give us 48 hours and we’ll create a masterpiece.
The next time you get tempted to pull into a fast-food restaurant, pull into GreenAcres instead. We’ll be waiting for you!
GreenAcres customers, be our Valentines!February 07, 2013
It’s time for our annual Customer Appreciation Day in all three GreenAcres Markets. In Kansas City and Jenks, we’re celebrating from 5 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 12. In Wichita, we’re starting the party early—from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 9.The first 200 ladies who walk through the door in Wichita will receive a long-stemmed red carnation. It’s all about red roses for the women in Kansas City and Jenks. And, please notice, there will be 10% off everything in the store that isn’t already discounted. Can you say, “Bargain?!”
One thing all three stores share in common: there will be food demoes galore and lots and lots of chocolate to sample and buy! After all, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we wouldn’t be true to our store if we didn’t offer some over-the-top sweets for all our sweetest customers. We can all eat healthily, diet and exercise the other 364 days of the year, but during Customer Appreciation Day, we throw caution to the wind!
Since Kansas City, MO has different liquor laws, customers coming to celebrate in the evening might find themselves with a little vino in hand. All three stores will have products and vendors sampling out everything from free range, organic chicken and beef, BBQ sauces, hummus in all kinds of flavors, cookies, cakes, muffins, chocolate (did we mention chocolate?!), coffees, honey and breads. Lots of our regular and new vendors will be in store--a great chance to meet the people who supply the nutrition up close and personal.
Some of the products will be dairy free; some gluten free; some sugar free; some soy free. But all of the sampling will be delicious. In Wichita, our boss just got back from the San Francisco Fancy Food Show. You should see what she brought back with her (!) How do figs dipped in dark chocolate sound? Yum-O! How about Florentine Lace cookies that melt in your mouth? You’ve got to try crusty croutons made with garlic and seeds, and little breadsticks sweetened with cran-raisins and honey.
The new products will be sprinkled throughout our stores, so we encourage our customers to come hungry and avail themselves of all the new (and tried and true) tastings.
Our store philosophy is, “When we meet, we eat!” We want you to try new things, new foods from our arsenal of all natural, healthy choices that will put a smile on your face and better nutrition into your body. It used to be, not that long ago, that organic and health food meant bland and tasteless—think cardboard tasteless. We’ll, things have changed dramatically since GreenAcres first opened its doors 19 years ago. Thanks to pioneers like Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics, Hilary of Hilary’s Eat Well (the veggie burger queen), Pamela of Pamela’s Baked Goods (gluten free flours, cookies and more) and of course, countless others who struck out on their own, determined to create toxic-free, allergy-free, nitrate and nitrite-free products that tasted great, were all natural, and in many cases, gluten free, ORGANIC at last is becoming the norm.
Our customers are better educated today. They want to be and stay healthy. They know their Omega 3 and 6 numbers. They believe in integrated and alternative medicine, combining traditional and naturopathic and chiropractic medicine, and taking what works for them and applying to their daily lives.
We, at GreenAcres, like to think we’ve had a hand in all this. We’ve certainly introduced our customers to the latest science and supplements, pure foods and “health talks.” We’ve spread knowledge in every way we can: through seminars, in-store demoes, a weekly radio show where we bring the experts in natural living right to your living rooms…we want to be healthy and we want you to come right along with us.
So, we take time out on Customer Appreciation Day to say, “Thank You” to all who have been with us since the beginning, and all those soon to follow. Come join us as we celebrate YOU. We want you to be our Valentines!
Sparkling Probiotic Drink to Your Health!April 26, 2012
Probiotics is the buzz word these days. Live strains of probiotics can promote health and aid digestion. Green Acres is a big promoter of healthy immune systems through the use of natural probiotic drinks and yogurts. If you’re the least bit iffy about intestinal symptoms and want balance and harmony in your digestive system, you’ll want to ask our knowledgeable staff which strength of probiotic drinks might be good for you. Kevita is a product that can give you the same benefits as yogurt, but with coconut water instead of dairy. Probiotics inhibit harmful pathogens and toxins from producing bacteria which upset your body’s natural immune system. Probiotic drinks and yogurt cultures can alleviate chronic intestinal inflammatory disease and aid in the prevention of pathogen-induced diarrhea and urinary tract infections. At Green Acres we carry a variety of probiotic products that are tasty and no-fat, and have the potential to alleviate digestive diseases. Probiotic drinks such as Kevita contain no sugar, and they’re caffeine free. Low sodium and zero fat, Kevita is a lovely way to introduce your family and friends to healthy living.
Visit Green Acres by the end of April to take advantage of Kevita products on sale: $2.59 a bottle.
Feel Alive! —and register to win a FREE Kindle FireApril 16, 2012
With all this horrible Kansas weather, we should all feel lucky to be alive! Embrace it with Nature’s Way “Alive” family of products. From Ultra Shakes to everyday multi’s for every age range, you’ll find just the vitamin supplement you’re looking for. You can even find adult gummy vitamins for those of us embracing our inner child!
Alive vitamins promise 26 or more fruits and vegetables per serving, so you know you’re getting what your body needs, from whole food sources. Gummies are made sans gelatin with no artificial flavors or preservatives, and all Alive products are gluten free and vegetarian.
Choose from Children’s multi’s—chewables and gummies—adult multi’s for men, women, men 50+, and women 50+, or Whole Food Energizers with added Iron. No matter what your nutritional needs are, these multivitamins are up to the challenge! Stop by the store thru April 30th to pick up any of these incredible products 40% off the entire month—and register to win a FREE Kindle fire while you’re here! You won’t want to miss this incredible savings!
April Bonus Buys, Continued!April 09, 2012
Organic Sea Buckthorn--Sea Buckthorn is a natural super-food found originally in Asia, where it’s been used medicinally for hundreds of years both internally and externally. We in the West are just now learning the amazing benefits of this hardy shrub. It is used to provide nutritive support for healing serious skin ailments such as eczema and radiation burns, and helps to fight fatigue and boost energy. It also boosts immune functions and cardiovascular health, and is a known anti-oxidant. Try Solaray’s 16 oz. liquid version this month for just $11.99. That’s a 40% savings!
Astaxanthin-- Astaxanthin is classified as a xanthophyll, which is a carotenoid pigment found in fish and algae. It helps to provide the natural color in these organisms. Astaxanthin is a super antioxidant whose unique structure allows it to exist in both lipid and aqueous environments, enabling it to be active throughout the body. It helps to fight free radicals in the skin so as to maintain a natural, healthy glow, and can decrease the effects of inflammation that can make us sluggish and fatigued.
GOL Raw Protein--Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Protein is vital for your health. It provides building blocks for muscles, skin, blood, hair, nails as well as your internal organs, including your heart and brain. Our hormones need them, our immune system needs them and our general energy and vitality requires adequate protein. Garden of Life has a winning formula, Raw Protein, which is made from thirteen raw sprouts providing 18 grams of protein fortified with fat-soluble nutrients – Vitamins A, E, D and K plus enzymes and probiotics to support digestive health! If you have food sensitivities, are vegan or vegetarian, don’t want soy or whey protein – Garden of Life Raw Protein could be the ticket for you!
Great Buys on Your Favorite Supplements!April 02, 2012
NightRest from Source Natural combines the powerfully calming properties of melatonin and GABA with key amino acids and soothing herbs. GABA, an amino acid, inhibits nerve transmission in the brain, calming nervous activity and acting as a natural tranquilizer for your body.
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is produced from the world’s highest quality all natural materials. Unlike synthetic CoQ10, the all-natural form is identical to the body's own coenzyme Q10 for maximum bioavailability and superior effectiveness. Coenzyme Q10, also called Co Q10 or Ubiquinone, is a natural substance essential to cellular energy production. It is also an antioxidant which scavenges free radicals throughout the body. Co Q10 works well with Vitamin E and other antioxidants to support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Enzymatic Therapy Acidophilus Pearls are one of our best-selling probiotics. Probiotics support digestive, immune, and skin health by delivering key healthy bacteria to your gut. They can help relieve occasional gas, and inconsistencies with your bowels. They are also great for those with sensitive stomachs or certain food intolerances. Probiotics ensure that your body is not weighed down by toxins, leaving your body free to maintain its health from the inside out.
Biotin, aka Vitamin H or Vitamin B2, plays a major role in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and sugars. It is essential for healthy cell growth, and is recommended for the healthy maintenance of hair, scalp, skin and muscles.
Naturtint—The Natural Approach to Hair ColorMarch 26, 2012
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Our lives are full of harmful chemicals. It’s basically impossible to escape them. They are infused in the very chairs we’re sitting in, in the sheetrock that surrounds us, in the plastics in our computer. And then there are the more obvious chemicals that we use habitually. The most troublesome of these commonplace chemicals for many women is hair dye and the intense odors and sensations associated with traditional ammonia-based varieties. Naturtint takes the worry out of dying your hair, especially as a regular user. Naturtint formulates their dyes with completely plant-based materials, and no harsh chemicals to treat, protect, and of course tint your hair to match the color you love.
- Naturtint's active plant-based ingredients protect and regenerate hair fibers, restoring lost vitality and shine, even in hair previously damaged by aggressive coloring processes and treatments.
- Naturtint is ammonia free and paraben free and does NOT contain, resorcinol, silicones, paraffin, mineral oils, heavy metals, artificial fragrances, SLS or formaldehyde derivatives.
- Wheat proteins substantially reduce hair breakage. Hair fibers appear smooth and soft, bringing back the healthy shine of young, natural hair.
- Sunflower extract provides increased protection against the elements, so your new hair color maintains its rich color for up to 5 weeks.
- Ultra-concentrated micro-pigments penetrate to the deepest layers of your hair, giving it an intense and vibrant color that won't fade with washing.
- Naturtint's revolutionary healthy and effective hair coloring formula provides permanent hair color and complete coverage from the first application, even for gray hair.
And the best part is, with all these natural benefits, you still get the color spectrum that you need and want! See below for all the colors that Naturtint provides to match the perfect shade you have in mind!
Plus, catch them on sale for the rest of March for just $10.69. That’s a 40% savings. Wow! Hurry in while supplies last!
Great Bonus Buys for March!!March 05, 2012
Did you see our newsletter for March? We’re featuring 8 products and even 1 entire line throughout March, so you can find the supplements you love, and your body needs...at a great value. Now who can argue with that? Stop by and see for yourself the top-quality dietary supplements that we’re featuring! We work tirelessly behind the scenes to get great deals from our vendors, and to pass on that savings to you, our customer. Not sure what all those things are? Find a short synopsis of each one below, and enjoy the savings!
Methylcobalamin—Now that’s a mouthful! This tongue-twister is a particular form of B12 vitamin that is useful in treating conditions that arise from a lack of B12, like pernicious anemia. It can also be helpful in managing neurological disorders associated with diabetes. Get the Solgar brand and receive 40% off the original price!
Vitamin D3—Have you heard about Vitamin D yet? Just this morning I was talking to a local producer who said that “Vitamin D is the new Vitamin C!” It changed her life around when she started taking it, and it could do just the same for you. Research shows that 40% of the U.S. population is Vitamin D deficient. Wow! That’s a big problem. Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency can be one of the root causes associated with obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and more? Find out more about the amazing effects of Vitamin D Thursday on our blog.
“Perfect” Multi’s—New Chapter has come out with a new line of targeted Multi-Vitamins, specifically formulated to assist each individual in the area they need the most. This month find Perfect Energy, Perfect Immune, and Perfect Calm Buy One Get One Free! These multivitamins are whole-food complexes of vitamins, herbs, roots, and other whole foods that absorb most effectively in our bodies for maximum impact, and maximum healing. Learn more at these links: Perfect Calm, Perfect Energy, Perfect Immune
Magnesium Malate—Source Naturals Magnesium Malate is a compound of magnesium and malic acid. Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions that play a part in your body’s metabolism (and is a great boon to your heart health!), while malic acid is a natural fruit acid present in most cells in the body. It, too, is a key ingredient in enzymatic processes, and an important component of efficient energy production. It’s 40% off now thru the 31st.
5-HTP—A natural little amino acid with a big job! At least one of my co-workers here at GreenAcres swears by 5-HTP to keep her calm when she’s stressed—and with two young boys, that happens pretty often! 5-HTP is used as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid. Ever heard of that chemical, tryptophan, that’s in your Thanksgiving turkey? It’s the one that makes us sleepy after that big feat. 5-HTP is its mild, calming cousin. Try the Natural Factors brand 45% off thru March.
B Complex 100—B Vitamins are little miracle workers, especially when they are all combined into one convenient package. They are thought to increase the rate of metabolism, maintain healthy skin, hair, and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous system function, and more. They are even thought to reduce the risk of some types of cancers. Get the Solaray version at 45% off this month!
Omega 3’s Have Never Tasted So Good!February 20, 2012
Remember those Omega-3’s we were talking about on the blog last week (if not, see below!)? Now it’s easier and more delicious than ever to get your ALA’s without the oily taste and texture of normal Omega Oil Supplements, and without the hassle of swallowing those giant pills! GreenAcres carries two lines of products that are sure to be a new favorite for the whole family! Simply mix these fruity Omega Blends in with some yogurt or your morning smoothie, or eat them straight…they’re that good! Serving size depends on the brand and variety, but most only require about 1 tablespoon per day to boost your Omega levels and get you on your way to wellness!
- Barlean’s Organic Oils Omega Swirls—Barlean’s was the first to introduce this new concept in Omega supplementation. They have 4 unique flavors and blends according to your personal taste and lifestyle: Fish Oil (Lemon Zest), Flax Oil (Strawberry Banana), Complete 3-6-9 (Orange Cream), and Vegan Omegas (Pomegranate Blueberry). Everyone will find their favorite flavor and combo! And of course they’re made with all the purest and freshest ingredients! Barlean’s Swirls are naturally sweetened with Xylitol.
- Spectrum Essentials Chia Twisters—These are all natural, creamy Omega blends available in Luscious Lemon Meringue or Tropical Coconut…yum! Both formulations use Chia and Flax Oils to provide you with 188% of the Daily Value of Omega-3 ALA per serving. Spectrum Twisters are naturally sweetened with evaporated can juice.
Find these amazing products in the refrigerated case of our supplements department! And of course if you’re looking for anything else to boost your Omega levels, ask! We’re more than happy to help you design your wellness regimen around your lifestyle!
Healthy Snacks—For Kids and AdultsJanuary 26, 2012
We at GreenAcres know it’s hard to keep up with healthy eating when you lead such a busy and active life. All the pressures that are pushing and pulling us from this direction and that can mean that we often forget to take care of ourselves, and we even forget that we should be doing it. But if you want to commit yourself to more healthy habits, it just takes a few healthy changes to start making a difference. Changing just one habit a week is not so daunting as a sudden lifestyle shift, and many people find it to be a more manageable path to wellness. That’s why we bring you great values on the products that are easiest to incorporate into your healthy habits as you continue on your wellness journey. Below are just a few great items featured in our Newsletter this month that could be just the right change for you and your family!
Change Your Chip!
January’s Monthly Newsletter features 2 great potato-chip-alternatives. The first, Nut Chips, are brought to you by the same folks who made those nutty crackers we all know and love by now, Nut Thins! They are made from whole-grain brown rice and almonds—so you’re not getting all those saturated fats that are the antagonists to our diets. Plus, whole grain rather than processed, refined white flours found in many crackers or chips, absorb more slowly into your body, so they won’t leave you with that dramatic spike and drop in your blood sugar levels…leaving you full longer, and allowing your body the time it needs to digest your food, naturally. The second chip alternatives, Beanitos, are made from whole beans and whole grain rice. They are high in fiber (a must for proper digestion and fat burning!), contain Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids, and absolutely no corn! Both these chips are great for aiding in your healthy diet, and are completely gluten free. Try them today!
Eat Your Veggies
You may have seen the salad by this same name in our deli cold case. It’s packed with all that good-for-you organic stuff that your body craves! Try this salad, make your own, or eat them plain…it doesn’t matter how you eat ‘em, just eat ‘em! Self-contained fruit like apples, bananas, and oranges are all perfect options for on-the-go snacking. Baby carrots offer a satisfying crunch and are so much better for you than crackers! Add broccoli to your noodles, tomatoes and spinach to your sandwich, mushrooms and peppers to your pizza. Every time you turn around you’ll start seeing more opportunities for more veggies…just open your mind!
Okay, you might get funny looks if you actually start mooing at your desk or in traffic, but studies show that even one 8-oz. glass of a milk a day can have a significant impact on overall health. Why? Well, milk is one of those “superfoods” that you hear about in health magazines. It’s no coincidence that cultures around the world have been drinking milk daily for centuries! It contains a whole laundry list of good-for-you nutrients: Calcium, Protein, Potassium, Phosphorous, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin A, just to name a few. According to some well-quoted research out of Cardiff University, drinking milk can lessen the chances of dying from illnesses such as coronary heart disease and stroke by up to 15 to 20 percent. Wow. I’d say it’s time to get our “moo” on!
Watch for more healthy snack replacements to come! And don’t forget to come in before February 31st to take advantage of these great values!
Weight Loss Ideas to Boost You to Your New Year’s Goals!January 23, 2012
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It’s probably about 3 or 4 weeks in to your New Year’s Resolution Diet. That means you might be losing less weight than you were at the beginning. And when you don’t see the changes in your body that your efforts are producing, it’s easy to get down-trodden. But don’t give up! Here are a few easy ways to boost your weight loss and reach your goal!
Zevia Soda—0 CALORIES! Zevia is sweetened naturally with all natural Stevia, a little green plant from the sunflower family, and originally native to South America. That means that it doesn’t increase your blood sugar level, so it can be a great tool for both diabetics and those trying to lose weight! But if it’s supposed to be a substitute for normal soda, will it give me energy? Well, we all need a little boost, now don’t we? That’s why 3 of Zevia’s flavors, the ones that you would most expect, are made with caffeine. Zevia Cola, Dr. Zevia and Mountain Zevia all contain caffeine naturally derived from coffee. Safe and natural.—Plus it’s on sale thru January for 35% off!
Tea—Most everyone has heard of the antioxidant properties of green tea. But did you know that a regimen of drinking green tea, or taking green tea extract, can actually boost your potential for serious weight loss (mostly in that pesky tummy fat!)? Studies have shown that in conjunction with a steady exercise program and concentrated healthy eating, the addition of green tea or its extract can boost your weight loss during your normal diet. In addition to the digestion-boost that green tea’s antioxidants give, the catechins in green tea can actually help our bodies burn calories faster, as well as promoting fat oxidation (i.e., fat-burning!). That’s just one more thing you can add to your New Year’s Resolution that will have you feeling healthier and happier…faster! Try Tazo Tea 20-bag boxes for just $3.49 thru January!
Kind Fruit & Nut Bars—This is one of the healthiest hunger-pain punchers in the store! Made of all-natural mixed nuts and dried fruits, it’s just what the doctor ordered for satiating your belly, and tricking your mind into thinking it’s eating more than it is! The high good-for-you fat and fiber content of nuts gives you energy throughout the day, and helps to clean out your digestive system…a must for boosting metabolism! Kind bars are also on sale thru January 4 for $5.00. WOW!
Stop by the store to take advantage of these great deals, and for more ideas on how to give your diet a little push!
NEW REDUCED DAIRY PRICES!!August 02, 2011
Hey folks! In these tight times, we’re all cutting back. Fuel prices have increased drastically, which means that food prices are only set to rise. But we at GreenAcres envision a better future for the health-conscious than higher prices in an already value-high industry. We want the best for you and your family. And that means not just stocking great products that promote your healthy lifestyle, but providing affordable options for every budget.
That’s why we’ve decided to reduce all the prices in our dairy and refrigerated section! All of your favorite high quality antibiotic and hormone free meats, cage free eggs, organic cheese, milk, and yogurt, will all cost less for you and your family—some as much as 25% less!! Now that’s a savings to get excited about! Drop by the store today and check out the new deals!