Sponsored: Recipes from Leah

Crunchy Roasted Broccoli & Peanut Salad Dressing

Sponsored: 5 Ways To Save In the Grocery Aisles

• Use boxed cookie, cake or brownie mixes or buy flour and baking ingredients to make desserts rather than buying pre-made desserts.

Sponsored: 7 Ways To Save at Ingles Markets

• The Ingles Advantage card will help save on every shopping trip. (See your local store for a card.) Look for your Advantage special pricing on shelf tags.

Sponsored: Celiac Awareness Month — Myths and Misinformation

Myth: Celiac disease means you have an allergy to gluten.

Sponsored: Making the Most of Meat

7 ways you can  S T R E T C H  (or SUBSTITUTE for) ground beef or pork:

Sponsored: Celiac Disease Awareness

Have you walked through an Ingles store and noticed the brown and white gluten-free tags on items?

Sponsored: What’s the difference between the HASS avocado and the green avocado?

Hass avocados (sometimes known as “SlimCados”) are typically grown in Florida and have a light green skin. They are larger in size and slightly lower in fat(per serving) than the smaller, dark green avocados with the pebbly skin that are usually from California or Mexico. 

Sponsored: Don’t throw those Vegetables out!

Fresh vegetables won’t last forever in your refrigerator, and if the ones you’ve purchased are looking a little sad and soft or limp, it’s time to use them. 

Sponsored: Relying on rice

Another great pantry staple is RICE. Do you know that there are different types of rice and some types work better in certain dishes?

Sponsored: Pasta in your pantry

With “stay at home” and quarantine orders, many are doing a lot more cooking. One of the staples of your pantry may be pasta. Dried pasta is shelf stable and with so many different shapes and sizes; there are lots of different meal options. If you usually buy only spaghetti noodles, try other shapes and sizes like rotini, orzo or bow tie pasta.

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