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Eat healthy with the Blue Menu

Blue Menu Smoothie bars
Blue Menu Smoothie bars
Courtesy of Provigo Loblaws

An excellent choice of brand to stay healthy and trim is the Blue Menu from President's Choice. Loblaws, Maxi and Provigo food chains in Quebec all offer PC's Blue Menu products. The brand was created six years ago, to provide healthier options of products, low in fat, high in fibre and low in sodium. Most of Blue Menu's products are offered at a lower price than the national brands. There is a wide selection of 400 different products, from cereals to chicken breasts.

On their website, you can browse through different categories, by type of cuisine, like Italian, by type of foods, like cereals. You can also choose from the Healthy Living section, which offers low in fat products among others. http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/products.jsp?type=search&keywords=blue+menu&_requestid=2189296&brandId=2&catIds=cat40002

The products are easy to find with its light blue packaging. On the shelves, the regular version and the Blue Menu version are often placed in the same section. If you are looking for a healthier version of your favorite dish, let's say pasta, why not try the Blue Menu 100 % Whole Wheat Spaghetti? The taste is slightly different from regular pasta, but contains more nutrients. Also try their peanut butter, made from 100% peanuts, no sugar or oil added. It's tasty and much lower in fat than regular peanut butter.

One of PC's Blue Menu objectives is to offer a variety of healthy snacks and lunches, to help better control hunger throughout the day. Here are a few must try products:

  • Chili
  • Yogurt Smoothies
  • Omega-3 cranberry granola bars  
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies

On your next grocery shopping day, make it a challenge for you and your family to try one of Blue Menu's products. You'll find that low fat does not mean low taste!  

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