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Healthy Happy Valentine's Day with Steamed Lobster

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Happy Valentine's Day! A special occasion to celebrate with that extra special someone. In Utica, New York we can give Valentine's Day a healthy kiss by ordering a one-of-a-kind meal from Hannafords. Yes, Hannafords Market. Don't let that be a surprise since Hannaford Markets are all about "Guiding Stars" for healthier food choices and sustainable seafood.

Sustainable Statement: if a seafood product is sold at Hannaford, it was harvested in a manner that ensures its availability today and long into the future.

At Hannaford, you can trust that the seafood products you buy in our stores are brought to you in a way that you can feel good about. Effective March 31, 2012, all seafood products sold in Hannaford stores are fully traceable to the wild fishery or farm, and come from sustainable sources.

We ensure that seafood products sold in our stores are harvested in a sustainable manner. For us, this means that seafood is fished or farmed in a way that means it will be around for generations to come. We will only sell seafood from fisheries and farms that are managed by competent authorities that use a science-based approach to their management plans.

We work closely with our suppliers to make sure we know where the seafood we sell comes from.
◾ Our suppliers provide full traceability back to port of landing or seafood farm.
◾ Every seafood product in the store is fully traceable, whether it's located in the fresh, frozen, or grocery sections of our store.

Customers can email our seafood expert to find out from where a particular item originates.

In the seafood section of the market, there is a tank of live lobsters and a daily delivery of fresh little neck clams. This makes for a healthy, hearty meal that you DON'T have to cook yourself. Hannaford Market steams the lobster and clams for you. The cost of this seafood dinner? $17.99

A healthy choice for dinner

Healthy Shellfish: Source

Lobster and clams are a healthy part of a balanced diet. They offer low fat and low cholesterol nutritional values. If dinner is served steamed or boiled and by substituting lemon juice for butter or breadcrumbs, you have a win-win heart healthy, gourmet meal. It's also a good source of lean protein.

Lobster and clams contain some healthy Omega-3 fats (not as much as salmon) to help keep heart health on track. These fats lower triglyceride levels and prevent blood clots. Along with heart healthy benefits comes a boost for the brain as well. It's been reported that the Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent depression and Alzheimer's disease.

By providing lots of vitamins and minerals such as A, B-vitamins, D and high values of iron, calcium, magnesium, shellfish offer one of the better dietary sources necessary for avoiding sickness and disease.

Get your order in or get cooking. Eat healthy, support the heart and celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love.

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