Sponsored: Organic & Healthier Pantry Staples from WHOLESOME PANTRY at Brookdale ShopRite

ShopRite's Wholesome Pantry

ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry products feature healthier versions of your favorite foods, snacks, and beverages – incorporating a simple concept: “The main ingredient is food.”

ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry and Wholesome Pantry Organic brands are all about the ingredients that are NOT used.

More than 100 preservatives, artificial flavors, colors and other ingredients are gone from these private label goods. Here’s the list, in case you want to know what you’re missing. (Try these out at your next spelling bee.)

Although I’ve been shopping at this ShopRite for years, a personal shopping tour with ShopRite of Brookdale’s Registered Dietitian Jessica Serdikoff proved that there is plenty left to discover under the Wholesome Pantry brand.

Our first stop was her dietitian’s shelf: just past the pharmacy on your left, Jessica has her favorite staples on display – old and new – and it’s her way of sharing recommendations that are healthy, yummy, time-saving, and affordable. Be sure to check this corner out on your next shop.

Cruising through the aisles with Jessica (there’s always great music playing), she points out many other Wholesome Pantry healthier alternatives of common staples:

  • Chips: Baked, Multigrain, Sweet Potato, Black Pepper and Truffle Oil, Hummus for dipping, Pretzel Sticks, Popcorn
  • Cookies & Crackers: Chocolate Chip, Everything Flatbread
  • Breakfast Cereal & Granola Squares: Chocolate, Coconut, and more
  • Condiments: BBQ Sauces, Ketchup, Mustard, Goddess, Sesame Ginger, Ranch Dressings, Pasta Sauce, Fruit Preserves
  • From the Freezer: Fruit Smoothie Blends, Veggie Burgers, Veggie Bowls

Wholesome Pantry Organic is USDA Certified Organic. This means in the manufacturing process, natural resources are protected, conserving biodiversity and using only approved substances. Check out the selection of WP organic meats in the butcher department.

Another bonus to eating healthy with Wholesome Pantry: you save money! Under ShopRite’s private label, savings on all items are passed on to shoppers. Given the choice, why pass these up? Smart, healthy shopping is easier than ever – and new Wholesome Pantry products are rolling out every day.

To find out more about Wholesome Pantry or eating healthy, visit Shoprite.com or stop by Jessica’s office to learn about her free nutrition services. For more info, call Jessica at (973) 338-4141 ext 139.

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