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Berries: Summer’s Sweetest Superfood


Blueberries
Summer has arrived and the berries are in full bloom- blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, among others. Not only are berries chock-full of nutrients and taste, but scientific research confirms that a myriad of health benefits and disease-preventing properties are conferred upon those who regularly consume these colorful fruits. Berries are a terrific source of health-promoting polyphenols including anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, and ellagic acid. They also are a good source of fiber, which promotes both digestive and heart health, and vitamins C and K. Blueberries ranked number one in antioxidant power among fruits, according to a study published in the June 2004 issue Read more …

Sparklers, Brats and Mason Jars: A Simple Fourth of July Celebration


Feast Fit for Fireworks
Join us for a Season of Feasting! At Relay, we believe food has the power to serve as a conduit for deepened relationships and lasting memories. So, all summer long, we’re bringing you recipes and special deals on some of our favorite products to help you create your own summer traditions, delight your family, and connect with your friends. Do you remember holding a sparkler for the first time? Were you, like me, equal parts delighted and terrified when flame touched stick and stick burst into a riot of golden, sizzling sparks? Even now, I firmly believe sparklers are a non-negotiable on the Fourth of July. Call me crazy, but I prefer a handful of sparklers to any fireworks display, Read more …

June Staff Picks: Snack Time!


Staff Snack Picks
Something about summer puts us in the mood for snacking. If you're craving bites of salty and sweet, you'll love these products, happily recommended by your Relay Foods staff: Agriberry Raspberries -- Cassy Kelly's Pick Armadillos Tomato Basil Crispy Chickpeas - Chris Green's Pick Epic Bison Bars  -- Charlie Fisher's Pick Chop Chop Carrots and Celery with Peanut Butter -- Sarah Yates' Pick Escazu Sea Salt Bar -- Lindsey Leahy's Pick Relay's Own Olives -- John Robinson's Pick Mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or mid-night, snack away, healthy and happy.   Read more …

On the Road: Travel Snacks Made Healthy


Healthy Road Trip Snacks
Join us for a Season of Feasting! At Relay, we believe food has the power to serve as a conduit for deepened relationships and lasting memories. So, all summer long, we’re bringing you recipes and special deals on some of our favorite products to help you create your own summer traditions, delight your family, and connect with your friends. There is nothing quite like cruising down an open road, windows down, Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" blasting, your best friend singing along in the passenger's seat. Whether 100 miles or 2,000, the summer road trip is the ultimate expression of the season's spirit of adventure and freedom -- a must-do on every summer bucket list. The only Read more …

Peppers: The Superfood You Already Love


Hot Peppers
Summer is on it's way, bringing pepper season with it! Whether you enjoy the sweet and subtle flavors of bell peppers or love the fiery qualities of hot varieties, Relay will have your fix. Why peppers? Well, aside from adding a unique crunch and a punchy flavor to your favorite meals, peppers are nutritional powerhouses. Great for your skin, heart, digestive and immune systems, they deserve a place in your daily routine. Peppers of all kinds have great health benefits for your body. Over 9,000 years ago, the first bell peppers were cultivated in South and Central America. Since then, they have been an important and delicious source of a variety of nutrients. They are high in lutein, Read more …