Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products, how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and get advice on how to choose more nutritious foods – we’ll give you valuable advice on which foods can help with the mental and emotional stresses of life.

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Fall in Love with the Flavors of Autumn

Fall is here and that means it's time to marvel at all of the great things it has to offer like the changing leaves, brisk cool air, and the abundance of seasonal flavors! Pumpkin spice typically signals the official start of autumn, but there are plenty of other mouth-watering spices and flavors to fall in love with this season!

  1. Ginger Ginger is a widely used spice in the fall. Found in both fresh and dried form, ginger lends an added dimension to all of your fall recipes! It tastes great in pumpkin bread and gingerbread treats, or in a Savory recipe like Ginger Pumpkin Soup!
  2. Cinnamon There’s just something about the smell of cinnamon that makes your mouth water! Cinnamon is commonly used for baking but, like ginger, it also adds a unique flavor to savory dishes. Sprinkle it on top of roasted vegetables, into stews, or even top off your morning latte for some fall flavor!
  3. Cloves Cloves give your recipes and your kitchen that fall aroma you've been waiting for all year! A little goes a long way! Add a dash of this delicious spice to your favorite baked goods or warm beverages to tantalize your taste buds. Looking for an alternative to pumpkin desserts this fall? Give these Banana Spice Cookies a try!
  4. Butternut Squash Move over pumpkin, there’s a new squash in town! Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and can be used in place of pumpkin in any recipe! Try it in a creamy soup, roast it in the oven, or add into a tasty dish like this Butternut Squash Tagine recipe.
  5. Sweet Potatoes If you're tired of white potatoes, then get your taste buds acclimated to these tubers! Sweet potatoes are bursting with powerhouse nutrients like vitamin A and fiber and can help keep you feeling satisfied for longer! Forgo the marshmallows and enjoy them with a dash of cinnamon, maple, roasted pecans, or on their own for a delightful compliment to your meals this fall! Kick it up a notch this season with this flavorful Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe!

Take advantage of the great selection of fall produce and cozy up to a variety of different flavors this season. Enjoy!

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Our Nutritionists

Put your health in good hands with our Nutritionists. They’re here to help you and your family stay well and make better food choices. Look for them as your shop, attend a class, or schedule a private consultation to discuss your nutritional needs. Read their bios and contact information as well as find their class schedules here.

Joni Rampolla, RDN, LDN

1320 Londontown Blvd
Eldersburg, MD

It brings me joy to be part of the MARTIN’S family! With over 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, I am a trusted source of information for all your health and wellness questions! The customers I counsel are successful because of my ability to connect with and guide them towards a happier, healthier life. Join me for an interactive class or store tour or a personalized, individual consultation. I look forward to empowering you to make the changes you desire!

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Healthy Kids

Kids are our future and we want to make it easy for them to learn how to form nutritious choices that last a lifetime. We offer two nutrition programs for parents and educators that help kids discover healthier products in our stores as well as interactive activities for the home and classroom. These programs inspire kids and address physical fitness, feeling good, balance, and energy. We’ve also built a collection of Savory recipes that are kid-friendly and easy enough for kids to help in the kitchen.

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Passport to Nutrition

Curriculum for Teachers & Parents

Passport to Nutrition will help your kids, ages 8-12, learn about the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The kit shares fun ways to get moving and eat right with interactive games and activities

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Passport to Nutrition packet

Store Tours

These free, hands-on store tours help kids learn about making healthy choices through good nutrition. Our guided store tours take kids grades PreK-6th throughout our grocery aisles to discover healthy ideas.

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