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.


Game on: Reinvent Your Tailgate

The savory aroma of juicy burgers on the grill, a cold beverage in hand, and your favorite team is about to hit the field. Gathering with friends and family to cheer on your team is surely a touchdown, but many of our favorite tailgate foods may have us calling an audible on our mealtime goals. Let’s get back to the line of scrimmage and reinvent your next tailgate.

Grilling is a fan favorite - it’s quick, easy, and offers virtually no clean up! When planning your spread, choose lean meats like chicken, turkey, and lean cuts of beef. If you’re grilling up burgers, try adding in veggies such as diced onions, tomatoes, and peppers; and substitute rolled oats for breadcrumbs to boost the fiber which will surely keep you satisfied through halftime. Think outside the box and grill up your favorite fruits and veggies, too! The heat brings out their natural sweetness and can be a refreshing addition to your tailgate feast.

Let’s move on to the side line with creamy potato and macaroni salads that are a game-time staple. While delicious, the calories in these dishes add up quickly! Try substituting plain Greek yogurt for mayo to help cut down some of those dense calories and give a boost of protein. For a lighter option, check out this Tailgate Sweet Potato Salad!

It’s the last quarter and we are entering the end zone—time for dessert! You may have 1 or 2 party goers that forgot to eat their fruits and veggies so help them score some extra points by sneaking them in as a sweet treat. This Tailgater's Chocolate Zucchini Cake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth or make dessert easy to eat on-the-go with these Strawberry Angel Food Kabobs.

By making these simple swaps to your recipe playbook, you’re now ready to tackle your next tailgate and score big points with your home team! For more tailgating recipe ideas, check out Savory's.

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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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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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