This post is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets.
A few weeks ago, I started using My Hannaford Rewards, which is a great way to save at my favorite grocery store. I feel like I am starting off the year on the right foot, making an effort to save on my grocery purchases and also buying healthier foods.
The Hannaford My Rewards app has quickly become a part of our family’s shopping routine. I check for coupons before I get to the grocery store, or even when I get there, to see if there are some product deals I am interested in. Once I find the item on the shelf, I virtually clip the coupon.
I simply scan the app or enter my phone number at checkout to get my coupons and rewards. It’s nice to be sure that we are always benefiting from the rewards program even if we forget our phones (and easier than having a card to keep track of).
Hannaford has a lot of their own brand items, so right there, this is a great way to save even more. For one, they are noticeably less expensive to begin with, and secondly, you can earn rewards on all Hannaford brand products you purchase.
There are a bunch of Hannaford brand items we get all the time. Some of our favorites include fresh salad greens, black olives, croutons, sour cream, organic milk, balsamic vinegar, and bottled water.
I have been working on eating healthier, so I try to keep the pantry stocked with basics that make it easy to bring together fresh, healthy dishes. Take, for instance, one of my favorite quick, healthy dishes: chickpea salad. I go to work when the kids go to school, I’m on my feet all day, and when I get home, I am SO hungry. I also don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, and I don’t want to eat junk food. I promise you, this salad takes about 10 minutes or less to make! Plus by choosing Hannaford brands, you save a whole bunch on things like olive oil and Feta cheese.
Small tomatoes (grape tomatoes work best, but cherry tomatoes work too)
1 can chickpeas
Optional, but recommended: capers
Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Halve one pint of grape tomatoes, and cut up approx. one half of a European cucumber.
Simply toss the ingredients together and toss with a generous drizzle of olive oil, and salt to taste. You can either add in Feta cheese at this step, or let each person top their own bowl with Feta.
One of the things I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. I think it is a little different every time I make it! Sometimes I sprinkle in some cilantro, or I use shallots, red onion, or kalamata olives. You could even add in cooked quinoa to make the dish a little richer.
Another quick recipe we are loving lately is simply sauteed mushrooms. This is one my 10-year-old asks for a lot. “Mom, can you make the sandwich thing with the spicy mushrooms?”
This recipe is also incredibly easy, and a favorite especially in our house of vegetarians! Saute sliced mushrooms in olive oil, and season with your favorite seasoning. I like a good cajun or chipotle seasoning (something with a little heat to it!). Once the mushrooms are cooked to your desired consistency, heap on top of a toasted roll. You can find all kinds of rolls at Hannaford, from their bagged rolls to Portugese rolls in the bakery.
I feel like I am on a roll with healthy recipes and love earning rewards on our grocery purchases with the new Hannaford rewards program. After just a couple times to the grocery store, I had already saved a bunch. I love seeing the coupon savings and rewards adding up so fast!
If you haven’t already checked out My Hannaford Rewards, check out how easy it was for me to sign up!
There are three easy ways to sign up: