I had a great time and learned a lot on this trip. Meijer used to have their Meijer Organics and Meijer Naturals lines and they have changed to this new name. I love shopping at Meijer and think that they have a great selection.
The lines feature clean label and organic products. We got to learn about how the package was designed with a simpler concept as well as how the font was kept simple. I loved learning some of the background information like this that most people would never get to know! The line has 115 new items the first year and by the end of the second year, there will be 150+ new items.
Through the day, we were fed very well and got to try some of the great products from the True Goodness by Meijer line. I loved the corn and black bean salsa with some kind of kale tortilla chips, delicious k-cup coffee, orange juice, lunch meat, cheese, granola and much more!
Rachel Cooks which I have been reading for years! We got to get in the kitchen and make some granola and cookies using the True Goodness by Meijer products.
We also got to meet Hank Meijer who is the co-chairman and co-CEO of Meijer. He was so down-to-earth and clearly passionate about what he does. He talked to us about how Meijer got started by his grandfather a long time ago.
We also got to spend time with Meijer dietitians Shari Steinbach and Tina Miller. I have seen both of their names around so it was great to chat and learn from them. I very much admire what they do! Being a supermarket dietitian is quite different from what I do and I love seeing the wide variety of jobs that you can have as an RD.
Shari taught us some holiday entertaining ideas which I loved. She had all kinds of ideas for great homemade Christmas gifts such as homemade granola, breads, a pasta basket and more. I wrote down the ideas and plan to try some of these out! I loved a cranberry salsa that we tried as well as bruschetta made with feta, basil and canned tomatoes. I am throwing Christmas this year so I need all of the ideas that I can get.
Haha- the photographer shot this photo of me. I was loving learning about nutrition or something!
To learn more about healthy living at Meijer, check out their health and wellness site.
Disclosure: My trip and this post is sponsored by Meijer. All opinions are my own.