Cookbook Author Katie Workman and Sam's Club Introduce Vitamin-Packed Meal Solutions

  Cookbook Author Katie Workman and Sam's Club Introduce Vitamin-Packed Meal
                                  Solutions

Simple Solutions for Adding Fish and Vegetables to the Family Table

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 21, 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are resolving
to try healthier foods during this annual 'resolution season,' but following
through can be tough. In fact, of the 45 percent of U.S. consumers who report
setting a goal for the year ahead, only eight percent will be successful in
achieving it.[1] To help families highlight health and great flavor in the
weekly meal menu, Sam's Club enlisted Katie Workman, mom and author of The Mom
100 Cookbook, to join the Sam's Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade.
Recommending simple, vitamin-enriched food swaps and flavorful accents sourced
from Sam's Club, Workman makes healthy eating a tasty treat.

Even the pickiest of palates will embrace the fresh quality ingredients in
Workman's three recipes exclusive to SamsClub.com/meals. Mix Brussels Sprouts
with Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette to turn the often-snubbed green into a
sought-after side. Workman's Citrus Marinated Salmon with Tangy Sauce and
Sweet Potato Pie recipes are comforting, flavorful and deceptively nutritious.
Members can find Workman's easy-to-follow instructions on the
SamsClub.com/meals "Tips & Videos" tab or view photos and printable recipes on
the "Easy Recipes" tab.

"As a mom, I'm familiar with the wrinkled noses and protests that come with
serving traditionally healthy recipes," said Katie Workman. "Fish and
vegetables aren't always at the top of everyone's list but with a few extra
flavors you can turn these staples from 'yuck' to 'yes, please.' The key is to
start with fresh, quality ingredients as the base of your meal and to be
open-minded about how flavors can work together to create something
delicious."

"The start of a new year brings renewed consideration for healthy eating
habits and healthy spending habits," says Shawn Baldwin, senior vice president
of fresh food for Sam's Club. "Sam's Club provides members with premium
quality along with great savings in the grocery aisles, from staples like
Daily Chef Extra Virgin Olive Oil to sustainable salmon and fresh,
great-tasting produce. With the promise of a 200 percent fresh department
guarantee[2], Sam's Club shoppers can realize both resolutions all year long."

Simply Delicious and Nutritious: Katie Workman's Sweet Potato Pie (RECIPE)
Taste buds are in for a surprise with this sweet but vitamin-rich dessert or
breakfast treat. Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with
vitamins A, C and E. Ground cinnamon enhances the sweetness in this delectable
dessert while also providing a dose of fiber and calcium. All ingredients
listed are sourced from Sam's Club (while supplies last).

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8 to 10

Ingredients:

  o3 medium sweet potatoes
  o1 refrigerated pie crust for a 9-inch pie
  o3 large eggs
  oGrated zest of 1 orange
  o2/3 cup sugar
  o1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  o½ teaspoon salt
  o1 cup light cream
  oSweetened whipped cream made with Daily Chef™ Whipping Cream to serve, if
    desired

Directions:

  oPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prick the sweet potatoes in several
    places with a fork, and bake the sweet potatoes for 1 hour until soft.
    Leave the oven on. Remove and slightly cool the potatoes, then peel and
    puree in a food processor (or pass them through a ricer) and place in a
    small bowl. You should have about 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups puree.
  oUnroll the prepared pie crust and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate.
    Attractively crimp the edges of the crust with fingers or a fork.
  oFor the filling: in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and orange
    zest. Whisk in the pureed sweet potatoes, and then add sugar, cinnamon
    and salt and whisk into the sweet potato mixture until blended. Slowly
    whisk in cream until well combined. Pour the filling into the prepared pie
    crust.
  oBake the pie for about 1 hour, until the filling is set. You can test this
    by inserting a sharp knife near the center; when it comes out clean, the
    pie is done. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve immediately or
    refrigerate for up to 2 days. Serve sliced with whipped cream, if
    desired.

In addition to recipe essentials, Members can pick up pantry staples such as
spices and Daily ChefExtra Virgin Olive Oil which is bottled right after
olives are harvested to guarantee maximum freshness.

For more simply delicious and nutritious recipes, "7 Ways to Use" sweet
potatoes and cooking tips, visit SamsClub.com/meals.

Now in its second year, the Sam's Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade features
nationally-renowned chefs and cookbook authors to inspire members with simple,
easy-to-make meal solutions. The Chef Brigade works with premium, flavor-rich
ingredients from Sam's Club to create restaurant-quality recipes for
households that savor value and taste. Visit SamsClub.com/meals for new
recipes every month, alongside instructional videos and tips from the Chef
Brigade, wine pairing recommendations and in-club sampling calendars.

About Sam's Club
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of
34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made
Simple^®, visitSamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club onTwitter,Facebook,
Pinterestand ourMobile and iPad® Apps.

[1] SOURCE: University of Scranton, Journal of Psychology, "New Year's
Resolution Statistics," [Original source: StatisticBrain.com,
http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/] (March 19,
2012)

[2] Sam's Club will double the member's money back or refund of the original
purchase price and replacement of Fresh product. The 200% Guarantee applies
only to paid members with Sam's Club. It does not apply to 1-Day or other
Passes. Non-members may return fresh product in exchange for the original
purchase price only.

SOURCE Sam's Club

Website: http://www.samsclub.com
Contact: Carrie Foster, 1-800-331-0085, Carrie.foster@samsclub.com,
SamsClub.com/newsroom
 
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