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

Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST

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Simple Solutions for Adding Fish and Vegetables to the Family Table
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:

* 3 medium sweet potatoes  
* 1 refrigerated pie crust for a 9-inch pie  
* 3 large eggs  
* Grated zest of 1 orange  
* 2/3 cup sugar  
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  
* ½ teaspoon salt  
* 1 cup light cream  
* Sweetened whipped cream made with Daily Chef Whipping Cream to serve, if
desired

Directions:

* Preheat 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.  
* Unroll 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.  
* For 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.  
* Bake 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 Chef Extra 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®,
visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook,  Pinterest and
our Mobile 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


Carrie Foster, 1-800-331-0085, Carrie.foster@samsclub.com,
SamsClub.com/newsroom

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