Earth Day ideas


With Earth Day in April, Buehler’s is focused on ways to protect the planet all month long. Consider these small steps to help care for the earth:

  1. Choose plant-based foods more often. Use Buehler’s Healthy Living Vegan tags to guide you to plant-based options throughout the store.
  2. Shop with recyclable grocery bags.
  3. Purchase fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables to minimize food waste.
  4. Start a compost bin in your yard.
  5. Don’t discard vegetable trimmings – they make a great stock for use in soups and other recipes.





Cook along with Chef Brandon as he shows us how to make Roasted Leg of Lamb.

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb over Potatoes with Mint and Rosemary Chimichurri


  • 4.5 lb Bone-in Leg of Lamb
  • 4 Tb Olive Oil
  • 2 Tb Salt
  • 1 Tb Black Pepper, Ground
  • 1 Tb Rosemary
  • 1 Tb Thyme
  • 1 Tb Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tb Onion Powder
  • 2 Onion, Quartered
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes

Chimichurri Ingredients

  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Cup Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¾ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes, Optional


1. Preheat oven to 425oF.

2. Combine the olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set aside.

3. Cut Yukon gold potatoes into 1 inch pieces, and quarter onions.

4. Put potatoes, onions, and garlic in the bottom of a roasting pan, and lay the leg of lamb on top, fat side up.

5. Put roasting pan in the 425oF oven for 15 minutes.

6. Remove the lamb from the oven and reduce heat to 325oF.

7. Spread the seasoning paste over the leg of lamb and cover with foil.

8. Return lamb to oven for an additional 1 hour.

9. While the lamb is in the oven, combine garlic cloves, fresh mint, rosemary, parsley, red wine vinegar, kosher salt, olive oil, and red pepper flakes in a food processor, and set aside.

10. Remove foil and roast for another 10 minutes until the lamb temperature registers 125oF for medium rare.

11. Let lamb rest for 45 minutes before carving.

Cook along with Chef Ben as he makes these delicious Crab Cakes.


Crab Cakes Recipe



  • 1 # Crab Meat (Lump)
  • Heaping ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tsp Old bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 2-2 ¼ ounces panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp liquid eggs (1/4 of an egg whisked)
  • Oil/Pan Spray as needed


  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ Tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp capers, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cakes: combine mayo, mustard, old bay, parsley, salt, egg and panko bread crumbs in a mixing bowl and combine.

Drain liquid from crab meat. Add crab meat to mixture and fold in being careful not to over mix.

Using a scoop or a scale measure out and portion crab cakes.

Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat and add oil/pan spray.

Add crab cakes and sear on each side until golden brown.

Place onto a parchment lined pan and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until 145 degrees.

Sauce: In a mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, old bay, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Introducing Specialty Bacon and Sausage at three Buehler’s locations. You’ll find these uniquely flavored fresh sausage in the fresh meat cases at our Wooster Milltown, Medina River Styx and Canton Nobles Pond stores. 

Bacon and Sausage of the Week

Each week one flavor of sausage and one flavor of bacon will be featured at a special sale price!



Chef Ben Demonstrates How to Make Delicious Pan Seared Porterhouse Steaks

Pan seared Porterhouse Steaks

This well-marbled classic steakhouse cut consists of two tender steaks – the strip and tenderloin – connected by a T-shaped bone.


  • 2- 1” Thick CAB Porterhouse Steaks, Approximately 1 ¼ lbs each
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper mixture ( 4:1 ratio)
  • Butter as needed


Garlic Butter Topping:

  • 1 stick of butter softened at room temperature
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground or dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley



  1. Allow steaks to come to room temperature before cooking.
  2. Prepare garlic butter by mixing all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth, set aside.
  3. Liberally season the steaks with salt and pepper mixture, and set aside.
  4. Heat cast iron or sauté pan over medium heat and allow ample time for the pan to heat up.
  5. Add a liberal amount of butter to the pan and add steak to the pan. Sear to create a nice golden brown crust. Flip and repeat.
  6. You can finish it completely in the pan if you like a steak that is rarer, or you can sear on both sides and transfer the steak to a tray and finish it
  7. the oven to your desired doneness.
  8. A thermometer is always the best option for knowing how to cook your steak.
  9. Let your delicious steak rest for 3-5 minutes to lock in the juices and top with garlic butter mixture.


Doneness Guide

  • Rare (cool red center): 125 Degrees
  • Medium Rare (warm red center): 135 Degrees
  • Medium (warm pink center): 145 Degrees
  • Medium Well (slightly pink center): 150 Degrees
  • Well Done (little or no pink): 160 Degrees

Join Chef Ben as he demonstrates how to make Corned Beef and Cabbage.


Corned Beef and Cabbage


  • 1 corned beef brisket 3-4 pounds + seasoning packet
  • 1 large yellow onion, large dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 pounds petite potatoes
  • 1 bag cut and peeled baby carrots
  • 1 small head of cabbage cut into ribbons


  1. Chop onion into large chunks and place in the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with corned beef and seasoning packet.
  2. Pour water into slow cooker until it just about covers the corned beef. Add garlic and bay leaves.
  3. Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  4. After the initial 4 hours, add potatoes and carrots to the slow cooker.
  5. One hour before serving, add cabbage ribbons to the slow cooker.
  6. Remove corned beef from slow cooker and let rest for around 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the potatoes, carrots and cabbage.

Act Now: Simple Steps to Healthy Living

by Healthy Living Consultants Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND and Shari Steinbach, MS, RD

We all aspire to live healthy lives.

Turning this aspiration into action is where the real work begins. While you’ve likely heard that it takes 21 days to build a new habit, there’s a bit more to it than that. Sticking with healthy lifestyle habits requires making these new behaviors easy for you to repeat. The actions need to be customized to your personal goals, the cadence of your days, and your personality. Sticking with new behaviors requires mindfulness and commitment. The good news is it’s all doable, and in honor of National Nutrition Month, we’re providing tips that help you create and stick to the healthy behaviors that are important to you.

Consider these tips for success in establishing health habits:

Focus on one goal at a time. While you may have a list of five or more actions you’d like to take, focusing on one at a time allows you to prioritize and increases the likelihood of repeating this behavior and turning it into part of your routine.
Remind yourself. If your goal is to choose a fruit or vegetable for every snack, put a reminder on the front of your refrigerator. If your goal is to walk more during the day, set a timer on your phone that reminds you to take a five-minute break to move.
Make it easy to repeat the behavior. Take advantage of the fresh cut fruits and vegetables at Buehler’s as a time-saving way to repeat your new produce snacking behavior. Put time to exercise on your daily calendar. Tack notes to your mirror as a reminder to take morning supplements.
Find a buddy. You’re sure to get out of bed early if your neighbor is picking you up for a morning workout. You’ll want to impress if you’re recipe sharing healthy ideas with a friend or family member. It’s also just a lot more fun to share the journey with a buddy.
Reward yourself. A job well done shouldn’t go unnoticed, and once you find yourself not even needing to intentionally think about your new healthy habit, find a way to reward yourself.

To provide inspiration as well as identify ways to repeat important health behaviors, Buehler’s Healthy Living team has curated the following ideas for our shoppers. Watch for in-store messaging and social media videos targeted at these suggestions.

More Fruits and Veggies – Yes, Please!

Half-plate habit – Make it a habit to fill half of your plate, or bowl, with fruits and veggies.
Cans on hand – Stock your pantry with a variety of canned fruits and veggies. Look for low sugar fruits that can be added to cereal, snacks and desserts and choose reduced sodium canned veggies to incorporate into soups, casseroles and side dishes.
Stocked freezer – Keep a supply of frozen fruits and veggies on hand. They have a long shelflife and you can use only what you need to help avoid waste. Frozen strawberries are great in a smoothie or frozen corn adds color and texture to your favorite chili.
Grab-n-go. Always have fresh fruits and vegetables in easy-to-grab places for quick snacks – a fruit bowl, sliced in the refrigerator, or in a trail mix.
Power of pre-prepped – Make fruit and veggies convenient by shopping the value-added section of Buehler’s produce department. You’ll find precut items for easy meal and recipe preparation.







Lean Proteins are the Way to Go

Go lean. When shopping at Buehler’s, choose pork and beef cuts labeled as “lean” or “extra lean.” For ground products, choose those 90% lean or higher.
Leave the skin behind. Choose skinless cuts of chicken and turkey and trim off any visible fat before cooking.
Center store solutions. While shopping the center store aisles at Buehler’s, select salmon and tuna canned in water as a perfect addition to lunchtime salads or as a high protein snack with whole grain crackers.
Choose plant-powered beans. While a good source of protein, beans also contain fiber, a combination that will make you feel full longer. With so many options to choose from (think pinto, garbanzo, navy, or black beans), beans are a pantry staple easily incorporated into quick meals.
Dig into dairy. Visit Beuhler’s dairy department for low-fat cheeses, yogurts and milks, all good sources of protein.




Supplements to Consider

NOTE: Your first step when considering supplement options is to talk with your healthcare provider. A supplement’s effectiveness and safety may depend on your individual situation and health.

Multi-vitamins – A multivitamin can act like an insurance policy, providing your body with the basic vitamins and minerals it needs. It can also help make up for the shortfalls that happen when you don’t consume what you need through foods.
Vitamin D – Since we protect our skin from the sun and get minimal sun exposure during the shorter days of winter, it is hard to get the vitamin D that many individuals need. Due to the increasing rates of vitamin D deficiency and the implications, supplementation is encouraged if optimal levels are not present in the body.
Fish Oil – A key nutrients many of us don’t get enough of is long chain omega-3 fats (found naturally in oily fish like salmon). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both important for heart health. If you don’t like fish, you may benefit from a supplement.
Probiotics – These good bacteria can be consumed through fermented foods (like yogurt) or in supplements, and they help provide a healthy balance in your digestive system. Research supports the benefits of gut health to your overall well-being including immune system support.
Calcium – Calcium is important for bone health throughout your life. Although foods are the best way to get this nutrient, calcium supplements may be an option if your eating habits fall short.



Practice Daily Health Habits

Add more daily movement. Planned exercise is great but also look at small ways to add more movement into your day. Taking the stairs, parking farther away from the store, walking the dog, and even house chores all benefit your muscles, bones, joints, brain, heart, and lungs.
Get more rest and less stress. Sleep is a powerful stress reducer. Try to follow a regular routine to calm and restore your body. You’ll see positive results like better concentration, an elevated mood, and improved decision-making.
Stay hydrated. Keeping hydrated helps to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Buehler’s has a wide range of better-for-you beverages to meet your needs.
Eat an energizing breakfast. A healthy morning meal supplies glucose to your body to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing important nutrients for good health. From whole grain cereals to eggs, Buehler’s has a variety of products to keep on hand to help you assemble a quick breakfast. On super hectic mornings, pick up one of our yogurt parfaits to go!
Enjoy more family meals. Eating meals as a family provides an opportunity for everyone to strengthen family bonds and build better relationships. Family meals can also lead to better self-esteem for children and offers parents a chance to serve as role models to set an example of healthy eating and polite table manners.




Buehler’s is Here to Support You!

Healthy Living shelf tags make it easy to find choices that fit your healthy lifestyle. Choose from gluten-free, vegan, organic, and non-GMO products in the Healthy Living sections of our stores.
We offer Healthy Living curated selections throughout our stores, such as our refrigerated cases of functional beverages.
Check out our library of Healthy Living videos including on gut health, tips for eating gluten-free, and one-pan meals.
Each month, Buehler’s focuses on a health theme. Look for in-store recipe displays and signage and listen for our Healthy Living intercom tips.
Our Healthy Living blogs offer advice from registered dietitians Shari Steinbach and Annette Maggi. Learn how to Show your Heart Some Affection, 5 Ways to Improve Gut Health, or Tips for Gluten Free Living.

Cook along with Chef Ben as he demonstrates how to make this delicious Lemon Parmesan Crusted Salmon.

Lemon Parmesan Crusted Salmon


  • 2 lb. fresh salmon
  • kosher salt as needed
  • black pepper as needed
  • pan spray as needed

Wet Mix

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (approximately 1 large lemon) reserve lemon for garnish.
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced

Dry Topping

  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season salmon liberally with salt and pepper on both sides, and place onto a sprayed parchment paper lined tray or pan.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, ¼ cup parmesan, and garlic. Spread wet mixture evenly on top of the salmon.
  4. In another small mixing bowl combine ½ cup parmesan, parsley, dill, and melted butter. Place on top of the wet mixture on top of the salmon and pat down to ensure even coverage.
  5. Bake coated salmon at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145 degrees is reached. The crust should be golden brown in color and the fish should flake apart. If desired, squeeze fresh lemon on the finished salmon.

Join Chef Jonathan as he demonstrates how to make this scrumptious Stuffed French Toast.

Stuffed French Toast



4-6 Slices Bread
1 oz cooking oil or pan spray

8 oz Cream Cheese
4 oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 ½ Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract

6 Eggs
1 cup Milk
½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 ½ Tsp Cinnamon



  1. With a mixer, combine cream cheese, mascarpone, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  2. Take sliced bread and place cream cheese mixture in between, creating a sandwich.
  3. Batter: Combine eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Heat a sauté pan over low/medium heat, and add oil or pan spray.
  5. Coat stuffed bread with the batter and place into the saute pan. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes on each side while keeping the color golden brown. If the toast browns too quickly you can place it into a 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes to avoid burning.
  6. Remove from the saute pan and set toast aside. Top with your favorite ingredients! For today we will be topping with a mixture of fresh berries, and finishing with a dusting of powdered sugar and whipped cream.