Trying Something New Thanks to Loblaws Monthly Food Alert Item- Fiddleheads

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.

My kids may be picky eaters but I am always willing to try new things! When we go out I often order the strangest things off the menu. My family laughs, but they know it is often my only chance to try something new. I love trying new recipes and tasting different menu items whenever possible. For years my friends have been telling me about Fiddleheads yet I have never tried them, until now.

Recently I took the plunge and bought some at my local Loblaws store. I love shopping Loblaws as they have such great quality products and a great selection of local produce and meats. I went in and headed to the produce section of the store. I found the Fiddleheads and was happy they were super affordable.  Quick glance I realized they were also super easy to cook. The instructions were right on the packaging. Boil with salt then saute. I figured I would give it a try! I knew my children would not be adventurous but greens have always been my favourite.

I brought them home, boiled them for 10 minutes with salt. Drained the water and rinsed. The water looked like tea. I then added them to my skillet with oil and diced garlic. Added a bit more salt and pepper and cooked for a few more minutes. Removed from heat and ate them.

I love that they did not shrink in size. Boiling did cause them to soften up but the size did not change. The garlic and salt seasoned them perfectly. My East Coast friends are so excited I finally gave these a try. I am so happy Loblaws gave me the nudge to check them out.

Loblaws Monthly Food Alert

Each month Loblaws shares a new food that is available for a limited time for their customers to try out. This month was Fiddleheads from Eastern Canada. I enjoyed them fried up, but many people then add them to their favourite recipes. There are many fiddleheads recipes for you to try for yourself.

A part of my money saving journey is to eat foods that are local and in season. I find seasonal cooking is a great way to change up your menu while helping you stick to your grocery budget. I can not wait to try the Food Alert items for the next few months. You should try them too! Be sure to follow @LoblawsON on Instagram to see what is next.

Contest alert

Loblaws wants you to try new things and they are giving people a chance to win their groceries (up to $250) free.

Entering is easy!

To enter you must;

-Follow @LoblawsON on Instagram and have your account public

-upload picture to your Instagram featuring the monthly Food Alert item

-Tag your pictures with #WeLoveFood and #ShareTheFoodLove

Hurry as this month’s contest ends May 31st. Open to legal residents of Canada, residing in the province of Ontario.

Be sure to stop by your local Loblaws and pick up some Fiddleheads today. I would love to know what you think of them in the comments below.

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  1. so do we know if all loblaws (west) have this food alert?

  2. Those are so cool! I would have never picked them up at my local grocery store! If I haven’t cooked with them before I am a bit afraid. I love that Loblaws nudged you!

  3. Ive seen Fiddleheads at the farmers market and weren’t sure WHAT they were – they sound like something worth trying though 🙂

  4. I think the Loblaws Monthly Food Alert is a really great idea. The perfect way to try out an unfamiliar food (like fiddleheads) at a great price. I am from the east coast so have eaten fiddleheads many, many times…they are definitely a springtime treat!

  5. edmontonjb says

    We are a family of picky eaters so I don’t think we’ll be trying fiddleheads any time soon but when I was in high school I had a teacher who loved them. She was also a huge fan of seaweed…bleh!


  6. That is so funny, I just saw these yesterday at the grocery store and wondered what the heck they were! I actually thought about trying them but didn’t, maybe I’ll go back and pick some up!

  7. Florence C says

    I have heard about fiddleheads and have never eaten them. I think it is time I give them a try.

  8. I love trying new veggies but admit I haven’t had these, what do they taste similar to?

  9. I have seen Fiddleheads but I’m never tried them before. I’m feeling a little more confident after reading though, I didn’t realize they were so easy to cook. It’s fun to try new foods! It’s how I found out I actually love beets.

  10. Never tried Fiddleheads but this looks yummy and pretty simple. I love how you keep things interesting by going local and seasonal. I find that my menu is getting to be very stale keeping things the same no matter what season.

  11. I didn’t know Loblaws did this! And I have never tried fiddleheads.. definitely sounds interesting! It would be a fun way to get the whole family involved too, in trying new things together!

  12. Thanks for sharing this Kim. I love to try new foods as well and I am a huge lover of vegetables. There’s nothing I don’t like on that list. I have never eaten Fiddleheads, I have heard about them though. I am going to make an effort to pick some up at Loblaws this week.

  13. I have never actually tried fiddleheads but would really like to.I didn’t know how to cook them so this was very interesting to read and I will be looking for them now.Thank you.:)

  14. I tried fiddleheads for the first time this week – the warnings of how to prepare to avoid food poisoning DID make me a little nervous, but it turned out dine & they were SO delicious! 🙂

  15. Anne Taylor says

    I’ve seen fiddleheads on the Food Network but never in person. I’d love to try them one day!

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