Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club and Celebrity Chef Ellie Krieger Team Up to Help Families Save on Fresh, Delicious Summer Recipes

July 12, 2017 11:00 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., July 12, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club is joining forces with Ellie Krieger, host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series "Ellie's Real Good Food" and leading go-to nutritionist, on a summer series of fresh, healthy recipes and food-shopping tips. Throughout the summer, BJ's and Krieger will share original recipes on their social media platforms and offer expert tips on how to shop smart and save smart when it comes to food.

"We are thrilled to team up with Ellie to help inspire our Members with new, fresh, healthy and crowd-pleasing recipes to share with their families and friends this summer," said Tiffany Taylor, category director of perishables at BJ's Wholesale Club. "At BJ's, we offer a huge selection of fresh, organic and natural foods at an incredible value. Our summer series of recipes and tips will let our Members have a fantastic summer cooking for family and friends." 

For smart summer cooking and entertaining, Krieger shares her top three tips on how to find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet, all while staying on a budget: 

  1. Shop what's in season. Fresh fruits and vegetables are most economical – and most delicious! – when they are at the height of their season. Eating seasonally also helps you build a healthy variety of foods into your life.
  2. Buy more and store. Many healthy fresh foods last for weeks in the refrigerator, like eggs, yogurt, carrots, beets and cabbage, so you can comfortably buy more at a discount, and save.
  3. Make the most of your freezer. Having a stocked freezer means you always have the ingredients you need on hand for healthy meals, and you can take advantage of bulk pricing and sales. Many fresh foods freeze well, like bread, meats, poultry and seafood and berries. So stock up!

"I'm thrilled to showcase the incredible selection of fresh and healthy foods at BJ's," said Krieger. "I'm passionate about teaching others about the power of nutrition, and I know healthy meal options – one of the cornerstones of good nutrition – can be found and prepared at affordable prices." 

BJ's offers a wide selection of healthy and fresh food options at everyday low prices. Families who shop BJ's for their food items can save up to 25 percent off grocery store prices every day. BJ's exclusive Wellsley Farms brand offers a wide assortment of fresh, natural and organic food – including produce, dairy, deli, bakery goods, meat and snacks – thoughtfully sourced from premium growers, bakers, ranchers and fishermen locally and from around the world.

To get the latest custom recipes, tips and contest details from this program, follow BJ's on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as Ellie Krieger on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Ellie Krieger
Host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series "Ellie's Real Good Food," Ellie Krieger is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today, helping people find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet. 

She is a New York Times bestselling, James Beard Foundation and IACP award winning author of five cookbooks. Her most recent is You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy Do-Ahead Meals (Jan 2016). Ellie is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post and she has been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazine and USA Today. Ellie speaks regularly at event around the country, appears on national television shows, such as Today, Good Morning America, and The Wendy Williams Show, and has been featured in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, People, and Self, to name a few. 

A registered dietitian who earned her bachelors of science in clinical nutrition from Cornell and her master's in nutrition education from Teacher's College Columbia University, Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama's team invited her to head up a nutrition education initiative at the "Healthy Kids Fair" on the Whitehouse lawn.

About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. 
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 132 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states. 

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

Visit, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club

For further information: Kristy Houston, 774-512-5086, or Jennie Hardin, 774-512-6978,