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Plant Based Grocery Tour at Heinen’s October 15th

Plant Based Grocery Tour at Heinen’s October 15th

Have you been wondering about the benefits of plant-based eating but not sure how to incorporate more plant powered foods into your diet? Heinen’s is here to help! They’re hosting the Barrington store’s first Plant-Based Grocery Tour from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th. Join Heinen’s Wellness Consultants and Nutritional Roots President, Justin Root as they guide you throughout the store showcasing simple ways to incorporate more plant-powered foods into your meal planning.

At 26 years old, Justin weighed 260 pounds. His doctor told him he needed medication for high blood pressure. Justin turned to a wellness strategy created by Heinen’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Todd J.Pesek.

Justin lost more than 50 pounds, normalized his blood pressure and feels better in his 30s than he did in his 20s.

In 2014, Justin left a fast-growing technology startup to launch Nutritional Roots with Dr. Pesek and help other people improve their health. Justin is certified in exercise nutrition and permaculture design.

The plant-based lifestyle is quickly gaining popularity for its long list of health benefits, but with thousands of products on the shelf, how can you find the right products to support a plant-based diet? Aisle by aisle they’ll show you how to make better shopping choices. Whether you’re just curious about all the plant-based fuss or you’ve been veggie lover for decades, this tour will cover all your shopping options to help you on your wellness journey.

During this store tour, Justin Root – President (and plant-based expert) of Nutritional Roots – will explain:

  • What the plant-based diet includes and how it can support your health.
  • Where you can find the best plant-based options in every section of the store from produce to the deli.
  • How you can make small improvements to your diet with simple changes and better habits.

If you’re interested in understanding how to shop better to eat better and ultimately live better, click here to register for Heinen’s Plant-Based Grocery tour today. There’s no cost but space is limited. If you have questions in advance, contact Heinen’s of Barrington at 847-381-1332.

Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meatheads) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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