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Grilled Banana S’mores


Place BANANAS with peel on the grill for 5 minutes on each side or until peel gets dark. Peel BANANA and scoop pulp out in a bowl.

Arrange warm Grilled bananas on graham cracker squares. Place chocolate squares over grilled bananas. Top with another Graham Cracker Square to make a sandwich.


Shop the Sale: Weight Watcher’s Smart Ones

Do you find yourself running into fast food restaurants at lunch? Are you gaining weight and do not know what to do for a healthy lunch? Take a Weight Watcher’s Smart One to work for lunch. Smart Ones are very delicious and all you have to do is microwave.  They have a large variety so they never get boring. You can get pasta, enchiladas, and even desserts. You should stock up on Smart Ones while they are on sale at Brookshire’s.

Healthy Living: Parmesan Zucchini

Instead of using bread crumbs to bread your favorite vegetable or meat, have you tried crushed cereal? If you pick a high fiber cereal to use instead of bread crumbs it enhances the nutritional value of the meal. You can either place the cereal in a food processor to make into crumbs or do it the old fashion way – crush them yourself.

Take a zip top bag and place the cereal of choice in that bag. You can either crush it with your hands or roll a rolling pin over the cereal of few times and voila you have cereal crumbs.  

Parmesan Zucchini
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes         Cook time: 15 minutes

2 zucchini
1 egg
1/2 cup crushed cereal
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp oregano

Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the zucchini into 1/2-inch round pieces. In a small bowl, add egg. In a shallow bowl, combine crush cereal, cheese and oregano.  Dip zucchini in egg bowl and then cereal crumb bowl. Place cereal covered zucchini on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 55, Fat: 2g (Saturated Fat 1g), Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 111mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g. 

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician

Healthy Living: Exercise Routine!

Last Tuesday we talked about some simple ways to lose weight for summer, and one of the most important parts of weight loss is your exercise routine.

Your exercise routine or “workout plan” will greatly depend on what your weight loss/health goals are. If you are looking to lose weight and tone your body you will need to add a cardio workout as well as resistance training to your workout. If you are trying to build muscle, you will cut back on the cardio and spend more time in the weight room. It is always a good idea to consult a professional about your own specific workout program before you begin, but here are a few basic pointers.

If you want to lose weight and reshape your body, you will need to incorporate two things into your workout plan; cardio and resistance training. If you don’t incorporate resistance training into your workout and you are shaped like a pear for example, you will only be shaped like a smaller pear when you lose weight. You have to tone and reshape muscle as well. You should do both for at least thirty minutes a day, but if you have to; work up to that. Your cardio exercise can consist of a few different things and they all vary in intensity and results. Keep this goal in mind when embarking on a workout plan. Work towards IMPROVED PERFORMANCE.  Everybody has to start somewhere and every time you workout, you should be striving to outdo yourself.

Jogging/Running is one of the best ways to lose weight; this type of exercise not only gets your heart rate up but helps to burn calories and fat. Other Cardio workouts include swimming, biking, even kickboxing. Whatever you choose, be sure to get at least 30 minutes a day and give yourself an off day to let your body recoup.

Resistance training will help to reshape your body and before you get started you should always consult a fitness professional about a good workout plan. Keep these things in mind when formulating your workout plan.  Lifting lighter weights at higher reps, for example 3 sets of 10, will burn fat and produce lean muscle. Lifting heavier weights at lower reps, like 2 sets of 8, will increase muscle mass and build strength. Always be sure when compiling a workout plan to keep your goals in mind and incorporate the parts of your body you want to reshape in your workout plan.

You might also want to go buy some new clothes…

Product Talk: Hyland’s Cough and Cold

Having a child is a very rewarding experience, but it does have its challenges, especially when they are 2.  Recently my child was sick with a bad cough and had double ear infections.  He hacked and hacked and none of the prescription drugs that the doctor had prescribed would work for the cough.  After several restless nights and coughing all day and night, I finally sent my husband to the store to find something.  He came back with Hyland’s Cough and Cold for kids. 

My first thought was, why did he buy that, all the brand name stuff that people have used for years, and this??  A brand that I had not heard of, I was sure it would not work..  Desperate for relief, I started giving him this medicine.  I noticed the cough getting fewer and fewer in between, the nights got better, and I was finding myself and my child sleeping more throughout the night.  It worked!!  So parents if you need some relief don’t be scared to try Hyland’s Cough & Cold. 

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Dine In: Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Have you noticed lately the new craze is cupcakes? You are seeing cupcakes at parties, weddings and you can even find specialty cupcake shops.

 Instead of going to buy someone a cupcake for a gift, why not personalize it and make it yourself. Here is a cupcake recipe that any chocolate lover would enjoy!


Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
Serves: 24
Prep time: 20 minutes         Cook time: 20 minutes

1/2 cup boiling water
4 oz. dark chocolate
2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, soften
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream 


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring water to a boil. In a heat safe bowl, pour boiling water over dark chocolate. Stir until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat well. Add eggs. Once mixed well combine chocolate, vanilla, and butter mix. Alternating between flour mixture and buttermilk add to batter. Pour batter until 3/4 full into cupcake pan. Cook for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. While cooling, in a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and heavy cream. Once cupcakes are cool, cut the tops off, add some of the peanut butter frosting, and replace the top. Frost the tops of the cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 285, Fat: 17g (Saturated Fat 8g), Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 232mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 6g.



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Are you ready for a road trip?


Is your family going on a road trip? It is hard to eat healthy when on the road; you always end up stopping at a convenient store to stock up on snacks. Try making homemade snacks to take on your trip; it will save you money, time and will be a little healthier snack.

Some great road trip snacks are homemade granola or trail mix, popcorn and cut up fruits and vegetables.

Trail Mix – If you have kids that have different taste, this is a good treat because you can let them pick out what they want in their personal trail mix. In different bowls place nuts, pretzels, raisins, craisins, dried fruits, cereals, gummy bears and chocolate candies. You can even add seasonings like cumin or dry ranch mix.


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Family Matters: Fruit Cups

We all know fruit is great and a nutritious snack for kids but it sometimes is not an easy snack for them to have. At a young age, kids are not able to cut up their own fruit; therefore it is not as easy of a snack as grabbing a cookie.

Fruit cups are a way for your kids to have easy access to ready to eat fruit.  There is no hassle of having to get an adult to cut up their fruit; they just grab a cup and go. This snack is very accessible and nutritious. For a frozen treat, you can freeze the fruit cups and then take them out to let them thaw. When they start to thaw take a spoon and break it up for a fruit slushy.

Canning: a summer favorite

Sure-Jell Strawberry Jelly



3 3/4 cups prepared juice (buy about 4 qt. fully ripe strawberries)

1 box Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin

1/2 tsp butter or margarine

4 1/2 cups  sugar, measured into separate bowl


Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.

Stem and crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Place three layers of damp cheesecloth or a jelly bag in large bowl. Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth. Tie cheesecloth closed; hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops. Press gently. Measure exactly 3 3/4 cups prepared juice into 6 or 8 quart saucepot.

Stir pectin into juice in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.

Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 5 min.

Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

Can the amount of sugar the recipe calls for be reduced or substituted with artificial sweeteners?

We do not recommend reducing sugar or using sugar substitutes unless specified in the recipe. All recipes are formulated with the proper proportions of sugar, fruit and pectin to yield a proper set. Insufficient sugar may also result in spoilage. Do not double recipes because they may not set.

To make jam or jelly with at least 25% less sugar or no needed sugar, look for Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin For Lower Sugar Recipes in the pink box.

Recipe provided by Sure-Jell.




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Shop the Sale: Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is so versatile; you can add anything to it. Since it is just like a sponge, it will just soak up the flavor of whatever you added to it. Since angel food cake is so low in fat, it is a healthy dessert to just add fruit to. While you have the grill all heated up this summer, go ahead and toss on a slice of angel food cake. Place the angel food cake on the side of the grill that has the least amount of heat. Grill for 1-3 minutes on each side and just add some fruit.  Angel food cake is on sale this week at Brookshire’s.

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