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Shop the Sale: California Navel Oranges

Did you know that fruits can help you stay hydrated with the help of water? Some fruits are full of water. Oranges are extremely juicy treats, when you take a bite the juices just run out.  You can refrigerate oranges and eat the juicy orange after a hot day in the sun. 

Oranges are also full of vitamin C and fiber, so they make a healthy snack.Water is also very important to stay hydrated. Both Food Club water bottles and California Navel Oranges are on sale this week at Brookshire’s.

Healthy Living: Staying Hydrated

Summer is on its way and it is getting hot. It is very important to keep yourself hydrated. One of the best ways to stay hydrated is water.  Water is one of the best things you can drink when the weather is warm. If you plan on spending a while outside in the heat make sure to take cold bottles of water with you.

One thing you can do to keep the water cold is pack it in a small cooler.  So, when you are at a baseball game or at the park playing, you will have a cold refreshing drink available. When your children are playing outside make sure they stop for water breaks and stay hydrated. It is much easier for kids to get dehydrated than adults.

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Healthy Living: Carbohydrates with Fat and Protein

As a diabetic, you should never consume carbohydrates alone. In a meal or snack it is very important that you have fat and protein along with your carbohydrate. Here are some examples of snacks that include fat and protein with carbohydrates.

  • Apples or banana with peanut butter
  • Gingersnaps and 2% milk
  • Crackers with 2% cheese
  • Whole-wheat toast and egg
  • Popcorn with nuts and raisins
  • Hummus on celery sticks
  • Yogurt with walnuts
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Product Talk: Lentils

When you are going down the dried bean isle, do you see tiny, little bitty brown things that look like tiny rocks? Well those are lentils! Lentils can come in brown, green, and red, but you mostly see brown lentil at the grocery store.  If you are not much of a meat eater, good news lentils are a good alternative to meat; it is a good source of iron and protein.  Lentils are also high in fiber, low in fat and a good source of folate.

One good thing about cooking lentils is that lentils require no pre-soaking and it does not take all day to cook. All you have to do is rinse the lentils, add 1 1/2 cup water or broth to every 1 cup lentils, add your favorite seasonings, bring to boil after 2 minutes reduce heat and cook for 45 minutes or time on package instructions.

Dining-In: Bruschetta

Are you tired of dull garlic bread?

Bruschettas are a good way to add flair to your Italian dinner. They are easy to make and you can add your favorite Italian seasoning or vegetables. 



Serves: 10
Prep time: 25 minutes                    
Cook time: 7 minutes

1 8oz loaf of French bread
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
1 cup tomato, chopped
1/2 cup 2% mozzarella cheese
1/2 Tbs basil
1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning
1/3 cup onion, chopped

Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut bread into 10 equal slices. Combine olive oil and garlic. Rub olive oil mixture into bread. Cover oil side of bread with remaining ingredients. Bake for 7 minutes or until crisp.

Nutritional Information:
Calories per Serving: 113, Fat: 5g (Saturated Fat 1g), Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 177mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 4g, 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

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Family Matters: What Does That Label Mean?

With all the different wording on labels it may get confusing on what things mean. For example, what is the difference between low fat and reduced fat?

The main thing with food is moderation and it is very important to look at the serving size on the label. While something is low fat and you eat multiple servings, you are consuming more fat than you thought.  

Fat-free: Fat-free means that there is less than 0.5 grams of fat per a serving. Another way you may see this is: no fat or without fat. 

Low fat: A low fat product will have less than 3 grams of fat per a serving. 

Reduced fat: When you see reduced fat this means compared to the original product, the reduce fat product has 25% less fat than the original product. For example, if you are looking at a box of cookies and a box of the same cookies that say reduced fat, the reduce fat cookies will have 25% less fat than the regular box of cookies. 

Low saturated fat: This means that this product has less than or equal to 1 gram of saturated fat and that no more than 15% of the calories of this product come from saturated fat. 

(Source: FDA)

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Go Lean For Spring

Have a healthy spring without eliminating the meals you love. Substitute ground turkey in your regular beef taco salad recipe for a healthier version of this family favorite. 

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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

1 pkg Honeysuckle White® Ground Turkey
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pkg tortilla bowls
Taco Seasoning
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water

Refried beans, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions and grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350° F. Remove tortilla bowls from refrigerator 15 minutes prior to baking. In skillet, combine turkey, oil, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic salt, pepper and water. Simmer over medium heat until meat is fully cooked and water has cooked out of mixture. Meanwhile, bake tortilla bowls until golden, about 6 minutes. Heat refried beans in microwave. Divide evenly in bottom of each tortilla bowl. Toss lettuce, cilantro, green onions and tomatoes. Place a layer of lettuce mixture over beans. Next, add a layer of turkey mixture and top with cheese. Serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe provided by Honeysuckle White.

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Cantaloupe and Cottage Cheese

Enjoy a healthy, refreshing springtime treat, perfect for breakfast, lunch or snacking.

Slice a ripe cantaloupe in half and use a spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds. Fill each melon half with Food Club Cottage Cheese and your favorite fruits. Dig in and enjoy, without a moment’s guilt! Cottage cheese is a delicious source of  calcium and protein and cantaloupe is one of nature’s highest sources of Vitamin A.

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Shop the Sale: Food Club Frozen Vegetables

When you buy fresh produce does it spoil too quickly? If so, frozen vegetables would be a better alternative. Frozen vegetables are a great idea to keep in your freezer. They are handy to have in case you cannot think of an idea for dinner; you can just pull them out of the freezer and cook.

Frozen vegetables are delicious added to pasta or stir fry. When vegetables are frozen they last longer than when they are fresh, therefore you could store them for a few weeks. When certain vegetables are out of season you can purchase them frozen.  This week on sale at Brookshire’s is Food Club frozen vegetables. This would be a great time to stock up on them.

Grilled German Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

4 (7-inch size) Rustic Crust Old World Pizza Crusts
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 cooked bratwurst sausages, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced thinly
1 1/3 cups Muenster cheese, shredded

Assemble individual pizzas by spreading each crust with about a tsp of Dijon mustard and topping with brat and tomato slices. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup shredded chesse over each pizza. To grill, place the pizzas on a grill rack, cooking over either low or indirect heat. Close the grill cover to help melt the cheese. Pizzas can also be cooked in an oven at 400˚ F for 10 minutes. When cheese is melted, pizza is ready!

Nutritional Information:
 Calories Per Serving: 286, Fat: 17 g (10 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 425 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 29 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician. All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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