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Family Matters: Diapers


Diapers have been around for centuries but disposable diapers have only been around for a few decades. Now there are a variety of disposable diapers, ones for babies on the go, overnight diapers, natural diapers, diapers for premature babies, and they even have a diaper that has a place for the umbilical cord.

I bet the ladies of the 1950’s would have enjoyed having these diapers back then. Diapers are constantly improving.  They are getting more absorbent and thinner.



Uno, Dos, Tres Leches Cake!


Tres Leches Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus standing time

Serves 12

Ingredients:
1 (32 oz) Tasty Bakery Vanilla Créme Cake
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk or heavy cream
1 cup nondairy topping or whipped cream
1 (6 oz) jar caramel ice cream topping

Directions:
Split the cake into two round layers.

Combine the three milks and drizzle slowly over the cut sides of the cake. Allow to stand 10 minutes to let milk soak in. Drizzle more milk on and let it stand again. Use all of the milk. Spoon the whipped topping on top of the bottom layer and spread evenly across. Top with the other cake layer. Drizzle with caramel topping and cut into slices.

Nutritional Information: 
Calories Per Serving: 186, Fat: 10 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 39 mg, Sodium: 173 mg, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 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.



Celebrating Cinco de Mayo


Our Cinco de Mayo celebration includes a festive meal of grilled fajitas, green guacamole and a white drink called horchata.

Grilled Fajitas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6

Ingredients:
1/4 cup paprika
3 Tbs coarse salt
2 Tbs chili powder
2 Tbs black pepper
2 Tbs garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs onion powder
1 Tbs dried coriander
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 lbs flank steak
3 bell peppers cut in halves
3 onions cut in thick slices
6 tortillas

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix the rub spices.

Generously sprinkle over the steak and rub it into the surface. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Oil the grill grate. Place steaks, peppers and onions on the grill. Grill meat for 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Remove vegetables when they are done. Place tortillas on the grill briefly to heat and soften (about 20 seconds).  To serve, slice meat and veggies and serve in warm tortillas.

Nutritional Information: 
Per Serving: Calories: 196, Fat: 18 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 198 mg, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 24 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.

Guacamole
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves 6

Mash 2 avocados and sprinkle with lime juice and salt. Stir in 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 chopped and seeded jalapeño and 2 Tbs chopped onion. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information:
 (1 Tbs): Calories Per Serving: 50, Fat: 5 g, (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 120 mg, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 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.

Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk)
Prep Time: 3.5 hours or try the shortcut which takes just a few minutes

Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked long grain rice, rinsed
2 quarts water
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar

Directions:
In a large saucepan, combine the rice, water and cinnamon pieces. Let stand for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Cool.

Puree the rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through a cheesecloth and flavor with vanilla and sugar. Chill and serve over ice.

Shortcut Horchata: combine unsweetened packaged rice milk with cinnamon and sugar, to taste!

Nutritional Information: 
Calories Per Serving: 135, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 25 mg, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 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.



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. 

 

 

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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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. 

For more great springtime recipes, visit honeysucklewhite.com.

 


TACO SALAD
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
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

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

Instructions:
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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