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Family Matters: Fast Chicken and Rice


Just about everyone can use the same word to describe their family: BUSY.  A day at school is the equivalent to working a full-time job, after all, and bringing home school work is just like working overtime.  And we wonder why there’s never enough time to fix a great meal!

Here’s a busy-family favorite recipe because it’s quick and really tasty—even for picky young eaters! If you have some leftover cooked chicken pieces, you can save even more time, since you won’t have to do that initial cooking.

You know, the next time you DO have some time, cook a batch of chicken up, shred it, and pop it in the freezer. That way, you can make this recipe anytime, and save even more precious minutes.

So take it from us—we feel your pain! But we have some recipes that can really help. Stay tuned for more Busy Family Favorites!

Fast Chicken and Rice
Serves 4
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 (8.8 oz) package cooked brown or white rice in a microwaveable reheating pouch.
1 pound chicken breast tenders, halved crosswise (or cooked chicken pieces)
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1/4 cup bottled stir fry sauce
1/2 cup packaged slivered almonds

Directions:
Stir peas into the rice pouch. Heat according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir chicken in hot oil over medium high heat for 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir the rice mixture into the skillet. Stir in stir-fry sauce, heat through. Sprinkle each serving with almonds.

Note: If you have pre-cooked chicken pieces, simply reheat it in the microwave and stir in the cooked peas and rice, as well as stir fry sauce. Cooking time? Five minutes or less!

Nutritional information:
per serving: 311 calories, 9 gr fat (1 gr saturated fat), 402 mg sodium, 66 mg cholesterol, 25 gr carbohydrates, 2 gr fiber, 31 gr protein.

 

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Chicken Mandarin Salad


Healthy and delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients:
1/2 lb fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup toasted almonds, slivered
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 cup red onions, sliced
1/2 (15 oz) can Dole Mandarin Oranges
1/2 cup cooked chicken pieces, cubed
1/2 cup reduced-fat vinaigrette salad dressing
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:
In a large bowl, gently mix the spinach, almonds, bell pepper, onion and oranges. Divide into 2 lunch box type serving containers. In another bowl, combine the chicken and salad dressing. Toss well and spoon on top of the spinach mixture. Sprinkle each serving with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information:
Calories Per Serving: 210, Fat: 10 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol:  31 mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 17 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.



Showered in Sunshine


Let lemon be your theme! Just a few of our Brookshire’s made products include lemon crème cake, pound cake, Red Diamond Lemonade, and a fluffy, creamy pie made from Goldenbrook Farms Lemon Icebox Ice Cream.

Not shown, but also available: lemon chess pie and lime crème cake.

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Shop the Sale: Broccoli


Don’t let St. Patrick’s Day sneak up on you without having something green to fix for dinner! We’ve got broccoli crowns on sale this week—perfect for adding a touch of green to your plate. Broccoli is a good source of calcium, fiber and Vitamin C and very low in calories. Many nutritionists call it a super food, so take advantage of a great price on a great vegetable!



Healthy Living: Teas


Teas are refreshing and have healthy antioxidants. A nice cup of tea in the afternoon can help you resist sugar-filled sodas and fruit drinks.

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Product Talk: Mangoes


Did you know mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world? You might not think so if you base it on our local population, but when you factor in everybody in the world, mangoes have a lot of fans! They’re sweet and juicy and rich in fiber, Vitamin C and A, and taste kind of like a blend between peaches and raspberries.

Mango skin has an astringent quality, so you don’t want to eat the peel. And there’s a large pit in the center, so it can be a challenge to prepare until you get the hang of it. But this’ll get you started: take a sharp knife and cut around the pit on all sides, kind of like how you’d pit an avocado. Peel the skin away from the fruit and enjoy! Be warned, though: mangoes are so juicy that you may end up with sweet mango drippings running down your arms!

Mangoes make a great ingredient to fruit salads, or a topping for yogurt. But if you’d like a couple other ideas, here you go:

• Make a delicious salad by tossing fresh mango slices and mozzarella cheese slices with lemon juice and oil. Top with basil, salt and pepper.
• Sprinkle diced mango on a quesadilla before cooking to add a bit of sweetness to a savory dish.
• Make your own mango ice pops: puree fresh mango chunks in a blender. Pour into ice cube trays, stick in toothpicks or ice pop sticks and freeze.



Dine In: Fajitas


Sirloin’s on sale at Brookshire’s this week, and while nothing beats a big juicy steak, you can also whip up a batch of fajitas with a sirloin, too. Try this recipe!

Sirloin Fajitas
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
2 Tbs olive or peanut oil
12 oz top sirloin steak, cut into strips
4 cups fresh or frozen red and green bell pepper slices
2 cups onion slices
1/4  cup bottled fajita sauce
4 whole wheat tortillas
Shredded lettuce, cheese; sour cream; salsa

Directions:
Heat oil in a large skillet. Over medium high heat, quickly cook the steak, peppers and onions—about 10 minutes, or until meat is done and veggies are crisp-tender. Stir in the fajita sauce and simmer until heated through. Divide among 4 warmed tortillas. Add your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, cheese, sour cream and tortillas.

Nutritional information:
Per serving: 458 calories. Total fat: 17 grams (4 gr saturated fat);  76 milligrams cholesterol; 453 mg sodium; 31 grams carbohydrates; 9 gr fiber; 36 gr protein.

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Family Matters: Stormy Weather Disasters


In this part of the country, it seems like it’s always storm season. Tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms and thunderstorms give us more than our fair share of potential disasters. If you find you must evacuate your home, don’t leave your pets behind. They’ll be much safer with you….and after the experiences of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, most emergency management resources realize that pets need consideration, too.

Check with your veterinarian, animal hospital, kennel or shelter to see if you can board your pets during a disaster, or make an arrangement with someone outside your area that you’ll care for each other’s pets in a crisis.

If storms seem imminent, keep a container of extra pet supplies, including clean water and medications, for quick access in an evacuation.

If you are waiting out a storm or other disaster at home, keep pets inside and offer comfort during any noise or confusion. Just your presence will help them feel better!



Shop the Sale: Spare Ribs


Oooh! Spare ribs are on sale this week at Brookshire’s. Get out the grill and the barbecue sauce!

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Salmon Fillets with Orange-Mango Salsa


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4 

Ingredients:
4 salmon fillets, about 5 oz each
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp ground paprika
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup orange segments, chopped, with membranes removed
3/4 cup mango pieces, chopped
2 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced
2 Tbs Full Circle Orange Juice
2 tsp Full Circle Olive Oil

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Place salmon, skin side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine salt, ground red pepper and paprika in a small dish. Sprinkle mixture evenly over salmon fillets. Bake 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. While fish is baking, slice orange segments and mango chunks into 1-inch pieces. Combine fruit, cilantro, green onions, bell pepper, orange juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Serve each fish fillet with about 1/3 cup of the salsa spooned on top.

Nutritional Information:
  Calories Per Serving: 321, Fat: 17 g (4 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 227 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 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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