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Smoothies


 

Super Flu-Fighter Fruit Smoothie

 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

 

In a blender, process 6 fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple (in chunks), 1/2 cup frozen peaches (in chunks). Add in 1/2 cup pomegranate juice drink as needed to smooth the mixture. Finally, add 3 ice cubes and process till frosty. Sweeten with 1 TBS Food Club Honey—or to taste.

 

Body Builder Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 6 minutes

 

In a blender, combine 2 Tbs peanut butter, 1 bananA, 1/3 cup whey protein and 1 cup Lactaid Chocolate Milk. When smooth, briefly process 1/2 cup no-sugar-added

vanilla Ice Cream with the rest of the ingredients.

 

Bright Morning Breakfast Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

In a blender, combine 1/2 cup Lactaid 100 Whole Milk and 1 Tbs honey. Add 2 bananas (fresh or frozen) and 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) a bit at a time to incorporate into the shake. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.

 

 

 

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Healthy Living: Deli Delish


Many meats are injected with flavor solutions that contain gluten and other additives. For this reason, people on a gluten-free diet stay away from deli products. Good news, though! Brookshire’s features gluten-free deli meats from Kretschmar and Boar’s Head. Ask your deli partner to check the labels to be sure you’re getting what you want.

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Product Talk: Marinara Sauce


Oh, sure, you could just call it spaghetti sauce, but marinara sauce is a particular type of tomato/pasta sauce. It contains no meat, and often has chunky vegetables (onion, celery, tomato) in the sauce and is seasoned with oregano.. For many pasta lovers, marinara is a pure sauce—the best.

Brookshire’s sells plenty of marinara and other pasta/tomato sauces. Besides a hot plate of macaroni, though, how can you use it? Here are a few ideas: 

  • It’s a great dipping sauce for bread, veggies, meat and other foods. Serve warm.
  • Spread it on a roll when serving hoagies or meatball sandwiches.
  • Substitute for ketchup when making burgers. It’s also a great pizza sauce!
  • Stir a bit into sautéed vegetables, like green beans or corn.


Dine-In: Pork Chops with Country Gravy


You know, you can only eat steak so many times. After that, you get a craving for some down-home, country cooking. And nothing says country cooking like pork chops with gravy.

Fix this recipe over the weekend and save the fuss of going out to eat. The good part is that this dish really isn’t that fattening, either.

 

By using low-fat milk and cutting back the amount of butter, this meal comes in at only 250 calories  per serving. That’s not bad!  

Pork Chops with Country Gravy 

Time needed: 40 minutes 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp poultry seasoning

4 (4 oz each) boneless, center cut lin pork chops, about ¾ inch thick

1 Tbs butter

Cooking spray

1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk

Directions:Place flour, salt and poultry seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in the flour mixture, turning to coat. Save any leftover flour.

Melt butter in a large skillet coated with cooking spray. Add pork and cook 2 minutes per side, or until browned. Reduce heat and cook 10 minutes, or until done.

Remove pork to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Combine the saved flour mixture and milk in a small bowl, stirring with a fork until blended. Add this milk mixture to the pan, and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from the pan. Simmer 2 minutes to thicken. Serve with chops. 

Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 252,   Fat: 9 g (4 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 83  mg, Sodium: 302 mg, Carbohydrates:11  g, Fiber: 0 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.

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Family Matters: People Food For Pets?


You hear it everywhere: Don’t feed people food to your pets. Some people foods are deadly!

But if reality means your dog or cat will indeed have a few people foods, here are some foods that are healthy choices for pets: 

Green beans

Carrot sticks

Cucumbers

Zucchini

Apple slices (without seeds)

Cooked lean meats 

Baked potatoes

Bread

Unsalted pretzels 

Bananas

Unsalted almonds

Plain, cooked pasta 

 

Source: ASPCA.org



Honeysuckle White – Turkey Cutlets Piccata


 

To lead a healthy lifestyle, it takes making smart decisions every day.

The Honeysuckle White® brand offers a wide variety of convenient turkey selections to make it easier than ever for you and your family to eat right. 

 

 

Save on all three varieties! 

1. Turkey Breast Cutlets

2. Ground Breast of Turkey

3. Rotisserie or Lemon Garlic Turkey Breast Tenderloins  

For great, healthy eating dinner ideas, visit www.honeysucklewhite.com 

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Shop the Sale: Potatoes


The poor potato. Low-carb diets have given it a bad reputation, when actually; it’s a healthy, tasty, good vegetable. If you are carb-watching, a medium potato has 37 grams of carbohydrate—and that’s a high number—but it’s not sky high like some other foods. 

And if carb-watching isn’t your priority, keep in mind that a medium potato is only 150 calories and fat free. As long as you don’t go crazy with the toppings, potatoes are just fine—and they’re on sale this week at Brookshire’s.



Healthy Living: Work Snacks


When you’re at work, you need a few snacks in the day to keep your blood sugars in check. But if you get your snacks out of a vending machine, you could be doing much better. Brought-from-home snacks are also much healthier. Get out the plastic bags and bowls and fill them with: fruit, sliced peppers, carrots and broccoli, string cheese, cereal, granola and nuts. Now that’s snacking!

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Product Talk: Children’s Yogurt


In the constant quest to persuade kids to eat a healthy breakfast (or enjoy a healthy snack) parents and caregivers everywhere seek a food that has a slam-dunk appeal to children. But just like adults, kids tend to want the foods that aren’t healthy for them! What’s a parent to do? I suggest steering your grocery buggy down towards the dairy aisle. 

Check out the yogurt offerings! If your children are easy-going, you can pick up garden-variety yogurt—go for the low-fat or fat-free varieties. If you need to kick up the appeal a bit, look at the yogurts that have fun toppings, from sprinkles to granola. But if your kids are the ones who turn up their noses at most things, you may have to resort to K.A.—that’s Kid Appeal. 

Many products are designed with K.A. just so they can entice children to try them. When we’re talking about yogurt, the ones with K.A. have cartoon characters on the packaging or offer some type of value-added aspect: a tube to squeeze or maybe even the ability to freeze them to make them seem even more like ice cream. 

So what’s the big deal with yogurt? It provides calcium, protein, moderate calories, fruit and vitamins. It’s a good snack. And because it will remind many of us of ice cream, we can exploit that aspect. Serve it with sliced fruit for a healthy banana split. Layer various flavors in dessert glasses. And when you’re ready to drive to school, it makes the perfect breakfast on the go!



Family Matters: Queso Dip with Tortilla Stars


Cut your tortillas with a cookie cutter—it makes them extra special!

Makes about 2 1/2 cups or 18 servings

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbs water

1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped

1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce (optional)

1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

3 oz fat-free cream cheese, cubed

3 oz regular cream cheese, cubed

Tortilla Stars (see below)

Directions:  In a 2-quart sauce pan, combine onion, garlic and water. Simmer over medium heat until water evaporates. Add tomatoes, chili, chili powder and optional hot sauce. Cook and stir until heated through. Add cheddar and cream cheese and stir over low heat to melt. Serve with star shaped chips or fresh vegetables.

Tortilla Stars: Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from flour tortillas.  Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes—until dry and crisp. Store in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature.



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