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Dine In: Sweet Potato Fries

French fries are always a must have side. Have you noticed lately that restaurants are starting to have sweet potato fries? It seems like I saw them at one restaurant and now they are popping up on many menus.

If you do not like sweet potatoes you should still give these a try, they are not the sweet potatoes that you are thinking of with marshmallows.


I am always making these sweet potato fries when I am making turkey burgers.  

Sweet Potato Fries

Serves: 4 

2 sweet potatoes
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Peel the sweet potato then cut sweet potatoes into slices. Spread sliced sweet potatoes over pan and drizzle olive oil over slices. Then sprinkle on rosemary and salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.

Nutritional Information:
Calories per Serving: 85, Fat: 4g (Saturated Fat 1g), Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 22mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 1g.


Family Matters: Baby Wipes

Baby wipes can be used on more than just babies. Baby wipes can be used as wet napkins for a picnic or a wipe for when you are painting the nursery. Baby wipes are also great to have in the car on road trips regardless the age of your kids.  Since the primary focus of baby wipes are for babies then they are gentle to adult’s skin as well as a baby’s skin. The cleaning chemicals in the wipes do not irritate the skin by taking your bodies natural oils out of your skin. . Baby wipes were first being talked about in the late 1970’s early 1980’s Today, you can buy wipe replacement so you can put them into your cute little baby wipe carriers.


California Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes


Serves 4



4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

1/2 avocado

2 Tbs pitted black olives, chopped

1/4 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp ground cumin

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns



Start the grill. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, avocado, olives, garlic salt and cumin. Place chicken in foil and grill for 5 – 7 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 170° F.  Place cooked chicken on bun and top with sour cream mixture.


Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 440, Fat: 12 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 148 mg, Sodium: 306 mg, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 58 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole


Where’s the Meat?

Planning a cookout but don’t have a theme?

Try a BYOM party where invited guests bring their own meat and you supply everything else. This way, you can stay on budget and still have a great time with family and friends!





Pineapple Marinade
Prep Time: 6 minutes

1 cup crushed pineapple
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp powdered cloves

Mix all ingredients together and use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. 



Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Blend

Prep Time: 5 minutes

1 tsp dried ground habanero chile or substitute other hot powder such as cayenne
2 Tbs onion powder
2 tsp ground thyme
2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves 

Combine all the seasoning ingredients and mix well. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.





Shop the Sale: Memorial Day Weekend

Are you planning a picnic or spending the day out on the lake for Memorial Day? Brookshire’s is the place to stop by before your Memorial Day celebration. Off Insect repellent, Banana Boat sun care products and Hawaiian Tropic sun care products are on sale for your outdoor adventure. Also on sale, are juicy whole red ripe watermelons, which would be great for an outdoor dinner. So you don’t have to worry about dishes and glasses while grilling or on a picnic you can pick up some SoloGrips plastic plates and cups. With all these items on sale it is bound to be a great Memorial Day weekend!

For Your Health: Frozen Yogurt

When the hot weather of summer rolls around what do you want? Ice cream! If you are worried about your waist line this summer but still want to enjoy that ice cold creamy ice cream, try frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt still has that creamy taste while lower in fat and calories. Frozen yogurt comes in so many different varieties you hardly even know that it’s not actually ice cream. So this summer, pull up a chair by the pool and enjoy yourself a delicious bowl of frozen yogurt!

Healthy Living : Glycemic index

Have you heard of Glycemic index? It is an index of how carbohydrates affect your blood glucose level. The index is based off of pure glucose rating as 100. If a product has a high glycemic index, a score closer to 100, then it has a larger effect on your blood glucose level. A low index food, a number closer to 0, has a small effect on your blood glucose level. Of course glucose has a high GI and so does bake potato and white bread. Foods that have a low GI are peanuts, most fruits, and vegetables.

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Product Talk: Kale

Kale is dark green and full of anti-oxidants. Since it is a dark green leaf you know it is full of vitamin K. Kale is also high in calcium, iron, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. When cooking with kale you must remember that it shrinks quite a bit, so make sure you do not underestimate the amount you may need.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Vinaigrett

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Serves 8



3 Tbs raspberry vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3 Tbs olive or canola oil

8 cups (5 oz) baby spinach leaves

1/2 lb (1 1/2 cups) strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup (3 oz) pecan halves, toasted

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles


2 Tbs sesame or poppy seeds, toasted



Combine the vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the oil in a slow stream and whisk to blend. Set aside.


Place the spinach, berries, nuts, mushrooms and cheese on a platter and toss with the vinaigrette to coat. Sprinkle with seeds.


Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 159, Fat: 13 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 139 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 2 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.





Dine In: Vegetable Nachos

Nachos are great for movie night or the big game. Make these homemade nachos for a healthier Mexican dinner that everyone can enjoy.  

Vegetable Nachos

Servings: 6 

4 ounces (about 48 chips) tortilla chips
1 can (16 ounces) black beans, drained
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 cup 2% Mexican blend cheese, shredded
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 avocado, sliced

Optional: fat-free sour cream and salsa

Preheat oven to 350°F.Spread chips out over baking sheet. Top each chip with remaining ingredients except lettuce and avocado. Bake chips for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and top with lettuce and avocado. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 439, Fat: 13g (Saturated Fat 5g), Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 135mg, Carbohydrates: 61g, Fiber: 16g, Protein: 23g. 

© 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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