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Shop the Sale: Newman’s Own All Natural Thin and Crispy Pizza


Try Newman’s Own all natural thin and crispy pizza. Fresh-baked taste in 10-12 minutes. All profits go to charity.

See our March issue of Celebrate Cooking Magazine for this offer and more.

 

 



Healthy Living: Emotional Eating


Emotions and foods are closely tide together. We all have that one food we turn to when emotions strike, whether it is sad, anxious, home sick, or mad, all we want to do is eat that one food for relief.

It’s ok from time to time to have your comfort food in moderation, but finding a healthy outlet for your emotions is very important.  When your emotions strike and all you want to do is eat chocolate, ice cream or whatever your go to food is, pick another outlet to relieve stress like walking.

Lately, when I feel stressed out or overwhelmed instead of picking up a candy bar and eating a bowl of ice cream I go for a walk in the park.



Dine-In: Movie Night-In


Going to the movies with friends can be so much fun, but the expenses can add up. Not only does it hit you in the pocketbook but also in the waist with the high calorie snacks at the snack bar.

Popcorn at the movie theater can have up to 1,000 calories! Chances are you are splitting that popcorn with a group of people but it is still unwanted calories. Next time you and your friends want to have a movie night, try staying in. Pick up a movie at the blue box and make your own low calorie snacks. Here are some popcorn recipes with a little spice.

Italian Popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves:3

Ingredients:
3 cups popped air-popped popcorn
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbs shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:
In a large bowl add popcorn and stir in Italian seasoning and cheese. Mix until well blended.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 43, Fat: 1 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 27 mg, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

Tex-Mex Popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves:3

Ingredients:
3 cups popped air-popped popcorn
2 tsp taco seasoning
1 Tbs shredded 2% Mexican blend cheese

Directions:
In a large bowl add popcorn and stir in taco seasoning and cheese. Mix until well blended.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 47, Fat: 1 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 158 mg, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g

Cinnamon-Pecan Popcorn
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
1 bag Food Club natural popcorn, popped
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbs sugar
11/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cups pecans, toasted
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 1/2 Tbs water

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a microwavable bowl, combine caramel bits and water; microwave, stir and repeat until melted. Pour caramel over popcorn; mix well.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 197, Fat: 13 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 269 mg, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Fiber: 3 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

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Family Matters: Busy Times…Easy Meals!


Are things around your house finally settling down from all the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  Well, it might slow down some but in general, lifestyles today keep families constantly on the go.

When we are so busy it’s nice to find recipes that give us a little extra time with our kids and less time in the kitchen.  Below is a recipe for a quick dinner idea that our family enjoys any time of the year.

Cornbread Casserole 

Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Beef
1 can Food Club Sweet Corn
1 can Ranch Style Beans
1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes
1 can Food Club Cream of Chicken Soup
2 pkgs Gladiola Cornbread Mix
Grated Food Club Cheese (if desired)

Directions:
Brown the ground meat, then drain and add corn (drained), beans, rotel and cream of chicken soup.  Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and pour in a 9” X 13” glass pan.  Prepare cornbread as instructed on package and then pour it over the top of the mixture in the pan.  Spread the cornbread evenly on top and then bake in oven per directions on the cornbread package.  Casserole is done when cornbread is brown.  Spoon casserole in to bowls and serve with grated cheese on top (if desired).

Take the extra time you gained this week by using this recipe and sit together at the table as a family and delight in the precious moments you have together.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.



Caribbean Punch


Caribbean Punch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:
2 lemons, juiced
2 cups light rum
2 liters Food Club Diet Ginger Ale
4 cups Valu Time Fruit Punch
4 cups Food Club Orange Juice
2 cups Food Club Ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 152, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 54 mg, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g



Tropical Salad


Tropical Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5

Salad Ingredients:
5 cups romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup Food Club Natural Sliced Almonds
2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 oranges

Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1/4 cup Food Club Pineapple Juice
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbs cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:
In a large bowl combine lettuce, pineapple, almonds, kiwi, and red onion; toss well. Remove peel from orange and with a knife, remove each section of the orange. Toss orange into salad. In a jar, combine vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Pour vinaigrette over salad.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 209, Fat: 14 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 3 g



Shop the Sale: Spring Cleaning Supplies!


With the first day of spring coming up in just a couple of weeks, I’m already looking forward to more of these nice mild days we’ve been blessed with lately.  There’s nothing quite like a few days of spring-like weather to make the task of “Spring Cleaning” become a reality at our house.

Brookshire’s ad this week features an entire section of popular items to help make my cleaning chores easier.  Whether it’s a new broom or mop – or a wide variety of cleaning supplies to make the job easier – I can find almost anything I need on sale this week at Brookshire’s.

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Healthy Living: Light Sandwich


When you think of sandwiches and salads you tend to think they are the healthier choice on a menu, but sandwiches and salads can quickly turn into a nutrition nightmare.

When making a sandwich at home, pick bread with a high NuVal score, such as whole wheat breads and thin bread. Then pick up either lite mayonnaise, mustard or both. Spread about a teaspoon of mayonnaise or mustard over a slice of bread. Place one slice of cheese and meat onto your bread, the cheese and meat should be about an ounce each.

Last, but not least load your sandwich with vegetables, like onions, tomatoes, lettuce and pickles. Avoid stuffing your sandwich with meat and cheese; stuff it with fresh vegetables with a little lite spread of your choice.



Product Talk: Grapefruit


Grapefruits have a punch of sour and sweet flavors that are perfect to start the morning off with or end the day. When I was younger, I always enjoyed splitting a grapefruit with my dad. We would cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkle sugar on top, grab a spoon and dig in.

Grapefruits are a good source of fiber, with having 2 grams of fiber for half of a grapefruit. Grapefruits are also a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Find out more about grapefruit by picking up a February issue of Celebrate Cooking, available on-line and in all Brookshire’ stores. The grapefruit sorbet on page 7 is absolutely delicious!



Dine-In: Loaded Mashed Potatoes


Mash potatoes are my favorite comfort food! Here is a recipe for loaded mashed potatoes:

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10

Ingredients:
4 lbs Yukon potatoes
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
2 tsp Food Club Black Pepper
1/4 cup light butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions:
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook potatoes until tender.

Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut potatoes into cubes. In a large bowl, add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and yogurt. Mash potatoes and top with cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 209, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 257 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 7 g

© 2011, 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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