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Healthy Living: Allergy & Asthma

April showers bring May flowers, and what do May flowers bring? Not pilgrims, but sneezes, teary eyes, itching, and other forms of allergenic reactions from those beautiful May flowers. Even those with extrinsic asthma may experience more reactions from the increased pollen in the air.

Brookshire’s is here to help treat your allergenic or asthmatic needs. Through a wide variety of medicines, a friendly pharmacy and providing you with knowledge, we are here to help treat your pesky allergy symptoms.

Those with asthma usually suffer from two types: extrinsic or intrinsic. Whatever your triggers may be asthma can cause your airways to become inflamed and constricted. At Brookshire’s Pharmacy we are eager to meet your medicinal needs, and help provide you with your asthma medicine in a timely fashion so that you can stay happy, healthy, and breathing.

Most individuals who live in East Texas experience some form of allergy problems at some point throughout the year. Whether it is pollen, mold, or even pet dander, allergies can run a person down. Stuffy noses, sinus headaches, and watery eyes can be aggravating and distracting. At Brookshire’s, let our staff help you find convenient and affordable ways to treat and prevent your symptoms.

So don’t let your allergies or asthma become a burden. Instead, drop by your local Brookshire’s where we will work to not only help treat your symptoms, but try to make it where you can enjoy those May flowers too.

Your friendly neighborhood pharmacist,

Dr. Charlotte Weller

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Product Talk: Ice cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet, Oh My!

Ice creams and cold treats become a staple item in most southern freezers in the hot summer. When kids are running in from splashing around in the pool and shooting hoops outside they want a cold treat to cool them down.

 There are many frozen treats on the market today; you can choose from a variety of ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbet and other frozen items. With such a vast variety, choosing a nutritious treat can become difficult.

The NuVal scores for these treats can be as low as 1, all the way to a perfect score of 100. Even though you can find high scoring products, most frozen treats never exceed a score of a 40. The nutrients that have the greatest influence on scores in this category are calories, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and added sugars.  

Next time you’re looking for a frozen treat try to find a product that is higher than the average score of a 17.

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Dine-In: Grilled Tomatoes

If you’re grilling fish or steaks throw some tomatoes on the grill! Tomatoes have a NuVal score of 96 and are high in vitamin A and C! 

Grilled Tomato
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Serves: 4

1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Food Club Salt
1 Tbs Food Club Dried Rosemary Leaves
1 tsp Food Club Ground Thyme
2 large, firm tomatoes, halved

In a small bowl combine olive oil, salt, rosemary and thyme. Coat each tomato with seasoned olive oil. Let tomatoes sit for 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut tomatoes in half. Place a sheet of foil on the grill. Place tomatoes cut side down on foil, cover grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 50, Fat: 4 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 587 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 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.

Family Matters: Making a Better Burger

We are approaching the summer months.  Summer is grilling time, and grilling time means lots of juicy burgers! Here are tips for making yours the best ever:

  • Burgers need a little fat to stay juicy. Try for 80 to 90% lean meat.
  • Ground meat stays refrigerated for 2 to 3 days safely.
  • Always wash surfaces, hands and utensils that come into contact with raw meat. Don’t allow uncooked burgers to stand at room temperature more than 1 hour.
  • Don’t over mix when combining meat with other ingredients—this creates dry, tough burgers.
  • Prevent sticking by making sure the grill is plenty hot before putting the burgers on. And spray the burger sides with nonstick spray before placing on the grill.
  • Never flatten burgers as they cook. This squeezes out juices.
  • Use a long-handled spatula with a heatproof handle to flip patties.
  • Health experts recommend a well-done burger as the only safe burger.

Artisan Bread

Bursting with the flavor of Italian farm kitchens where hearty eating is an art,Take & Bake Artisan Breads are made by hand with an abundance of the best ingredients and plenty of care.

Italian inspired Flatbreads are ideal as meal solutions for pasta. Pair with soup or salad, make your favorite pizza or top and chop as appetizers to share or create sandwiches or paninis!

Potato Crusted Chicken

Potato Crusted Chicken
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

3/4 cup Idahoan® Buttery Home-style Mashed Potatoes, dry
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (approx. 4 pieces)

Preheat oven to 400° F. Combine dry Idahoan® Buttery Home-style Mashed Potatoes, grated cheddar cheese and oregano in shallow bowl. Brush chicken breasts on both sides with mayonnaise, then dip into potato mixture to coat well on both sides.

Place chicken on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.

Courtesy of Idahoan®

Shop the Sale: Hebrew National

Hebrew National brand beef franks have become a big hit at my house, especially when I prepare them on the grill.  I noticed on the second page of this week’s ad that Brookshire’s is giving me a FREE bottle of ketchup when I buy my favorite franks.  That’s right – I get a FREE Hunt’s 24 oz Ketchup when I buy 2 packages of Hebrew National Beef Franks priced at 2 for just $5.

Take advantage of this great offer now through May 24!

Healthy Living: Boosting Nutrition

To boost the nutrition of your dish add beans, vegetables and fruit. Not only will this increase the amount fiber, vitamins and minerals; but it will also stretch out the numbers of servings in your dish!

Product Talk: Double Layer Cakes!

We continue to enjoy finding new and different flavors and styles of cakes to offer.  On that note, we recently launched three new unique varieties of double layer cakes.  Namely, they are Chocolate Marshmallow, S’mores Graham Cracker and Thin Mint.  How interesting is that!  While we may enjoy our many delicious ‘tried and true’ flavors such as carrot, chocolate, coconut and so forth, it’s a lot of fun to venture into something new and different.  The Graham Cracker cake features a unique graham cracker flavored layer with marshmallow buttercreme filling topped with graham crumb and chocolate garnish.  The Chocolate Marshmallow cake is a deliciously moist chocolate layer iced with sweet marshmallow buttercreme  and chocolate drizzle.  Finally, the Thin Mint cake is a deliciously moist chocolate layer with a refreshing mint buttercreme icing and abundant chocolate drizzle.

We encourage you to try one of these new, unique and exciting new cakes that are available in all of our stores!

Dine-In: Jalapeno Pork Tenderloin

Jalapeno Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 3

1 (12 oz) pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
3 limes, juiced
1 Tbs Food Club Ground Cumin
1 tsp Food Club Ground Paprika
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
2 jalapeno peppers, diced
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Place tenderloin in a shallow dish.  In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients to make a marinade. Pour marinade over pork, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat grill. Place tenderloin on grill in indirect heat. Place remaining marinade in saucepan and bring to boil. Brush marinade over tenderloin. Cover grill and cook tenderloin until internal temperature reaches 160°F, about 45 to 50 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 228, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 83 mg, Sodium: 509 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 31 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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