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Family Matters: Exercise


Kids need plenty of physical activity, but if they’re couch potatoes, that can be a challenge.

Take the lead and be a good example: play WITH your kids!

  •  Ride bikes, jump rope, climb stairs, skate and swim.
  •  Take a family walk or bike ride after dinner every night.
  •  Learn new sports.
  •  Build activity into special gatherings. Hold a scavenger hunt or play volleyball at family events.


Shop the Sale: Real Big Deal


Mother’s Day – it’s always a special day in our home where we all do our best to make mother feel special.  Don’t forget Mom this Sunday.

Starting today Brookshire’s is featuring an extremely popular “Real Big Deal” offer on the front page of the ad.  You can take home 4 free items when you buy one package of John Soules fully cooked beef or chicken fajitas.  That’s FREE Food Club Sour Cream, FREE Mission Flour Tortillas, FREE Hatch Jalapenos and FREE Food Club Picante Sauce.  Take advantage of this great offer now through May 17!



Southern Comfort Cornbread


Southern Comfort Cornbread
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp Food Club Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Food Club Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 cup Food Club Packed Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup Food Club Buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until combined; set aside.

In a food processor add brown sugar, thawed corn kernels and buttermilk; pulse until combined, about 5 seconds. Add eggs and process until well combined (corn lumps will remain), about 5 seconds longer.

Using rubber spatula make well in center of dry ingredients; pour wet ingredients into well. Begin folding dry ingredients into wet ingredients, giving mixture only a few turns to barely combine. Add melted butter and continue folding until dry ingredients are just moistened. Pour batter into prepared baking dish; smooth surface with rubber spatula. Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.

Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; invert cornbread onto wire rack, then turn right side up and continue to cool until warm, about 10 minutes longer. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 303, Fat: 14 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 84 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 7 g



Just for Mom


Did you know that Mother’s Day was first declared a national holiday nearly 100 years ago?  

Since 1914, we’ve marked the second Sunday of every May as a day to honor those special women who brought us into the world—our mothers! 

Because they do so much for us, we’ve got some great ideas for recipes and gifts to show our love and appreciation. This May 8, show your mother how much you care and make Mother’s Day a special day just for her!

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Healthy Living: Craving Sweets?


If you’re craving something sweet, eat fewer reduced-fat cookies and eat more fruit! Fruit provides fiber, vitamins and minerals that cookies may not provide.  Some high NuVal scoring fruits are apricots, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, cranberries and starfruit. All these fruits score a 100!



Dine-In: Black Bean Wraps


Black Bean Wrap
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1 (8 oz) pkg Food Club Fat Free Cream Cheese
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
2 jalapeño peppers, minced
4 jalapeno cheddar wraps
2 red bell peppers, sliced thinly
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Black Beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
1 avocado, mashed
1/4 cup 2% shredded Mexican blend cheese

Directions:
In a small bowl combine cream cheese, minced cilantro, cumin, garlic salt and minced jalapeno peppers. Spread cream cheese mixture over wrap. Add bell pepper, mashed black beans, mashed avocado and cheese to wrap. Roll wrap up. Cut wraps in half or serve as pin wheels.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving:  453 , Fat: 18 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 393 mg, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Fiber: 11 g, Protein: 18  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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Family Matters: Infant Formula


Did you know that all infant formulas sold in the US are subject to the same regulations governing manufacturing and ingredients per the Infant Formula Act of 1980?

Store Brands formulas, while value priced, meet the same exact FDA nutritional requirements as all the National Brands, while offering substantial savings. Top Care Baby Formula is available in all Brookshire’s stores. Like all formulas, Top Care is nutritionally complete and meets the nutritional guidelines determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 



Shop the Sale: Pork Chops!


Pork Chops are the featured meat item on sale in this week’s advertised circular.  They’re great for grilling!

I’m sure your family will enjoy a tasty meal featuring moist and tender pork from Hormel.

Here’s a helpful serving tip:  After you’ve grilled your pork chops, cover them with foil and let them “rest” for about 10 minutes.  This simple step will allow the meat juices to spread evenly and ensure a flavorful, tender piece of meat on every plate.



Healthy Living: Avoiding the Recalls


Top CareAs of late, drug recalls have seemed to be running rampant from familiar, traditional brands such as Johnson & Johnson to common household items such as McNeil’s Tylenol or Sudafed. In the midst of these recalls, it’s hard to know whether you’ve purchased a recalled item, or what brand names you can trust. Thankfully, Brookshire’s has provided a simple solution to the problems caused by the unsettling recalls.

Top Care.

Top Care is Brookshire’s own brand of health care products that are closely monitored and haven’t been affected by the recalls. Supplying a vast array of medicines and other personal needs, Top Care offers an easy alternative. Whether you’ve got a stubborn headache or allergies are getting you down, Top Care has a variety of generics that are affordable, convenient, and most importantly, effective.

So avoid the recall issue altogether, and let Brookshire’s find a way to make your shopping more convenient and enjoyable.

Your friendly neighborhood pharmacist,

Dr. Charlotte Weller

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Product Talk: Frozen Green Beans


Most people love green beans; if they don’t, make sure they try frozen green beans instead of canned. There’s a significant difference in flavor and texture!

Frozen beans are just as healthy as fresh ones; in some cases they contain even more nutrients, because they’re picked at the peak of freshness and flash-frozen to retain freshness. If the fresh beans are looking a bit weak, try the frozen ones!

Green beans are a low-calorie vegetable (one cup has just over 40 calories), and are high in vitamin C, K and fiber. Enjoy! 

Garlic Green Beans
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves 5

Ingredients:
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (16 oz) bag frozen cut green beans
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp Food Club Sugar
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:
In a medium skillet, heat the oil and sauté the beans until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Reduce the heat, and stir in the butter, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. When the butter is melted, add the garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 75, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 134 mg, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fiber: 3 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.



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