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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

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

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

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

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.

Chinese New Year Stir Fry

Chinese New Year Stir Fry
Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 12

4 (4 oz) beef sirloin steaks, trimmed
3 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbs canola oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup snow peas, trimmed
1 cup Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce
1 (11 oz) can Food Club Mandarin Oranges, drained
5 cups cooked brown rice

Slice steaks into thin strips. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger, and minced garlic. Place steak into a zip-top bag and pour cornstarch mixture over steaks. Refrigerate steaks for 30 minutes.

In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons canola oil and cook steaks for 5 to 6 minutes or until desired doneness. Add remaining oil, broccoli, green onion, carrots and snow peas; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add stir-fry sauce, cook for 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally. Place stir-fry on a bed of rice and add mandarin oranges.

Fresh picked citrus in season!

Grapefruit and Orange Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Dressing Ingredients:
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Salad Ingredients:
1 large orange
1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit
4 cups spinach leaves, rinsed
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs fresh parsley leaves, rough chopped

Whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and cheese.

Cut the top and bottom off of the orange. Then cut the sides of the orange off to remove the peel. Make sure that all skin is removed. With a knife cut into the sections of the orange. Loosen and remove each section from the orange. Repeat with grapefruit.

In a medium bowl, add spinach leaves. Add grapefruit, onion, orange, parsley and dressing; toss to coat. Divide among four salad plates.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 231, Fat: 20 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 269 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g

Grapefruit Sorbet
Prep Time: 45 minutes, plus chilling
Serves: 4

2 tsp grapefruit zest
2 large pink grapefruits, juiced
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water, cold
1 Tbs vodka or Campari

Combine grapefruit zest, juice, sugar and water;
mix well.

Pour mixture into small container. Seal and refrigerate until mixture is no more than 40 degrees. (If mixture has been stirred over a bowl of ice water, it may already be cold enough, and this step may be omitted.) Add vodka to mixture and pour into container of an ice cream machine and churn until frozen.

Scoop frozen sorbet into a container. Seal and transfer container to freezer for several hours to allow sorbet to firm up. (Sorbet can be kept frozen for up to 3 days.) Place sorbet in grapefruit peel.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 255, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 62 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g

Grapefruit  Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 25 – 30 minutes
Serves: 4

2 cups grapefruit juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 (3 oz) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 grapefruits, peeled, segmented
1/4 cup chopped green onions

In a saucepan, combine grapefruit juice, garlic cloves, sugar and cornstarch; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts into skillet and brush grapefruit juice mixture over chicken. Cook chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink. Garnish chicken with grapefruit segments and green onions.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 229, Fat: 3 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 72 mg, Sodium: 646 mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 28 g

Shop the Sale: 10 Items for $10 Sale

We’ve been trying hard lately to stretch our food shopping budget.  So, I’m really happy this week to send Karen to Brookshire’s to take advantage of the “10 Items for $10 Sale” going on starting today, Feb. 23 thru March 1.

This week’s ad is loaded with 10/$10 items throughout the store – canned goods, frozen foods, dairy products, fresh items, paper goods and much, much more!  There’s a huge number of items in the ad all advertised at 10/$10 just this week so I can stock up!  I know when you look over the Brookshire’s ad you will also find many enticing 10/$10 bargains to feed your family.

Mexican Roast

Mexican Roast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Makes 12 servings

1 pkg McCormick Bag ‘N Season Pot Roast
3 lbs boneless chuck roast, trimmed
2 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11 oz) can Food Club Whole Kernel Corn with Peppers
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Crushed Tomatoes
2 medium jalapeño peppers, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion

Preheat oven to 350° F. Poke small holes into bag. In a small bowl, combine seasonings and minced garlic; pour over roast. Place roast into bag. Add remaining ingredients to bag and close bag. Cook roast for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool roast before slicing. Serve over hot rice.

Allow 8 inches for bag to expand while cooking. Cooking bag should not touch oven walls or racks.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 409, Fat: 21 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 84 mg, Sodium: 307 mg, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Fiber: 6 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.

Product Talk: Strawberries

Growing up I absolutely loved to dip my strawberries in whipped cream, but my new favorite way to eat strawberries is to dip them in dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidants, so eating a little chocolate in moderation is actually beneficial to your health. Strawberries are a good source of folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and manganese.

Here is a recipe that includes vitamin C rich strawberries, dark chocolate with antioxidants, and chopped pecans with unsaturated fats to make for your valentine.

Chocolate-Pecan Covered Strawberries
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10

1 lb. strawberries
6 oz. dark chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Wash and dry strawberries. Add chocolate to a microwavable bowl. Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and stir; repeat in intervals of 15 seconds until chocolate is melted. Stir vanilla into chocolate.  Dip strawberries into chocolate and then chopped pecans; place strawberries on wax paper to harden.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 125, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 14 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g

View this recipe to print or add items to My Shopping List.

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

Healthy Living: Asparagus and Cauliflower

The NuVal scores for fresh vegetables can range anywhere from 81 to100 with the average score being a 94. We all know that all fresh vegetables are good for you but you can not beat a vegetable with a score of 100. Cauliflower and asparagus are two vegetables that have a score of 100. Not only does cauliflower and asparagus share the same score but they both can be found in purple, green, and white.

Cauliflower is a good source of 12 vitamins and minerals along with fiber; you can now see why it has a score of 100 with only 144 calories for a whole medium head! Cauliflower is apart of the Brassica family which also includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. The Brassica family contains an anti-cancer property called sulforaphane. It is best to cook cauliflower by steaming or microwaving to prevent the loss of this property.

Asparagus is a good source of 19 different vitamins and minerals along with fiber. Some of those vitamins and minerals include; calcium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, iron, and potassium.  There are 29 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber and protein in 6 medium spears of asparagus. One of the most delicious ways of preparing asparagus is to grill it with a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil drizzled over it.  

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