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Healthy Living: Sun Safety

Limit your exposure to the sun by staying out of the strong sun during its strongest hours: 10 am till 4 pm. And that’s just as important in February as it is in July!

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Healthy Living: Party Time!

When you’re invited to a party, gluten-free eaters have to be extra-careful. If your host is willing to accommodate your special dietary needs, she may appreciate this list of suggestions.

  • Try to leave croutons out of your salads.
  • Wheat-based crackers will leave crumbs that contaminate dips, even if the guest himself doesn’t eat a cracker.
  • If soup is served, set aside a portion of uncontaminated soup before adding any noodles.
  • If you put butter or preserves on the table, open a new stick or bottle and let the celiac guest take some before other guests contaminate it with bread crumbs from their knives.
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Product Talk: Going Bananas!

If you had to guess the most popular fruit in the grocery store, would you have guessed it was bananas?

They’re the quiet, unsung hero of the produce aisle. And yet, they’re the top sellers….and for good reason!

Top 5 Things We Like About Bananas

1. Portable, non-messy snack

2. High in potassium, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.

3. A peanut butter and banana sandwich on toast is fantastic!

4. They’re so naturally sweet you never have to add sugar.

5. Rubbing a mosquito bite with the inside of a banana peel helps stop the itching.      Really!

Dine-In: Unbelievable Roast

Need something to feed a crowd that fills that comfort food craving? Try this amazing roast. It uses chuck roast—easy on the budget—and a few packaged ingredients.

Toss it in the slow cooker while you go about your daily activities and it’ll be ready when you get home. Serve it as a roast, or shred and serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice. Shredded beef on a bun? Amazing!!

Unbelievable Roast 

3 lb chuck or arm beef roast
1 (2 oz) package dry ranch dressing mix
1 (3 oz) package brown gravy mix
1 (2 oz) package Italian salad dressing mix
1 cup water

Trim any visible fat from the beef and place it in the slow cooker. Combine all three packages of mixes and sprinkle over the roast. Add the water. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Reduced-fat tip: after cooking, put the cooked meat and broth in the refrigerator. The fat will rise to the top of the container and you can easily skim it off.

Family Matters: No Laughing Matter!

Parents never stop trying to find a snack that their kids will love—that’s good for them. Here’s an idea that will probably fill the bill: Laughing Cow Cheese. You’ll find them in the dairy or deli areas, and they come packaged in a round container filled with 8 wedges of foil-wrapped soft cheese.

It’ll remind you of cream cheese, and you can get several flavor varieties. The big difference, though, is that one wedge (enough for several crackers’ worth) is only 35 calories! This makes it a healthy snack for kids, and a smart choice for adults.

Great idea! Laughing Cow is no laughing matter—it’s good food!


Shop the Sale: Clementines

Some things have very short seasons, and clementines are a perfect example. They’re like tangerines, only sweeter, seedless and easier to peel.

Clementines are only available in the winter months, though…once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’ve never tried a Clementine, swing on by Brookshire’s and pick up a few. Jump on the bandwagon of Clementine lovers!

They’re perfect for snacks and lunch boxes, because they’re so easy to peel.

Queso Flameado!!!

 Queso Flameado!!!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 8


1 lb beef skirt steak (fajita meat)

1 cup mozzarella or Asadero cheese cubes

1 bell pepper, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

8 corn or flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 300° F. Slice the skirt steak into thin strips or cubes and sauté in a large skillet until just pink. Remove from heat and cool slightly.Drain any extra fat.

In a 2-quart casserole, place half the cheese, then top with half the beef, all the peppers and then the rest of the cheese.

Add the remaining beef on top. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, until creamy and bubbly.

Sprinkle with cilantro and jalapeños. Spoon into tortillas to serve.

Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 258, Fat: 9 g (4 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 284 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 29 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.


Pasta e Fagiole

Pasta e Fagiole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Serves 8


1 (14 oz) pkg Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced

1 Tbs olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth

1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 tsp each of oregano, rosemary
and thyme leaves

1 (6 oz) pkg fresh baby spinach

1/2 cup uncooked small pasta


In a large saucepan, sauté sausage in olive oil for 3 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking another 3 minutes.

Stir in the chicken broth, beans and tomatoes. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes.

Add the spinach and pasta. Return to a boil and simmer 10 more minutes, or until pasta is done.

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 250, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat),Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 429 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 10 g, Protein:16g

© 2010, 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: Fat Rise

Let soups and stews cool, allowing the fat to rise to the top and solidify, so that it can be easily skimmed off with a spoon. Then reheat gently.

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Product Talk: As Good As Fresh!

Wintertime isn’t the greatest time to find fresh fruit at its peak of ripeness. If you find yourself craving peaches and blueberries in January, take a look in the frozen foods department. There you’ll find just about any fruit that tickles your fancy!

You can choose from single fruits or bags of fruit blends—ready to thaw and serve, and if you have leftovers? Toss them in the blender with a cup of yogurt and make fruit smoothies! You can’t lose when it comes to fruit!

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