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Family Matters: Swaddling a Baby: Why?

For thousands and thousands of years, babies have been swaddled—you’ll read references in the Bible. This is when a blanket is wrapped snugly around the baby, holding the arms by his side.

Why swaddle? Many experts believe that swaddling helps a baby feel secure and warm—much like his pre-birth environment, which was a little tight and cramped. It may also mimic the feeling of being held in Mother’s arms, as well—that close warmth is comforting.

Something about it must work, or otherwise, mothers for centuries wouldn’t have carried on this tradition. If your baby gets fussy, give swaddling a try!

Shop the Sale: Cereal

It’s amazing how the little things really make a difference. If you go to the pantry in the morning and there’s no cereal for breakfast, it just gets your day off to a lousy start.

You can prevent that, you know, and Brookshire’s can help. We have Kellogg’s and Kashi cereals on sale this week, so this is the perfect time to stock up and save!

It’s also another opportunity to put that healthy-breakfast New Year’s resolution into practice. You know what they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day!

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Team Spirit Treat

Team Spirit Treat
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling
Serves 4


1 (4-serving size) pkg sugar-free or regular gelatin dessert mix, in your team’s favorite color
1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

2 (6 oz) ctns Food Club Lite Yogurt, in your team’s favorite color/flavor

1 cup reduced-fat nondairy whipped topping

Cake sprinkles, tiny cookies or other edible decorations in team colors

Prepare the gelatin dessert according to package directions, using 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup cold water. Divide among 4 dessert bowls or wine glasses. Chill until firm, at least 90 minutes. Top with flavored yogurt and then a dollop of whipped topping. Garnish with decorations to complement your team’s colors.

Note: Dallas Cowboys are blue and silver; New Orleans Saints are black and yellow; Houston Texans are red, white and blue.

Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 90, Fat: 2 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 92 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 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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First Quarter Subs

First Quarter Subs
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 12


1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 Tbs ketchup (for chicken) or 
2 Tbs steak sauce (for beef)
1 (6 oz) pkg Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips Or Tyson Steak Strips
1 dozen dinner rolls
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
3 tomatoes, sliced
6 slices of your favorite cheese
decorative toothpicks or party picks (optional)

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with ketchup or steak sauce and set aside. 

Cook chicken or beef according to package directions. Use a serrated knife to slice open each dinner roll. Lay one piece of meat on each bun, top with a dollop of sauce, some shredded lettuce, a tomato slice and half a slice of cheese. Top with the bun. Secure with picks, if desired.


Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 59, Fat: 2 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 5 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.


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.

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