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Healthy Living: Lunch

One of the best things you can do to eat a diabetes-friendly diet is to pack your lunch—to school, to work or to eat at home. You can control the ingredients and the preparation, so you’ll know without a doubt how these foods fit into your plan. Eating at a restaurant is guesswork at best.

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Product Talk: Cosmetics

Does your baby use cosmetics? Of course not! Babies don’t wear perfume or makeup! But actually, cosmetics include shampoo, moisturizers and lotion. Baby cosmetics are extremely gentle to delicate, sensitive skin. They are often fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic and free of unnecessary chemicals.

And for those reasons, many adults choose to use baby shampoo, lotion, oil and cream. You’ll find a wide range of  baby cosmetics in Brookshire’s stores. In addition to the national brand names you know, you’ll also find our store brand, Top Care, on the shelves. Top Care products are guaranteed to be just as high-quality as the other brands, or your money back! This is a great way to stay on your budget, but still keep your baby’s skin—or your own skin—clean and baby soft!

Dine-In: Potato Chip Chicken

Come on, admit it: you’d love to eat a whole bag of potato chips for dinner. But because you’re a grownup, you know you shouldn’t. Well, here’s a way to fix a great, home-cooked dinner, take advantage of a sale, and enjoy potato chips to boot!

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers will make everyone smile, from the smallest toddler to the biggest grownup. And since chips are on sale at Brookshire’s this week, you’ll save double: by not going out to eat, and by spending less at the grocery store!

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers
Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 

1 to 1 1/2 pounds whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups potato chips
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk          

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut the chicken into finger-sized pieces.

Fill a large zipper-top plastic bag with the potato chips. Seal the bag and crush the chips with your hands or a rolling pin. In medium bowl, beat the egg and milk. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture, then put them in the bag and shake gently to coat with chip crumbs. 

Bake the chicken pieces on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes, turning once. Serve with ranch, barbecue or honey mustard dipping sauce. Kids, of course, love these with ketchup!

Nutritional Information:

Calories per serving: 268.  Fat: 12 grams (3 gr. Saturated fat), Cholesterol: 103 mg. Sodium: 220 mg., Carbohydrates: 13 gr., fiber: 1 gr.

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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!

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