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Shop the Sale: Blueberries


Blueberries are delicious in pies, tarts, smoothies and even by themselves. Adding blueberries to muffins and cakes can boost the nutrition of your meal!

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and are high in vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. They have an excellent NuVal score of 100, which you can not beat! Pick up some blueberries on sale at Brookshire’s! Need recipe ideas?

Pick up a June issue of Celebrate Cooking, which features blueberries!



Shop the Sale: Buy One Get One For A Penny Sale!


It’s time to make your pennies count with our Buy One Get One For A Penny Sale! Take advantage of this sale with Buy One Get One For A Penny products such as: Boneless Pork Chops, Bagged Russet Potatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Doritos, Cheez-It Snack Crackers, Lean Cuisine Entrees, Mrs. Baird’s Bread and Scott Tissue. So start counting your pennies and save!



Dine-In: Grilled Tomatoes


If you’re grilling fish or steaks throw some tomatoes on the grill! Tomatoes have a NuVal score of 96 and are high in vitamin A and C! 

Grilled Tomato
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Food Club Salt
1 Tbs Food Club Dried Rosemary Leaves
1 tsp Food Club Ground Thyme
2 large, firm tomatoes, halved

Directions:
In a small bowl combine olive oil, salt, rosemary and thyme. Coat each tomato with seasoned olive oil. Let tomatoes sit for 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut tomatoes in half. Place a sheet of foil on the grill. Place tomatoes cut side down on foil, cover grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 50, Fat: 4 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 587 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 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.



Fajita Quesadillas


Fajita Quesadillas
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6

Marinade:
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 limes, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs Food Club Ground Cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper

Ingredients:
1 lb flank steak, trimmed
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
6 whole-wheat tortillas
1 roasted poblano pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced

Optional toppings: cilantro, 2% Colby Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, corn or black beans

Directions:
In a small bowl whisk together marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a zip-top bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (For a quick quesadilla use pre-marinated meat).

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove steak from bag, sprinkle with salt and add to grill. Cook steaks 8 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160° F (or place pre-marinated meat in skillet with oil and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness).Cut thin slices across the grain. Place 6 tortillas on the grill for 3 minutes. Add steak, peppers and other toppings to tortillas. Fold tortillas in half and grill for an additional 2 minutes (or place quesadilla in skillet for 6 minutes, flipping once).

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 387, Fat: 19 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 42 mg, Sodium: 414 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 26 g



Dine-In: Strawberry and Spinach Salad


Make this salad for your mother on Mother’s Day! 

Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
6 oz baby spinach
1 cup frisée, washed, dried, torn into 2-inch pieces
1 pint strawberries, washed, dried, stems removed, sliced
2 Tbs fresh basil, chiffonade
3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Food Club Sugar
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/2 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Directions:
In a large bowl combine spinach, frisee,1/2 pint strawberries and basil.

Add remaining strawberries, vinegar and oil to blender; process until you have strawberry puree. In small bowl combine strawberry puree, sugar, salt, pepper and poppy seeds.

Pour dressing over spinach mixture and toss to coat. Garnish with toasted
almonds and goat cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 179, Fat: 15 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 153 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 5 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.

 



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!



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.



Shop the Sale: Easter Dinner


Are you looking to prepare the perfect Easter dinner this year? Look no further. We have the recipes and ingredients you need to impress your guests. On sale this week for Easter, Hormel Spiral Sliced Ham Half, or you may choose to get the grill going with Split Chicken Breast or Boneless Rib Eye Steaks.

Complete your table with a Single Layer Coconut Cake from our Bakery or try our new Brookshire’s Best Honeycrisp Apple Pie. Your guest will never know this pie is not homemade! For recipes and menu ideas pick up our April Celebrate Cooking magazine or you can find it online.

We hope you have a wonderful Easter dinner!



Easter Craft ideas


Celebrate earth day and the holiday with fun, renewable and non-toxic, Easter craft ideas!

Paper Mache glue
Total Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:
1cup Food Club All-Purpose Flour
1 cup of water

Directions:
Mix togethe 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of water. Stir it thoroughly with a fork or whisk, add the rest of the water until the mixture is the consistency of glue, a bit  runny and not thick like paste. Add more water or flour as necessary. Mix well to remove any lumps.

If you’re concerned about mold, add 2 tablespoons of salt to inhibit mold growth, and if the smell of this mixture bothers you add a pinch of cinnamon to sweeten the aroma.

You should be able to store this glue for a few days in a covered bowl or jar in the refrigerator.

old fashioned milk paint
Total Time: 1 day
Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:
1 quart Food Club Lowfat Milk
1 lemon, juiced

Directions:
Squeeze the juice of a lemon into 1 quart of low-fat milk in a large bowl. Leave it overnight at room temperature to induce curdling.

Pour the mixture through cheesecloth to separate the solid curds from the liquid whey. Color the mixture with acrylic paints, food coloring or natural dyes. Add your color a little at a time, and stir constantly until you achieve the desired hue.

Adding salt to the mixture will help to inhibit mold growth.

No matter how you color it, milk paint will spoil quickly, so it should be used as soon as possible. Refrigerating it between uses can extend its usefulness for up to 2 days. It smells sour when you’re applying it, but that will disappear once the paint dries.

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Grilled Asparagus
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 lb asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Directions:
Place trimmed asparagus in a large zip-top bag. In a small bowl combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour oil mixture over asparagus and marinate as grill is warming up. Place asparagus on grill for 5 minutes; rolling after a minute. Remove asparagus from grill and serve immediately.

Or…

Place asparagus in a microwave safe dish. In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour oil mixture over asparagus. Microwave asparagus for 3 minutes or until tender.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 88, Fat: 7 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 584 mg, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3 g

Asparagus Roll-ups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
1/2 sheet puff pastry|
6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 2-inch long slices
18 asparagus spears, trimmed
6 slices turkey bacon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Roll puff pastry out and cut into 1-inch strips. Wrap puff pastry around cheese and 3 asparagus spears. Wrap turkey bacon around center of puff pastry. Place roll-ups on baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving:  294, Fat: 14 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 343 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 13 g



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