It is important to stay hydrated especially in this hot weather! If your son is heading out to football practice then make sure he has a drink to keep him hydrated. Dasani water, Gatorade Thirst Quenchers, and Propel Fitness Waters are all on sale at Brookshire’s. Pick up your child’s favorite drink to keep them hydrated in the hot sun.
With the kiddos going back to school this week, I need to get stocked up on breakfast, lunchbox and snack foods. If your school mornings are anything like mine, they can get a little crazy! When we are having, you know, ‘one of those mornings’ – it’s smoothies for breakfast. Smoothie are quick, easy to make and nutritious.
I start with Food Club Yogurt; which happens to be on sale this week, orange juice or milk, frozen strawberries, a banana, local honey or Stevia and a few ice cubes.
Mix in a blender, pour into to-go cups and we are out the door.
Here’s a money-saving tip: Food Club Large Eggs are featured as a super advertised item on the front page of the Brookshire’s ad this week. Eggs are an essential grocery item on my wife’s weekly shopping list, so it’s always a treat when they are on sale.
Be sure to stock up on eggs this week!
Are you having trouble getting the proper amount of vegetables in a day? Vegetables sometime can be a hassle to cook. Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables are ideal for that busy lifestyle; all you have to do is microwave the vegetables as the package suggest. This product makes cooking vegetables very easy and quick. Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables are on sale at Brookshire’s, so pick some up and try them out.
For several years now, when the weather is right, I take my kids camping. We pitch the tents, unpack the coolers and build a fire every night. Of course, our cookouts are not complete without the traditional s’mores! My kids love to toast their own marshmallows because they both want them toasted differently; one—lightly toasted and the other—fire charcoaled! It’s really amazing how something so simple as s’mores can bring the family fun time together.
Now, Brookshire’s is celebrating summer and s’mores with a special offer for you. Enjoy FREE Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows when you buy one Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams and one Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. See the July Celebrate Cooking magazine for this special offer.
If you are feeling creative, let your family make different varieties of s’mores:
Add peanut butter to your graham crackers
Use a chocolate graham cracker
Add toasted coconut
Add different fruits to your s’mores: bananas, strawberries or peaches
This week the front page of the Brookshire’s ad is covered up with more fresh items than normal, most of which are at their best prices of the season. I’m glad to know Brookshire’s is featuring fresh produce and fresh meat items to feed my family.
Ground chuck is prominently highlighted on the front page of the ad, so I’ve already asked Karen to add “ground chuck” to her shopping list. I want to grill some burgers this weekend because for me, ground chuck is the best kind of ground meat to choose for juicy and flavorful burgers. Ground chuck comes from the shoulder and neck area of the cow and usually has an immense amount of flavoring. Ground chuck is also great for mouth watering meatloaf if you are planning to stay indoors on these hot summer days.
Do you love eating fries with your hamburger or sandwich? We all know that fries are not the most nutritious food, but we love them so much. Have you thought about baking homemade fries instead of buying deep fried French fries? It’s very simple, preheat your oven to 350°F, cut up some russet potatoes, add a little seasoning and oil, and then toss them in the oven for 20 minutes.
Russet potatoes are on sale at Brookshire’s, so pick up a 5 lb bag and enjoy some fries!
Sometimes you have very good intentions on eating healthy, you buy a bunch of different fruits and you are so excited to eat it. You take the fruit home and then what happens to it? The fruit ends up just sitting there and you never eat it. A solution to this is to buy fresh cut fruit. At Brookshire’s, Sunnybrook Farms’ fresh cut fruit is on sale.
When fruit is already cut and placed in a container for you, it is so much easier to just grab the container and eat the fruit. Fresh cut fruit is perfect to take to work with you for a healthy lunch or snack. With fresh cut fruit there is no messy cutting or peeling involved; just grab and eat. Another neat thing about Sunnybrook Farms’ fresh cut fruit is that you can get a variety of fruit; you can get grapes, honeydew melon and cantaloupe all in one bowl!
Most of the time I cook breakfast for my kids because I’m a fanatic about starting the day off with a good breakfast. However, there are mornings when I just cannot get it together…the back up plan…Cheerios with local honey on top. Good thing Cheerios is on sale, I foresee a busy week coming up!
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Tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, every Tuesday.
On Wednesdays, get a tip or idea on using an item in the circular.
Ideas for the whole family come to you every Thursday.
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