TYLER, Texas, Apr. 11, 2016 – Brookshire Grocery Company is committed to and strives to meet the needs of its customers. In response to an increasing number of customers requesting cage-free eggs, BGC formally announces its intention to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025. The company will work with current suppliers during this transition in a way that ensures eggs are safely produced and affordably priced for all of its customers.
Brookshire Grocery Company was established in 1928 and now operates three brands –Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, and FRESH by Brookshire’s. All of the 152 stores within these brands partner closely with their local communities and are committed to providing the highest quality products at the best possible value.
TYLER, Texas, November 23, 2015 – Brookshire Grocery Company is once again aiming to deliver Christmas cheer to families in need through its 34th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.
Beginning Nov. 18 and continuing through Dec. 22, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, which will be donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution. Customers may also purchase pre-assembled “grab bags” for $5 or scan coupons for $1 or $5, which will be used to purchase additional food items.
The goal is to provide a week’s worth of food to approximately 15,000 families throughout BGC’s market area. Families will receive a box of non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, rice and pasta, as well as a coupon for a free roasting hen.
The Spirit of Christmas Food Drive began in Tyler in 1982 with the Rose City Kiwanis Club, with approximately 90 families in the Tyler area receiving assistance. Last year was the most successful food drive thus far, with a more than 25 percent increase in overall sales of grab bags and scan coupons over the previous year. Approximately 16,000 households throughout the BGC’s market area were assisted through the food drive. In total, approximately 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution to families in need.
After spending hours roasting your turkey to perfection, it (and you) deserves more than a sandwich the day after. With a little creative pre-shopping and stocking of refrigerators and cupboards, you can take your day-two turkey from boring to amazing – and nutritious.
Enjoying delicious meals doesn’t have to mean blowing the bank on calories. Simple, fresh ingredients that are full of nutrition and flavor can take leftover turkey to a different level.
- Spice it: Pair reheated turkey with baked spiced apples. Core and slice fresh apples (NuVal 100), and combine with raisins (NuVal 88), chopped pecans (NuVal 71), cinnamon and lemon. Roast for 30 minutes at 375° F. No need to add sugar. The apples provide all the sweetness you need.
- Wrap it: For a lighter take on the traditional leftover turkey sandwich, chop cold turkey in small pieces and layer with raw vegetables, avocado (NuVal 88), mustard, romaine lettuce (NuVal 100), tomatoes (NuVal 100), sliced red or green bell peppers (NuVal 100), shredded carrots (NuVal 100) and cucumbers (NuVal 100) in a tortilla wrap.
- Curry it: Need a quick 30-minute, post-Thanksgiving meal that is both savory and sweet? NuVal’s pick is Curried Turkey with Raisins and Mushrooms. The recipe works really well with leftover turkey, and it’s simple to make. The meal combines protein-rich turkey with the earthy flavors of mushrooms and the sweet, spicy tones of raisins and curry.
Did you know that grocery shopping could be healthy for your skin? The food you put into that grocery bag not only affects what you eat, but it also affects your skin’s healthy glow and luster.
November is National Healthy Skin Month. Um, “face it.” There’s no better time than to “face up” to the facts: certain foods are power-packed with nutrients that delay aging and add resilience and elasticity. Building a better-for-you bag of groceries is one of the easiest ways to improve overall wellness and beautiful skin. Shopping with the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System guides you to better food options. With a 1 to 100 ranking, scores operate on one simple rule – the higher the NuVal score, the more nutritious the food.
According to health.com, some of its top, healthy-skin food choices also earn NuVal’s highest score of 100:
- Pumpkin (NuVal 100) – Pumpkins contain orange-inducing carotenoids that fight wrinkles. They’re also full of vitamins C, E and A, and enzymes that serve as skin cleansers.
- Green Tea (NuVal 100) – Green tea contains inflammation-fighting antioxidants. You can also add lemon or lime juice for extra power!
- Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries (NuVal 100) – In addition to be being delicious, these berries boast anti-aging vitamin C which prevents cell damage and reduction of collagen.
TYLER, Texas, November 4, 2015 – An official ribbon-cutting ceremony today kicked off grand opening festivities at the new Super 1 Foods store, located at 172 Centennial Parkway in South Tyler. The ceremony featured Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Mullins, City Councilman John Nix (District 6). Also present to celebrate the new store were John Godwin of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and two Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, who took photos with and signed autographs for customers. Store Director Robert Marta also presented charitable donations to the Tyler Type One Diabetes Foundation, Therapet and Owens Elementary School.
Settled between Academy Sports and Outdoors and The Village at Cumberland Park, the 58,000-square-foot store is the company’s 34th location under its Super 1 Foods brand.
Among the store’s features there is a fuel center and a pharmacy with a drive-thru window, along with bakery, deli, meat, beer and wine, floral and produce departments. The new store was built with a focus on sustainability. It has several environmentally friendly features including automated lighting controls, a refrigeration leak detection system, polished concrete flooring, skylights and a clerestory roof to allow for natural daylighting.
The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special giveaways and promotions, including a Pat Green concert Nov. 7 at The Village at Cumberland Park.
While you may be tempted to dish up a serving of your Thanksgiving meal for your pet, you should not share your food with them. When pets eat human food, they can develop an upset stomach, diarrhea and even pancreatitis.
If you must sneak your dog a little turkey, make sure it’s cooked, boneless and skinless. We often think giving our dog a turkey bone is a treat, but it can actually be dangerous. Bones from the turkey can break and splinter, causing blockage and perforation of the intestinal tract.
Keep raw products, like meat and dough, out of your pet’s reach. If your pet ingests raw bread dough, the dough can rise in the stomach, causing bloating, abdominal pain and vomiting.
Avoid giving your dog or cat any stuffing. Stuffing includes ingredients like sage, onions and raisins that can be toxic to your pet. Ingesting too much sage could cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression in your pet.
To avoid any temptation of feeding your pet Thanksgiving food, keep your pet in another room while preparing and eating your meal.
While running errands this holiday season, it is important to keep your children entertained to prevent a meltdown in the back seat. Here are some tips for running errands with your child in tow:
- Leave a little toy box next to your child’s seat to prevent them from getting bored. Change toys around in the box every so often.
- Run your errands at the right time of day for your child. Avoid running errands around your child’s nap time.
- For older children, play a thinking game with them while in the car, like naming animals that start with A,B,C, etc.
- Give your child positive reinforcement and stay positive.
- Reward your child if they are doing well. If your child is keeping their cool while running errands, plan something fun at the end, like going to the park or getting a toy.
- Always pack snacks and drinks no matter how long your shopping trip may be.
- Make an itinerary before heading out the door. Order the errands on your itinerary by the driving route.
Greet the end of a crisp, cold-weather autumn day with roasted pork. It’s a lean way to celebrate October Pork Month.
According to the National Pork Board, many cuts of pork are as lean as skinless chicken. Lean pork is a great source of lean protein and many essential vitamins and other nutrients. A 3-ounce serving of pork tenderloin is an excellent source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorus and niacin, and a good source of riboflavin, potassium and zinc. Ways to incorporate lean cuts of pork in anytime meals include:
- Include lean Canadian bacon (NuVal 26) with eggs (NuVal 56) for breakfast.
- Add grilled or sautéed pork chop (NuVal 44) strips to salad at lunch.
- Roast pork tenderloin (NuVal 65) for dinner.
Learn more about the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System.
There are countless ways – and varieties – to help you get “apple a day” nutrition during October Apple Month. According the U.S. Apple Association, the fruit is abundant because it is grown in every state. Top producers are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.
Apples help promote a healthy lifestyle. Their benefits were first recorded in the medieval age, giving rise to the “apple a day” slogan. Research verifies that apples (which have a NuVal® score of 100) benefit weight loss and aid in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and asthma.
Start the day with your favorite apple variety blended into this recipe for apple yogurt from the U.S. Apple Association. You’ll get all the nutrition of an apple plus an extra boost of dairy and protein from the yogurt – a perfect morning starter.
3 cups diced or sliced apples (NuVal 100)
2 cups plain, low-fat yogurt (look for NuVal 50+)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp brown sugar, if apples are tart
Cook the apples in 1/2 cup water for 5 to 10 minutes or until soft. Reserve 1 cup and put the rest into blender with 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar. Blend very briefly. Mix all ingredients together.
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Taking your dog for a walk is a good way for both of you to get some exercise. From an early age, puppies can be acclimated to a collar and leash. Use your voice and a gentle tug to encourage the pup to follow you. Reward good behavior with praise, and keep walks short at first.
Dogs that have been bred for stamina or to work often have higher exercise requirements than other breeds. Consider the breed history of your dog and the work traditionally associated with them as you determine exercise needs. Talk with your vet to get additional suggestions. Retrieving breeds do best with games of fetch and chase, while sledding dogs enjoy pulling and running.
The length and type of exercise for your dog will depend on his requirements and health limitations. While some dogs may enjoy a 5-mile jog and a game of fetch, others may be tired and satisfied after a short walk around the block.