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PHILADELPHIA Mini Cheesecakes

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What’s a family gathering without a sweet ending?  If you’re a cheesecake fan, our recipe for luscious berry-topped minis will send you straight to the store for the ingredients. With their built-in portion control, these creamy cheesecakes can help you keep tabs on serving sizes too!

Prep Time: 20 min. | Total Time: 3 hours 20 min. (incl. refrigerating) | Makes: 18 servings

What you Need

1 cup low fat graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. butter, or trans fat free spread, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) low fat PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup lite whipping cream
2 cups blueberries
1 Tbsp. lemon zest

 

Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.

 

Mix graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottoms of 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Spoon over crusts.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; spread onto cheesecakes. Top with blueberries and zest.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 190 calories, 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 13g sugars, 5g protein, 10%DV vitamin A, 4%DV vitamin C, 8%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.


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Sweet Summer Savings

Some of our favorite fruits are finally in season!

Here’s how to properly enjoy cherries, berries, and peaches while they are at their best!

Skip to: Cherries | Berries | Peaches

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Cherry Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Cherries

  • Sweet cherries in the US are grown in WA, CA, OR, WI, and MI.
  • The two major sweet varieties are Bing (your typical dark red cherry, top left) and Rainier (the reddish yellow ones, top right).
  • Cherries are FULL of antioxidants, Beta-Carotene, Potassium and Vitamin C!
  • Always look for shiny, plump cherries with fresh green stems and dark, rich coloring.
  • Keep cherries attached to their stems, unwashed, & in a paper bag until ready to eat.
  • Want to enjoy them into the cooler months? Pit and freeze them for long-term storage! You can throw them right into baked goods, or even sauces, right from the freezer!

Now that you know all about cherries, here are some of our favorite recipes!

Which side will you choose- sweet or savory?

Cherry Pie Savory Cherry

Sweet:

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Raspberry Pie

Rustic Cherry Pie

Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Cake

Savory:

Cherry Balsamic Chicken

Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Chutney

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce 

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork with Cherries

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Berry Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Berries

  • Nutritional experts have named strawberries as a Superfood because they are an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber.
  • Raspberries are rich in fiber and antioxidants, and support Heart Health.
  • Research indicates that blueberries are linked to to good vision and brain development.
  • Always look for clean, plump, and firm berries.
  • Avoid any berries with dents or signs of bruising.
  • Go Blue or Go Home! Blueberries don’t continue to ripen after they have been harvested, so pick blueberries without any red.

Now that you’re a Berry-Pro, we have one question:

Breakfast or Dessert?

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Breakfast:

Berry Banana Smoothie

Berry Pancakes

Berry-Licious Mix-in

Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Parfait

Berry Breakfast Crumble

Dessert:

Chocolate Berry Parfaits

Berry Sorbet

Easy Mini Cheesecakes

Spiced Triple Berry Shortcakes

Lemon Berry Tart with Almond Crust

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Peach Facts

Tips for Choosing & Storing Peaches

  • The top four peach-growing states are California, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey.
  • A large peach has less than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C.
  • The peach is a member of the rose family, and there are over 700 varieties of peaches.
  • Smell your peaches! The peach is a member of the rose family and should have a pleasingly sweet fragrance.
  • Ripe peaches should be soft to the touch, but not mushy. Don’t squeeze too hard, they bruise easily!
  • If you can’t find a soft peach, firm peaches will ripen on the counter at room temperature in a few days.

Now that you’ve picked your peaches,

will you chill them or grill them?

Peach Tea Peach Cobbler

Chilled:

Peach Tea Lemonade

Peach Yogurt Smoothie

Stone Fruit And Berry Salad

Lemon Panna Cotta Pudding with Fruit Salad

Warmed:

Grilled Chicken with Sweet-Tart Salsa

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Warm Rosemary Brie Cake with Peach Preserves

Peach Cobbler Pie

 


Johnson and Johnson Lactose

What is Lactose Intolerance?

dipping cookie in milkYou’ve probably heard of lactose intolerance, but may not know exactly what it really is. Lactose intolerance is characterized by the symptoms that occur when your body does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called lactase to digest a sugar called lactose, which is found mainly in milk and other dairy products.

Normally, our body produces lactase, which breaks down lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These two sugars can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. People whose bodies don’t make enough lactase can’t fully digest lactose, causing mild to uncomfortable side effects.

Some people have a higher chance of being lactose intolerant, including people of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Jewish descent. It also affects adults more than children, since the body produces less lactase enzyme as people age. The Dairy Digestion Test can help you determine if you have a dairy sensitivity that may be caused by lactose.

 

Lactose Intolerance Symptoms and Signs

Common signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Bloating

Symptoms can appear anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after eating dairy. Lactose intolerance symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the amount of lactose consumed and the degree of lactase deficiency. Some people who produce small amounts of lactase may be able to tolerate small servings of foods containing lactose.

 

The Dairy Digestion Test

Is your sensitivity caused by lactose intolerance? This simple self-evaluation can help you find out.  If you aren’t sure how your digestive system will react to dairy, you should take the test at a time where you’re mostly home. If the evaluation indicates you may be lactose intolerance, you should discuss the results with your doctor.

You can download a copy of the Diary Digestion Test here.

 Dairy Test

Know Your Lactose

If you have a dairy sensitivity due to lactose, make sure you know what foods contain it.

It may sound mysterious, but it’s really not. Lactose is just a sugar found in milk and milk products. When you digest lactose, it’s broken down into two simpler (but just as mysterious-sounding) sugars, galactose and glucose.

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Foods with lactose

Many processed foods include milk products, so it makes sense to read food labels carefully. If you are severely lactose intolerant, ask your doctor or pharmacist about lactose that may be in prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The most common high-lactose foods include:

  • Milk and milk based beverages
  • Ice cream
  • Soft and processed cheeses
  • Puddings and custards
  • Cream soups and cream sauces

 

Other foods that may contain lactose in smaller quantities include:

  • Baked goods
  • Milk chocolate
  • Salad dressings and sauces
  • Instant oatmeal and cereal bars
  • Instant mashed potatoes, soups, rice and noodle mixes
  • Lunch meats
  • Candy
  • Mixes for pancakes, biscuits and cookies

 

 Managing Lactose IntoleranceGirl eating pizza

Your sensitivity to lactose in dairy doesn´t have to put a crimp in your lifestyle if you know how to manage it.

The best lactose intolerance treatment is to prevent symptoms from occurring. You can do this by:

  • Being aware of what foods contain lactose. Note that some dairy foods are better tolerated than others, such as yogurt and other fermented dairy products, and hard aged cheeses.
  • Observing the amount of lactose you eat to determine your level of tolerance.
  • Taking a lactase supplement before eating dairy products.
  • Choosing lactose free dairy products.

If you believe you or someone in your family is lactose intolerant mention it to your doctor on your next visit.

An easy way to enjoy the benefits of real dairy without discomfort is to use lactose free products from the LACTAID® Brand. Drinking Milkshakes


 

Key Lime Pie

 Perfect Summer Recipe!

Key Lime Pie

Total Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Source: Melissa d’Arabian

Yields/Serves: 8

Ingredients: 

3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup key lime juice, or fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Reduced Fat LACTAID® Milk

1 (6 oz.) reduced fat graham cracker crust

1 1/2 cups reduced calorie whipped topping, thawed

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Combine eggs and sugar. Beat with a mixer until pale yellow and smooth (about 1 minute).
  3. Add lime juice, zest, vanilla and salt and mix to blend. Add LACTAID® Milk to the egg mixture, beating until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture into crust and bake 40-50 minutes or until the edges are set, but the center is still jiggly. The center will firm after cooling.
  5. Cool pie on wire rack then cover loosely and chill completely in refrigerator, about 4 hours.
  6. Spread whipped topping evenly over pie.

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL LACTOSE FREE RECIPES, VISIT   http://recipes.lactaid.com/recipes

 

 


Benefits of Yogurt

Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt is a nutritious food that’s good for people of all ages. Like most dairy products, yogurt Yogurt and Berriesprovides many important nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D, and protein. Many yogurts are low-fat or fat-free and contain little or no saturated fat and cholesterol. Yogurt is a nutrient-dense, convenient and delicious food for snacks and meals.

Yoplait yogurt is a delicious way to help get your calcium with varieties the whole family can love including  Yoplait Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, Light Thick & Creamy, Lactose Free, Whips!,  Greek, Greek 100, and Greek 100 Whips!. Also look for Yoplait Plentí Plentiful Greek yogurt, Yoplait Plentí Oatmeal Meets Greek yogurt, Kids Cups, and Go-Gurt.

Calcium & Vitamin D

It’s no secret that calcium & vitamin D help build strong bones and teeth, and helps keep them strong throughout your life. But did you know that most Americans aren’t getting enough calcium or vitamin D in their diets? Unlike many other yogurts, most General Mills Yoplait yogurts provide a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Studies show that people who eat yogurt have higher intakes of these important nutrients.

  1. NHANES 2009-10 (food only) Day 1 & 2 NCI Usual Intake Method and Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes on Calcium & Vitamin D Report (2010).

Count on Calcium

Milk and milk products are considered the best food sources of calcium. These foods also have additional nutrients that can help calcium be better absorbed by the body. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most individuals should include at least 3 servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy in their diets daily.

Here are a few strategies for adding extra calcium to your diet:

  • Substitute yogurt for mayonnaise or sour cream in salad dressings
  • Stir in non-fat dry milk powder to soups, hot cereal, cocoa or orange juice
  • Blend yogurt and fruit pieces to make a thick frothy shake
  • Sprinkle lowfat shredded cheese over casseroles, potatoes or vegetables
  • Top baked potatoes with yogurt and chives
  • Whip plain yogurt and shredded cheese into mashed potatoes
  • Create a creamy, lowfat pasta sauce using blended ricotta cheese and fresh herbs

Discover Vitamin D

You know that you need calcium for strong bones, but did you know that you also need vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium?

Our bodies need vitamin D for the absorption of calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Studies show that calcium absorption improves when taken along with Vitamin D.2 Other studies show that vitamin D may help prevent bone fractures later in life.3,4

Finding Vitamin D in Foods

Vitamin D is formed naturally by the body after exposure to sunlight. Since you can’t always count on the sun, it’s even more important to look to your diet for your Vitamin D. Yoplait is the only leading yogurt with Vitamin D in every serving to provide 10%-20% of the Daily Value. Other food sources of vitamin D include fatty fish such as salmon, cod liver oil, organ meats, fortified ready-to-eat cereal, fortified yogurt, egg yolks, and mushrooms.

2. McCormick CC. Passive diffusion does not play a major role in the absorption of dietary calcium in normal adults. J Nutr. 2002; 132(11):3428-30.
3. Trivedi DP, Doll R, Khaw KT. Effect of four monthly oral vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplementation on fractures and mortality in men and women living in the community: randomised double blind controlled trial. BMJ 2003;326:469-475.
4. Feskanich D, Willett WC, Colditz GA. Calcium, vitamin D, milk consumption, and hip fractures: a prospective study among postmenopausal women.Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77(2):504-11.

StrawberriesThe Pay offs of Protein

Why is protein important?

Protein is an important component of your body and your diet, serving as a building block for strong muscles and alongside calcium and vitamin D, for strong bones. Another benefit of some yogurt is that foods higher in protein may help to satisfy hunger. Come snack time, many nutritionists recommend integrating foods with protein.

Finding the Right Amount of Protein in Snacks

Looking for a snack with protein to help satisfy your hunger? Try Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 which have 10-13 grams of protein in each 5.3 oz cup. Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 are the perfect protein snack option with over 30 flavor varieties. They also have at least a  good source of calcium and vitamin D.

 

Protein content in common snacks:

Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 yogurt (5.3 oz) 10-13 g protein
Pretzels (1 oz) 2-3 g protein
Raisins (1 oz) 1 g protein
Granola bars, chewy & crunchy (1 oz) 1-3 g protein
Rice cakes (1 cake) 0-2 g protein

USDA Nutrient Database, Standard Reference Release 24, On-line

Other good or excellent sources of protein include meat, fish, eggs, beans and other dairy products. Be certain to check fat content, since some protein sources may contain a significant amount of fat and saturated fat.

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Summer Grilling and Patio Partying

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Grilling season has arrived and it’s time to fire up your grill! While grilling is a low-fat method of cooking, many barbeque and cookout dishes can overload us on fat, calories and sugar. Good for you BBQ is about starting with nutritious foods, practicing portion control, and having those summertime treats in moderation.

Here are a few easy ways to cut the calories at your BBQ:

1. Low-fat burgers

90%+ lean ground beef
Veggie burgers
Ground turkey breast

2. Lean grilling meats

Skinless chicken breasts
Shrimp/vegetable kebobs
London broil or flank steak

3. Lower-calorie sides

Grilled veggies
Corn on the cob
Sweet or white potatoes

4. Keep sugary sweets in check

Fruit salad for dessert
Water or zero calorie drinks
Low-fat ice cream

Dare to be different at your next BBQ. Make mixed coleslaw with vinaigrette instead of mayo or try a Dijon mustard potato salad for your guests. Kebobs layered with meat, veggies and shrimp are sure to please and nothing says summer like a big bowl of blueberries and strawberries for dessert. As you can see, swapping out a few items this Memorial Day can make it a Good for you BBQ!

Backyard Corn on the CobGrilled Corn Grilled Caesar SaladGrilled Caesar Salad
BBQ WingsChicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip Tiki BBQ Beef KebabsHawaiian Steak Kebabs
Lobster BBQGrilled Lobster Man Holding BurgersBistro Burgers

Brown Sugar T-Bone Steak

Our Certified Angus Beef is USDA Choice, a high quality meat ready to hit the grate! Try one of our favorites- Brown Sugar T-Bone Steaks paired with some corn on the cob!

Graduation Party

Ace the Grad Party Effortlessly

Hosting the perfect party is easy with help from ShopRite Kitchen catering.

Parents, Grandparents, siblings, and friends will gather to celebrate this momentous occasion. At ShopRite, you’ll find everything from delicious food  to custom cakes, fresh flowers, and even party-ware. We have it all in once place!

Welcome Summer with a picnic, family reunion, or dinner on the patio that treats you and your guests to a vacation from cooking. Order everything you need from appetizers to dessert at ShopRite. Nothing beats an impromptu outdoor meal with friends, family, and a table full of al fresco fare! We have favorites you can bring to any block party, BBQ, or picnic, which will complement anything the grill master serves.

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