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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!

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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

 


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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

 

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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

 

 


Smoothies

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It’s not just a Smoothie, it’s a Smoothie Bowl!

Foodie fans have a new obsession and it’s as rich, creamy and delicious as you’d imagine – but guess what? It’s good for you, too! “Smoothie bowls,” as they’ve come to be known, are delicious mixtures that start out with many of the same ingredients found in a traditional smoothie, but are designed to be much thicker, served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon (not a straw!)

Recently, smoothie bowls have taken the food world by storm because not only are they fun and easy to make, but smoothie bowls can also offer a variety of health benefits as they are often made with healthy ingredients such as whole fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

What sets Smoothie Bowls apart from traditional smoothies?

The best smoothie bowls combine fruits and nutrient-rich green vegetables for a delicious result. Foods like avocado, nuts, hemp and chia seeds add thickness and creaminess to a bowl’s base while providing healthy fats and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to keep you filled up and fueled for hours. Low glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears offer fruity flavor and beneficial nutrients while promoting stable blood sugar levels. Frozen fruit makes bowls especially thick and frosty. Finally, adding a handful or two of leafy greens like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard into your base blend lets you “sneak in” a serving of vegetables, without changing the fruity flavor you expect from a smoothie.

Better-For-You Breakfast Choice!

For people who crave a substantial breakfast, smoothie bowls are an awesome choice, combining the ease and nutrition of smoothies with the substance of more traditional fare. They’re tasty, toothsome, and when made with the right ingredients, loaded with excellent nutrients to fuel you through your morning. And since smoothie bowls use less liquid than traditional smoothies, they are thick enough to be eaten out of a bowl with a spoon. This makes them a great choice for die-hard cereal eaters who are looking to transition into healthier breakfast habits. Secondly, smoothie bowls are designed for toppings, as their dense consistency holds up to hearty ingredients like nuts and granola, which add crunch and texture while providing sustained energy, healthy fats, and enough protein to keep you feeling full throughout the day.

Not Just For Breakfast!

Best of all, smoothie bowls can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime. They’re a great meal choice for breakfast,  lunch, dinner or even a refreshing mid-day snack. All you need is a blender, some fresh ingredients and your imagination, and you’re on your way to making a great smoothie bowl that you and your entire family is sure to enjoy.


Fresh Bake Shop

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Make your entertaining easy with ShopRite Kitchens Catering! Click here to place your order online.

Planning a party? Let our Fresh Bake Shop help you entertain and plan for your next party. We offer a wide selection of fresh, made to order decorated cakes, party platters and dessert cakes. No special occasion is complete without a fabulous dessert -whether it’s a luscious chocolate cake for a festive birthday celebration, a bagel tray for a morning business meeting, or an elegant fruit tart to give new neighbors a sweet welcome to the neighborhood, you’ll find it all at ShopRite’s Fresh Bake Shop.

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Specialty Cakes

ShopRite’s specialty team is happy to create a one-of-a-kind custom cake to suit any occasion. Our master bakers can create the perfect cake in your choice of rich icings, fillings, and flavors. Just tell us how many guests you’re expecting, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Cupcake Pull-Aparts

24 individual cupcakes that are formed into shapes such as rainbows and baseballs. The icing on these cupcakes turns them into one delicious cake.

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Brownie Bites and Cookie Platters

When “just a bite” is just right: Try our chocolate- or vanilla-iced cupcakes, or our scrumptious chocolate brownies, which are available fudge iced, plain, or with walnuts, or our delicious gourmet cookies.

Picture Perfect Cakes

Your photo, our cake – a perfect combination. We can duplicate your photograph or document for placement on your special order cake. (Photo cakes not available in all stores.)

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Jumbo Puffin Muffins
Our huge 6oz muffins are fresh baked daily and available in nine delicious varieties. From Corn to Butter Rum to Pistachio, each muffin is rich and moist and made with fine chocolate, to sweet butterscotch to loads of blueberries. Enjoy them for breakfast, lunches, and snacks.  Try a new flavor each day.
La Brea Bakery
Fresh, Flavorful, Memorable, La Brea is the nation’s most preferred artisan bread brand. Our dedication to artful nutrition mean that our breads contain no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no trans fats. Find a variety of La Brea Bakery’s award-winning loaves baked fresh daily in your local ShopRite Fresh Bake Shop.

Please note:  All varieties may not be available in all stores


Tips for Following a Plant-Based Diet in the New Year

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Tips for Following a Plant-Based Diet in the New Year

 

Interested in trying a plant-based diet but don’t know where to start? Read on for some basic tips to help you master your new year eating plan.

  • Plant-based is not “all or nothing.” You don’t have to go meat-free to be more plant-based. Treat meat and poultry as the side, instead of the main feature. Make vegetables, beans and grains the entrée.
  • Start with an appetizer. Start your meal with a soup or salad. It ensures veggies will be featured and provides a good way of slowing down the meal pace, too.
  • Go meatless one day a week. Take meat off the menu just once a week. Maybe you’ve heard of Meatless Monday? You can also choose other days of the week to think about a more plant-based diet. Tofu Tuesday? Walnutty Wednesday? Think about identifying one day each week where plant foods and plant proteins are front and center at every meal.
  • Nuts every day. Include nuts, like walnuts, each day in a simple way. Eat a few with your morning oatmeal or on your salad at lunch. Try them in a trail mix at snack time, as the coating for salmon or chicken, or mixed into a bean-based burger or stir-fry at dinner.
  • Swap in plant-based foods. Substitute or add chopped mushrooms and/or walnuts for meat in numerous dishes. Their textures and savory taste are perfect as meat substitutes.

There’s no need to overhaul your diet overnight, just start with a single meal or recipe, and then begin to incorporate more plant foods. Get started today with these delicious recipes from Walnuts.org.

 

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Creamy Green Walnut Shake

Toasted Quinoa-Walnut Breakfast “Sundaes”

Light Farmhouse Walnut Frittata

 

Salads & Veggies 3

Roasted Vegetables with Walnuts, Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Garden Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Wilted Spinach Salad with Grilled Onions, Walnuts, Avocado and Apple

 

Entrées 4

Chinese Chicken Walnut Stir-Fry

California Walnut “Meat” Street Tacos

Penne with Wilted Greens, Feta and Walnuts

 

Snacks5

Rosemary and Sea Salt Walnuts

Banana Split Trail Mix

Yogurt, Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Dip

 

Desserts

Carrot-Walnut-Oat Gems

Gluten-Free Walnut Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites with Walnuts


Three Tips for Baking with Children

My grandmother was a blue-ribbon baker. Every year at the county fair she bagged multiple ribbons for her baked goods. A plump older woman with tightly curled hair and wrapped in an apron, Gramma  John was the epitome of the Midwestern farm wife. I loved visiting her on our family vacations to Minnesota each summer. Gramma had two kitchens!

This California girl had never seen such a thing. There was a regular kitchen in the home, decorated in the styles of the 70s, where we ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the cool of the basement there was a second kitchen, austere white, and ready for business. Despite it’s professional looking nature, that’s where the fun happened!

Each summer I would bake with Gramma in that kitchen. I particularly remember her pat-in-the-pan pie crust. While mine didn’t look as pretty as hers, the pastry was easy. In fact, even my five-year old can do it.

She’s the one who taught me to bake. And I’ve passed that love on to my kids.

It’s not all rainbows and butterflies to bake with children. It sounds great, but in reality, it’s a mess. It can be a little frustrating when flour flies and egg shells float in the batter.

But, it’s worth it. Now that my youngest is five – my eldest is 16 – I’m able to relax a bit and look back to see what worked and improve the things that didn’t. Here are three basic things I’ve learned.

  1. Let them do.

This is hard, especially if you’re a control freak like I am. My husband is the one who modeled this for me. He let our two-year old crack eggs!

Recently, I taught my 7-year old how to use the bread machine. She even adapted a favorite recipe and wrote it down in her own words. That handwritten copy is a keepsake, for sure.

My 16-year old now bakes on his own, hunting down recipes to feed his ravenous appetite for healthier, body-building snacks.

  1. Just keep calm.

Find ways that you can relinquish control and still keep your cool. For instance, let your child crack each egg individually into a ramekin. Then add it to the recipe after you’ve fished out any shell.

Set up a work space that is easy to clean. We have a very large cutting board that I often use as our work space. Most of the mess happens there, making it easy to move it all at once when it’s clean up time.

  1. Have fun!

Baking is the ultimate three-for-one experience. You get food prepared, you teach your child some life skills, and you get to enjoy some good times together.

Don’t sweat the messes, the cookies that don’t look picture-perfect, or the fact that this activity takes way longer than if you did it by yourself. You’re making memories with your child and getting some great fringe benefits.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

This is a recipe from my Gramma John, updated to be just a bit healthier. I swapped coconut oil for the shortening; replaced processed white and brown sugars with demerara sugar, and used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white. I also notched up the flavor profile and the antioxidants with ginger and cinnamon. The result is a sweet, crispy, crunchy cookie that pleases kids of all ages.

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Demerara Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, optional

Preheat the oven to  350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, chocolate chips and nuts, if using. Mix well.

Written by Jessica Fisher, on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods.

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