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A Chocolate Date Night

This Valentine’s Day say “I love you” with a romantic and healthy dinner for two that features the holiday’s classic treat – chocolate!

Chocolate and Your Health
Did you know that eating a small amount of dark chocolate may actually provide you with health benefits? Chocolate comes from the cacao plant, and cacao is a rich source of flavonoids, which act as an antioxidant. The antioxidants found in cocoa are similar to those found in red wine, some forms of tea, and cranberries, and are thought to have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder contain the highest concentrations of these antioxidants, but don’t’ forget they still contain fat, sugar, and calories. For this reason it is important to enjoy each in moderation.

Here is a fun way to add a sensible amount of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and cocoa powder to your Valentine’s Day dinner.

Cocoa and Coffee Rub
This is a great way to flavor your favorite cut of meat without adding salt. Steak rubs work well with red meats because they will not interfere with the natural meat flavor. A rub should be applied right before cooking. You can make this rub ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. For this dish a lean cut of meat is recommended like flank steak, sirloin, or London broil.

  • 2 Tbsp ground coffee (unflavored)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the coffee, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Mix in a shallow dish. Rub the steak with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pat the rub onto all sides of the steak and grill.

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Chocolate Dressing
The dressing for this salad does not include oil, making it low in total fat. Melted dark chocolate is used to balance the acidity of the balsamic vinegar.

  • 1 bag pre-washed baby field greens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (25g or two squares) dark chocolate, 75% pure

To make the dressing, add balsamic vinegar and sugar to a small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat and add in chocolate until melted. Leave to cool at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or dressing will solidify. Toss strawberries and greens with dressing.


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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.


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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.
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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.

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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

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Roasted Vegetables with Walnuts, Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Garden Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

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

 

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Chinese Chicken Walnut Stir-Fry

California Walnut “Meat” Street Tacos

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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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