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6 Easy Ways to Have an Epic #WaffleWednesday

Posted by , April 20th, 2016

When was the last time you celebrated #WaffleWednesday ? Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert, waffles are the perfect foundation for all your flavor cravings.

We’ve created six legendary waffle combos you can create in a jiffy thanks to our line of frozen organic waffles!
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4 Lovely Breakfast in Bed Spreads to Make for Mom this Mother’s Day

Posted by , April 20th, 2016

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you’re probably wondering how to take your gift to the next level. Sure, flowers are nice, and chocolates are lovely, but breakfast in bed is the quintessential treat that your Mom is sure to love.

Is Mom gluten-free? No problem! We’ve pulled out all the stops and whipped up these four spectacular pancake breakfasts with her in mind!

Don’t worry; no chef degree required with these recipes! These sweet spreads came together in just minutes thanks to their foundation: ShopRite Gluten Free Frozen Pancakes! If you’re not gluten-free, feel free to switch in our classic home style or blueberry pancakes for any of the gluten-free ones listed in these recipes.

Strawberry and Nutella

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The classic flavor combo of strawberries and chocolate gets just a little tweak with the introduction of hazelnut spread. Drizzle the spread over our classic home style pancakes and top with freshly sliced strawberries for the decadent breakfast your mom deserves.

Blueberry, White Chocolate, and Almond

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Top blueberry pancakes with a drizzle of melted white chocolate and a sprinkle of sliced almonds to transform them into a blueberry almond tart-inspired breakfast!

Tropical Oasis

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What mom wouldn’t want to be transported to sunny, sandy shores for Mother’s Day? This stack of pancakes is the next best thing! Top classic pancakes with a drizzle of coconut cream, tropical fruit like berries, mango, and pineapple, and a sprinkle of shredded coconut for the perfect island getaway.

Red, White and Blueberry

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Spring is here, summer is on the way, and we took our inspiration for this final breakfast from our stars and stripes! Top our blueberry pancakes with a dollop of whipped cream and freshly sliced strawberries for a fruity, patriotic pancake spread!

How do you plan on treating your mom this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!


Smoothie Bowls: The Latest Breakfast Trend

Posted by , April 13th, 2016

By Nina Rizzo

If you follow the foodie world, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the pages of most culinary bloggers are suddenly  filled with beautiful images of symmetrically placed fruit and veggies ensconced in large round bowls, accompanied by spoons, not straws.  What is this trendy new concoction and why is it so popular? It’s called a Smoothie Bowl – and it may be the most perfect breakfast meal ever created.

Smoothie Vs. Smoothie Bowl – What’s the Difference?

Build a Better Breakfast Part 3: Muesli Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls aren’t meant to be gulped down in seconds like a regular smoothie – which traditionally is made of pureed fruits and yogurt. But rather, a smoothie bowl is meant to feel like a real meal with layers of flavor, texture and color. Plus, you enjoy it with a spoon, not a straw.

Owing to their thick texture, 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 protein to keep you full throughout the day.

The best bowls mix plant-based fats with low glycemic fruits and nutrient-rich green vegetables. Foods like avocado, nuts, hemp and chia seeds add thickness and creaminess to your bowl’s base while providing healthy fats and anti-inflammatory omega-3’s to keep you filled up and fueled until lunchtime. Low glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears offer fruity flavor and beneficial nutrients while promoting stable blood sugar levels.

Due to their overall consistency and healthy ingredients, smoothie bowls make them a great choice for die-hard cereal eaters who are looking to transition into healthier breakfast habits.

How Do You Make A Smoothie Bowl?

To get started, add fresh or frozen fruit into a high-power blender. Throw in some nutrient-dense greens, such as spinach or kale, and thicken with plain Greek yogurt or healthy fats like almond butter, coconut oil, flax seed or avocado to create a thick, rich, creamy consistency – much like frozen yogurt.

You need a little liquid but the amount depends on the consistency you want. Generally, add enough milk or ice cubes to puree the ingredients, yet have enough heft for the spoon to stand in the center of the bowl.

Let the kids get creative with an array of toppings to “decorate” their bowls much like they would an ice cream sundae. Sliced fruits, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and granola, plus maple syrup to drizzle, make a healthful – and fun – assortment.

One of my favorite smoothie bowls is a thick blend of frozen berries, bananas, kale, almond milk and agave, topped with slices of strawberries, granola and dried goji berries.  My kids, however, are partial to a chocolate, hazelnut, hemp smoothie. They don’t even know the hemp (a plant-based protein loaded with iron and omega-3 fats) is in there. Its earthy yet neutral taste pairs well with chocolate, bananas and hazelnuts.

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 into your first meal of the day, without changing the fruity flavor you expect from a smoothie.

For a striking presentation, use dragon fruit to produce a vibrant pink bowl. This frozen puree looks beautiful with a ring of toasted coconut flakes or an edible flower floating in the center. Dragon fruit tastes similar to melon and is a great source of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium and B vitamins.

Visit your local ShopRite in-store dietitian for more info, or more smoothie bowl recipes. For more info or recipes, visit ShopRite.com


Build a Better Breakfast: Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Posted by , March 31st, 2016

Build a Better Breakfast Part 4: Tropical Smoothie Bowl

The grand finale of our “Build a Better Breakfast” series takes us to sunny, tropical shores! By combining pineapple yogurt with frozen chunks of mango, this smoothie bowl will have you dreaming of sandy beaches in no time! Don’t forget the toppings: items like shredded coconut, cashews, chia seeds and additional fruit are our favorites.


Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 10 Min | Serves: 2

Ingredients

Smoothie

  • 1 container (6 oz) ShopRite pineapple yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped ShopRite frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice

Toppings

  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons whole ShopRite cashews
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ShopRite sweetened shreddedcoconut

Directions:

Step 1:  In blender, place yogurt, pineapple, mango and pineapple juice. Cover and blend until smooth.

Step 2:  Pour into 2 bowls. Top with toppings.

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size: 1 Serving)

  • Calories 300; Calories from Fat 50
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 55mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 56g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 40g
  • Protein 6g

 

Build a Better Breakfast Part 4: Tropical Smoothie Bowl


Build a Better Breakfast: Muesli Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Posted by , March 31st, 2016

Build a Better Breakfast Part 3: Muesli Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

It’s time for Part 3 of our “Build a Better Breakfast” Series (check out Part 1 and Part two) and we have another fruit-filled smoothie bowl to share! This one combines fresh strawberries and blueberries with muesli and shredded coconut for a fun twist on a breakfast parfait.

Short on time? Prep the “smoothie” part of the bowl the night before and refrigerate. When you wake up, simply pull it out of the fridge, top with desired toppings, and you’re ready to enjoy breakfast in less than a minute!


Muesli Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 5 Min | Total Time: 5 Min | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ShopRite frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ShopRite vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup  muesli or granola
  • 1 cup fresh berries

Directions:

Step 1:  In blender, add frozen strawberries, banana and yogurt. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.

Step 2:  Pour into 2 bowls; top with muesli and fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts (per 1 serving)

  • Calories 310
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
  • Dietary Fiber 8g
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 11g

 

Build a Better Breakfast Part 3: Muesli Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl


Build a Better Breakfast: Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Posted by , March 31st, 2016

Build a Better Breakfast Part 1: Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

With April here, the weather continue to improve and we’re spending more time outdoors! We’re also spending more time enjoying fresh fruits in all of our meals, especially breakfast.

For starters, we’re officially on the smoothie bowl bandwagon! Have you tried one yet? We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes throughout the month of April, so stay tuned and you’ll become a smoothie-making superstar in no time.

The first recipe of the month: this Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl! Take your classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie to a whole new level by serving it bowl style, topped with plenty of fresh fruit, and even a sprinkle of shredded coconut!


Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ShopRite nonfat milk
  • 4 cups ShopRite Greek nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups fresh Raspberries
  • 3 cups fresh Banana, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Honey

Place milk, yogurt, strawberries, raspberries, banana and honey in large capacity blender (or prepare in batches).

  1. Blend on high speed 1 minute. Stop blender; stir ingredients with spatula. Continue to blend until smooth.
  2. Portion into serving bowls and cover.
  3. Serve chilled. Smoothie bowls may be refrigerated overnight.
  4. When ready to eat, top with any of the following: granola, sliced bananas, fresh berries and nuts.

Nutritional Information (Serving Size: 12 oz)

  • Calories 320
  • Calories from Fat 10
  • Total Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 95mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
  • Dietary Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 38g
  • Protein 20g

 

Build a Better Breakfast Part 1: Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl


Build a Better Breakfast: Chocolate Kefir Shake

Posted by , March 31st, 2016

Build a Better Breakfast Part 2: Chocolate Kefir Shake

Welcome to Part 2 of our Build a Better Breakfast series! Today we’re serving dessert for breakfast.

Just kidding! But this Kefir Chocolate shake is so smooth, rich, and creamy, you’ll swear it’s just as good. Make this one for the kids before they head out the door to school, or as a better-for-you alternative to a chocolate milkshake!


Kefir Chocolate Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 Min | Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lowfat plain unsweetened kefir
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tsp. ShopRite cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup crushed ice
  • Pitted Medjool dates (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: In a blender combine kefir, banana, almond butter, cocoa powder and ice; cover and blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender occasionally. If desired, add dates to sweeten; blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, and serve.

Nutritional Info (Per 1 Serving)

  • 350 calories
  • 10g fat
  • 1.5g saturated fat
  • 20mg cholesterol
  • 170mg sodium
  • 46g carbohydrate
  • 5g fiber
  • 1g protein

 

Build a Better Breakfast Part 2: Chocolate Kefir Shake


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Crockpot Cheesy Kielbasa Breakfast Casserole

Posted by , January 23rd, 2015

I’d be lost without breakfast. I would be a total crazy person without it. With the world’s ever-quickening pace, I need every bit of fuel to get through the day. As wonderful as grab-and-go breakfasts are, they never seem to give me what I need. A good cooked breakfast is the best way to start off the day, Read More »


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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa

Posted by , January 21st, 2015

Everyone thinks of using their slow cooker for dinner, but did you know its a huge helper when it comes to making an awesome (and healthy!) breakfast? Read More »


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Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

Posted by , January 9th, 2014

The first time my husband came to visit my hometown while we were dating, we arrived very late.  My mother had just baked a banana bread and greeted us with a house that smelled heavenly. Read More »


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