Category Archives: Soelbergs Market

Coca-Cola Bear Giveaway

Enter to win your very own Coca-Cola bear plush. Each time you visit one of our locations and purchase $15 worth of any Coca-Cola products in a single transaction, you are entered to win a 30″ plush Coca-Cola branded polar bear!

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Food Club® Hot Dog Mummies

Roll into Halloween with these perfect appetizers- mummy inspired hot dogs.

Ingredients:

1 package hot dogs

1 package Food Club® crescent rolls

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with tin foil.

Cut the crescent rolls into long strips and place them in a mummy pattern. Roll the hotdog up in the crescent roll strips and repeat until hot dogs are gone.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and serve with favorite dipping sauces.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Snack Tray

Don’t settle for a sub-par snack tray this Halloween. Spook it up with a delightful jack-o-lantern inspired tray.

Top of pumpkin:
Broccoli
Pretzels
Cauliflower

Eyes, nose, and mouth:
Blueberries
Blackberries
Grapes

Body:
Carrots
Popcorn
Cheddar Cheese

Food Club® Monster Brownies

We are creeping it real this season with these monster inspired brownies. Serve these at your next Halloween party for a spooktacular dessert.

Ingredients:

Food Club® chocolate brownie mix

2 Food Club® eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup water

1 package Food Club® cream cheese frosting

Purple and green food coloring

Instructions:

Mix brownie mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water together and bake according to package.

While the brownies are baking, split the frosting into thirds. Color one-third purple and one-third green.

Once the brownies have cooled, dollop each color around the brownies and swirl with toothpick.

Dietician Ron- Lower Sugar Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

The Halloween season is here and kids are bursting with delight. The thrill of a scary story, the spooky décor transforming our homes and neighborhoods into macabre fantasy lands, becoming anything you want with the aid of a simple costume, going door-to-door and filling your bucket with candies like a pirate fills a chest with treasure, and doing it all surrounded by friends and family…what’s not to love? There’s still that child in me that tries to discover that Halloween magic anew each year. Now that I’m an adult, however, there’s also a pragmatic dietitian in me and these two parts struggle to get along. The child in me says give the trick or treaters the full-size candy bar (because those were always my favorite houses) but the dietitian in me recognizes that most kids already get too much sugar (causing or increasing the risk of numerous health problems).

As the argument rages inside me, I remind myself that Halloween has redefined itself nearly every generation. When trick or treating first started in the 30’s, the most common treats were homemade confections, fruit, nuts, or toys. By the 50’s, candy manufacturers were beginning to capitalize on the holiday and Bazooka Bubble Gum, M&M’s, and Almond Joys found their way into children’s buckets. In the 70’s the homemade sweets that started the tradition were now labeled as taboo and individually wrapped candies were almost exclusively given to trick or treaters. Since then, the candy selection has changed, with new flavors and brands coming and going, but we’re long overdue for a significant shift. It’s my hope (and I think both the kid and dietitian in me agree) that better-for-you snacks can be that next shift – foods that are still treats for children (get those raisins and toothbrushes out of the lineup) but aren’t loaded with sugar like traditional candy.

As you incorporate better-for-you snacks (non-food items can work great too) remember that variety is key. There isn’t one universally appealing option (one of the reasons for variety packs even among candy). To help you find the perfect treats, we’ve compiled a list of less-sugary snacks and non-food items you can find at your local grocery store. While none are quite as affordable as a fun-sized candy bar, there are many options that won’t break the bank and you can have the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to the health of our children (while still pleasing them with a treat).

Treats for under $1

  • Halloween Toys – the seasonal aisle has a wide range of Halloween toys for less than a dollar (selection varies by store, while supplies last).
  • Blue Diamond 100 Calorie Packs – nothing but good, nutritious almonds here in a small convenient package.
  • Kind Kids Granola Bars – roughly half the sugar of a fun-sized candy with whole grains and fun packaging, this is my pick for best bar.
  • Kind Bar Minis – your favorite fruit and nut bars in a small (and affordable) package with a quarter the added sugar of a typical fun-sized candy.
  • Z Bar Protein – not my first recommendation due to the higher sugar content (about the same as a fun-sized candy) but it is balanced with a fair amount of protein and fiber.
  • Goldfish Crackers – 0 g sugar and a fair amount of protein, goldfish are a good option and available in single-serve bags.
  • Clementines – more fun than raisins especially if you decorate them like pumpkins; while clementines might be viewed as a treat by some, be sure to offer other options.
  • Treetop Applesauce Pouches – with no fruit juice concentrate added, these one of the healthiest fruit squeeze pouches.

Treats for under 50¢

  • Halloween toys – while options are more limited in the sub 50¢ range, you will find a few items like spooky pens or vampire fangs (selection varies by store, while supplies last).
  • Stickers – check out the greeting card aisle where you’ll find a variety of sticker packs that you can break into individual sheets to give away.
  • Stretch Island Fruit Leather – boasting no added sugar and 100% real fruit ingredients, they also have a low price tag when you buy them in multipacks.
  • Smartfood Popcorn –single-serve packs are available, providing a fair amount of fiber and protein with no added sugar and a reasonable amount of fat and sodium.
  • Corn Nuts – another good whole-grain corn option with no added sugar and a reasonable amount of fat and sodium.

Bringing Baking Back

Fall is here and you know what that means, it’s time to Bring Baking Back! We’re celebrating with a sweepstakes from Food Club® where rewards members can enter to win hundreds of dollars in gift cards, now through December 27th when they buy any Food Club product. 

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Food Club® Apple Crisp

We love this recipe to the core! Enjoy this crunchy and sweet apple crisp all Fall long.

Ingredients:

6-8 apple peeled and chopped (golden delicious is recommended)

2 tbs. Food Club® sugar

1 3/4 tbs. ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

1 cup Food Club® brown sugar

3/4 cup Food Club® old fashioned oats

1/2 cup cold Food Club® butter, cubed

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix apples with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 inch dish.

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, oats and butter. Use your hands or a pastry cutter until mixture is the texture of corn meal and the butter is dispersed throughout. Place on top of apple mixture.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until apples are softened and topping is browned. Serve with ice cream and a caramel drizzle.

See more Food Club® recipes at www.foodclubsavings.com.

Butternut Squash Soup

You butter love this soup. With its use of the classic fall produce item, butternut squash, this creamy and dreamy soup will have you cozy and warm in a snap.

Ingredients:

2 tbs. butter

1 yellow onion, diced

1 stock celery, diced

1 medium carrot, diced

2 medium potatoes, chopped

1 medium butternut squash, cubed

32 oz. chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter and add celery, carrot, potato and squash and cook for 10 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let boil for 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes, use immersion blender and blend until creamy.

One-Pot Pot Roast

This simple pot roast will have you begging for more… carrots, onions, potatoes galore. It’s a one-pot wonder!

Ingredients

4 lb. boneless chuck roast (marbled)

Kosher sea salt + ground black pepper

3 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided

4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

1½ lbs. small red or gold potatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

3 cups beef broth

1 cup water

2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

6 cloves roasted garlic, minced

4 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place a large Dutch-oven over medium to high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

Salt and pepper both sides of the roast liberally.  Once the oil is hot, brown the roast for about 5 minutes on each side. Then move to a plate.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pot. Add in onion, potatoes, and carrots.  Cook vegetables for 8-10 minutes, or until they begin to brown.

Add water, balsamic vinegar, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, roasted garlic and a few dashes of salt and pepper.

Place roast back in the pot and place over heat. Once it starts to simmer, cover it with the lid and move to the oven.  Roast for up to 3.5 hours, or until tender.

Once cooked, move roast to a cutting board and then tent it with foil.

Let it rest for up to 10 minutes, then garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve and enjoy!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Don’t settle for a normal baked potato. Add this stuffed sweet potato side dish into your rotation for a rich, buttery and somewhat healthy delight.

Ingredients:

4 sweet potatoes

2 tbs. butter

1 tbs. rosemary, chopped

1 oz. goat cheese

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place the sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet and bake until tender (40-50 minutes).

When the sweet potatoes are still hot, cut in half, add 1/2 tablespoon butter to each sweet potato, a pinch of rosemary and goat cheese. Dig in and enjoy this delicious side dish.