Brenda Garcia joined us this week to talk about the holiday season and different ideas when it comes to baking. Many people are on specialized diets which means regular flour and even butter may not be on the list of acceptable ingredients. Garcia talked about how United Supermarkets now carries so many alternative baking ingredients like nut butter and coconut oil. Garcia said that for rolls, you can use olive oil instead of butter. Making a cake or bread? Use apple sauce instead of butter.

Garcia suggested visiting to see a list of tips and tricks for backing alternatives. They also have a great Almond Flour Cookie recipe that you can use.

Find out more alternatives to ingredients in the video above.


Last week, Garcia gave us some great holiday snack ideas that was both healthy and tasty. One suggestion from Garcia was to get shrimp steamed and seasoned at United Supermarkets, which is free, and to make Shrimp Taco Bites. Another suggestion from Garcia was to try not only their gouda cheese spreads, but also their spicy gouda. Garcia told listeners that there will be a ton of recipes at and lots of great holiday snack and food deals at On Market Street's website you can browse through holiday essentials and see everything that is on sale right now.

Listen to the entire interview with Brenda Garcia with United Supermarkets in the video above and visit for more on today's meals and advice. Also don't forget that United Supermarkets has you covered this holiday season with turkey, ham, sides, and great desserts!

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