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Hamantashen for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

My Purim charity of choice tApricot Hamantashen in Boxhis year is St. Jude Children’s Hospital! In addition to our usual monthly donation, for any boxes of Hamantashen cookies purchased 2/26/2018 until 3/1/2018 I will donate an additional $2 dollars to St. Jude!* Help me support this worthy cause! Click here for more details about the important work St. Jude’s is doing in our communities!

Irene’s Bakery is committed to helping the local communities our shoppers live in. These are the charities we donated to in 2017.

  • Liubavitch of Yardley
  • St Jude Hospital
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Church
  • Christine M McCaffrey Community fund
  • Congregation Beth Tovim
  • Congregation Beth Avraham
  • Help The Vets fund
  • National Police and Trooper Association
  • Firefighters of Bensalem
  • American Cancer Society Making Strides of Westchester DeCicco & Sons
  • Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

*Donations from this program to be capped at $5,000 for purchases before 3/1/2018.

Thanks!

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9 Snacks Under 100 Calories

Like many people, the new year has me doubling down on my health goals. Those who know me know that I’m a snack fanatic. I’m not about to give up snacks, but I’m also not going to let snacking derail my health. When your hunger takes over, enjoy any of these snacks for 100 calories or less.

1. Carrot BitesCarrot Bites pack a punch. At only 20 calories per bite, I can enjoy several. Fat free, low in sodium, and full of vitamin A, these are one of my go-to snacks. Pair them with applesauce and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

2. At just 30 calories each, Sweet Potato Bites make a great afternoon snack. Try pairing with plain Greek yogurt or sour cream for an added bit of tang.

3. Yuca, a root similar to potato, adds vitamins to these baked Yuca Bites. Fat free, 30 calories each, low in sodium, and full of flavor!

Vegetable Latkes4. Never fried, these Vegetable Latkes crisp up in the oven in a few short minutes. At 25 calories each and with 2 grams of protein, these keep me satisfied for hours.

5. Variety is the spice of life. Take the extra few minutes to make yourself an appetizer plate. Any combination of numbers 1-5 will create a flavorful and nutritious snack.

When I want to feel pampered, I turn to puff pastry. No, you didn’t misread that—I said pastry!

Potato Puffs6. Low-calorie snacks disguised as indulgent pastry, Potato Puffs are flakey pastry stuffed with potato and fragrant spices. Think mini knishes. At only 50 calories each, I can enjoy TWO!

7. Spinach Puffs offer everything that Potato Puffs bring to the table plus spinach and at 45 calories each, a small calories savings.

Apricot HamantashenWhen my sweet-tooth is making my decisions, I turn to these no-guilt treats.

8. Shortbread wrapped around jam, Apricot or Raspberry Hamantaschen are sweet without refined sugar. At 100 calories, I make sure to savor every bite.

9. Perhaps my favorite (don’t tell the rest) snack is Biscotti. With 12 flavors to choose from, these 20-calories cookies are endlessly delicious.

Gotta go, a snack is calling my name! Visit my website for more lower calorie, low-sodium snack options!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Box

On this special day give a gift of Irene’s most famous low sodium, low calorie homemade cookies. Perfect sweets for your loved one who is working hard at the gym… Sweets that won’t undo their workout but with a taste that will make them smile. 

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Hamentashen / Oval tarts / Tarts ingredients.

Dough:

Organic sugar ( evaporated Cane Juice), Non- GMO Pail Oil, Vanilla flavor,Eggs, Baking powder( aluminum free), Natural flavor, All natural unbleached wheat flour.

Filling:

Raspberry Jam( Raspberries,Fruit Juice sugar, Pectin, Citric Acid)

Apricot Jam ( Apricots, Apple juice, Unmodified Food Starch, Algin Gum, Citric Acid, Sea Salt)

 

Rugallah / Twists mix

All natural unbleached wheat flour, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Eggs Honey, Water,Sea Salt, Baking Powder, ( aluminum free), Lemon Powder, Butter flavor, Cream Cheese flavor.

Filling:

Chocolate filling ( Sugar, Water, Cornstarch, Xanthan Gum,  Citric Acid), Semi-Sweet Chocolate  Chips (Sugar, Chocolate liqueur, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin) , Almonds.

Raspberry filling (Raspberries, Apple Juice, Unmodified Tapioca Starch, Algin Gum, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Almonds.

Walnut Raisin Rugallah ( Walnut, Raisins)

Apricot jam ( Apricot, Apple Juice, Corn Starch, Algin Gum, Citric Acid, Sea Salt).

Cinnamon  

 

White Icing Thumbprint Squares

All natural unbleached wheat flour, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Almond , sugar , Corn Syrup, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract.

 

Cookie Squares With Chocolate ( Thumbprint)

All natural unbleached wheat flour, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Almond , Sugar, Chocolate Icing ( Sugar, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Chocolate  Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract)

 

Gift Basket Ingredients statement:

All natural unbleached wheat flour, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Eggs, Organic sugar ( evaporated Cane Juice), Honey, Water,Sea Salt, Sea Salt, Baking Powder, ( aluminum free), Lemon Powder, Natural Vanilla flavor, Natural Butter flavor, Natural Cream Cheese flavor, Cinnamon

Fillings/Icings:

Chocolate filling ( Sugar, Water, Cornstarch, Xanthan Gum,  Citric Acid), Semi-Sweet Chocolate  Chips (Sugar, Chocolate liqueur, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin)

Raspberry filling (Raspberries, Apple Juice, Unmodified Tapioca Starch, Algin Gum, Citric Acid, Sea Salt).

Apricot Jam ( Apricots, Apple juice, Unmodified Food Starch, Algin Gum, Citric Acid, Sea Salt)

Chocolate Icing  Sugar, Non- GMO Pail Oil, Chocolate  Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract

White Icing  Water, sugar , Non-GMO Corn Syrup, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract.

MAY CONTAIN: Almonds, Walnuts, Raisins, Traces of other Tree Nuts.

CONTAINS: Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Tree nuts

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Some of my fondest childhood memories

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my grandmother baking—the warm scent of cinnamon rugallah filling her home, the apron knotted tightly around her back, the flour on the counter. It was her love language. I inherited her passion for baking and the same desire to feed those that I love.

Fortunately for me, my life is filled to the brim with work, children, grandchildren, and of course a healthy dose of adventure. And I want it to last for as long as it can. Now that it’s my turn to feed my family—and all of my lovely customers—I’ve made a few healthy tweaks to my family’s favorite kosher recipes.

Every delicious Irene’s Bakery product, from our famous Fat Free Biscotti to the Spinach Knishes, is low in fat and sodium and created without processed sugar. Why is this important? Glad you asked!

Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and a host of other ailments. Whether I’m trying to lose a few pounds or maintain my weight, watching my fat intake helps me control my calorie consumption. A gram of fat contains nine calories compared to four calories for a gram of carbohydrate or protein, which means that lower fat equals lower calories. This is especially true in my products because we don’t add processed sugar to make up for the low fat content.

Instead, we use organic evaporated cane juice to provide sweetness without the empty calories or chemicals in processed sugar. Plus, organic evaporated can juice contains more nutrients than highly processed sugar!

The final key to our healthy trifecta is low sodium. While sodium is necessary for our bodies to function properly, high levels of sodium contribute to high blood pressure and swelling, or water retention, in our extremities. In other words, “Just say no to swollen ankles!”

There was no way I was going to give up my Blintz, Biscotti or Black and White Cookies. And thanks to our traditional recipes with a healthy twist, not only do I not have to give up my favorites; I can even have TWO!

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  • Bensalem, PA 19020
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