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Happy Holidays

Guilt-Free Holidays

When it comes to the holiday season, often times we feel guilty for indulging in the decadent holiday foods. While some of us might exercise and eat a balanced diet, others may not. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, eating should not make you feel bad, and the holidays are no exception. Instead of setting rules and feeling terrible for breaking them, try telling yourself these things so that the holidays are more enjoyable and less guilt-laden.

  • I deserve to enjoy holiday meals without the guilt.
    Food is food. It’s meant to nourish and fuel your body, and you deserve to enjoy it. Take time to truly enjoy every bite and the traditions and memories associated with it. The act of focusing on the different elements of your food (such as the smell, look, and taste) without distractions is known as mindful eating. Practicing mindful eating will teach you to fully enjoy what you eat without regret or shame.
  • What I eat every day matters most.
    Rather than obsessing over the foods you eat over the holidays, concentrate on what you eat daily. If you maintain a healthy diet year-round, a few days of indulging won’t hurt. If you don’t usually eat well, make that a goal for the upcoming new year. It’s important to remember that the holiday season doesn’t last forever. Focus on enjoying the quality time with family and friends instead of worrying about the foods you are eating.
  • I have the power to control my portions.
    You are in charge of how much food you eat, and this should be dictated by listening to your body. Slow down and pay attention to the way your stomach feels before eating. If you still feel hungry, have another bite, but once you’re almost full, stop eating.
  • I have the right to eat seconds or to say “No, thank you” when I’m full.
    It is not your responsibility to make someone else happy by overeating, nor by denying your hunger. Although it’s often the norm to eat more when the host graciously offers more, but it doesn’t have to be. Trust your appetite and be polite, yet firm, when declining.
  • It’s normal if I overindulge during the holidays.
    We’re all human. The important thing is to accept that you did and move on. There is no need to dwell, feel guilty, or punish yourself, as this behavior may even push you to seek comfort in more food. As mentioned, eating mindfully has many benefits and may lead to less food consumption to satisfy cravings. So remember to slow down, pay attention, and listen to your body.
  • I will eat when I’m hungry, not when I’m feeling emotional.
    Loneliness, boredom, sadness, and stress are emotions that may lead us to eating, and these emotions can be heightened during the holiday season. More effective ways to deal with these feelings can vary from person to person, but might include calling a friend, exercising, or even practicing meditation. You should take the time to learn what works for you.
  • I don’t need to “healthify” my beloved and traditional holiday recipe.
    The holiday season comes but once a year, so you should enjoy your favorites as they should be. Who really wants sugarless sugar cookies, anyways?
  • I promise not to comment on the size, shape or weight of my friends and relatives.
    Just as your weight is your business, so is theirs. If you find yourself met with a rude, unwanted comment about your appearance, it is okay to tell that person why it’s not okay to talk about it.
  • I will enjoy quality time with the people I love.
    Studies show that our close relationships are crucial to our long-term health and happiness. So rather than worry about the foods you may or may not eat, focus on spending quality time with those near and dear to your heart.

Do you have any mantras or advice that helps you get through the holidays? Share with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Enjoy a yummy breakfast or lunch with us! The Brick Your Neighborhood Deli is located at 105 E. Arrow Hwy in Pomona and we’re open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm.

Sending Our Sincerest Gratitude This Thanksgiving

The holiday season is here and Thanksgiving has us feeling so grateful and blessed to be able to do what we love. We work hard to serve you the best sandwiches and salads made with only the finest and freshest ingredients available to us, and you’ve rewarded us in the best way possible. It’s not always easy, but the love and support from our community has helped us tremendously along the way.

To our regulars, to those who have taken the time to give us a try, to the people were recommended by others, and to those who happened to have stumbled upon our humble sandwich shop by chance, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And a special shout out to our wonderful staff – you are amazing and your hard work does not go unnoticed. We appreciate you and your dedication to making the Brick the best it can possibly be.

Quick reminder – we have modified store hours for Thanksgiving weekend. We will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017, and we will open from 10:00am-4:00pm on Friday, November 24, 2017. Our normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Thank you for understanding.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Brick family to yours! We hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving feast filled with yummy food, great company, and lots of love.

Season’s Greetings From The Brick Your Neighborhood Deli!

In the spirit of the holiday season, we would like to offer our praise and gratitude for your undying support. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, let alone, on the cusp of our third anniversary. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and do what we enjoy.

We value our customers, and we also value our hardworking staff and our families. With that being said, we will have modified store hours this weekend. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, and we will close at 4:30pm on Monday. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you all.

Happy holidays from The Brick family to yours!

From Our Family To Yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! In case you didn’t know, everyone at the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli is sincerely grateful for YOU. We know we wouldn’t have made it this far without your love and support. We wish you the best this Thanksgiving holiday and always.

Don’t forget! We have modified store hours for the holiday. On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016, we will be open from 10:30am-4:30pm, and we will be closed all day on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24, 2016). Our normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 26, 2016. We appreciate your understanding.

Whether you have family in town, or you’re visiting for the holiday, we would love to see you! Fuel up for your holiday shopping or share some laughs and stories over a yummy meal at the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Brick Market & Deli – Your Neighborhood Deli!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Brick Market & Deli – Your Neighborhood Deli! We would like to remind you that today, and every day, we are sincerely grateful for all of your love and support.

Just a friendly reminder, our store hours will be modified this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Wednesday November 25, 2015 and Friday November 27, 2015, we will be closing at 5:00pm, and we will be closed all day on Thanksgiving. Our normal store hours will resume on Saturday November 28, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We appreciate your understanding and do hope to see you this weekend. Whether you’re starting your holiday shopping, or spending time with friends and relatives, feel free to stop by and refuel with our yummy sandwiches, fresh salads, and our wide beverage selection. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

List Of Lucky Foods To Consume On New Year’s Eve

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2014 and start fresh in 2015? So are we. To ensure you have a great New Year, you may want to indulge in these lucky foods on New Year’s Eve.

Greens
They are the color of money, and are said to represent the currency. Lucky for you, they are easy to prepare and good for you. So for your health and prosperity, be sure to load up on your greens this Wednesday.

Fish
Maybe not what you expected, but fish are said to bring success, good fortune, and protect you from dangers. Serve up a steamed, fried or baked fish for your guests, or incorporate fish into your appetizers in a spread for crackers. However you decide to do it, enjoy and hope for the best in 2015.

Fruit
The Spanish tradition is to eat 12 grapes at midnight, one at each chime, representing the 12 months of the New Year. Successful completion of this task shall result in good luck in the New Year. Other lucky fruits include the pomegranate, with its richly colored red seeds representing wealth in the coming year. For those attempting to start a family, a sweet fig is said to signify fertility.

Grains
Grains symbolize health and long life, so be sure to load up. Whether it’s a healthy quinoa dish or a circular cake (the round shape is a sign of the year coming full circle), enjoy your food with family, friends, and loved ones.

Beans
Last but not least are beans, which resemble coins and are said to bring prosperity. You can serve these delicious legumes in dips, soups, or even pasta salads. Easy to incorporate into dishes, beans are an easy way to bring luck for the future, whether you believe it or not.

Have we missed any lucky foods? Let us know! Find us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. We would love to hear from you.

It has been a great year for us at the Brick Market & Deli. We were able to open our doors and serve all of our lovely customers. Without your support we wouldn’t be here. As we say goodbye to 2014, we want to thank you, and we look forward to what 2015 has in store for us. From everyone at the Brick Market &Deli, we wish you all good health, success, and, happiness in 2015. Happy New Year!