Protein-Packed Snack!

Roasted chickpeas are a delicious and healthy snack that can be made using canned chickpeas.

ROASTED CHICKPEAS

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas

(garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

(adjust all spices to your preference)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: a pinch of any other

spices you like (e.g., curry powder,

chili powder, onion powder, etc.)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.

Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas thoroughly. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.

In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, olive oil, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. You can add any other optional spices at this point as well. Toss the chickpeas until they are evenly coated with the oil and spices.

Spread the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Roast the chickpeas in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until they become golden brown and crispy. You can shake the baking sheet or toss the chickpeas halfway through the baking time to ensure even cooking.

Once roasted to your desired crispiness, remove the chickpeas from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Pick up your chickpeas and other WIC foods at Grocery Services North.

May Events – Waco, Tyler, Longview

< May 2024 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    1 2Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
3 4Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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6 7May Play & Create (Art for 0-5s) - WacoMay Play & Create (Art for 0-5s) - WacoTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Play & Create is a monthly morning of art, stories and songs for 0-5 year-olds and their parents, grandparents or carers. Come for a friendly and relaxed time to be creative, introduce your kids to the art world, meet other families, and let Art Center Waco handle the clean-up ;-)
Cost: Free! But you do need to register as spaces are limited.
Art Center Waco
701 South 8th Street Waco, TX 76706
Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
8 9Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
10 11Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
Family Day at Tyler Museum of ArtFamily Day at Tyler Museum of ArtTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Looking for a family friendly adventure? Join the Tyler Museum of Art for Family Day on the second Saturday of every month.
Tyler Museum of Art
1300 South Mahon Avenue
Tyler, Tx
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13 14Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
15 16Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
17 18Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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20 21Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
22 23Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
24 25Legos at the Longview LibraryLegos at the Longview LibraryTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Longview Public Library on Saturdays at 11:00 AM in the children's department. Youth services staff will announce a new LEGO build theme for the day. Then it's up to your kids to create something original based on the theme. They have until 1:00 PM to complete their builds. Library staff will judge the submissions and choose a creative champion from three different age brackets to issue a small reward to!
Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
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27 28Move & Play Story Time Outside - WacoMove & Play Story Time Outside - WacoTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little people, ages 3-6, need to move and play. This storytime will have books (of course!) but the focus is on being active, making music, and exploring our world. Weather permitting, we will be moving and playing outside in the grassy area behind South Waco Library.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St, Waco, TX 76706
29 30Free One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoFree One-on-One Job Skills Training - WacoTime: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions will be at the South Waco Library in the South Waco Conference Room from 10 AM - 5 PM to give free specialized help for job seekers. Bring your questions about applications, interviews, and more. Get the help you need to find a job you'll love!
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
Family Story Time - WacoFamily Story Time - WacoTime: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place - the library! Everyone will listen to stories, sing songs together, and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.
South Waco Library
2737 S 18th St,
Waco, TX 76706
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May Events – Dallas Area

< May 2024 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    1Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play & LearnPlay & LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore!
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
2Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
3 4Saturday Make & Take Crafts at The Coppell Arts CenterSaturday Make & Take Crafts at The Coppell Arts CenterTime: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Coppell Arts Center hosts free make-and-take craft workshops for kids 3 to 12 on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM - 12 PM.
The Coppell Arts Center
505 Travis St, Coppell, TX
Lakeshore's Garden WondersLakeshore's Garden WondersTime: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grow your love of nature as you learn about plants and bugs through crafts, storytime and an exciting giveaway! Each child attending will receive a free tree kit from Forest Nation—while supplies last.
This free event does not require a reservation, so please try to join early. In addition to fun, attendees can take advantage of exclusive event offers. The activities have small parts and catered to ages 3+, but there are plenty of toys at Lakeshore for children under 3! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Lakeshore Learning
14060 N. Dallas Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75240
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6Mother Goose TimeMother Goose TimeTime: 10:45 am
A lap-sit class designed to encourage one-on-one interaction between adult and child through songs, stories, and play. For children ages 0-15 months. A parent or caregiver must attend with infants. Ticket required. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067
7Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Bilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryBilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 6:00 pm
Join Lewisville Public Library for a bilingual storytime with books, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before class starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
8Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play & LearnPlay & LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore!
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
9Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
10Baby PlaytimeBaby PlaytimeTime: 11:15 am
Parents, caregivers, and grandparents! Bring baby to experience a variety of sensory play areas including building boxes, art activities, shakers, and much more! For babies ages 6-18 months and an adult. Pre-registration not required. This program meets on the second Friday of the month at 11:15 a.m
Flower Mound Public Library
3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound, TX
11 12Second Sunday FundaySecond Sunday FundayTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Fundays is a hands-on art afternoon that offers parents & children projects they can create together in the creative atmosphere of Irving Arts Center.
Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd,
Irving, TX, 75062
13Mother Goose TimeMother Goose TimeTime: 10:45 am
A lap-sit class designed to encourage one-on-one interaction between adult and child through songs, stories, and play. For children ages 0-15 months. A parent or caregiver must attend with infants. Ticket required. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067
14Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
15Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play & LearnPlay & LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore!
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
16Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
17 18AAPI Heritage Month Family WeekendAAPI Heritage Month Family WeekendTime: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Musicians, martial artists, dancers, a dragon show, and more converge on Sammons Park to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Join together for AAPI Heritage Month Family Weekend at the AT&T PAC in collaboration with the Dallas Police Department. Sammons Park will be full of beautiful artisanal vendors, community representatives from different Asian countries, delicious food stalls and trucks, and incredible local performers. Come enjoy local musicians, martial artists, dancers, and experience a traditional dragon dance. There will be an AT&T PAC Snack Passport activity, where you can get stamps and stickers from different Asian communities’ booths while you try the yummy cultural snacks they have to offer.* Once you’ve collected all of the stamps, enter your completed passport into a raffle for your chance to win tickets to an upcoming show!
Sammons Park
2403 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75021
Lakeshore's Undersea DiscoveryLakeshore's Undersea DiscoveryTime: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Don’t miss your chance to journey to the deep and complete three ocean-inspired science experiments at “sub stops” along the way! You can even explore favorite sea-themed products perfect for ages 3 and up! This free, walk-in event is happening at all stores—and attendees even get exclusive savings!
No need to make a reservation—just come in, join the fun and SAVE with an exclusive offer! Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Lakeshore Learning
14060 N. Dallas Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75240
Saturday StorytimeSaturday StorytimeTime: 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement for the whole family! Saturday Storytime will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 3 p.m.
Flower Mound Public Library
3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound, TX
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20Mother Goose TimeMother Goose TimeTime: 10:45 am
A lap-sit class designed to encourage one-on-one interaction between adult and child through songs, stories, and play. For children ages 0-15 months. A parent or caregiver must attend with infants. Ticket required. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067
21Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Bilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryBilingual Storytime at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 6:00 pm
Join Lewisville Public Library for a bilingual storytime with books, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before class starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
22Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play & LearnPlay & LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore!
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
23Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
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27Mother Goose TimeMother Goose TimeTime: 10:45 am
A lap-sit class designed to encourage one-on-one interaction between adult and child through songs, stories, and play. For children ages 0-15 months. A parent or caregiver must attend with infants. Ticket required. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067
28Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Toddler Time. Designed for walkers, we focus on early literacy skills through stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays. A parent or caregiver must attend and participate with children. Free ticket required, space is limited. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Youth Services Desk, 30 minutes before the start of the class.
Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Allen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeAllen Public Library - Baby & Me Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
29Together Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTogether Time Storytime at Allen Public LibraryTime: 10:15 am
Allen Public Library - Join every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Play & LearnPlay & LearnTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Garland Libraries for free-play time for families to enjoy. A variety of toys, STEAM toys, games, and stations will be available to explore!
North Garland Branch Library
3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX
30Fun Ones & Twos Story TimeFun Ones & Twos Story TimeTime: 10:15 am
Join every Thursday morning at 10:15 AM & at 11:15 AM in the Children's Program Room for fun literacy based activities that incorporate reading, talking, playing, singing and writing, for families with toddlers ages 1-2. Registration required.
Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
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WIC Foods Perfect For Toddlers

WIC foods are a great way to make sure your little ones are getting good nutrition. When WIC foods are part of a recipe, you know you are giving them healthy choices. Coming up with new ways to get your little ones to try new foods can be very challenging.

These easy recipes are perfect for toddlers, and they feature WIC-approved foods.

PEANUT BUTTER, BERRY OATMEAL

Oatmeal

Berries

Peanut butter

Cook oatmeal according to package directions.

Stir in a spoonful of peanut butter and mashed berries. Mix until well combined and serve warm.

Here is another recipe perfect for your little one, but tasty enough for the entire family to try.

VEGETABLE, LENTIL SOUP

1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and drained

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups diced tomatoes, fresh or canned

2 cups chopped spinach

Juice of 1 lemon

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add diced vegetables. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add spices to the pot. Cook for another couple of minutes. Add dried lentils, broth, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in diced tomatoes, spinach and cook another 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.

TUNA, AVOCADO SANDWICH BITES

Canned tuna, drained

Avocado, mashed

Whole-wheat bread, toasted

Mash avocado and mix with canned tuna

Spread mixture on whole-grain bread and cut into triangles.

Pick up all your WIC foods at a Grocery Services North store near you!

Easy Family Dinner Featuring WIC Foods

Red Beans & Rice

1 cup diced onion

2 tbsp minced garlic

1 tomato, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1 jalapeno, diced

½ cup diced bell pepper of any color

1 ½ cups of rice

1 can kidney beans

3 tbsp+ hot sauce (Louisiana, Tabasco, or your favorite hot sauce)

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

Salt & Pepper, Paprika, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Powder

Cook the rice according to package instructions. Heat oil in a large skillet then add onions. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes then add in garlic, tomato, and celery then stir together and cook for a few minutes. Add in jalapeno and bell pepper then stir together. Cook until all vegetables are tender. Add in the cooked rice and kidney beans, stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in the seasonings and sauces, then cook for about 5 more minutes to allow the flavors to soak in. Serve and enjoy!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Serve up a bowl of good luck with this Colcannon Mashed Potato recipe.  This St. Patrick’s Day favorite features WIC-approved vegetables like potatoes, cabbage and milk.  It’s sure to be a hit with your family this St. Patrick’s Day and all year long.

COLCANNON MASHED POTATOES

3 large russet potatoes, cut into chunks

7 tbsp butter

⅓ head of cabbage, shredded

2 tbsp garlic, minced

4 stalks of green onion, sliced

1 cup milk

Salt, pepper, garlic powder – to taste

Cut 3 large russet potatoes into chunks and add to a large pot of water with salt. Boil until fork tender then strain the potatoes in a colander. In the same large pot, add about 4 tbsp of butter and melt. Add in shredded cabbage, green onion, and garlic then stir. Cook until the cabbage is wilted, about 10 minutes. Add in the potato chunks, mash with a fork, and stir. Add in the milk ½ cup at a time, along with 2 more tbsp of butter, and stir thoroughly. Add in salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Top with a slice of butter and enjoy!

New Arrival Alert: Oak Farms Milk Now In Stores

Grocery Services North is Now Carrying Oak Farms Milk

Attention WIC Moms: Exciting News – Oak Farms Milk is Now Available at Grocery Services North stores for you and your little ones! 

Oak Farms Milk has arrived at our store, offering a nutritious and wholesome choice. Whether you’re pouring it over cereal or enjoying a glass by itself, you will love the taste of Oak Farms Milk.

To celebrate, here’s a fun recipe featuring milk for a nutritious breakfast treat:

OVERNIGHT OATS

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup regular yogurt (plain or flavored)

1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fresh or frozen fruit (e.g., berries, sliced banana, diced apple, or any fruit you like)

Nuts or seeds for topping (e.g., almonds, chia seeds, or walnuts)

A pinch of salt

In a mason jar or airtight container, combine the rolled oats, milk, regular yogurt, honey or maple syrup (if using), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to mix all the ingredients together.

Add your choice of fresh or frozen fruit to the mixture. Berries, banana slices, and diced apples are popular options, but you can use any fruit your child enjoys.

Seal the container with a lid and shake it or stir to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.

Refrigerate the container overnight or for at least 4-6 hours. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and become creamy.

In the morning, give the overnight oats a good stir to redistribute the ingredients. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more milk to achieve your desired consistency.

Top your overnight oats with your choice of nuts or seeds for added crunch and nutrition. Chia seeds, sliced almonds, or walnuts work well. Serve the overnight oats cold, right from the fridge.Enjoy a nutritious and delicious breakfast!

Visit a Grocery Services North store today to pick up your WIC-approved milk and other foods.