WIC Inspired Recipe – French Toast & Grilled Peaches

Looking for a delicious way to eat your WIC-approved foods. Give this WIC inspired recipe a try for breakfast, lunch or dinner:

French Toast & Grilled Peaches

Try out this breakfast classic with a fresh twist!

Ingredients:

4 slices of bread

4 eggs

1 ripe peach

1 tbsp Butter

Cinnamon

Honey or Maple Syrup

Powdered Sugar, optional

Cut slices of bread in half, triangle-shaped & set aside. Crack 4 eggs into a medium-sized bowl & whisk. Heat pan on medium-high heat & melt 1 tbsp of butter. Take a slice of bread & dip into egg mixture on both sides, then add to pan & repeat. Brown each side of toast on both sides & add cinnamon as it’s cooking. Cut the peach into slices & add to pan. Cook until browned on each side. Top the french toast with the peaches, add honey, a dash of cinnamon, & any other toppings of your choice. Makes 2 Servings Enjoy!

WIC INSPIRED RECIPES FROM GROCERY SERVICES NORTH

Get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop at any Grocery Services North location in Dallas and Waco. Bilingual clerks personally help you get all your WIC foods without all the hassle.

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Start The Year Off With Fun, Family Events

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          1Saturday 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
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9Second 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
10 11Toddler 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
12Together 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
13Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 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
Fun 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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17 18Toddler 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
19Together 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
20Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 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
Fun 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
21 2238th Annual KidFilm Family Festival38th Annual KidFilm Family FestivalTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The USA Film Festival will present the 38th Annual KidFilm Family Festival featuring an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new films for audiences of all ages as well as free books! Tickets are free but required.
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
2338th Annual KidFilm Family Festival38th Annual KidFilm Family FestivalTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The USA Film Festival will present the 38th Annual KidFilm Family Festival featuring an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new films for audiences of all ages as well as free books! Tickets are free but required.
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
24 25Toddler 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
26Together 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
27Toddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryToddler Time at Lewisville Public LibraryTime: 10:00 am
Join Lewisville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 AM & at 10:45 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
Fun 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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Healthy Snack With WIC Foods

Banana Sushi

Healthy Snack With WIC Foods: Peanut Butter, Banana Sushi

Start the New Year off right with a healthy snack with WIC foods for your kids.  All the ingredients in this recipe are WIC foods. Plus, it’s just as fun to eat as it is healthy.

This recipe is a fun activity and snack all rolled up into one. You can have the kids help make the recipe. They will have just as much fun making it as they will eating it. To make it even more fun, let the kids try eating this sushi snack with chopsticks. They will have another fun activity along with their snack.

PEANUT BUTTER, BANANA SUSHI

2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1 Banana

¼ Cup crispy rice cereal such as Rice Crispy Treats

Peel Banana and place on a plate. Spread a layer of peanut butter on all sides of the banana. Roll peanut butter coated banana in cereal. Cut banana into slices and serve on a plate. 

EASY WIC SHOPPING AT GROCERY SERVICES NORTH

Get all your WIC ingredients in one stop at Grocery Services North, which offers hassle-free WIC grocery shopping.  Find a location at groceryservicesnorth.com/locations.

Did you make this WIC-inspired recipe? Let’s be friends.  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook using @groceryservicesnorth

12 Recipes Using WIC Foods For Christmas

This is the perfect time to spend quality time in the kitchen with your family and kids. Food and holidays go hand-and-hand so to help you get in the holiday spirit, here are 12 recipes using WIC foods you might consider making for your family this Christmas.

BERRY BREAD PUDDING

This recipe from the USDA’s MyPlate, features several WIC foods: frozen berries, whole wheat bread and yogurt. https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/berry-bread-pudding 

 HOMEMADE CHEESE STICKS

Homemade Cheese Sticks

Spending time in the kitchen is the perfect way to get quality time with your kids. This fun snack or appetizer from CookingMatters.org  is sure to be a fun one for the whole family to make. It also has several WIC foods. Consider making your own bread crumbs with a slice or two of whole-wheat bread. https://cookingmatters.org/recipe/mozzarella-sticks/

PINEAPPLE CARROT MUFFINS

Every holiday needs a muffin. This one from CookingMatters.org won’t disappoint. It even features WIC-friendly fruits and vegetables. https://cookingmatters.org/recipe/pineapple-carrot-muffins/

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GSN Open Special Holiday Hours Week of Christmas

Grocery Services North stores will be open special hours for Christmas and New Years. 

All stores will be open regular hours Monday Dec. 20th  – Thursday Dec. 23rd. On Friday, Dec. 24th all stores will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM.

All stores will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25th for Christmas Day. 

All stores will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 31st.

The following stores will be open on Saturday, Jan. 1st

  • Spring Valley – Open from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Garland – Open from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Lake June – Open from 9 AM to 3 PM

The following stores will be closed Saturday, Jan. 1st:

Westmoreland, Grand Prairie, E. Garland, Abrams and Waco.

Everyone at Grocery Services North wishes you and your family safe and happy holidays.

 

2022-01-04T16:49:12+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Grocery Services North|Tags: |0 Comments

Texas WIC Fruits, Veggie Benefit Expansion Extended Thru March

WIC clients are getting a little something extra for the new year: an extension on the expanded fruit and vegetable benefits.

Texas WIC announced on its website that the expanded benefits will be offered through the end of March 2022.

“This extension has different dollar amounts based on your category. Eligible clients will receive the following,” according to Texas WIC. 

Here is an example the agency provided: If you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $91 ($43 mom + $24 child + $24 child = $91) each month in January, February and March to buy fruit and vegetables, according to Texas WIC.

WIC clients will find this new amount on your shopping list under their benefit amount. 

Texas WIC urges clients that have already received benefits on their WIC cards for the first three months of year to contact their local WIC office to get the expanded fruit & vegetable benefits. Produce benefits are expected to return to regular levels at the end of March. 

WIC Clients can pick up their WIC benefits at any Grocery Services North location in Dallas and Waco.

Planning Thanksgiving Recipes Helps Make Holiday More Fun

Turkey Day is almost here. There is so much to be thankful for this year. It may be the first time in a  couple of years we can more safely gather with family and friends. Bringing back some of our familiar holiday traditions will be even sweeter this year. 

Getting ready for the day can be less stressful if planning in advance. Here are some tips to help make the day full of fun. 

PLANNING IS THE KEY

The most important step is planning in advance. Plan your menu, plan your shopping and plan what you can make in advance. Remember, simple is usually better. 

Get all your shopping done as early as possible. One way to save time and money is by getting all your WIC foods at Grocery Services North early in the week. Click on our blog post here for our special Thanksgiving Week hours. WIC Food Shopping

Use your expanded WIC fruit and vegetable allowance to pick up produce for your Thanksgiving sides: bread, potatoes, onions, carrots, frozen vegetables, cheese and fruit just to name a few. Beans, another WIC-approved food, also make a great Thanksgiving Day side. 

Use ingredients you have to plan your menu. You can make a list on your phone or the old-fashioned way with paper and pencil. Making a list will help you make sure you have everything you need, and help plan out your recipes. 

There are so many recipes options for creating a Thanksgiving Day menu, and they don’t have to be complicated or use 100 ingredients. Simple is usually better. If you are looking for a few places online to find healthy, simple recipes check out these websites:

Texas WIC: Texas WIC has some great healthy recipes using WIC foods. Here are some of our favorites for Thanksgiving: Apple Crisp, Sweet Potato BallsCitrus Glazed Carrots,  Fruit Salad & Fruit Dip and Carrot Bread

Cooking Matters: This website is full of great, healthy recipes. Here are a few your family might like for Thanksgiving: Banana Pudding, baked apples and tips for cooking beans.

USDA: This website offers several recipes for Thanksgiving Day and they even have recipes for your leftovers. 

SIMPLE IS BETTER

Thanksgiving TurkeyDoes the thought of cooking turkey stress you out? You don’t have to cook an entire turkey. Make a small turkey breast or turkey tenderloin. They are much less intimidating and usually cost less than cooking an entire bird. Or, roast a chicken. You could also skip making a traditional Thanksgiving and opt for making your family’s favorite meal. 

If you are making a turkey, check out the USDA’s tips for cooking a bird here.

Thanksgiving FamilyENJOY ALL THE MOMENTS  

Spending time with your kids, family and friends is the best part of the day. After your meal, find time to play outside or go for a walk. It’s a great activity for the whole family.  Everyone at Grocery Services North wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. All of our locations will be open regular hours on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Find a location here. We also accept SNAP. Hope to see you soon. 

 

Opening Special Hours Thanksgiving Week

Dallas Store Hours

Grocery Services North will be open special the week of Thanksgiving. All stores will be open normal hours Wednesday, November 24th. All stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 25th and Friday, November 26th. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 27th. The locations at Garland, Lake June and Spring Valley will be open Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

2022-01-04T16:50:06+00:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Dallas, Grocery Services North|Tags: |0 Comments

FREE Texas WIC Classes Online Packed With Parenting Tips

Take Free Classes At Home From Phone, Computer

Texas WIC classes this month are packed with wonderful tips from experts. Included are classes from everything from how to make a recipe using WIC foods to storytime for your little one.  Use the link below to Texas WIC to sign up for the Free Classes.

Here is a glance at some of the FREE upcoming LIVE ONLINE classes that can be taken from the comfort of your own home: 

  • Introducing Your Baby To Foods – Oct. 13 – 11 AM to Noon  In this class, Texas WIC covers how to know if your baby is ready for solid foods and what foods to introduce at first.
  • Story Time with Zobey – Oct. 14th – 9:30 – 10 AM Texas WIC makes learning with your little one fun with a story told by Zobey. In this story, Zobey introduces how fruits and vegetables grow in a garden and explains why trying new foods is fun. 
  • Discussion on Picky Eating – Oct. 18th – 10 – 11 AM Experts at Texas WIC explain how to encourage new foods and how to respond to picky eating.
  • Cooking with WIC Foods – Oct. 18th – 11:30 – 12:30 In this fun class, Texas WIC demonstrates how to turn WIC foods into a fun cooking activity, and to get your kids excited to try new foods.

To register for these events, and see additional WIC Click & Learn Classes visit Texas WIC online at:  https://texaswic.org/online-classes

2022-01-04T16:50:49+00:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Baby Formula, Pregnancy, Texas WIC, WIC Food, WIC Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments

Texas WIC’s Expanded Produce Benefits Offered Thru December

Get More WIC Fruits, Vegetables Until End of Year

Texas WIC is has extended a popular expanded benefit to get even more WIC produce through Dec. 31. The extra benefits will be added to your card to redeem with your other WIC benefits. 

According to TexasWIC.org the extended fruit and vegetable benefits provide the following:

  • Children get $24 (in fruit and vegetable benefits) each month
  • Pregnant, postpartum and some breastfeeding clients get $43 each month
  • Fully and partially breastfeeding clients get $47 each month

For example, if you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $91 ($43 mom + $24 child + $24 child = $91) each month in October, November and December to buy fruit and vegetables.

 TexasWIC.org states, “You will see this new amount on your shopping list under your benefit amount. If you already have benefits on your card for October or November, your WIC office may contact you for a time to update your benefits. Contact your local WIC office if you have any questions.”

You can use your WIC benefits at any Grocery Services North location. Grocery Services North is a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores that offers an easy, hassle-free shopping experience for WIC clients. You don’t have to search aisles to find WIC-approved products. Instead, our bilingual clerks will personally help you get all the items you want. To find out how easy WIC shopping can be, visit any of our stores in Dallas and Waco today. Find a location near you in the link below:

https://www.groceryservicesnorth.com/locations/

 

2022-01-04T18:27:40+00:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Grocery Services North, Texas WIC, WIC Food|Tags: |0 Comments