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February 2023

Toddler Snack Boxes

2023-02-09T18:32:30+00:00February 8th, 2023|Categories: Child Health, Meal Planning, Recipes, WIC Food, WIC Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WIC Food Tip Perfect For Busy Moms

Toddlers love snacks! Moms of little ones may find themselves running around trying to find snacks on demand. Here is a great tip to use your WIC foods to make a perfect snack box for your little one.

One stress-free way to help busy moms looking to save some time, are pre-made snack boxes. Dig around in your cupboard for some plastic containers with lids. It doesn’t have to be fancy. One with compartments is perfect, but a food storage container without dividers also works. (TIP: You can use cupcake liners to make your own compartments) 

Grab a few of your toddler’s favorite WIC foods. Create a fun assortment of 3 to 4 single serving snacks in each container to make a perfect toddler-size snack pack to store in the fridge. Some ideas for your containers include:  cheese cubes, sliced strawberries, orange slices, blueberries, avocados, healthy WIC cereal (without the milk),  yogurt, peanut butter and whole wheat bread.  Make a whole peanut butter sandwich and cut into 1/4ths. Put one fourth in a container. 

Store the snack packs in the fridge until needed.  Making 2 or 4 containers at a time is perfect to have on hand when your little one wants something quick to eat.

This is a great way to help make sure your little one is eating healthy WIC foods. You can also get your kids involved in making their “snack packs” so they are excited to eat healthy foods. 


Do you have a great mom hack? Leave it in the comments below. We would love to hear some of your favorite tips/tricks that save you time. 

The ultimate mom hack is getting all your WIC foods in one easy stop at Grocery Services North stores. Visit a location today to see how easy it can be.

Looking for more helpful ideas?  Check out our post about WIC Snacks.

January 2023

WIC Inspired Recipes – Baked Squash

2023-08-11T01:16:03+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Recipes, WIC Food, WIC Grocery Shopping, WIC Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This warm, baked squash recipe is satisfying and comforting on a cold day. It’s packed with nutrition and WIC foods, and it’s a great side or main dish to serve your family.
6-8 squash cleaned and sliced
4 slices of bread of your choice, processed in food processor to make homemade breadcrumbs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 8oz block of cheddar cheese, sliced or shredded
1/2 stick cubed butter
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
Salt, pepper to taste
Place sliced squash in a slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and olive oil. Cook for 4 hours on high. Place cooked squash into a dutch oven and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Place cheese all around the top of the squash and bake for 30 minutes or until melted. Add breadcrumbs and cubed butter on top. Broil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Pick up your WIC foods all on in one spot at Grocery Services North stores. Find one near you at groceryservicesnorth.com/locations