Whole grains are a great source of nutrition. Texas WIC features several approved-foods that offer whole grains. This recipe for Pasta with Peas from the “staff favorites” from the Whole Grain Council is a super easy, quick meal that can be made in 15 minutes for the entire family. Find more recipes like this one on their website.
Pasta with Peas
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 cup frozen peas
12 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and break linguini in half and cook according to package directions.
While the pasta is cooking, combine the eggs and cheese in a small bowl, beat, and set aside. Put peas in a strainer, rinse under hot water, and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté for several minutes, until it softens. Add the peas to the skillet and cook for about one minute longer.
Drain the pasta and add to the skillet. Toss gently to mix. Create a well in the center, add the eggs and cheese, and cook until they are starting to ﬁrm up. Toss with the pasta and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Breakfast Recipes With WIC Foods Good Enough To Eat All Day
Some might say breakfast is the best meal of the day.
Texas WIC offers many healthy breakfast foods for pregnant women and children to help get the day off to a great start. But it is also a great way to end a day. Here are some examples of healthy WIC foods that make the best breakfast ingredients, no matter when you eat them.
These foods are healthy and great served individually. Combine to make some of the best breakfast foods: omelets, tacos, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and more. But changing it up is always fun. Here are a few WIC breakfast foods with a twist your family will love
2 Whole Wheat Tortilla
2 large eggs
¼ cup shredded cheese
1 teaspoon butter
Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk. Spray skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Put eggs in a pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Put eggs on a plate. Wipe pan clean. Lightly butter one side of the tortilla. Place butter side down in the pan. Put ½ of the scrambled eggs on top of the tortilla and add half of the cheese and fold the tortilla in half. Cook on each side until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Repeat to make a second tortilla. Serve with salsa and sliced avocado.
PEANUT BUTTER, BANANA OVERNIGHT OATS
½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon peanut butter
Add oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup and salt and ½ tablespoon of the peanut butter into a container with an air-tight lid. Stir. Place in the fridge overnight. The next morning, remove the lid. Stir oats and add a splash of milk. Top with remaining peanut butter and slice bananas. Overnight oats can remain in the fridge for up to 5 days in a sealed container.
For all your WIC groceries, visit any Grocery Services North location in Dallas, Waco, Tyler, and Longview. Grocery Services North caters to WIC clients by providing an easy shopping experience and format to get all your WIC foods in one easy stop. SNAP also accepted. Find a location near a WIC clinic near you, groceryservicesnorth.com/locations.
Seems like we are always in a rush. Looking for a quick and easy breakfast or snack? This one is perfect for you or your littles. It is made using only WIC foods: cereal, peaches and yogurt. Add a little dash of cinnamon for extra taste.
1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds (or any WIC cereal of your choice)
1 snack size peach cup
1 cup of peach yogurt
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Pour ½ cup of cereal in a cup. Smear ½ cup of yogurt on top of cereal. Add ½ of the peach cup on top. Repeat layers of cereal, yogurt and peach cup. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
GET MORE SNACKS USING WIC FOODS
Everything seems to cost more these days: gas, groceries, and almost everything else. Here are a few tips to help parents save money this summer on everything from groceries to gas. HINT: Maximizing Texas WIC can help!
MAKE FEWER TRIPS
One way to save gas money is to try to fit in as many errands into the same trip. Fewer trips to an area help reduce the number of miles you are driving to get there and back. Mapping out your errands this way also helps you save time.
For example, if you are driving to a WIC clinic to renew your benefits then pick up your WIC groceries at a nearby PWIC store that caters to WIC clients. Stores like Grocery Services North locations are usually really really close to WIC clinics. Sometimes they are even next door. Find a PWIC store near you at GroceryServicesNorth.com/locations.
SAVE MONEY WITH WIC: USE EBT
Another way to save money is to make sure you redeem all your EBT benefits. Remember, if you don’t use your WIC benefits by the end of the month they expire. SNAP benefits never expire so redeem your WIC benefits first. Bonus, Grocery Services North locations accept WIC and SNAP EBT.
Using programs like WIC for food benefits will help you save money on food. Plus, PWIC stores like Grocery Services North caters to WIC clients. That means we have all your WIC items in one place, and the bilingual staff is familiar with the program if you need help.
PLAN YOUR MENU AHEAD, SAVE MONEY WITH WIC FOODS
Another way to save money is to plan your menu for the week or even the month ahead. It also helps create less waste. For example, if you roast veggies you can use them for two meals in one week by using them in a stir-fry one night, as a side, or even in a salad or a grilled sandwich. It also helps you save time because you can cook multiple meals at one time. If you are looking for tips on meal planning check out this article.
Plus, check out our blog for more recipe ideas using WIC foods.
It’s also a great activity for kids. When you get them involved, you can have age-appropriate conversations about healthy foods, meal planning, and not wasting food.
Do you find that shopping for WIC products seems frustrating? Get all your WIC-approved groceries at Grocery Services North.
Shopping WIC at Grocery Services North is easier and faster than what you are probably used to at bigger stores. Our primary focus is WIC clients, so customers get the personalized service and attention they deserve.
Stop wasting time and find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be.
6 Benefits Of WIC Shopping At Grocery Services North
Friendly, Bilingual Staff
Our staff caters to WIC clients. They are familiar with the WIC program and can help answer your questions. They are bilingual – speaking both English and Spanish – for even added ease to your shopping experience. Plus, some of our staff have even been WIC clients. Because Grocery Services North caters to WIC clients, you are in a no-judgment zone.
Everything In The Store is WIC Approved
WIC clients won’t have to waste time searching for WIC-approved items. Everything is WIC approved. Plus, because we focus on WIC groceries, customers don’t waste any time at checkout with items not ringing up as a WIC item. We know our WIC items are WIC approved.
Easy, Fast Shopping Format WIC Shopping
Grocery Services North locations are conveniently close to WIC clinics. Once you walk in you will discover an easy, fast shopping format geared specifically to WIC shoppers. You don’t have to search aisles. Just walk up to our counter, insert your WIC EBT card and our staff will walk you through the rest. You will have all your WIC groceries ready to go in minutes.
We Know WIC
Because we cater to WIC customers, we are very familiar with the WIC program. Our staff can help answer any questions you may have, and Grocery Services North has contacts with WIC staff in case there is a specific need that arises. We are here to help.
Personal Shopping Help
You aren’t shopping alone at Grocery Services North. You get personalized attention from the moment you walk in the door. You won’t feel overwhelmed with getting your WIC groceries. Our staff gathers all the WIC items for you as you select them and rings them up. The process is easy and fast.
Everything You Need In One Stop
Grocery Services North has everything you need in one place. You won’t have to go from store-to-store looking for everything you need. Visit any of our locations in Dallas, Waco, Tyler, and Longview today to find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be. Groceryservicesnorth.com/locations.
These banana & egg pancakes are quick & easy to make & can be enjoyed even by some of the pickiest toddlers. This simple pancake recipe only uses 2 main ingredients (that are also WIC foods) & is so delicious that you may never make regular pancakes again!
Bonus this recipe is also great finger food for toddlers learning to feed themselves.
Pancakes Using WIC Foods – Banana & Egg Pancakes
Oil (Olive oil, etc)
Maple Syrup or Honey, Optional
Peel the banana & mash in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, crack the eggs & whisk them together. Pour eggs into the bowl of mashed banana, add a dash of cinnamon, and mix together. Heat a pan to medium heat & add oil. Slowly drop a large spoonful at a time of banana & egg mixture to pan & heat until golden brown on both sides. Top with honey, syrup, or your choice of fruit.
WIC INSPIRED RECIPES FROM GROCERY SERVICES NORTH
Get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop at any Grocery Services North location in Dallas, Waco, Tyler, and Longview. Bilingual clerks personally help you get all your WIC foods without all the hassle.
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Grocery Services North Makes WIC Shopping Easy
Don’t waste time searching aisles for pink stickers and WIC groceries. Grocery Services North offers a unique shopping experience for WIC Clients that saves them time, money and stress.
Grocery Services North is a Primarily WIC grocery store chain located near WIC Clinics, sometimes even right next door. We want to make it as easy as possible for WIC clients to redeem their benefits.
FAST, CONVENIENT WIC SHOPPING
After visiting a WIC office to redeem your benefits, WIC clients can visit Grocery Services North to get fresh produce, organic baby food, baby formula and even special prescription formulas your baby needs. We also don’t put limits on your redemptions for items like formula.
Our unique shopping experience will get you in and out fast.
When you arrive, you will insert your WIC or SNAP card into our card reader, where your benefits will be listed clearly for you to read. We ask you what products you would like to redeem and our bilingual staff gathers your WIC items for you to take home. This fast, easy shopping approach keeps you out of large crowds and gets you out of the store fast.
This unique shopping experience is also less stressful at checkout. We take the guesswork out of knowing if your items are WIC approved to help you avoid long conversations after standing in line and searching the store for your items.
We also accept SNAP. A lot of moms use SNAP to buy extra formula or more healthy food items while you are already picking up your WIC groceries.
WE KNOW WIC
Our bilingual staff is knowledgeable about the WIC program. We can help answer your questions and make your shopping experience easier.
Because we know the program, we also are able to have products available that you need. For example, we are able to get certains baby formulas you might have hard time finding in other locations. We even carry prescription formulas, for babies that may have allergies, that are even harder to find. If you need a special formula, visit or call one of our locations.
Woman, Infants & Children (WIC) is a FREE nutrition supplement program for mothers and their children up to age 5. The program provides free nutrition counseling, classes, breastfeeding support and healthy foods at no cost, including baby formula and baby food. To apply for WIC, visit a clinic or apply online. Visit a Grocery Services North location today in Dallas, Waco, Tyler, and Longview to find out just how easy WIC shopping can be.