A Healthy Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 2018 | Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas and New Years! These holidays can translate into unneeded calories and extra pounds, so here at WIC we have put together a Thanksgiving survival guide. Keep reading for all the healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes and other ideas for your traditional Thanksgiving Day. Planning a […]

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News From the Pumpkin Patch!

September 26, 2018 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

By Shawnna Filer, WIC Nutrition Technician News From the Pumpkin Patch! There is a crispness to the morning air, football is in full swing and the leaves are falling! That can only mean one thing; autumn is here and it is the perfect time to talk pumpkins! Did you know that the pumpkin is classified […]

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Container Gardening

By, Shawnna Filer In the spirit of summer bounties, June’s Healthy Gallatin WIC blog focuses on growing your own vegetables by starting a container garden. If you are like me and live in a location where traditional gardening is not an option, a container garden can be a great way to enjoy the satisfaction of […]

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What’s the deal with Winter Squash?

We’ve all seen them in the grocery store – bumpy, rough, and strangely shaped. Though odd to look at and often intimidating to buy, winter squash is a delicious vegetable to incorporate into your meals as the leaves turn colors and the weather turns chilly – or snowy, if you live in Montana. Winter squash […]

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Grocery Deals and Featured Recipe, Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese

August 31, 2017 | Food, Health, Kids & Families, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese (Makes 2 grilled cheese sandwiches) 4 slices of 100% whole wheat bread 1-2 Tbsp of butter, or non-dairy spread 2 Tbsp honey 10 thin apple slices (a tart apple recommended, but any will work) Colby-Monterey Jack and Swiss cheese, sliced into thin slices Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. […]

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Great Grocery Deals and Featured Recipe, Raspberries!

August 24, 2017 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

Featured Recipe – Raspberries! Raspberry Oatmeal Bars 1 1/4 c 100% whole wheat flour 1 c old-fashioned oats (do not use quick-cooking) 1/2 c unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c vegetable oil 2 egg whites from large eggs 6 oz raspberries (more if desired) […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe, Ratatouille!

August 3, 2017 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

Featured Recipe – Tomatoes & Summer Vegetables Ratatouille A classic and simple fresh dish, packed with healthy vegetables. The dish can be altered to fit your family’s tastes, and to feature in-season produce.   2 medium-large zucchini, sliced 1 large onion, sliced into rings 1 1/2 cups sliced (fresh) mushrooms 1 green bell pepper, sliced […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe-Cucumbers

Featured Recipe – Cucumbers! Cucumber salad is a classic summer staple that compliments any dish or picnic. Cucumber Dill Salad 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp olive oil 1 ½ tbsp chopped dill (preferably fresh) 1 cucumber, sliced thinly ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion Salt and pepper to taste Stir all ingredients together […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe Using Brussel Sprouts!

Featured Recipe – Brussel Sprouts Brussel sprouts are delicious when roasted and complimented with savory, smoky flavors. This veggie may not hold the best reputation, but taking the time to dress them up can encourage children and guests to give them a taste. Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts About 15 brussel sprouts, halved 1 tbsp olive […]

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Grocery Specials and Featured Recipe Using Cherries!

July 6, 2017 | Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

  Weekly Recipe – Fresh Cherries Cherries from the Flathead and Washington will be popping up more and more over the next month as they ripen. Though they sometimes can be labor intensive to prepare, using fresh cherries in baking and cooking is well work the work.   Summertime Baked Oatmeal 2 cups old fashioned […]

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