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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Mother’s Day in a Muffin Tin

May 10, 2017 | Food, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Mother’s Day is a time when each of us stops to go above and beyond to appreciate the wonderful women who have helped us become the people we are today. The day also is a marker of spring, with flowers, Sunday brunches, and colorful gift ideas toted towards Mother’s Day weekend. It doesn’t take a […]

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Discovering the Health Benefits of Avocados

December 11, 2015 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Join us this month as our friend Willow the bunny teaches children and families all about avocados. Avocados are a versatile super food containing nutrients essential to healthy growth and development. The green, pear-shaped fruit (yes, fruit!) line supermarket shelves year round – how is that possible? Fruits and vegetables have growing seasons; these growing […]

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Grocery Store Weekly Specials for 12/09-12/15

Check out these specials on pantry building staples and WIC eligible foods at two local grocery stores – good from 12/09 through 12/15! Safeway Produce Power! Avocados – 4 for $5 Clementines – 3lbs for $3.99 Mangoes – 2 for $3 Select Green Giant Frozen Vegetables – 3 for $5 Tomatoes on the Vine –  […]

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