Learning to like lentils…and other such things.

They may not seem like much at first glance, but lentils, dry peas and chickpeas (pulses) are healthy and flavorful. Not many foods have: potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin, and vitamin K. They are full of fiber, protein, folate and iron. Eating these foods instead of red meat could lower your overall risk of dying from […]

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October is for Apples!

October 7, 2015 | Food, Kids & Families, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

By Emily Wood, Montana State Community Health Intern Have you ever heard the old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Today we are going to look at why this old saying is actually true because October is all about apples! There are many different kinds of apples such as Red Delicious, […]

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Start Your Day Off Right – Eat Breakfast!

September 16, 2015 | Men's Health, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC, Women's Health

Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? Breakfast is an important meal that can help sustain energy throughout the day and even aid in weight management. Eating a good breakfast is especially important for children – growing requires a lot of nutrients! Studies have shown that children who eat a healthy AM meal […]

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month!

September 2, 2015 | Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes

Eating the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Eating healthy can also help prevent obesity and high blood pressure. September is […]

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WIC Farmer of the Week is here!

August 11, 2015 | Food, Happenings, Recipes

Summertime farmer’s markets are in full swing, which means fresh fruits and veggies galore! Healthy Gallatin WIC has partnered with several local farmers and will have a ‘Farmer of the Week’ throughout August and September. Farmers will be accepting WIC checks, so this is a great opportunity to buy fresh and local produce for you […]

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Mud Season and National Nutrition Month

March in Montana is known as “mud season”- that time of transition when the frozen soil thaws and prepares for the renewal of spring. March is also the time WIC at the GCCHD celebrates National Nutrition Month®. What a great time of year for our families to “bite into a healthy lifestyle” and in due […]

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A Cure for the Holiday Grocery Shopping Madness

November 18, 2014 | Food, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

By Leslie McKittrick, Gallatin County WIC Woo-Hoo the holidays are coming! This should be a fun, exciting time of the year in Gallatin County, with family, friends, and lots of good food. That also means holiday grocery shopping. Secretly, I hate grocery shopping madness and frenzy during the hectic holiday season. So, I’ve developed strategies […]

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Thanksgiving Feast on a Budget

November 19, 2013 | Food, General, Kids & Families, Recipes, WIC

  Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season, usually filled with family, friends, and good food! Whether you are creating a feast for just those in your household or for a crowd, there are ways to have a Thanksgiving feast on a reasonable budget. Here are some money-saving tips: • Turkey Talk: Did you […]

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Food Safety: The Turkey Thaw

November 14, 2013 | Environmental Health, Food, Recipes, Safety

Frozen Turkey Thawing Do’s and Don’ts Forget to leave your turkey enough time to thaw before the big day? In the midst of all the chaos of Thanksgiving feast preparations, did you forget to pull it out of that freezer? Think you can just leave the frozen turkey to thaw on the kitchen counter, placed […]

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Fall Comfort Food Recipes

October 31, 2013 | Food, General, Heart Health, Nutrition, Recipes

If you’re anything like us, the autumn chill brings on a whole new way of life, replacing iced tea with hot tea or hot chocolate, breaking out the blankets and the good books, and craving a delicious, warm meal. While summer favorites such as watermelon, huckleberries, avocado, and cherries fall out of season, pumpkin, cranberries, […]

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