Stretching your food budget from month to month can be a challenge. Double Up Food Bucks is here to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to make your SNAP/EBT last longer, and how get more out of the money you’re spending. Time, budget and more can affect how long monthly SNAP/EBT benefits can last. On average, people get about $125 dollars per month in SNAP/EBT, and sometimes this amount can be as little as $15 dollars or less. With such a wide range of budgets, these tips can be adjusted accordingly. Take a look and see what works best for you!
What a way to kick off the year for Double Up Food Bucks Arizona! Last week, we launched the program at the Best Farmers Market corner store in Phoenix. This is the first time Double Up Food Bucks will be available in a store setting in Arizona.
It can sometimes be difficult to dedicate time and coordination to preparing and cleaning up after a meal. Single-pan dinners can simplify meal times and ease stress during a busy week. This no-sweat approach to dinner time ensures a quick and easy process, so you can spend more time and energy enjoying your food and the loved ones you share it with.
Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, family, friends, and good food. But for too many Arizonans, getting the food they need isn’t always easy. Luckily, several resources across the state are working to help everyone have a happy holiday.
There are so many kinds of delicious produce grown across Arizona, but one group of crops is extra special: indigenous fruits and vegetables! You can find tons of produce that is native to Arizona at your favorite farmers market – cactus, mesquite bean pods, corn, beans, squash, prickly pear fruit and more all have a rich history based in our state’s diverse landscape and climate. Sustenance in the desert requires time and care. Learning about these plants can teach us about our local culture, our environment and food systems, and the importance of sustainable farming.
All year round, Arizona farmers markets are filled with delicious, locally-grown produce. Since our diverse climate has such great growing potential, this is the perfect place to take advantage of the benefits of shopping and eating with seasonal foods in mind. Eating with the seasons is a wonderful way to explore your local food culture, get the freshest produce possible, and also support your local farmers.
Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Known in English as “Day of the Dead,” this multiple day celebration brings us a rich cultural celebration filled with food, family, music, art and honoring our loved ones who have passed.
Halloween is right around the corner! Everyone loves tasty treats during this fun holiday, but sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with delicious and nutritious ideas for festive snacks. Put a twist on your treats with these three easy recipes! Whether it’s for a Halloween party or a night in with the family, these are sure to wow everyone. Double Up on the fruits and veggies you’ll need at a participating market near you!
Double Up Food Bucks makes it easy to stock up on your favorite fruits and vegetables, but sometimes it can be a challenge to use all of your market finds before it’s too late. Freezing food is a great way to save money, make mealtimes more convenient, and get the most potential out of your Double Up Food Bucks. Here are some tips on how to utilize your freezer in a way that will benefit you, your wallet and the whole family!
Sometimes it can be hard to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals. There are easy ways to switch things up to make your plate more colorful, fresh, and nutritious. With all of the amazing produce options you can take advantage of with your Double Up Food Bucks, these substitutions can become part of your daily routine.
From breakfast to dessert, there is always more room on the table for fruits and vegetables.
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