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!
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.
Here at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona, we love fresh produce, and we love sharing ways to eat more of it. One of the best ways to promote healthy eating habits for your family every day is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily meals. Whether you have a picky eater at home, or you need a little help getting creative with your produce, these tips can help you add a healthy kick to any dish.
Heading back to school can be hectic for the whole family. You’ll want to be prepared, whether it’s shopping for school supplies or preparing easy, no-fuss recipes to get through the week. Stop by your local farmers market to double up on in-season produce and try out some of these simple recipes that will ease your transition into the new school year.
It can be daunting to plan meals for the whole family, but a little bit of preparation can stretch your food dollars and save you time. Knowing what you want to eat for dinner before you go shopping will also help eliminate excess food waste, and help you stick to a weekly budget. We came up with a week’s worth of dinner recipes for you and your family to try out. With so many great options at our farmers markets, the possibilities are endless! Double Up on your produce and double down on your dinner plans with these great ideas.
It's the perfect time of year for some of our favorite foods here in Arizona. Fresh fruits and vegetables are blooming as we speak! With so many great options for fresh food, cooking from scratch can be easier than ever.
The holidays are often a time when families gather and share a meal. While comfort foods are common during these family gatherings, it is still important to make healthy choices and eat mindfully.
Many favorite holiday dishes can be given a healthy twist. You can substitute canned fruits and vegetables for fresh produce, and many yummy foods can be baked instead of fried. Get your family in the kitchen and whip up some of these healthy takes on holiday favorites. SNAP customers can double up on any of the fruits and veggies in these recipes for twice the holiday cheer!
“What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.”
Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time for costumes, haunts, family, and usually lots of sugary snacks. This year, you can ensure your littles ones have tons of fun and cut down on the ghoulish sugar-buzz with festive fruit and veggie snacks.
If you shop with your SNAP Quest card at participating farmers markets, you can double up on Arizona-grown produce with Double Up Food Bucks. Check out this video to learn how it works!
Promoting Healthy Weight: Get your kids to eat (and enjoy) more fruits and vegetables
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about the state of children’s health across the country and explore ways to promote healthy weight and lifestyles.
Here at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona, we love fresh produce, and we love sharing ways to eat more of it. One of the best ways to promote healthy weight for your family every day is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals. Whether you have a picky eater at home, or you need a little help getting creative with your produce, these tips can help you add a healthy kick to any dish.
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