Month: July 2020

Berries with Banana Cream

This delicious dessert is perfect for these summer days in North Carolina! And even better, you get to use your SNAP dollars. There is something to be said about fruit covered in yogurt, chocolate, or anything!  It really takes healthy dessert to the next level.  Makes: 4 Servings Ingredients⅓ cup yogurt, plain, non-fat1 ripe banana1 Tbs fruit juice (orange works well)2 cups sliced strawberries1 tsp honey1 dash cinnamon[…] Read More


Okay, these aren’t really popsicles. They’re watermelon wedges frozen on sticks. But isn’t this a nice, cold way to eat your fruit bought with your SNAP dollars? Leave the rind on, if you want the slices to look classic—or cut it off, if you want to make it easier to put the sticks in. KITCHEN[…] Read More

Smashed Cucumber Salad

This is such a fresh and simple salad! The kids will love this after a hot day! Especially here in North Carolina, you can easily find fresh and crispy cucumbers using your SNAP dollars. And it’s fun to whack the cucumbers. Removing a few strips of peel from the cucumber makes it easier to smash—plus,[…] Read More

Homemade Applesauce

Plenty of us have purchased large bags of fruit just to let them rot. Why not explore new ideas so SNAP dollars don’t go to waste. Let’s talk specially about apples. Applesauce is a household classic that has been around for years. Instead of purchasing it at the store, homemade applesauce will put your fruit[…] Read More

Home Made Trail Mix

Trail Mix is household classic. This snack can come in a variety of forms and can be customized to fit individual taste. Trail mix selection bars (ingredients are set out for individual selection) are a becoming more popular as a way to please the entire family’s snack craving. These simple recipes can be prepared with[…] Read More

Gardening for Children

It’s never too early for children to start learning about agriculture. Use the summer months to show children where their fruits and vegetables come from. SNAP buys seeds and food producing plants! Whether you’re in a single-family home or an apartment, growing plants can be done in a yard, a small pot or a hanging[…] Read More

Apples with Peanut Butter

Looking for an easy, yummy and nutritional snack? Here is a solution! With this easy to make snack that involves so little and yet your kids can gain so much! Not just while preparing it but also while enjoying it. This little snack is creamy, crunchy and satisfying. KITCHEN GEAR: Cutting board Sharp knife (adult[…] Read More