September Packed With Family-Fun Activities

< December 2022 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
      1Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
2 3 4
5Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
6Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
7 8Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
9 10 11
12Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
13Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
14 15Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Family Nights at The DoSeumFree Family Nights at The DoSeumTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The DoSeum is San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering. Free Family Nights are a monthly event, registration required.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX
16 17 18
19Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
20Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
21 22Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
23 24 25
26Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
27Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
28 29Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
30 31  
By |2022-09-15T13:11:30-05:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Kid Activity|Tags: , |0 Comments

Enjoy Summer WIC Foods This July 4!

Summer is in full swing. Que the fireworks because this July 4th is going to be HOT! We have summer WIC foods and fun activities your plans this holiday weekend.

If you are ready to kick off July 4th with a big bang, we have some great tips to help you cool down and chill and celebrate with your family this holiday weekend – all spotlighting foods WIC foods you can redeem with your EBT card.

The fun doesn’t stop there. We also rounded up some family-friendly activities for the entire family. 

SUMMER WIC FOODS: PICNIC PERFECT (SPOTLIGHTING WIC INGREDIENTS)

Many people will fire up the grill this holiday weekend. We have the perfect grill addition and a few sides that go perfect with your family picnic.

SUMMER WIC FOODS: GRILLED POTATOES

Wrap your russet potatoes up in foil and throw them on the grill. Before closing the foil, feel free to add your favorite seasoning blend and a little olive oil for some extra flavor. Place them on the grill rack and let them cook. You know they are done when a knife slides easily into the center of the potato. Remove from grill and let cool. Remove foil and get ready for the fluffiest, smokiest tasting “baked”  potato you can imagine. Add toppings (cheese, plain yogurt, salt, and pepper to taste) of your choice. 

SUMMER WIC FOODS: SALSA MADE WITH GRILLED PEACHES 

While your grill is out, slice open peaches ( a great summer WIC food) in half and throw them cut side down on the grill for this amazing recipe you will want to keep eating ALL SUMMER LONG.

4 ripe peaches pitted and sliced in half

1 red onion diced

2 ripe tomato diced

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)

1 lime juiced

Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush the peaches with olive oil and place them cut-side down onto the grill. Grill for about 5 minutes until the peaches are soft but not mushy. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Remove hot peaches from the grill. Let them cool before dicing them. Add to bowl and mix with remaining ingredients. Serve.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FAMILY FUN 

Spending time with loved ones is the best medicine. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to put a smile on a kid’s face and enjoy quality family time. In fact, sometimes the simpler things are the best.  Here are a few ideas we loved for spending extra quality time with the family this holiday weekend. 

  • Make Patriotic Crafts –It is fun to make something patriotic for the holiday. We found a few ideas you might like on Pinterest. Check them out here and here.
  • Visit A Local Park
  • Make A Snack Together – Check out our blog for great kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love.
  • Find Fireworks Displays Where You Live – If you are looking for a fireworks display close to where you live check this out. You are sure to find one near you.

DON’T WASTE TIME, GET YOUR SUMMER WIC FOODS TODAY!

With so much family fun planned, stop by any of 10 JC Food Mart locations around San Antonio to pick up all your WIC groceries in one easy stop. Don’t search aisles for WIC-approved foods. JC Food Mart caters to WIC clients, and everything in the store is WIC approved. You will be in and out with your groceries for your family picnic. Find a location near a WIC clinic near you on our website.

 

 

Looking For Fun Summertime Activity For The Kids? 

Check Off  Mealtime, Playtime At Same Time! 

Who said you couldn’t play with your food? Getting kids into the kitchen is a great activity to get their creative juices flowing. It’s also a great way to keep them interested in eating healthy, WIC foods. 

Healthy WIC foods don’t have to be boring. In fact, you and the kids can turn their little plates into works of art all with some of your favorite WIC ingredients. Gather up some of your favorite WIC foods (oatmeal, fruits, vegetables and tuna fish) for these fun ideas that will get your kiddos excited to help out in the kitchen.

WIC FOOD: OATMEAL

Oatmeal is a super healthy WIC food. It’s also a super healthy snack. For the first snack of the day. Let your kids help “decorate” a bowl of oatmeal like their pets or animals. These fruits make great faces: sliced bananas, berries of all kinds, apple pieces cut into fun shapes and maybe even a little peanut butter to hold pieces together.  What little one wouldn’t love eating this yummy, healthy creation once they are done. 

Oatmeal is a great WIC food because it’s full of fiber, iron and other vitamins and minerals like zinc.

WIC FOOD: FRUIT CRITTERS

Getting your kids to eat more fruit is easy when you make fruit critters. Slice up some of your favorite fruits and let your toddlers “color” their plate by turning the fruit into fun animals. You can get them started by making a few of your own. It’s also fun to cut fruit into fun shapes using kid-friendly cookie cutters.  

WIC FOOD: VEGGIE PALS

Having a hard time getting enough vegetables into your tot’s stomach? Serve them a plate of green peas that look like a friendly frog.  

WIC FOOD: TUNA FISHY

First, make a bowl of tuna fish, using this great Texas WIC recipe. Then let the little ones help by spreading it on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread. Place another piece of whole wheat bread on top. Let the kids decorate the sandwich into fruit to make it look like a fish. See photo above. Orange quarters, banana slices and berries can all be used to make fun fish faces and fins. Looking for a little more creative inspiration? Check out this recipe idea from Texas WIC.

 Texas WIC is an advocate of getting kids in the kitchen to help in “age-appropriate ways,” and these recipes are a great way to get them involved. For more tips from including kids in the kitchen, check out these tips online.

RENEW YOUR WIC BENEFITS AND REDEEM THEM IN THE SAME TRIP

Next time you visit a WIC clinic to renew your WIC benefits, visit a nearby JC Food Mart store to get all your WIC foods in one easy stop. JC Food Mart locations are located near WIC offices to make it super convenient for clients to get everything they need. 

There are 10 locations throughout San Antonio. Visit online to find a store near you.

Visit our blog for more recipes using WIC foods. 

Cinco De Mayo!

Ideas, Recipes For Celebrating May 5 With The Entire Family

Make Queso Using WIC Cheese & Homemade Tortilla Chips

There are so many fun ways to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with your family.  Go for a picnic, or even just decorate your home in the colors of the Mexican flag. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Cinco De Mayo is a great time to remember heritage and spend time with loved ones.

Cinco De Mayo is a holiday that celebrates when Mexican army’s victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Making traditional Mexican food and snacks is one way to celebrate! Yum!  Here are some great foods to add a little flavor for the holiday using WIC-approved foods: queso dip using WIC cheese and homemade tortilla chips: 

More WIC Cheese with homemade chips

HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS

12 corn tortillas

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brush oil on both sides of the tortilla. Cut each tortilla into sixths to make triangle chips. Place cut tortillas in a single layer on baking sheets and season with salt. Bake until crispy.

More WIC Cheese

 

 

 

 

QUESO DIP WITH WIC CHEESE

1 pound American cheese slices, quartered

¼ cup milk

½ cup jarred salsa

Combine cheese and milk in a  small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted. Add salsa, mix and enjoy. 

CINCO DE MAYO FAMILY FUN

To celebrate in big style,  you can even make your own DIY piñata with an empty cereal box and fill it with small toys or treats. Check out this fun video tutorial on how to make your own.

 

 

 

 

For more Cinco De Mayo ideas click on the photo for a link to a post on our blog with more recipes and blog ideas.

GET WIC CHEESE + MORE AT JC FOOD MART

Get all your WIC groceries at JC Food Mart, a chain of stores that caters to WIC clients. Our unique shopping format features personalized bilingual customer service to help you get in and out with all your WIC foods as easy and fast as possible. Find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be. Visit any of our locations in San Antonio Today.

Easter Egg Fun For Whole Family

Easter weekend is a fun time to enjoy healthy WIC foods and get outdoors with the kids. We have rounded up some great activities and fun recipes featuring the season’s best food: eggs.

Whether you are coloring, hunting or eating them, there are so many fun ways to enjoy these nutritious little nuggets.

COLORING EGGS

Pick up a dozen eggs for your kiddos to color this Easter. We have made a step-by-step guide for coloring eggs in this blog post. This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Plus, they will love eating the results of their creative activity.

HUNTING EGGS

There is no better way to welcome spring than to enjoy some outside time with the kids in the fresh spring air. Hunting for eggs is such a fun outdoor activity for kids and adults alike. If you aren’t up for hiding colored eggs where you live, search social media for fun neighborhood egg hunts close to where you live. Another way to find a nearby egg hunt is to search on Google. Here is a search for you to see San Antonio area egg hunts.

EATING EGGS

Eggs are so delicious and nutritious. It’s why they are a favorite WIC food. Here are a few great recipes to enjoy for Easter:

MICROWAVE EGG, CHEESE & PEPPER COFFEE MUG SCRAMBLE

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon chopped tomato

1 teaspoon minced pickled jalapeño pepper, optional

Pinch each salt and pepper

Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, tomato, jalapeño, salt, and pepper. Pour into well-greased 12-oz microwave-safe mug or mason jar. Microwave on High for 30 seconds; Stir. Microwave for 70 to 80 seconds or until eggs are puffed and set. Substitute prepared salsa for the chopped tomato and jalapeño if desired.

Make this recipe from the American Egg Board ahead of time for an amazing Easter breakfast:

Simple Breakfast Strata

4 Slices whole grain bread

4 Eggs

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon dried thyme or oregano leaves

6 slices Canadian-style bacon, chopped

½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz.)

Place bread in a single layer in greased 8-inch square baking dish. Beat eggs, milk, and thyme in a medium bowl until blended; pour over bread. Sprinkle with bacon. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove strata from refrigerator; uncover and let stand while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, in the center of 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and strata is puffed, golden and firm in the center, about 5 minutes longer.

March into Spring with these family friendly events

< December 2022 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
      1Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
2 3 4
5Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
6Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
7 8Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
9 10 11
12Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
13Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
14 15Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Family Nights at The DoSeumFree Family Nights at The DoSeumTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The DoSeum is San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering. Free Family Nights are a monthly event, registration required.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX
16 17 18
19Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
20Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
21 22Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
23 24 25
26Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
27Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
28 29Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
30 31  
By |2022-03-07T19:52:06-05:00March 7th, 2022|Categories: JC Food Mart, Kid Activity, San Antonio|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

February Family Friendly Events

Your family is going to love all the events happening around San Antonio this month. Check them out in the calendar below.

< December 2022 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
      1Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
2 3 4
5Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
6Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
7 8Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
9 10 11
12Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
13Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
14 15Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Family Nights at The DoSeumFree Family Nights at The DoSeumTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The DoSeum is San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering. Free Family Nights are a monthly event, registration required.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX
16 17 18
19Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
20Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
21 22Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
23 24 25
26Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
27Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
28 29Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
30 31  

I’m Dying! A Guide To Coloring Eggs

Coloring Eggs Is Fun.

Bonus: They Are Also A Healthy WIC Food

Dying eggs is the perfect kid-friendly activity. It’s also a great way to get creative and take a break from adulting. It’s a complete bonus that once you are done you have a super nutritious meal or snack ready to eat. Another Bonus: Eggs are also a WIC food.

If you haven’t dyed eggs before (or even if you have and need a refresher), we have created a step-by-step guide with lots of pointers to help you make your eggs all your own. There are even a few tips to help make your colored egg one of the most creative around. At the end of all the fun, there will be lots of yummy recipes to try featuring boiled eggs as the main ingredient.

So let’s roll up our sleeves and have some fun. Then, let’s eat!

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO COLORING EGGS

STEP 1: GATHER SUPPLIES

Eggs, as many as you want

Food Coloring (or an egg color kit)

Water and Pan and Slotted Spoon or Colander for boiling eggs

Bowls or Cups or other containers for dying eggs. They can be plastic to help make this a more-kid friendly activity, but by all means use what you have.

Vinegar

If you want to make your eggs extra fancy, you can use Crayons, Tape, String

STEP 2: BOIL EGGS

Place eggs in a pot. Cover the eggs completely in an inch of water. Bring the water to boil. Boil eggs, for a fully cooked yolk, for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: DRAIN, COOL EGGS

Drain your eggs using a colander and let them cool completely before dying them. You can cool off hot eggs by running cold water over them. Hot eggs can be harmful for little kids to handle so make sure they have cooled completely before going to the next step.

STEP 4: PREP DYE

To prep egg dye: mix ½ cup of boiling water with a teaspoon of vinegar and about 15 drops of food coloring. You can add more or less food dye depending on the result you would like. Also, mix colors to create new colors. Experiment. This can be fun. Just make sure the dye has cooled before dying the eggs.

BONUS STEP: EGG DECORATION

You can draw a design or picture on your egg with a crayon before you dye your egg. Wherever you place crayon on the egg, the dye won’t show on the egg. You also use tape or string to cover parts of your egg you wish not to dye. Use as much imagination as you wish.

STEP 5: DYE YOUR EGGS

Use a utensil of your choice to emerge the egg into the bowl filled with dye. Let it sit about 5 minutes total and then remove the egg. You can remove the egg with a slotted spoon or tongs. Place your egg back into the egg carton packaging or on a plate to dry.

Store eggs in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

ENJOY!

EGGS ARE NUTRITIOUS

Once you have completed coloring your eggs, you will have lots of hard boiled eggs to make some great recipes.

Eggs are a super healthy ingredient to add to your menu. They are also a WIC-approved ingredient. Eggs provide Protein, have roughly 70 calories per egg and are packed with nutrition, including Vitamin A, Folate, B Vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Zink, Phosphorus and Selenium.

It’s no surprise why many people might choose to start their day with an egg. Eggs, of course, can be enjoyed during any meal.

One of the most popular ways to eat boiled eggs is to make egg salad. You can also add boiled eggs to tuna salad or even halved as a topping inside a lettuce salad. You can also eat them plain for breakfast or chopped up in an egg taco (with a little cheese sprinkled on top). A boiled egg is also perfectly paired on top of avocado toast. Below are a few great recipes we found that you might like.

DELISH EGG RECIPES

  • The first recipe is for Simple Egg Salad Sandwich from the IncredibleEgg.org. Find the recipe here. Also, this recipe for a Mixed Green Salad with Boiled Eggs can be found here.
  • Deviled Eggs – Here is a recipe from the USDA.org. for deviled eggs.

EGGS, A WIC FOOD

The Texas Woman, Infant and Children (WIC) program offers free nutritional education, counseling, support and free healthy WIC foods to qualifying mothers. Women who are pregnant or are mothers to children up to age 5 may qualify for the program if they meet certain financial qualifications. To see if you are eligible, visit TexasWIC.org.

Eggs are a free food provided each month to WIC members. To learn more about monthly WIC food packages and other foods that are included, visit the Texas WIC website.

Pick up your eggs and other WIC foods at JC Food Mart, a primarily WIC grocery store in San Antonio. Find a location at JC Food Mart.

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