All The Vegetables You Need To Make Homemade Soup In One Bag!
If you are looking for an amazing family meal this winter, pick up Nicho’s Best Soup Mix at JC Food Mart.
This soup mix comes with fresh vegetables to make a hearty, homemade soup for your family. Inside the bag are the fresh vegetables you need to start your soup: cabbage, carrots, potato, celery, squash, corn and bell pepper.
Cut and dice these veggies to start the base of your homemade soup. Add water, and any additional spices and seasonings you like to make it your own. Add any combination of your favorite soup flavors, including any rinsed and drained canned beans, peppers, canned tomatoes or sauces, garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasonings, cumin, salt and pepper.
Your homemade soup will definitely be a family favorite.
Expanded Dollar Amount For Fruit, Vegetable Benefits Offered Through Sept. 2023
Good news! Texas WIC’s temporary fruit and vegetable dollar amount increase is now being offered through September 30, 2023! The increased dollar amount for WIC produce benefits (fruits and vegetables) are for the following amounts:
- Children get $25 each month
- Pregnant, postpartum and some breastfeeding clients get $44 each month
- Fully and partially breastfeeding clients get $49 each month
Texas WIC professionals provided the following example: if you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $94 ($44 mom + $25 child + $25 child = $94) to buy fruit and vegetables.
You will see this new amount on your shopping list under your benefit amount, according to Texas WIC.
The fruit and vegetable benefits are expected to return to the normal amounts on Oct. 1, 2023. WIC clients can use their benefits to buy fruits and vegetables that are fresh, frozen and in cans, glass jars and plastic containers.
USE WIC PRODUCE BENEFITS FOR THESE RECIPES
Pick up all your WIC foods at JC Food Mart. There are 10 San Antonio locations to help you get your WIC foods in one easy, fast top. Visit today to find out how easy WIC shopping can be. Here are a few recipes using WIC-approved fruits, vegetables you might like:
For even more recipes, visit our blog.
Expanded WIC Fruit, Vegetable Benefits Extended Thru September
Congress has approved another extension of WIC’s expanded fruit and vegetable benefits thru September 2022.
WIC is a government food program that provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and monthly food packages of healthy foods for pregnant women, babies and children up to age 5.
“With the rising cost of food and the ongoing burden of healthcare costs, we must double down on effective measures like the WIC benefit bump that help children build nutritious diets and get a healthy start,” according to a statement from the National WIC Association.
WIC’s extended fruit and vegetable benefits now provide:
- Children $24/month
- Pregnant and postpartum participants receive $43/month
- Breastfeeding participants receive $47/month
Texas WIC offers the following example about how a family may see additional benefits on their WIC EBT cards:
If you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $91 ($43 mom + $24 child + $24 child = $91) each month to buy fruit and vegetables thru September.
WIC clients will see this new amount on your shopping list under your benefit amount.
WIC shoppers can use the expanded fruit and vegetable benefit to buy produce fresh, frozen, cans, glass jars, and plastic containers. For more information about WIC food benefits, visit TexasWIC.org.
GOVERNMENT FOOD PROGRAM PROVIDES SUPPORT
Since April 2021, more than 4.75 million women and children participating in WIC have received enhanced fruit and vegetable benefits in accordance with science-based recommendations. The WIC benefit bump has resulted in more than triple the amount of fruit and vegetable purchases, a greater variety of produce redeemed by WIC families, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption for young children, according to a statement released by the National WIC Association.
WIC GROCERY SHOPPING
Visit JC Food Mart in San Antonio to redeem your WIC benefits in one easy stop. JC Food Mart is a PWIC grocery store chain that specializes in catering to WIC clients. Shoppers can check their EBT balance BEFORE shopping and bilingual clerks assist shoppers throughout the shopping experience. Plus, everything in the store is WIC approved. SNAP is also accepted. Find a location here.