Add Sparkle To Your Memorial Day Menu With WIC Foods

Looking to add a little something festive to your Memorial Day Weekend menu? Here are a few recipes that add a little something extra to round out your holiday.

Temperatures are also beginning to heat up so these recipes are easy, refreshing no-fuss bites. They are the perfect way for you to keep everyone satisfied without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. Plus, little helpers can also get involved for the perfect quality family time.

 

FRUIT SPARKLER DRINK

Break out your red and blue fruits and add them to your ice water or juice for a cool, refreshing treat. A few fun fruits to try are watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. Don’t forget to let the kiddos help.  This is a perfect way to celebrate while spending time outside this Memorial Day weekend. 

PATRIOTIC CHEESE TRAY

Cheese platters have never been more popular! Cut up some of your favorite fruits and cheeses and arrange in fun patriotic ways. Make a red, white and blue design, like the one in the photo, using blueberries, white cheese cubes and cubed watermelon. You could also use strawberries. The design possibilities are endless and the kids will love getting involved! 

 

VEGGIE ROLL-UPS

Roll-ups make a simple, healthy snack or lunch the kids will love. Place a whole wheat tortilla on a plate, add your favorite salsa, dressing, vegetables, and cheese, and roll! Cut the rolled tortilla into bite-size pieces and enjoy! A few filling ideas include and combination of the following WIC-approved foods:  lettuce, tomato, cheese, apple, avocado, guacamole, cucumbers, raw or cooked mushrooms, and beans!

Once made and sliced, arrange on a platter for a quick family-style meal for everyone.

 

DON’T FORGET THE WATERMELON

No matter how you cut it, watermelon is a summertime staple. It’s perfect for hot days because it even can help you stay hydrated. There are so many fun ways to eat this fruit. Cut it into cubes and place it on skewers for a fun kebob. The kiddos can help by cutting watermelon slices with cookie cutters and creating fun shapes (Oh my Stars for Memorial Day!) You can even quarter watermelon and dig in with a spoon!  

JC FOOD MART CATERS TO WIC CLIENTS

Get all your WIC foods in one easy stop at any JC Food Mart location in San Antonio. To find a location near you visit us here.

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JC Food Mart To Open Select Stores Memorial Day

JC Food Mart will open select locations on Memorial Day to help WIC clients needing to access their benefits at the end of the month.

The following stores will open 10AM  to 4 PM Monday, May 30: 

  • JC Food Mart at 5271 Walzem Rd.,San Antonio, TX 78218
  • JC Food Mart at 7428 W. Military Dr., Ste J, San Antonio, TX 78227
  • JC Food Mart at 3534 Fredericksburg Rd., Ste 21, San Antonio, TX 78201
  • JC Food Mart at 5947 Ingram Rd., Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78228
  • JC Food Mart at 539 S. General McMullen, San Antonio, TX 78231
  • JC Food Mart at 842 SW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78221

Everyone at JC Food Mart wishes you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. 

Looking for recipes using WIC foods for a perfect Memorial Day weekend celebration? Check out these recipes from our blog using WIC foods. 

By |2022-05-27T09:10:01-05:00May 18th, 2022|JC Food Mart|0 Comments

Recipes Using WIC Approved Salsa & Tomato Sauce

Recipes Spotlighting 2 New WIC-Approved Foods

JC Food Mart is offering two new WIC products that will help make healthy family recipes a breeze.

The stores are currently offering Always Save® mild jarred salsa and canned tomato sauce. These two new products can help busy moms save time in the kitchen. Here are a few recipes you are going to want to try with these two new products.

Both products are redeemable as WIC foods in the fruits and vegetable category. Learn more about WIC’s expanded fruit and vegetable benefits here

Try this recipe using our new jarred salsa:

BLACK BEAN & SALSA PASTA MELT

1 jar (16 oz) salsa

1 ½ cups of water

2 cups of elbow macaroni

1 can black beans, drained

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Add drained black beans to a skillet. Add salsa and water and stir. Bring everything to a boil. Add macaroni and reduce heat on medium-low and cover. Cook until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Add cheese and cover until it is melted. Enjoy!

 

Here is a recipe featuring our new tomato sauce:

EASY SKILLET VEGETABLE PASTA

½ tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)

1 cup water

8 ounces of uncooked pasta, such as elbow macaroni

2 cups fresh or frozen vegetables (ideas: chopped carrots, tomatoes or bell peppers) 

½ cup grated cheese

Add olive oil to a pan and heat on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic powder. Add tomato sauce, water and uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add fresh or frozen vegetables, stir and cook until pasta and vegetables are tender, about 10 more minutes. Add cheese and heat until melted. Enjoy!

Visit anyJC Food Mart storeto pick up these two new products today!

May events for the whole family!

This May, celebrate Mother’s day with the special mom in your life by doing something special. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. However you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day with your family, be sure to put a smile on Mom’s face!

 

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2 3Toddler 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
4 5Crafternoon 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
6 7May Month: Miss Anastasia’s Story Time & Tea PartyMay Month: Miss Anastasia’s Story Time & Tea PartyTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebrate May Month with the Landa Gardens Conservancy! Free events are offered throughout May on the grounds surrounding San Antonio’s Landa Library. On Saturday May 7th, join us in the Garden for Miss Anastasia's Story Time and Tea Party at 10:30 am— and then come back after lunch for a LEGO Mother's Day Craft with San Antonio Plastic Bricks at 2:00 pm.
Landa Community Garden
233 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX
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9 10Toddler 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
Brunch & Learn: Donate & Stuff backpacks for SA Foster KidsBrunch & Learn: Donate & Stuff backpacks for SA Foster KidsTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brunch and Learn: Donate and stuff backpacks with greatly needed items for children in San Antonio facing foster care. You'll also be able to hear from a local foster and adoption agency on ways you can continue to stay involved and give back.
Chicago Title Insurance Co
270 N Loop 1604 E #100, San Antonio, TX
11 12Crafternoon 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
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16 17Toddler 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
18 19Studio Time- Rainbows & Butterflies (18 Months-9 Years)Studio Time- Rainbows & Butterflies (18 Months-9 Years)Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Looking for a fun activity to do with your child? Studio Time is a flexible class that allows young artists unstructured time to create. Every class, there will be 4 fun art stations set up with lots of cool art materials and projects. Children are welcome to stay as long as they wish, but a caregiver must be present. Registration required. $15
Kidcreate Studio
21803 W I-10, San Antonio, TX
Crafternoon 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
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23 24Toddler 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
25 26Crafternoon 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
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30 31Toddler 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
         
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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.

Select JC Food Mart Stores Opening Sunday, May 1st 

Visit JC Food Mart To Redeem Your WIC Benefits

The stores will be open during special hours to help accommodate our customers who need access to WIC groceries on the first of the month. The following San Antonio stores will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM

  • JC Food Mart at 5271 Walzem Road
  • JC Food Mart at 7428 W. Military Drive
  • JC Food Mart at 3534 Fredericksburg Road
  • JC Food Mart at 6723 S. Flores
  • JC Food Mart at 5947 Ingram Road
  • JC Food Mart at 539 S. General McMullen
  • JC Food Mart at 842 SW Military Drive

WIC benefits renew at the beginning of each month, and many customers would like to access their benefits right away. JC Food Mart is a primarily WIC grocery store chain that caters to WIC customers, helping make it easy for clients to get all their WIC foods in one easy stop. For more information on locations visit JC Food Mart.com/locations.

“This is one more way we help serve our WIC customers,” said Jennifer, a store manager.

By |2022-05-03T15:15:32-05:00April 30th, 2022|JC Food Mart|0 Comments

San Antonio WIC Shopping

Benefits Of Shopping WIC at JC Food Mart

Do you find that shopping for WIC products seems frustrating?  Get all your WIC-approved groceries at JC Food Mart.

Shopping WIC at JC Food Mart is easier and faster than what you are probably used to at bigger stores. Our primary focus is WIC clients, so customers get the personalized service and attention they deserve. 

Stop wasting time and find out how easy San Antonio WIC shopping can be.

6 Benefits Of WIC Shopping At JC Food Mart

Friendly, Bilingual Staff

Our staff caters to WIC clients. They are familiar with the WIC program and can help answer your questions. They are bilingual – speaking both English and Spanish – for even added ease to your shopping experience. Plus, some of our staff have even been WIC clients. Because JC Food Mart caters to WIC clients, you are in a no-judgment zone.

Everything In The Store is WIC Approved

WIC clients won’t have to waste time searching for WIC-approved items. Everything is WIC approved. Plus, because we focus on WIC groceries, customers don’t waste any time at checkout with items not ringing up as a WIC items. We know our WIC items are WIC approved.  

Easy, Fast Shopping Format WIC Shopping

JC Food Mart locations are conveniently close to WIC clinics. Once you walk in you will discover an easy, fast shopping format geared specifically to WIC shoppers. You don’t have to search aisles. Just walk up to our counter, insert your WIC EBT card and our staff will walk you through the rest. You will have all your WIC groceries ready to go in minutes. 

We Know San Antonio WIC

Because we cater to WIC customers, we are very familiar with the WIC program. Our staff can help answer any questions you may have, and JC Food Mart has contacts with WIC staff in case there is a specific need that arises. We are here to help.

Personal WIC Shopping Help

You aren’t shopping alone at JC Food Mart. You get personalized attention from the moment you walk in the door. You won’t feel overwhelmed with getting your WIC groceries. Our staff gathers all the WIC items for you as you select them and rings them up. The process is easy and fast.

San Antonio WIC Shopping – Everything You Need In One Stop

JC Food Mart has everything you need in one place. You won’t have to go from store-to-store looking for everything you need. Visit any of our locations in San Antonio today to find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be jcfoodmart.com/locations.

Grilled Cheese Made With WIC Foods

Grilled Cheese Is American Classic

A grilled cheese sandwich is comfort food at its best! Use WIC foods to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches.

Ewwey gooey cheese sandwiched between toasty bread. There is something so simple and satisfying about a grilled cheese sandwich. 

Kids and adults can appreciate this meal any time of year. It’s perfect dipped into a big bowl of tomato soup or as a side to a healthy salad. Kids might prefer to eat it with a side of fruit.

Plus, this recipe is made using only WIC-approved foods: whole wheat bread and cheese. Plus, it’s a great source of protein and calcium. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and grill some cheese! WIC-approved whole wheat bread and cheeses are all you need to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich that will satisfy your hunger and comfort your soul. So go ahead, and indulge in this classic American favorite today!

Because today seems like a good day for a grilled cheese sandwich so here are some recipes we know you will want to try these grilled cheese recipes with WIC foods

Grilled Cheese with WIC Foods

AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE

2 slices of whole wheat bread

1 tablespoon butter

Cheese Slice

Heat skillet to medium heat. Generously butter one side of the slice of bread and put the butter side down into the pan. Place cheese on the side without butter.  Butter a second slice of bread and place butter side up on top of a cheese slice. Cook until lightly browned and then flip until cheese is perfectly melted. 

 

Mommy's Grilled Cheese with WIC Foods

MOMMY’S  GRILLED CHEESE

2 slices of whole wheat bread

1 tablespoon butter

Cheese Slice

Sliced Avocado

Sliced Tomato

Heat skillet to medium heat. Generously butter one side of the slice of bread and put the butter side down into the pan. Place cheese on the side without butter. Add slices of avocado and tomato slices. Butter a second slice of bread and place butter side up on top of the tomato slice. Cook until lightly browned and then flip until cheese is perfectly melted. 

WIC GROCERY SHOPPING

Get all your WIC ingredients at JC Food Mart, a primarily WIC grocery store chain with 10 locations in San Antonio. JC Food Mart helps make getting WIC groceries easier. The store only offers WIC foods and clients can get in and out in one easy stop. Clients can even check their WIC balance before shopping. Bilingual clerks assist shoppers throughout their visit. Locations are conveniently located near WIC offices.

Did you make this WIC-inspired recipe? Let’s be friends.  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook using @jcfoodmart

Find more recipes on our blog.

 

WIC Class On Bottle Feeding Baby

Texas WIC is offering a “Click & Learn” class this month on how to bottle feed your baby. WIC clients can take the free online class from the Texas WIC website.

WIC Experts will walk you through how to: 

  • Tell when baby is hungry or full
  • Prepare a bottle safely
  • Bottle feed your baby

To sign up for the class, visit TexasWIC.org class page here.

Being a new mom is stressful. Texas WIC is a free nutrition education program for qualifying mothers and their children up to age 5. The program provides free nutrition counseling, free monthly food packages for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and their children until their 5th birthday. To apply for the program, visit TexasWIC.org

 

By |2022-05-04T08:56:06-05:00April 20th, 2022|Baby Food, Baby Formula, Texas WIC, WIC Food|0 Comments

WIC Food

Two New Products Hit Shelves

JC Food Mart is offering two new WIC-approved products: mild jarred salsa and canned tomato sauce. 

These delicious and healthy additions are perfect for busy families on the go. The salsa is perfect for dipping or adding a little spice to your favorite dishes, while the tomato sauce is a kitchen staple.

More WIC FoodAdd salsa to your favorite WIC food: everything from your scrambled eggs, to guacamole or as a healthy dip for your fresh veggies. Plus, they are perfect with beans or rice!

Canned tomato sauce is healthy, low in calories, and can be used in a variety of different dishes made with WIC food from pasta, and rice to tacos.

Both items are made by Always Save®. Also, both items are redeemable as a WIC food as a vegetable. Learn more about WIC’s expanded fruit and vegetable benefits here.  WIC Food

“We are committed to providing WIC participants with healthy, affordable food choices,” said JC Food Mart store manager. “These new products are perfect for busy families who want convenience and delicious flavor. Stop by your local store today to redeem them with your WIC benefits.”

So if you’re looking to spice up your WIC recipe options, be sure to check out jarred salsa and canned tomato sauce. They’ll make your mealtime that much easier and more delicious. 

JC Food Mart is a chain of stores that cater to WIC clients. The stores help WIC clients redeem all their WIC benefits in one easy stop. Bilingual clerks assist shoppers throughout their visit, and you can even check your WIC balance before shopping. Visit today to find out how easy WIC grocery shopping can be.

SNAP is also accepted.

 

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