When juggling a busy schedule from morning to evening, it can sometimes be difficult to squeeze in time for fresh and filling meals. Preparing and planning meals is always a great way to ensure you are getting nourishment throughout the week, and there are also easy and quick tricks to save you time and stress. Here are a few ways to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals when you’re crunched for time:Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Women all over the world make history every day. No matter how big or small the deed, powerful women continually work to enhance the world we live in. This Women’s History Month, we're highlighting the work of Elyse Guidas.Read More
Here at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona, we’re dedicated to helping Arizonans stretch their food budgets each and every day. But stretching your food dollars is about more than comparing prices — it’s also about eating healthy amounts of nutritious food each day.Read More
The Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market is one of the many spots where SNAP customers can use Double Up Food Bucks! On Saturdays, you can head to this market to Double Up on fresh fruits and veggies. Here’s what members of the community had to say about the Double Up program, and how buying local food is beneficial for everyone.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Farmers markets can be much more than a place to buy fresh produce. Food brings people together, and markets can often become pillars of their communities. As we continue to join in on the Farmer’s Market Celebration, we’re highlighting markets that foster community. By creating a central gathering place, bringing people of all walks of life together, or celebrating the uniqueness of their hometowns, these Arizona farmers markets have done just that:Read More
When a farmers market opens in a neighborhood, the entire community benefits. These markets often act as important points of access for healthy food for community members who need it the most. This week, we’re highlighting more Arizona markets that go above and beyond in championing healthy food for all as we take part in the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration.Read More
Farmers markets play an important role in bringing healthy food to all Arizonans. Over the next few weeks, we’re highlighting a few of our Arizona markets that go above and beyond when it comes to serving neighborhoods and community members who need it the most.Read More
The American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration is raising awareness about the importance of farmers markets to growers and communities across the country, and we’re taking part in it all summer long. Our focus over the next few weeks is on farmers markets and the people that go above and beyond in bringing healthy food to neighborhoods that need it the most. Many farmers markets assist low-income neighbors, work with vulnerable seniors, donate food to local food banks, or accept federal food and nutrition program benefits.Read More
Over the next few months, Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is highlighting our incredible markets and growers as part of the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration. We reached out to a few markets that go above and beyond when it comes to supporting family farmers and educating their communities about the issues family farmers face.Read More
Double Up Food Bucks can help you stretch your food budget, but there are plenty of ways to stretch it even further. We want to help you get the most out of your money! Let’s set the scene: You’ve just returned from the farmers market with a trove of fresh fruits and veggies for you and your family. You’ve sliced, diced, chopped, and cubed everything you need for your next healthy meal, but what happens to the excess?Read More
Last week, we celebrated an exciting launch of a new farmers market in El Oso Park in Maryvale, a community located in west Phoenix that has low access to quality food sources. We’re thrilled to work with local organizations and growers to help increase access to healthy food for this community, and hope this effort can serve as an example of the benefits of farmers markets in food insecure areas across the state.
A recent Feeding America study found that 15.8 percent of Arizonans are food insecure. Urban sprawl, lack of grocery stores and inadequate public transportation leave many who reside in food desert communities with the task of traveling though the extreme Arizona heat for basic needs and groceries. Many rural communities face similar challenges. Farmers markets can help bridge this gap and increase access to healthier food in every community.Read More
4 cans (or 60 ounces fresh) black beans
2 cans (or 30 ounces fresh) corn
canned tomatoes or fresh tomatoes
The most important part of this clever shopping plan is the rotation of inexpensive ingredients. Ingredients that do double duty, instead of being used for a single meal, can help stretch your food budget further.Read More