The Galveston County Food Bank partners with organizations throughout our community to help equip our families with the resources they need to cook nutritious, convenient, safe meals.

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Staff Contacts

Alexis Bosquez
Nutrition Education Coordinator
abosquez@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Aemen Farooqui
Nutrition Educator
afarooqui@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Charli Harlen
Nutrition Educator
charlen@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

Lana Gaspar
Nutrition Assistant
lgaspar@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

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Recipes

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Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter Muffins muffin tinmixing bowl 1 1/4 cup peanut butter1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup rolled oats3/4 cup brown sugar1 tbsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 1/4 cup milk1 egg …
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Veggie Tacos

Veggie Tacos 1 can low sodium black beans1 can whole kernel corn (no sugar added)1 bell pepper1 whole avocado (optional)1/2 red onion1/4 cup lime juice2 tsp honey1 tsp chili powder1 …
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad 6 cups fresh spinach2 cups strawberries (sliced)1/2 cup nut or seed of choice ((almond, walnut, pumpkin seeds, pecan))1/4 cup red onion (chopped)1/2 cup olive oil1/4 cup balsamic …
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Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad cooking pot 1 can chicken in water1/2 onion1/2 cup pesto sauce1 cup chopped tomato or cherry tomato1/4 cup olive oil1 pkg pasta of your choice (spaghetti, …
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Nutrition Education Blogs

 

Dietetic Intern: Sarah Bigham

Hello! 😊 My name is Sarah Bigham, and I am a dietetic intern at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). I came to the Galveston County Food Bank for …
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Intern Blog: Abby Zarate

My name is Abby Zarate, and I am a University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) dietetic intern. I came to the Galveston Country Food Bank for my community rotation. My …
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Dietetic Intern Blog

Hi! My name is Allison, and I am a dietetic intern from the University of Houston. I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the Galveston County Food Bank. My …
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Intern: Trang Nguyen

My name is Trang Nguyen and I’m UTMB a dietetic intern rotating at the Galveston County Food Bank (GCFB). I interned at GCFB for four weeks from October to November …
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Intern Blog: Nicole

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am the current dietetic intern at the Galveston County Food Bank. Prior to starting my rotation here, I had thought that all …
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Intern Blog: Biyun Qu

My name is Biyun Qu, and I am a dietetic intern rotating at the Galveston County Food Bank.  At the Food Bank, we have different existing projects to work on, …
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Herb Infographics

We have recently been able to plant a small herb garden at the food bank. Please enjoy the infographics we have created about the herbs that we planted and hope …
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What are “Processed Foods”?

The term “processed foods” is thrown around in nearly every health article and food blog you can find. It’s no lie that the majority of foods found in groceries stores …
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Health Principles for Senior Citizens

We focus a lot on health for children but there’s not always enough talk circulating about health for senior citizens. This topic is just as important as health for children. …
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Children’s Health Guide

If you feel challenged by thinking about a healthier diet for your child, you are not alone. This is a point of stress for so many parents but let’s take …
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Healthy Eating on the Go

Healthy Eating on the Go One of the main complaints we hear about on the go eating is that it’s not healthy; that may be true, but there are healthy …
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Getting the Most Out of your Produce in the Spring

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means, fresh fruits and vegetables! If you’re on a budget, now is the time to buy seasonal produce. You may …
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Buying “Healthy” on a SNAP Budget

In 2017, The USDA reported that SNAP user’s top two purchases across the board were milk and soft drinks. The report also included that $0.40 of every SNAP dollar went …
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Malnutrition Week

We’re partnering with UTMB this week and celebrating malnutrition week. What exactly is malnutrition? According to the World Health Organization “Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s …
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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and we are celebrating! We are so glad you’re here! National Nutrition Month is a month set aside to revisit and remember why choosing healthier …
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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Sugar

It’s Valentines Day! A day packed full of candy and baked goods, and a desire to eat it to your hearts content! I mean, why not? It’s marketed as something …
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Nutrition on a Budget

Good nutrition is a vital part of having a healthy and happy life. Good nutrition enables you to have a healthy body, which in turn enables you to: make it …
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We’re lucky to call Galveston County Home

What really sets our county apart is its people: generous, kind, and always willing to help their neighbors. It’s the reason we love living here. Unfortunately many of our neighbors …
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