Breakfast Using WIC Foods
Try This Healthy Breakfast Twist On Classic Dessert Recipe
This easy recipe featuring WIC foods is so tasty, healthy, and filling that it’s great for anytime of the day – breakfast, snacks, or dessert. If you feel like being creative, you can switch up your toppings by using different fruits, nuts, or different flavors of yogurt! Enjoy!
BREAKFAST BANANA SPLIT
½ cup Vanilla Yogurt
1 Banana – peeled & split in half
¼ cup Granola or Rolled Oats
¼ cup Mixed Berries – fresh or frozen
1 tbsp Peanut butter, heat up in microwave for 10 seconds at a time until melted
Optional – drizzle honey on top if you want it sweeter
Spread yogurt on a plate. Peel and split the banana and lay on top of yogurt. Top with granola, berries and peanut butter drizzle. Makes 1 serving.
BREAKFAST USING WIC FOODS
Looking for more recipes using WIC foods? Check these out: Smoothies, Egg Muffins, Blueberry Muffins
Get all your WIC foods in one easy stop at any Lone Star Family Market store. Find a store near you on our location page.
WIC Classes for Moms this March
Texas WIC classes are packed with wonderful tips from experts. Next week, sessions are packed with information on everything from a Live story time for your little one to learning how to make the perfect family meal time. Use the link below to Texas WIC to sign up for the free online classes you can take from your phone or a computer.
Here is a glance at some of the FREE upcoming LIVE ONLINE classes that can be taken from the comfort of your own home:
- Live Activity on Fearless Family Meals – Monday, March 27th at 10:00 AM Join WIC experts for a LIVE interactive activity exploring what a family meal looks like featuring a special guest expert!
- Story Time with Zobey – Tuesday, March 28th at 9:30 AM Join WIC for a LIVE story time with a special guest, Zobey! WIC will be reading a kid’s book that covers everything from colors to how veggies grow.
- Ask the Expert about Breastfeeding and Pumping – Tuesday, March 28th at 3:00 PM If you are pregnant or recently gave birth, join Texas WIC for a weekly discussion on breastfeeding topics. Experts will cover everything from breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding.
- Live Discussion on Introducing Your Baby to Foods – Wednesday, March 29th at 11:00 AM Introducing solid food is an exciting adventure, but Texas WIC knows it can be overwhelming! Join this live discussion for expert WIC advice.
- Live Discussion on a Gentle Approach to Weaning from Breastfeeding – Thursday, March 30th at 10:00 AM Wondering when and how to stop breastfeeding your baby? Join Texas WIC for tips!
To register for these events, and see additional WIC Click & Learn Classes visit Texas WIC online at: https://texaswic.org/online-classes
WIC-Inspired Recipes For Family Dinner
Shepherd’s Pie Is Budget-Friendly, Nutritious Family Favorite
This shepherd’s pie is so tasty, you’ll forget that it’s meatless! This recipe is sure to be a new comfort food staple, and a great way to get your veggies in and use up any leftover mashed potatoes, or potatoes you may have lying around the kitchen.
VEGETABLE SHEPHERD’S PIE
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 ½ cups diced mushrooms
1 stalk thinly sliced celery
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup chicken broth
2 cans mixed vegetables, drained
3 cups of mashed potatoes
½ cup shredded cheese
Seasonings: Paprika, Thyme, Black Pepper
Bring olive oil to medium high heat in a skillet then add onion and garlic, cook for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery, then worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, chicken broth, and spices. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes. Add canned vegetables, stir gently and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Transfer to an 8 x 8 baking dish and spread evenly in the pan, flattening as you go. Add mashed potatoes on top & spread evenly. Top with your choice of cheese and herbs if you like!
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Allow to cool, and serve. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
Serving Up Good Luck
Green Fruits, Vegetables Packed With More Than Good Luck For St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by incorporating some delicious green foods into your meals! Not only are green foods a festive way to celebrate the holiday, but they’re also packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that are important for overall health. These green fruits and vegetables are available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program so you can celebrate the Luck of the Irish while eating healthy.
6 Green WIC Foods For St. Patrick’s Day
- Broccoli: This green veggie is a great source of vitamin C, folate, and fiber. It can be steamed, roasted, or stir-fried to make a delicious and healthy side dish.
- Limes: These fruits are small, green citrus fruits that are packed with nutrients and health benefits. They are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and can be used in a variety of recipes to add a zesty flavor and boost of nutrition. Plus, they taste great squeezed into water. Looking for a recipes for broccoli? Try this recipe for broccoli tater tots.
- Lettuce: This leafy green is a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and iron. Lettuce also contains fiber and antioxidants, which can help to promote digestive health and protect against chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Additionally, the high water content of lettuce can help to keep the body hydrated and promote healthy skin. Lettuce is versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, making it a great addition to any healthy diet. Here are a few recipes for salads we love.
- Avocado: This creamy green fruit is a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and potassium. Mash it up to make guacamole, spread it on toast, or use it as a topping for tacos or salads. Avocado Toast Recipes To Try
- Peas: A nutritious vegetable that is high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are a great source of plant-based protein and are also low in fat and calories. Peas contain a range of important nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, iron, and zinc. They are also a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect against cell damage and chronic diseases. Enjoy them in a variety of ways, from salads and soups to side dishes and main meals, making them a versatile and delicious addition. Try this recipe featuring peas
- Cabbage: We can’t leave this one off for St. Patrick’s Day. This vegetable is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and may help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and even have anti-cancer effects. Additionally, cabbage is low in calories and can be easily incorporated into a healthy diet. Whether enjoyed raw in salads, fermented as sauerkraut, or cooked in a variety of dishes, cabbage is a nutritious and tasty addition to any meal.
These are just a few examples of the many WIC green foods that you can incorporate into your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. By choosing these healthy WIC options, you can ensure that your family is getting the nutrition they need while celebrating the holiday in a fun and festive way. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here are a few recipes your family will enjoy:
1 head of green cabbage
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove any damaged outer leaves from the cabbage and slice it into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Brush both sides of the cabbage rounds with olive oil and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Season the cabbage rounds with salt and pepper to taste. Roast the cabbage in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until the edges are crispy and golden brown. Remove the cabbage from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Top the roasted cabbage with grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh herbs, or a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired. Enjoy your delicious and healthy roasted cabbage.
EASY WIC GROCERY SHOPPING
Visit a Lone Star Family Market store to pick up all your WIC foods in one easy stop. Find a store near you here.
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