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!
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!
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:
HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS
12 corn tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
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.
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.
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
AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
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
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
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 Lone Star Family Market, a primarily WIC grocery store chain with locations in Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos. Lone Star Family Market 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.
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