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Fruity Frozen Yogurt

It doesn't have to be Summer for this sweet treat to hit the spot! Creamy yogurt loaded with calcium (and, if fortified, vitamin D), paired with fiber-packed and vitamin C-rich fruit can help to put a new tool in your summer treat tool belt. Though lower in added sugar, kids might ask for this tailor-made treat just as much as their favorite ice cream! Just blend, freeze and enjoy.

Mozzarella Snackers

This ooey gooey classic is getting a twist using wholesome WIC ingredients! Parents with cheese-loving kids can feel good about this calcium-filled snack with added whole grains. Using your oven instead of frying can also make this kid friendly, healthy and easy to clean up. Serve with your kid’s favorite dipping sauce and some veggies for a fun finger food snack!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This easy recipe brings together the dynamic duo of snacking, peanut butter and banana, with the dynamic duo of bone health, calcium and vitamin D. If you have a house of peanut butter lovers, this might be the next crowd pleaser for your kids. With a mix of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, it’s filling and nutritious!

Salmon and Corn Chowder

Make ahead meals are great for saving time and energy, especially for breastfeeding moms who need nutritious meals and snacks. This chowder fits the bill - packed with protein, vitamin D and calcium (and a good dose of choline and potassium), it’s filling, delicious, and nutritious. Added bonus: the broth provides some fluid to help with keeping hydrated.

Unicorn Smoothie

Dazzle your kids with the naturally colorful layers in this fruit smoothie. Add a fruit skewer to take this recipe loaded with protein, vitamins C and D, calcium and fiber (as well as a good dose of folate) to the next level. It's hard to say what kids (and you) will enjoy more, making this smoothie or drinking it.    

Roasted Red Pepper & Sardine Toast

Sardines are a good source protein, vitamin D and calcium. Try this simple 5-minute recipe to work these little fish into your diet. The roasted peppers not only provide flavor, but fiber and potassium as well. Pair this toast with a salad using seasonal greens, tomato and other vegetables to make it a meal.  

Need salad ideas? Check out the Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what veggies are in season and for easy, low-cost recipes.  

Yogurt Fruit Dip

Calcium, vitamin D, potassium and fiber are important nutrients that most of us don’t get enough of. This simple, flavorful dip is a delicious way to get more of these (check to see if your yogurt is fortified with vitamin D – not all yogurts are), and is great for all fruits. Want additional potassium-rich options? Try guava, cherries, pomegranate (these can be a choking hazard, be sure to only offer these seeds to children over 2 years), nectarines, honeydew, and persimmons. 

Sweet and Savory Broccoli Salad

This lightened up take on a great sweet and savory side is nutritious, offering up fiber, potassium, calcium and vitamin D (if using yogurt fortified with this nutrient), and couldn’t be easier to make. With simple tasks like measuring the raisins and nuts, adding ingredients to the bowl, and stirring, this recipe is great for little helpers - getting kids involved can help with picky eating.

Added bonus – having leftovers means easy meal prep later! 

Corn and Lima Bean Succotash

Pair familiar veggies with unfamiliar ones to help introduce them to kids. Not only will this help broaden their palate, but help your kiddos get important nutrients, like the potassium and fiber from lima beans and zucchini in this recipe

Rainbow Kebabs

Some kids can’t resist food on a stick, especially when it is colorful! These rainbow kebabs offer tons of protein and potassium for strong bones and muscles. Try these on their own, or with your kid’s, or your, favorite dip! You can also try marinating vegetables or proteins for new flavor combinations. 

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