WIC Meals of the Month: Focus on Folate

Food Packages

Recipes to cook, eat and repeat

The WIC food package is among the top reasons for continued participation in WIC. Providing participants with recipes is a great way to help them get the most out of their food packages, inspire them to try new foods, and encourage lifelong healthy eating. Parents and caregivers can also foster healthy dietary habits and increase kid's vegetable consumption by involving them in meal planning and recipe selection (like giving them a choice between which vegetables are included in a meal) as well as shopping and/or food preparation. (It can also help with picky eaters!)

WIC Meals of the Month (MOM) is an opportunity for WIC staff to share recipes of their own, or from their favorite resources. This inaugural WIC MOM begins with recipes that focus on foods high in folate/folic acid courtesy of Cristina from Maryland WIC. Thanks Cristina! Have a recipe to share? Contact us.

Want more toppings for the quesadillas? How about salsa, or this guacamole recipe from Texas WIC. Or use these toppings for the Black Bean Burger recipe from the MyPlate Kitchen. Check out this, and more recipes with folate-rich foods, via the buttons to the right.

Folate Fiesta Breakfast Quesadilla

Serve this fun breakfast with an orange, 100% orange juice, or other citrus fruit to give it an added folate boost (and to help with iron absorption)!

Cozy White Bean and Spinach Soup

Curl up and get cozy with this soup featuring white beans, whole wheat pasta, and spinach, folate-rich foods in the WIC food packages. This recipe is vegetarian and vegan-friendly!

One Pan Roasted Green Veggies

Need a go-to recipe for Brussels sprouts? Here you go! The oven’s heat caramelizes the Brussels sprout’s leaves, turning them lacy and crisp while tenderizing their tough core. Looking for even more flavor? Check out the balsamic vinegar and apple juice glaze variation.