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WIC Meals of the Month: Keep Calm and Carrot On

Recipes to cook, eat and repeat

WIC Meals of the Month (MOM) is an opportunity for the WIC community to share recipes of their own, or from their favorite resources. This WIC MOM features Vitamin A, an essential vitamin found in many foods, including those in the WIC food packages. 

It’s important for normal vision, plays a role in the immune system, and supports the heart, lungs, and kidneys to work!

We've gathered recipe contributions from the WIC community to add to our collection, or link to, to help you help your participants bring their A-game and make the most of their food packages!

Starting the day with a warm breakfast can be comforting, and these Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes can do just the trick. Save on sugar by topping them with sliced banana, apple, or other fruit instead of syrup); added bonus - leftovers can make for an easy breakfast or snack. 

Feeling fruity? A Mango SmoothieStrawberry Banana Mango Smoothie BowlApricot Blueberry Yogurt Dessert or Spinach Strawberry and Cantaloupe Salad will give your sweet tooth a naturally sweet fix!

Balance out the sweetness of these fruit-based recipes by serving with a savory dish, like Chicken and Rice Soup with SquashSpicy Baked Squash or Butternut Squash Enchiladas. Squash any fears about working with this vegetable group with these tips on How to Prepare Winter Squash


Those who like butternut squash but struggle with peeling, deseeding, and cutting it up can use honeynut squash instead. With a finer texture, it’s easier to cut and cook than butternut, and the roasted skin is edible!


Side dishes can still shine A-way, especially with recipes like Not As Sweet Potato CasseroleMarinated Carrot Salad, and savory Lightened-Up Greens.

Need some new dinner recipe inspiration? Serve up Spaghetti Squash Boats or Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, or spruce up grilled tofu, fish or chicken with Ginger Mango Salsa!

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with Quinoa & Greens

Get a daily dose of nutrition with this sweet and savory recipe that combines whole grains and greens topped with super sweet potatoes. Besides vitamin A, this recipe is a good source of fiber and potassium!

Roasted Carrots-3 ways

Regardless of the variation you choose - standard, spicy, or sweet - this easy side dish takes minutes to prep and provides important nutrients like vitamin A and fiber.

Spaghetti Squash Boats

Spaghetti night just got a makeover! This recipe adds vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and B vitamins to many kids' favorite meal! Make this fun for the kids by letting them pick their own toppings for a make-your-own spaghetti squash bar.

Chicken, Squash and Rice Soup

Warm up with a bowl of comforting chicken soup with a twist. The sweetness of butternut squash added to this classic not only mixes things up but boosts the nutrition.

Not As Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Plus, they are naturally sweet without having to add much sugar. Try this fall favorite version for a healthier option that still brings the flavor.

Lightened-Up Greens

Bypassing saturated fat to prepare greens doesn't mean bypassing flavor! This delicious and nutritious recipe contains iron, vitamins K, A, and C, and fiber, has tons of flavor and is vegan and vegetarian-friendly!
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