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 Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl, Apricot 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 Squash, Spicy 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 Casserole, Marinated 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!