This is the perfect time to spend quality time in the kitchen with your family and kids. Food and holidays go hand-and-hand so to help you get in the holiday spirit, here are 12 recipes using WIC foods you might consider making for your family this Christmas.

BERRY BREAD PUDDING

This recipe from the USDA’s MyPlate, features several WIC foods: frozen berries, whole wheat bread and yogurt. https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/berry-bread-pudding 

 HOMEMADE CHEESE STICKS

Homemade Cheese Sticks

Spending time in the kitchen is the perfect way to get quality time with your kids. This fun snack or appetizer from CookingMatters.org  is sure to be a fun one for the whole family to make. It also has several WIC foods. Consider making your own bread crumbs with a slice or two of whole-wheat bread. https://cookingmatters.org/recipe/mozzarella-sticks/

PINEAPPLE CARROT MUFFINS

Every holiday needs a muffin. This one from CookingMatters.org won’t disappoint. It even features WIC-friendly fruits and vegetables. https://cookingmatters.org/recipe/pineapple-carrot-muffins/

Peanut Butter Cereal Bar TreatsPEANUT BUTTER BARS

Peanut butter and cereal might be your kid’s favorite WIC foods. Texas WIC doesn’t disappoint with this recipe: https://texaswic.org/recipes/peanut-butter-bars

PEPPER CUPS Pepper Cups

Color your table with red and green peppers filled with yumminess. This recipe from Texas WIC is a colorful way to add nutrition for dinner. https://texaswic.org/recipes/pepper-cups

 MAGICAL FRUIT SALAD

December is magical for kids and adults alike. Why not try a magical fruit salad from the USDA’S MyPlate. https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/magical-fruit-salad

Lemon PotatoesLEMON POTATOES

Every holiday dinner needs a perfect side, or two. This is one from the USDA’s MyPlate  is super easy and uses only a few ingredients (WIC foods) of course, https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/myplate-cnpp/lemon-potatoes

LENTIL MINESTRONE

This is the perfect time of year for a bowl of comforting soup. This one from the USDA’s MyPlate is comfort in a bowl. https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/myplate-cnpp/lentil-minestrone

OVERNIGHT OATS

This month’s featured recipe from Texas WIC is a great recipe for an easy breakfast. https://texaswic.org/recipes/overnight-oats

MICROWAVE APPLE  Microwave Apples

The busy holiday season doesn’t mean you have to skip nutrition just because you need a fast snack. Try this perfect snack or side from Texas WIC. https://texaswic.org/recipes/microwave-apple

Tortilla CasseroleTORTILLA CASSEROLE

Want to put a Tex-Mex spin on the holidays? This recipe from Texas WIC includes several WIC foods: whole wheat tortillas, beans, cheese and vegetables. https://texaswic.org/recipes/tortilla-casserole

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES Recipes For Christmas Using WIC Foods

Turn one of your favorite WIC foods into dessert. CookingMatters.org has a great recipe using Black Beans. Trust us, no one will ever know. https://cookingmatters.org/recipe/black-bean-brownies/

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