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