Saturday, November 14, 2015

WIC: A 52 week meal plan; 52 weeks of recipes with APPROVED WIC foods

What is WIC? (Women, Infants & Children)
An organization that provides healthy food for growing families, preferably expected mothers of infants.

Who qualifies for WIC?

     Currently living in UT

Have a family income according to WIC guide lines

             Fits into one or more of the below categories:

Pregnant, breastfeeding, a woman who just had a baby, children less than 5 years

There are many foods approved for WIC, and If you would like to find an approved list please refer to the Utah Department of Health

The following recipes below incorporate one of the many approved WIC food items.
This week I am going to give a few easy recipes that incorporate EGGS.

Health Benefits of eggs:                                                        
Strong muscles
A healthy brain
Good energy
Healthy immune System
Lower risk of heart disease
Healthy baby development
Healthy eyesight
Weight loss and maintenance
Healthy appearance

**Eggs are the best source of protein AVAILABLE**

Banana Pancakes
2 eggs + 1 banana

  • Place eggs and banana in blender and blend until smooth
  • Heat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray
  • Drop batter in pancake size on hot skillet. Wait until bubbles form and flip
  • Remove from heat and enjoy!

Breakfast Omelet in a muffin tin: 
This is a fun recipe that can include the help of your children and a yummy breakfast full of protein.

2 - 4 Tbsp. of milk
1 - 2 cups filling (ham, geen onion, peppers, tomatoes, and onion)
1 – 2 cups grated cheese
8 eggs

1.    Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray
2. Chop all fillings and add to scrambled egg mixture
      3. Pour into each muffin cup about 3/4 full and cook for about 15 mins. Checking occasionally.
      4. Enjoy!

       Sources: Utah Health 


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