WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stir-Fried Cabbage Rice

We are sharing a healthy twist on a fast food favorite: fried rice! This recipe not only eliminates the excess oils and sodium, but also highlights the crisp textures and vibrant flavors of the vegetables. 

Photo from Teaspoon of Spice
Stir Fried Cabbage Rice
Recipe by: Juju Harris, Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook
Serves: 6-8 people

  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced thinly*
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced thinly*
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced*
  • 3 carrots, shredded*
  • 1 medium bell pepper, sliced thinly*
  • 4 scallions, sliced thinly lengthwise*
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, minced*
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 cups of brown rice*
*WIC approved items

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, heat the olive oil. Then add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add cabbage, garlic, carrots, bell pepper, scallions, ginger root and red pepper flakes.
  3. Add soy sauce and stir to incorporate.
  4. Cover and lover heat to medium.
  5. Cook until vegetables are crisp to tender.
  6. Add the cooked rice, and stir to incorporate. Heat thoroughly and serve.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WIC Book Club: "Let's Eat! / Vamos a comer!"

This bilingual board book is a fun addition to any meal time. Children reading this book will recognize all the activities they partake in during mealtime whether sitting in a high chair, wearing a bib or being fed by a parent.

Photo from Scholastic

This book not only reinforces the sequence of events that lead to a delicious meal, but also encourages babies to verbalize simple words pertaining to mealtime in both English and Spanish. How does your baby communicate to you about eating? Words? Sign language? Let us know in the comments,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Compare Unit Prices to Find the Best Buy!

Have you ever noticed two prices on the shelf tag at the grocery store? Grocery stores generally show two prices on the shelf tag: the retail price and the unit price.

The retail price is the price you pay for each item.

The unit price is the price per pound, ounce, quart, etc. The unit price helps us compare the cost of similar products in different sized containers (think large and small cereal boxes), across brands and in different forms (think fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables).

Here's an example from ChooseMyPlate.gov:

To practice calculating unit price, click here. Happy shopping!