WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

WIC supports breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3 Ingredient Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast has been reinvented with these easy to make, wholesome and kid friendly popsicles! The best part? All three ingredients are WIC eligible! Try preparing the popsicles the in the evening, freezing them overnight and then serving them in the morning for breakfast.

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Popsicles:

Photo from Pillsbury

Serving Size: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 65 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana*
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup of WIC eligible cereal of your choice*
*WIC eligible items

Photo from Mine for the Making
Directions:
  1. Peel and cut banana crosswise in half.
  2. Insert a popsicle stick, skewer or straw lengthwise into each banana half.
  3. Use a knife to thinly spread peanut butter over bananas. If the peanut butter is too hard or sticky to spread, try heating it up in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour cereal onto a shallow dish and roll bananas in cereal until covered. 
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 60 minutes.
Variations:
  • Roll your banana in yogurt instead of peanut butter
  • Add died fruit or nuts into your cereal mix for more flavor 
  •  Turn it into a dessert by sprinkling a few chocolate chips into the cereal mix

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WIC Book Club: "Feast for 10"


Meals are the ideal time to teach your children healthy eating habits and bond with your family. In Feast for 10, children practice their counting skills and learn that it takes cooperation to prepare a feast for 10 hungry people. Together the family shops, cooks and sets the table before sitting down to share a meal together.


Make sure to check Feast for 10 out from your local Richmond City Library and let us know in the comments how you incorporate your children into mealtime preperation

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Parfait Perfect

The WIC food package not only provides fresh fruits but canned and frozen fruits too! If you are having difficulty eating all your fruit before they rot, canned and frozen fruit may be a better option for you family. Try using your canned and frozen fruits in a breakfast parfait, like the one below.

Breakfast Parfait
Recipe By: USDA's Mixing Bowl
Serving size: 4

Photo from Taste of Home


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pineapple, canned and chopped*
  • 1 cup berries, frozen (thawed)*
  • 1 banana (peeled and sliced)*
  • 1 cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla
  • 1/3 cup raisins
*WIC approved item

Directions:
  1. Take frozen berries out of freezer and thaw before assembling parfait.
  2. Drain canned pineapple and chop into bite sizes pieces
  3. In a glass or bowl, layer pineapple, berries, yogurt, banana, and raisins.