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Our primary mission is to help you find your healthy WIC foods, but we also want to show you delicious ways to prepare them.  Every month, we will be adding fresh, tasty new ways to prepare your WIC foods, so check back often!

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” — Julia Child

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Sweet Corn Soup
Corn soup with bell pepper and potato
Fall Spice Snack Dippers
Excite your senses by using creative cereal toppings with a Latin flavor
Chopped avocado makes a great cereal topping. Yes, you heard right, avocado!  Top corn flakes with a few dollops of plain yogurt, add diced avocado and then finish off with a dash of chili powder or cayenne if you want a little heat. This filling, sweet and savory combination tastes great for any meal. For other combination ideas, recipes, and nutrition information, visit: healthybeginnings.com.  

For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Pudding Parfaits
Tuna Boats
Using cucumbers instead of bread or crackers makes this meal refreshing and a great choice for warmer months.
Tuna Pasta Salad
Veggie Skillet Eggs
3-Bean Veggie Tacos
This 20-minute meal makes 10 tacos and will have your whole family wanting more!
Individual Peach Crisps
Celebrate fresh peach season with these quick-and-easy individual desserts. Or, for a change of pace, serve them for breakfast.
Canned Fish Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Tortilla Casserole
Salmon Salad Mix
Corn Chowder with Parmesan Croutons
Vegetable Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing
This recipe uses avocado to make a creamy, healthy dressing that tastes great.
Veggie Corn Fritters
Beans Three Ways
Use one pound of dried beans and make zesty black bean salsa, black bean stew, and black bean brownies
Banana Bread Puree
A warm, spice filled purée for baby that tastes just like the real thing–fresh banana bread! This scrumptious purée is full of potassium, fiber and essential vitamins for your baby.
Microwave Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls
Fast and easy Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls
Tuna Melt
Open face tuna sandwiches with melted cheese topping
A hot, wholesome on the go breakfast in minutes
Bake and freeze a batch of breakfast muffins over the weekend using high fiber cereals like frosted shredded wheat or bran flakes. Every morning, pop a muffin in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time until warm and soft. Then, cut the muffin in half and fill with peanut butter and banana slices, a slice of turkey and cheese, or just a touch of fruit preserves. For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.
Apple Tuna Sandwiches
Savory Potato Salad
Fruit Filled Baskets
Stir It Up
Amazing flavor combinations with WIC cereals and imaginative stir in ideas
Apple Spiced Baked Oatmeal
whit bean dip recipe
White Bean Veggie Dip
Protein packed dip for veggies or use as a spread
Microwave Beef Enchiladas
Quick and Zesty Enchilads
Juice Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Roasted Green Beans
Orange-Berry Muffins
Breakfast Scramble
This easy quick and nutritious breakfast will become a staple in your household.
Microwave Bread Pudding
Breakfast Cereal Hacks Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Yogurt Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Quick and Easy French Toast
Use rice flake cereal to create easy french toast topped with fresh banana and strawberry
Quick and Easy Croutons
Zesty two minute croutons
Crispy Peanut Chicken Wings
Sweet Potato Fries
Cripsy baked sweet potato fries
Brown Rice Porridge
Switch it up and give this healthy morning porridge a try!
Cinnamon Apple Overnight Wheats
WIC recipes apple crisp
Cinnamon Apple Crisp
A healthier take on an all-time seasonal favorite! With a hearty dose of oats for a crunchy topping, this is a delicious treat.
Raw Zucchini Ribbons with Parmesan
Try this spin on pasta and use zucchini ribbions instead.
Turkey Cheddar Sliders
Turkey sliders with cheese
WIC baby food recipes
Guava, Pear and Strawberry Puree
Guava, Pear and Strawberry Puree
Banana Berry Smoothie
Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which benefits your child's health by reducing risk of constipation and their lifelong risk of heart disease.
Dirty Rice and Blackeye Peas
Cajun inspired rice and sausage cassarole
Frittata
Make this on a Sunday so you can heat up leftovers for an easy breakfast throughout the week.
NEW! Carrot Cake Frosted Wheat Bowl
Can’t get enough carrot cake? Then this breakfast bowl is for you. It combines the traditional flavors in a cereal and yogurt bowl.
Breakfast Parfait
Creamy yogurt layered with fruit and granola makes for a satisfying breakfast or snack
Baked Chicken with Vegetables
This one dish meal contains a cup of vegetables in every serving.
NEW! Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter
WIC recipe - chicken soup
Chicken Soup
A soothing and flavorful chicken soup filled with veggies and whole grains.
Banana Chocolate Pudding
Creamy banana and chocolate pudding. Try it with peanut butter, butterscotch, or caramel flavors as well!
Avocado, Rice, and Beans
Bean and Rice Burritos
Vegetarian burritos with zesty salsa
Zucchini Pizza Boats
wic recipe veggie frittata
Veggie Frittata
Try serving eggs for dinner! With vegetables, potatoes, and cheese, this one-pan meal is sure to make cooking easier for you tonight.
Tuna / Salmon Burgers
Fishing for a fast, nutritious meal for your family? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week because it's a good source of protein and low in saturated fat.
Dressings, Dips and Marinades
Dressings, Dips, and Marinades
Six easy and zesty dressing, dip and marinade recipes
Cinnamon Raisin Stuffed Apples
A hearty, cinnamon-flavored stuffing fills these tender, juicy apples. Choose apples that bake well, such as Cortland, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Empire, Fuji or Gala.
Moroccan Carrot Salad
This sweet salad is packed with vitamin A, which keep your eyes healthy.
Delicious low cost croutons
Toss a cup of corn or rice flakes with a small amount of oil and a few dashes of seasoning. Try Italian seasonings with a garden salad. For something with a southwest kick, try a blend of oregano, chili powder, and cumin. For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.
Kale Chips
Kale chips are a healthy and satisfying snack.
Frozen Fruit Yogurt
Berry Topped French Toast
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Oatmeal with strawberries, bananas, yogurt and cinnamon
Vegetable and Tofu Stir-Fry
This stir-fry is colorful, flavorful and loaded with nutrients. Tofu is a great alternative protein that is a great source of calcium and vitamin E.
wic recipe pasta spinach tomatoes and beans
Pasta with Spinach Tomato and Beans
A hearty meatless recipe with beans as the star ingredient! Whole grain pasta adds extra fiber and protein.
Oven-Lovin Chicken
Banana, Orange & Pineapple Puree
Berry Blast Overnight Wheats
Mix and match for the nutrition you want and the taste you love
  Love corn flakes and looking to add more fiber to your diet? Mix corn flakes and bran wheat flakes to get the right balance of flavor and nutrition you're looking for  

For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.

 
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Mango, Apple and Avocado puree
Mango, Apple and Avocado puree
Orange Freeze
Peanutty African Stew
Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip
How can you go wrong with cheese, tomatoes, and beans (and much more!) baked until perfectly melted? Serve over rice or as a yummy dip.
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Peas, Green Beans and Asparagus puree
Peas, Green Beans and Asparagus puree
wic recipe cheesy tomato soup
Cheesy Tomato Soup
A delicious hearty tomato-based soup filled with yummy goodness like garlic, basil, and shredded cheese.
Black-Eyed Peas and Okra
This dinner will be a great way to switch up your diet and expand your cooking repertoire.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
Bruschetta
Easy to make Bruschetta recipe with tomato and basil.
Low-Fat Orange Dressing
Cheesy Egg Puffs
Cheese and eggs make for a delicious start to the day
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Banana, Orange and Pineapple Purée
Banana, Orange and Pineapple Purée
Parmesan Meatballs
Low-fat meatballs made with turkey and rice flake cereal
Microwave mac and cheese WIC redipe
Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese
Microwavable whole wheat mac and cheese with veggies
P, B and J Dip
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Easy and hearty soup loaded with veggies
wic baby food recipe
Apple and Pumpkin Puree
Apple and Pumpkin Puree
Lentil Taco Filling
One-Mug Omelette
Crunchy Fish Fillets
Serve these crunchy, oven-baked fish fillets with citrus wedges, salsa or your favorite tartar sauce.
NEW!! Fruit and Cereal Smoothie
Fruit, cereal and milk all blended into one delicious smoothie.
Zucchini Ribbons
Who knew zucchini could be so fun? Your kids are sure to ask for more of these “ribbons” seasoned lightly with garlic and oregano.
NEW! Salmon Quiche
This quiche is wonderful for a weekend brunch or a family dinner. Just add a tossed salad and crusty whole grain rolls for a complete meal.
Tofu Scramble
Tropical Overnight Wheats
Veggie Quesadillas with Cilantro Yogurt Dip
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Pear, Kale and Cucumber Purée
Pear, Kale and Cucumber Purée
African Peanut Soup
Peanuts make this satisfying soup protein-packed
Baked Broccoli Tots
Crispy cheesy snacks loaded with the goodness of broccoli
Eggs with Nopales
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Banana, Blueberry and Green Bean Purée
Banana, Blueberry and Green Bean Purée
Arcadia Eggplant
Eggplants are packed with vitamins, low in calories and potent energy sources. Once you realize how beneficial eggplants are to your family's health, you will want to make them a steady addition to your diet.
Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches
Tuna Veggie Melt
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Apple, Kiwi and Spinach Purée
Apple, Kiwi and Spinach Purée
Breakfast Burritos
These breakfast burritos are a satisfying start to the day
Salmon Patties
Keep a can of salmon and rice cereal on hand and you’ll be ready to make these quick-to-fix salmon patties with a moment’s notice.
Black Bean and Corn Pitas
Flavor without frying
It's easy, mixed crushed corn flakes with your favorite seasoning. Then, dip chicken or fish in lightly beaten egg whites and roll in the cereal coating. Bake until cooked through and crisp. Enjoy! For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.
French Toast
Simple French toast made with whole wheat bread
Tofu Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Barley Lentil Soup
Spicy Bean Burgers
Chili powder and onion add lots of flavor to these easy-to-make bean patties. Serve them for dinner along with picante sauce or salsa.
Rice Pilaf with Salmon
Mexican Brown Rice Salad
Flavorful, southwest-inspired main or side dish
Three Sisters Salad
Vegetable Stew
Here’s a great new way to use summer vegetables.
Baked Cauliflower Tots
Brown Rice Bowls - 1 Box for 3 Meals!
Use one box of brown rice to create 3 different meals
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Apple, Raspberry and Avocado Purée
Apple, Raspberry and Avocado Purée
Jamaican Chicken Fingers with Mustard-Orange Sauce
Mangoes make a delicious accompaniment to these chicken fingers, but if they’re not in season, use fresh or canned pineapple or orange sections.
Baked Zucchini Sticks
Pear and Cranberry Crisp
Fried Rice
Whole grain fried rice dish with vegetables for extra nutrional kick
WIC recipe crunchy banana yogurt
Crunchy Banana Yogurt
This great breakfast/snack recipe is kid-friendly. Have them help you squish the bananas and crunch the granola, add yogurt, and you’re done!
NEW! Baked Tuna Croquettes
This oven-baked version of tuna croquettes contains less fat, but all the flavor and crunch of traditional croquettes.
Italian Croutons
Egg and Cheese Tacos
wic recipes easy peanut noodles
Easy Peanut Noodles
Take-out style made easy. Just go shopping in your pantry and dinner is done!
WIC Recipe applesauce
Homemade Applesauce
Fresh homemade applesauce with cinnamon
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Lentils have a high nutritional value that anyone can benefit from by incorporating this healthy legume into their diet.
Make meat go further
Crush rice cereals and mix with canned fish or ground turkey to add great texture to fish patties and flavorful meatballs. For hearty meats like ground beef, try adding crushed wheat flakes or frosted shredded wheat to add some fiber to meatloaf and a touch of sweetness. For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.
Tangy Cabbage
Eating cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. Try this sour spin on this stellar antioxidant.
WIC recipes cheerio bars-R
Sweet Cinnamon O’s Bars
Use up extra cereal and make your own O’s bars.  With both peanut butter and honey, they make a quick and tasty homemade breakfast or snack.
WIC Trail Mix
Trail Mix
WIC desserts
Frozen Fruit Pops
Three ingredients make these refreshing frozen treats
wic recipe chicken alfredo
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Guilt-free Alfredo with the same delicious flavor as a full-fat version!
Bean and Lentil Hacks Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
BBQ Chicken Whole Wheat Pizza
This crispy, thin crust pizza is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken.
WIC Recipe popsicles
Cranberry Peachy Pops
Homemade popsicles made with yogurt, cranberry juice, and peaches. Get creative and substitute your favorite seasonal fruits.
Chipotle Potato Stuffed Poblanos
This recipe is great for a festive breakfast, dinner, or a family gathering.
wic recipe chili
Quick Bean Chili
This 20-minute recipe has tons of flavor and is perfect on a cold day!
Perfect Roast Chicken
This yummy bird is easy to cook and is packed full of protein to help feed your children's growing muscles.
Veggie topped baked potato
Give your baked potato some pizzazz and top it with cheddar cheese and broccoli.
Rice and Tuna Casserole
Fruity Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat
Fruity Chicken Salad
Sweet and savory chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat
Dipped Pears
Dip slices of fall fresh pears into a creamy peanut butter dip, then roll them in rice cereal for a kid-approved snack.
Warm Lentil Salad
Skillet Corn Chowder
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
NEW! Horchata Smoothie
We streamlined the process of making horchata—instead of soaking rice, we added rice cereal to this easy, cinnamon-flavored smoothie.
Meaty Stuffed Potatoes
These stuffed potatoes are hearty enough for a main course.
Apple Crisp
This dessert that will warm you up and make your house smell delicious!
A quick cheat that makes great French toast crispy on the outside and soft on the inside
When making French toast, add the simple step of coating the slices in crushed corn flakes after you’ve dipped them in your egg mixture. Quickly transfer to your pan to cook until crisp and crunchy on the outside.

For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.

Fruit Yogurt Dip
Dip your favorite fruits in this tasty yogurt and honey blend for a healthy snack or breakfast.
Half-Veggie Burgers
Apple Harvest Puree
This apple & pumpkin purée puts a fun twist on the classic flavors of fall
Banana Ice Cream
Creamy goodness without the guilt
Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup
According to the "World's Healthiest", Swiss chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables around and ranks second only to spinach in total nutrient-richness.
Pear Kale and Cucumber Puree
Pear Kale and Cucumber Puree
Tropical Carrot Salad
Haitian Style Chicken and Rice
Haitian inspired chicken thighs with brown rice. Add some jalapeno or serrano if you like spicy!
Baked Cheese Sticks
zucchini carrot muffin
Zucchini Carrot Muffins
Flavorful muffins made with zucchini, carrots and banana
New Wave Chicken Wrap
Easy and delicious these wraps make a great appetizer or light meal and each wrap contains half a cup of vegetables
Peanut Butter Hacks Mix, Coat, Swap and Top
Cheesy Broccoli Bake
WIC homemade babyfood
Beets, Pear & Pomegranate Puree
Beets, Pear & Pomegranate Puree
Apple Enchiladas
Roasted Spring Vegetable Medley
Roasted Spring Vegetable Medley with onion, carrot, asparagus, potato and parmesan
Peanut Snack Mix
Strawberry Salsa and Baked Corn Chips
Corn Flake Chilquilas
Quick breakfast made with eggs and corn flakes. Make it spicy and top with jalapeno.
WIC Vegetables
Summer Squash Pasta Salad
Impress your family and friends with this simple, homemade pasta salad recipe.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Potato Fritatta
Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Baked Tofu Sticks
Pasta Salad
Light Italian dressing gives this colorful, veggie stocked salad some zest
Black Bean Brownies
Creamed Green Beans and Potatoes
Sweet or savory toppings in a snap
Use crushed corn flakes or crispy rice mixed with a touch of Parmesan cheese to top off casseroles instead of bread crumbs. Toss crushed frosted shredded wheat with cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar to top off baked apples, peaches, or other warm, yummy treats.

For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.

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Sweet Corn and Green Bean Puree
Sweet Corn and Green Bean Puree
Sweet Baked Plantains
The banana-like fruits are rich in certain vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. Plantains are available at most large grocery stores and can add new flavors and recipes to your healthy-eating plan.
Crunchy Topped Chili-Mac Skillet
Blueberry Summer Crisp
This Blueberry Summer Crisp is made with fresh summer blueberries, strawberries and a squeeze of lemon all topped with a refined sugar-free crumble and a dollop of whipped coconut cream. A tasty dessert that can be enjoyed by the entire family!
Cinnamon-Sweet Potato Dip
Lentil Confetti Salad
Encourage digestive health with the foods you love
Thicken hearty stews or chili with a cup or two of crushed bran flakes or frosted shredded wheat into the slow cooker or pan. For detailed recipes and nutrition information, visit healthybeginnings.com.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Dippers

 

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