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WIC only meal plan?

Anyone care to share what all (or mostly) WIC-food dinners they do?

We do a lot of tacos.. but would love more ideas

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I am sorry that you didn't get any replies. I don't know exactly what WIC consists of on a regular basis. However, I am giving a link that maybe will help?

https://8b862ca0073972f0472b704e2c0c...-and-cheap.pdf

It is a cookbook with recipes intended particularly for people on SNAP so the ideas in it might also work for WIC. I have to say that while we don't get SNAP, we do have a very low food budget and I found the suggestions in the link to be quite helpful.
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When we used to get WIC we did scrambled eggs, french toast, grilled cheese and ramen noodles, grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches are awesome as well... That's. pretty much all I can remember... Now I think you can get tortillas if you want, you could probably make quesadillas with WIC cheese too...
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Here is what we get:

Canned Beans
Peanut Butter
Tortillas (corn or wheat)
Cereal
Fruit & Veggies
Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Juice

Basically, that leaves me lots of bowls of cereal, and Mexican foods (tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc) I don't eat eggs, but my DH and LO does. I will be trading cow milk for soy milk when I can. I am allergic to wheat, LO is allergic to corn. And we're vegetarian, lol.

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Maybe with the veggies you could try veg quesadillas, or veg omlets for those who would eat them.
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you can make soup with veggies, beans, and, wait, did you say you get brown rice, because that would be good too!
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Fritattas with cheese and veggies are another versatile meal option for the egg eaters and the leftovers hold up well for lunches, etc.
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Tuna cakes (like crab cakes). I put Mexican spices and make a taco with cabbage and a corn tortilla. But you could make them as the meat item of another meal. You could use cereal instead of breadcrumbs. Rice crispies maybe. I use 1 egg per tuna can, spices, and enough breadcrumb like item to make patties.
You could make a thai peanut sauce with veggies over rice.
Barley soup.
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black bean burgers!
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I think the fruit & veg budget is what has a big impact- you have to be careful about costs and see how much you can get. Cauliflower can be used as a flour substitute, though, just as a suggestion (not sure how it costs in 'bang for your buck' territory). In some places, you can use WIC at the farmer's market or even get special, separate, farmer's market coupons- ask about that. Farmer's markets can actually be cheaper than wal-mart and the like on certain foods, and they're much better quality.

I'm not sure if you're aware, but you should be able to get oatmeal as the cereal, if hot cereal might be a nice break. If you've got a blender/food processor, you can blend oatmeal down to flour. I think you can do the same with cold cereal as well, certain kinds can be ground down and used for something. Sorry that's not terribly articulate, but it may help you to get creative. You can google "cooking with cereal" for some suggestions. You may be able to wrangle up some sugar-free peanut butter cookies.

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