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I'm having trouble using all my WIC food or al least making healthy things with them, so I can her to post a reciepe thread! What good recipes do you have using at least 1 WIC item? Here is mine:<br><br>
PB No-Flour cookies<br><br>
1 cup PB<br>
1 egg<br>
2 tbs apple sauce<br>
1 cup raisins<br>
375 f 10-12 min they burn easily<br><br>
Not so healthy oatmeal cookies<br>
These are good for us because we don't eat much cereal so I get oatmeat (3 pk = 1 cup BTW).<br><br>
1/2 lbs (2 sticks) butter<br>
1 cup brown sugar<br>
1 tb vanilla<br>
2 eggs<br>
2c oatmeal<br>
1 1/2 c flour (we use WW)<br>
1 ts baking powder<br>
1 ts cinnamon<br>
1/2 ts nutmeg<br>
1/2 ts salt<br>
1 cup raisins<br><br>
Combine the 1st 4 ingredients until fluffy. Add everything but raisins mix on low. Fold in raisns. Bake 350F my stoneware takes about 14 min but original recipe said 10min.
 

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I've no experience with WIC, so I have to ask what ingredients you need recipes for. Then I can search my collection.
 

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What do you get for WIC? I'm not sure if it's the same in every state. For us, we use the Eggs and Tuna most. Although we're on our last check for Tuna as DS#2 is almost a year and after a year WIC doesn't give me checks for still nursing. So we lose the carrots and Tuna. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We really DO use them! Kind of ticks me off because our WIC says they are very pro-breastfeeding but their actions say otherwise there.<br><br>
Anyway, to answer your question. We use the eggs and make quiche or frittatas. You could also use the cheese too, we have to use soy in ours because of allergies, but obviously use the cheese if you've got it. The other big thing is we make either lentil stew or black bean soup with the checks for those. Not sure how healthy this is but another big hit is we make Mac N Cheese (from a box <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ) and then add in frozen peas and a can of Tuna and some diced carrots. We also put cheese on top of this sometimes. I've heard it called Shipwreck Pasta on Krafts website...we just call it Tuna Caseroule...one of about 3 that we make. I think that's the majority of it. The rest of our checks are for cereal which DS and DP eat almost every morning and then PB which gets used on PB&Js of course! Hope this helps a little!!!
 

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You can freeze the juice in popsicle molds for healthier popsicles.<br><br>
Scrambled eggs. I add a little brown sugar to ours.
 

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WIC varies by state. In MS you get a package with mostly cereal, tuna, sliced carrots, juices, evaporated milk, and liquid eggs. In LA they are given a card with a certain amount of money on it every month to be used at the grocery store!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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When I was on WIC I made a lot of homemade mac & cheese (used milk + cheese). I had the option for more cheese and less milk, so I know we made quesadillas and enchiladas a lot.<br><br>
I bet you could do some sort of carrot cake-oatmeal cookie (might even be a lil' healthy).
 

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LA as in Louisiana? If so when did they start doing that?
 

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I'm on WIC in Louisiana and we get vochers for milk, eggs, beans, juice, cheese, cereal, &evap milk. Food Stamps is where you get the card for groceries.
 

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I have a whole WIC cookbook called "Meals In Minutes" that we hand out at work. Some of it isn't the healthiest stuff, but it does use WIC foods and you need treats sometimes. I can post what recipes I have for specific foods upon request and PM the recipes. I'm going to be using it as the basis for my October prenatal/brestfeeding mom's class.<br><br>
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The things I have the hardest time using up are the egss and cheese so here are some of our ideas<br><br>
Quiche-uses eggs, cheese, and milk and we can toss leftover meat and veggies in too<br>
Quesadillas<br>
Cheese and Bean Enchilladas<br>
Grilled Cheese-usually paired with soup<br>
Egg and Cheese Sandwich<br>
Egg Drop Soup<br>
Fried Rice or Noodles- I break an egg or two over leftover rice or noodles and add a bit of soy sauce and sometimes leftover veggies<br>
Challah-an egg bread<br><br>
That's all I can think of right now.
 

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I make...<br>
...baked french toast (uses milk and eggs)<br>
...homemade mac and cheese (milk and cheese)<br>
...with the cereal I make chex mix, rice krispy treats, puppy chow, etc. (last year I gave some away for Christmas)<br>
...made peanut butter fudge and gave it away<br>
...use juice and mix with tea to make flavored teas
 

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Tuna casserole<br><br>
2 cans tuna<br>
1 cup uncooked rice<br>
1 cup milk<br>
2 cans cream of whatever soup<br>
buttload shredded cheddar cheese<br>
crackers<br><br>
combine tuna, rice, milk, soup, and cheese in a casserole dish. Crumble crackers, combine with more cheese, and reserve. Cover dish and bake at 350 for an hour, or until the rice is done. Uncover, top with topping, and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.<br>
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Grilled cheese sandwiches<br>
egg salad sandwiches<br>
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creamy tomato & grilled pepper cheddar cheese soup<br><br>
1 can whole tomatoes (or fresh ones, since they're in season now, but a can of tomatoes is $1.09 at Trader Joe's, which is cheaper than fresh)<br>
1 bell pepper, any color<br>
2 cups water<br>
2 TBSP butter<br>
1/2 cup milk<br>
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese<br><br>
combine tomatoes & diced peppers in a pot, add water & bring to a boil. Let cool, then put in the blender to make smooth. Return to pot, add milk & butter and bring to a boil. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Important: liquid must be boiling before adding the cheese in order for it to incorporate properly into the soup; think fondue.<br>
***<br><a href="http://corporatefreeyear.blogspot.com/2007/08/good-eats-with-apologies-to-alton-brown.html" target="_blank">Carrot & bell pepper soup</a> (link goes to my blog)<br>
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peanut butter oat bars (don't have a recipe, but I'm sure there are a ton out there)<br>
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carrot cake<br>
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use some of the extra milk & make yogurt or your own cheese that WIC doesn't cover like ricotta and then make calzone or manicotti
 

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this website has a bunch<br><br><a href="http://www.co.mohave.az.us/WIC/CookingWithWICFoods.htm" target="_blank">http://www.co.mohave.az.us/WIC/CookingWithWICFoods.htm</a><br><br>
they look gross to me, though
 

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When we got WIC I made a lot of yogurt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> We ate a lot of omlettes and quiche, home made mac-n-cheese and pizza and quesadillas. I made chili and black bean or navy bean soup quite often. We got vouchers for the farmers market, which was really nice. The people at the office I went to were really nice. They offered us recipes every time we went in, and gave us a few cook books. I will look to see what the names are if you are interested. Ask the next time you go, I am sure they will help you find something appealing to you to make with the items they are providing.<br><br>
I never made it, but if you like Indian food, you can use some of the milk to make paneer (cheese).
 
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