Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A WIC Meal

We live overseas and the military considers us qualified for the WIC or Women Infants and Children program.

I know a lot of "natural" minded people may be thinking... what can I do with all that food that we don't normally eat? Or just anyone... "What do I do with all that fish?"

So here is a meal we had tonight thanks to the WIC Overseas program.

Salmon Cakes by MarkDailyApple
Made with WIC Salmon and Eggs

Cream of Tomato Soup (Dairy Free version)
My recipe!
WIC provides a ton of juice in my opinion and not even the AAP suggests drinking that much.
See the new statement on juice here.  Ignore their ideas of low fat milk for older children.
Look at new info here on that. I'm still hoping WIC changes this low fat thing at some point.
WIC allows us to get TOMATO JUICE also. Instead of Juicy Juice or Ocean Spray, we get big cans of plain tomato juice. I use it in anything that needs tomato- like chili.

When made with cream cheese, it has been called "The Best Soup Ever" by my son and husband. Both are non soup lovers. With coconut milk, it's still pretty good.

Yogurt Dip
My recipe also....
WIC gives us plain no fat yogurt in two big tubs. So I took a cup of it, added Italian spices, salt, and one drop of doTERRA lemon essential oil. Blend and use it to top the salmon cakes.

How do you use WIC? Comment and share some ideas with me!

When Theodore was under 1 year, we got baby food. Since we do Baby Led Weaning, I got creative. Pumpkin Apple is a favorite in smoothies. Any fruit or fruit blend got chilled in the fridge and my big kids drank them with a straw. Veggies like carrot are nice for soups, sweet potato is a good one as a binder in salmon patties or similar recipes, and butternut squash is great in a curry. All meats should be only meat and broth. This means.... it's canned "bullion". Any time I need extra beef or chicken flavor in a dish, I add a jar or two.

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