A lot of pressure comes with being a parent and we can easily stress out over trying to be “perfect”. Guess what, there is no such thing! So make sure you celebrate and give yourself credit for all those little successes you’ll enjoy as your family grows! At the end of the day it’s figuring out what works best for you and your family.

The cereals shown here are our most popular cereals available in the WIC program.  But keep in mind, not all products and sizes are allowed in every WIC program.  Be sure to scan your cereal with your WICShopper scanner to verify that it is eligible for you!

 

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We have provided WICShopper with lots of fun recipes to make cooking for your family interesting and delicious.  Have fun while exploring new flavors. Give these recipes a try – they’re specially designed to meet the needs of busy moms.

Life hacks!

We’ve also put together some fun, cost effective ways to hack your way out mundane cooking routine

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Quick and Easy Croutons
Zesty two minute croutons
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.
Stir It Up
Amazing flavor combinations with WIC cereals and imaginative stir in ideas
Crunchy Fish Fillets
Serve these crunchy, oven-baked fish fillets with citrus wedges, salsa or your favorite tartar sauce.
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.
Individual Peach Crisps
Celebrate fresh peach season with these quick-and-easy individual desserts. Or, for a change of pace, serve them for breakfast.
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.
Quick and Easy French Toast
Use rice flake cereal to create easy french toast topped with fresh banana and strawberry
Corn Flake Chilquilas
Quick breakfast made with eggs and corn flakes. Make it spicy and top with jalapeno.
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.
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.
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.
Parmesan Meatballs
Low-fat meatballs made with turkey and rice flake cereal
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Kellogg's Life Hacks

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and tricks will help bring variety into your cooking routines and create healthy, delicious meals for your family.

Sweet or savory toppings in a snap

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.

A hot, wholesome on the go breakfast in minutes

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.

Excite your senses by using creative cereal toppings with a Latin flavor

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.

Flavor without frying

Add 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.

Make meat go further

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.

Delicious low cost croutons

Tasty 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.