Recipes to cook, eat and repeat
WIC Meals of the Month (MOM) is an opportunity for the WIC community to share recipes of their own, or from their favorite resources. This WIC MOM features vitamin B12 - a key nutrient for developing babies and infants, and for keeping blood and nerve cells healthy, making DNA, and preventing megaloblastic anemia.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans note that vitamin B12 may be of concern for those following a vegan or vegetarian diet since it’s only present (naturally) in animal source foods. Those following such diets should consult with a healthcare provider to determine whether supplementation of iron, vitamin B12, and/or other nutrients, such as choline is necessary and if so, appropriate levels to meet their unique needs.
Regardless of the type of diet followed, simple snack and meal suggestions, like munching on vitamin B12-fortified cereal with milk (cow's, goat's or soy) or paring fruit with cheese, cottage cheese, or yogurt, can help beef up dietary intake of this important vitamin.
Of course, we’ve also collected recipes (including vegan and vegetarian ones) to further inspire and help increase dietary intakes of vitamin B12 during breakfast, lunch and any other meal or snack - we've got you covered!