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 calcium and vitamin D – the dynamic duo for building better bones (and other important functions, particularly for mom and baby). The Dietary Guidelines for Americans consider calcium and vitamin D to be nutrients of public health concern for those 2 years of age and older since low intakes are associated with health concerns.
We've gathered contributions from the WIC community that we've added to our collection, or linked to, to help you help your participants make the most of their food packages and build better bones with foods high in calcium and/or vitamin D.
According to the Dietary Guidelines, 60 percent of women older than age 19 years do not consume enough calcium, and more than 90 percent do not consume enough vitamin D.
Liven up breakfast with unique (and colorful) dishes, like the Unicorn Smoothie below or the Breakfast Banana Split. Want to wake up to something a bit warmer? How about the Garden Frittata?
Sardines are a good source of both calcium and vitamin D - try them in a Sardine, Cucumber, Tomato Sandwich or on Roasted Red Pepper Sardine Toast (see below). Want other fish options to up your vitamin D game? Try the ones below, or some no-cook recipes, like the Mediterranean Salmon Salad or Tuscan Tuna Salad Wrap.
Those following a lacto-vegetarian diet can try Spinach and Black Bean Enchiladas (or an easy cheesy version), or the Mozzarella Snackers below.