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Moooooore Milk? Really?

by Melissa from Michigan

If you've received WIC for long enough, you’re familiar with the absolute abundance in milk, cereal, and juice.

The best way to utilize these nutrient-rich (protein, folic acid, whole grains) foods, is to get creative!


Milk isn’t just for drinking:


• add to cereal

• make a soup base (broccoli, potato)

• use it for cheese sauce (for macaroni, veggies, snacks)

• add to your scrambled eggs

• add to a gravy packet for country gravy

• use it with pudding mix for dessert

• make French toast

• make your mashed potatoes more creamy

• use it in baked goods and mixes


The great thing about soups is that on the weeks that you have too much milk, you can make up a soup and store it for a rainy day!


Put it in a freezer safe package and store in the freezer until ready for it.


Never let your WIC go to waste!! — there’s always a use!

 
3-Ingredient Potato Soup

Ingredients:

1 *Prepared Country Gravy Mix (using 1 C milk, 1 C water)

1 28 oz. Package Potatoes O’Brien, thawed (or par-cooked fresh potatoes, diced)

Peppers and Onions to taste (optional)

4 t Chicken Base or 32 oz. Chicken Broth


Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Simmer until thoroughly heated.



Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Ingredients:

1 *Prepared Country Gravy Mix (using 1 C milk, 1 C water)

1 Package Frozen Chopped Broccoli, thawed

2 C Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 T Parmesan Cheese

1 T Minced Onion


Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Simmer until thoroughly heated.


French Toast

Ingredients:

1 Egg

¼ C Milk

4 Slices Bread

1 t Vanilla (optional

½ t Cinnamon (optional)


Directions:

Beat egg, add milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Dip bread in egg mixture, coating both sides in mixture. Cook bread on lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium heat, flipping halfway through.

2-2-1-2 Cheese Sauce

Ingredients:

2 T Butter

2 T Flour

1 C Milk

2 C Sharp Cheddar


Directions:

Melt butter in a medium size saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, then slowly add milk. Add in cheese, mixing and melting until smooth.



*Note from wichealth: low-sodium country gravy mix packets are available and recommended.

 

This blog was written by one of our guest bloggers, Melissa.


About Melissa. . .

Melissa is a social media copywriter, Mother to an amazing 19 year old son, foster Mother of 7 years, and adoptive Mother of 3 Littles all under 4!! She enjoys creative writing, floral design and outdoor recreation in her free time.

Read Melissa's other post:

Sugar, Butter, and Nana's Kitchen!

 

Want more recipe ideas? Check out our Health eKitchen at www.wichealth.org. We have an ingredients filter that will find recipes for all your WIC-food ingredients.


We would love to hear about how you use excess food benefits to your advantage! Post a comment below or write a post of your own! Check out our needed topics here.

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