We eat a lot of pancakes around our house. Pancakes can be extra unhealthy with white flour, lots of butter, and lots of syrup, or pancakes can be fairly healthy if made with the right ingredients. I think they can make a great meal for any low income family to include in their meal rotation, but especially for many WIC families. continue reading »
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My personal opinion is this: if you qualify for it, and you want to apply for it, you should do so. As a citizen who qualifies for the program you are entitled to it. continue reading »
We don’t have our children receive the polio vaccine. As I’ve said before, vaccines are not required to be eligible for WIC. Not too long ago, I had the nurse in the WIC office say to me when I told her I didn’t want my 9 month old to recieve the polio vaccine, “Well I hope you all don’t plan on traveling overseas, because you do know that polio is still around over there, and it is a very serious disease.” Did she miss the memo that my family is low income? continue reading »
In my state, WIC allows its participants to get a 16 oz canister of oats. Probably other states offer this too, but food packages do vary slightly from state to state. We like oats. I love to put oats in meatloaf, I have a great fairly healthy oatmeal peanut butter cookie recipe, and my kids and I just like oatmeal. When our financial situation changed and we got back on WIC a year ago, I was excited to hear that they had included oats among several other healthy foods.
Then I got to the store. continue reading »
Today we had a nutritious and quick to fix lunch. I’m not a big fan of tuna salad so I’m not really a big fan of this similar to tuna salad recipe either but I’m posting the recipe anyway. It was good, just not my favorite meal. But because it’s quick, healthy, and as cheap as a meal can get (when WIC food is used) it seems appropriate to share. continue reading »