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Skillet Tuna Patty Melts

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes

Skillet Tuna Patty Melts


There are plenty of ways to eat your weekly serving of tuna, whether it be a classic salad sandwich or wrap. The recipe below makes for a great sandwich, or can be enjoyed plain. Here’s a recipe that uses WIC-inspired ingredients:

3 cans of tuna

4 potatoes, peeled

1 tomato, sliced

1/3 head of lettuce

1 avocado

Vegetable oil

Dash of salt, pepper

Directions: Boil potatoes until cracked. Mash potatoes in a separate bowl. Drain 3 cans of tuna. Add tuna into the bowl of mashed potatoes. Mix together. Add three eggs, dash of salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Form patties in your hand. Add oil to the pan. Cook patties on medium heat. Serve with lettuce, tomato and avocado.


Avocado Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados , cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil , plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves , for topping
  • Red pepper flakes , for topping



  • Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes longer.
  • Serve topped with more olive oil if desired ,cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.



Easy Lemon Bars (5 Ingredients!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

For the crust:

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter , frozen and cut in small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

For the filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking pan both ways with parchment paper with overhang.

Add the butter, sugar and flour to a food processor and let process for 20-30 seconds or until the dough comes together into a ball then press into an 8x8 inch pan and bake for 22-25 minutes.

Combine the 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 4 eggs, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl and whisk well and let sit for 15 minutes while crust bakes, whisk just before pouring onto crust and then bake the crust with the filling for 30-35 minutes (remove before it starts to brown).

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla ice cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 fresh peaches
  • grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • vanilla ice cream

Directions: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut peaches along the seam all the way around and twist halves off the pit. Brush cut sides with grapeseed oil or vegetable oil. Cook, cut side down, on a hot grill until fruit has grill marks, 3 to 4 minutes. Brush tops with oil, turn over, and move to indirect heat. Sprinkle cut sides with cinnamon sugar. Cover grill and cook until sugar is melted and fruit is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream (sprinkle on extra cinnamon sugar if you like).

Lactation-Boosting Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions: Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir until well mixed
Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 5 hours)
Sprinkle chocolate chips onto the top of the oatmeal and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cornflakes cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups corn flakes

Directions: Instructions

1) In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Cook over medium high heat until center starts to boil, make sure to stir constantly so the sugar doesn't burn.
2)As soon as the sugar mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and corn flakes, mix until corn flakes are evenly coated in sugar mixture.
3) Use an ice cream scoop to drop cookies onto wax paper as quickly as possible before mixture starts to cool and harden.
4) Let cool on wax paper for 20 to 30 minutes before enjoying.

3 Ingredient Baby Teething Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

  • 4 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 2 medium bananas, very ripe
  • 4-5 tbsp. coconut oil, melted (I needed 5)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Place oats in the bowl of a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until they become oat flour. Peel bananas and add in small chunks to the food processor. Add coconut oil (start with 4 tbsp.), vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon (if using) and pulse until a thick dough forms. If the dough is too dry or crumbly, add the additional 1 tbsp. of coconut oil. Scoop out an approximately 1 inch portion of the dough and form into a rectangular (wafer) shape with rounded edges that is about ¼ inch thick and place on the baking sheet. Complete the previous step until you have used up all of the dough. Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip all of the biscuits and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

Prep Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Gerber Oatmeal & Banana Cereal
  • 1 ½ cups Old-Fashioned Quick Oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter – cold, cut into cubes
  • 2 TBSP cold water
  • ¾ cup fruit preserves – favorite flavor, I used Raspberry
  • Parchment paper

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all-purpose flour, baby cereal, oats, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor. Process for 30-45 seconds or until crumbly. Add the butter cubes and the cold water. Process the mixture until the dough will hold together when pinched .Carefully grease the sides and bottoms of a 9”x13” baking dish then line it with parchment paper. To prevent sticking, also grease the parchment paper. Split the dough in half and evenly spread the first half into the bottom of your baking dish, pressing it down as you go. Spread the fruit preserves over top of the dough. Spread the fruit preserves over top of the dough. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until crust becomes golden brown. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Baby Oatmeal Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. 1 1/3 cup Gerber Oatmeal
  2. ¾ tsp baking soda
  3. ¾ cup butter (if using salted just cut back salt to 1/2 tsp)
  4. 1½ cups sugar
  5. 1 cup cocoa powder
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. 1¼ cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy life mini chips)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8X8 pan
Mix together Gerber oatmeal and baking soda. Set aside for later.
Melt butter in microwave in different bowl
Add sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.
Add one egg at a time to wet mixture. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just mixed together.
Add chocolate chips to mixture.
Pour mixture into greased pan (I sprinkled a few extra chocolate chips on top).
Cook for 30-35 minutes.

Oatmeal banana bread with oatmeal cereal recipe

Prep Time:

2 large eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large over-ripe bananas

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup unbleached flour

2/3 cup brown sugar

1-1/4 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, milk, and vanilla and combine with mashed bananas and melted butter. Add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and Gerber cereal and stir. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies for Baby

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 cup oatmeal – ground in food processor or coffee grinder.  (You can sub 1/2 cup coconut flour to make this grain-free/ Paleo.)
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix everything together really well.
Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. The batter was a bit runny, but it didn’t spread and they will fluff up nice when baking.
Bake for 11-12 minutes.
Allow to cool completely and enjoy!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
3 cups cornflakes, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease a cooking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut chicken in 1 ½ inch pieces.
Place chicken in a bowl and coat each with yogurt.
Mix the crushed cornflakes, thyme, and pepper in a bowl.
Coat each chicken piece in the cereal mixture and place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Easy Mexican Chicken and Beans

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Easy Mexican Chicken and Beans

1 lb uncooked chicken breast strips for stir-fry
1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1/4 cup water
Flour tortillas, if desired

Directions: 1 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken to skillet; cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
2 Stir in seasoning mix, beans, corn and water. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with tortillas.

Healthy Energy Bits

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients 10 Minute

Directions: Mix all ingredients well and form into balls and that's it.

Peanut Butter And Fruit wraps

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Peanut Butter And Fruit Wraps


Directions: Spread tortillas with peanut butter, then with spreadable fruit.
Top with bananas.
Sprinkle with granola.
Roll up tortillas

Homemade Teething Crackers

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Homemade Teething Crackers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dry infant rice cereal with bananas (or other flavored or unflavored infant cereal)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ice water

Directions: Directions

Preheat oven 425 F degrees.
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil.
Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Baby Cereal Pancakes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Baby Cereal Pancakes

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions: combine all ingredients, adding enough liquid for the batter to get to the consistency you want.
spray the pan (or add oil or butter) and cook one side until you see bubbles. flip, and cook the other side.

Albondigas in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 24 meatballs, 8 servings

  • 1 lb. 98% lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 sprigs mint, leaves picked and chopped
  • ½ tsp. chopped Mexican oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 10 plum tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, grated onion, carrot, mint, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
2. Roll and shape the meat mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs. Let sit five minutes.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and start browning the meatballs, making sure not to crowd them in the skillet. Allow all sides to get a nice color on them. Remove from the skillet and reserve.
4. Degrease the skillet if necessary. Add the other 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté garlic and serrano. Let cook five minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes and bring to a low boil. Allow to simmer five minutes. Add the meatballs, carefully sliding them into the simmering tomato sauce. Simmer the meatballs 15 minutes, until fully cooked.

Healthy Quesdilla

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Favorite food made nutritious!

  • 1 oz Turkey Sausage Crumbles, cooked
  • 1 6″ White Corn Tortilla
  • 1/2 oz Green Chiles, chopped
  • 1 oz 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp Chipotle Salsa
  • 1/2-1 tsp Southwest Chipotle Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp Heart Right Buttery Spread

Directions: 1. Melt heart-healthy spread in a hot pan. Place corn tortilla and cover with cheese.
2. Place corn tortilla in pan and cover with cheese.
3. Add sausage and chiles to one side.
4. Sprinkle chipotle seasoning over all ingredients, then fold the tortilla in half.
5. Allow each side to brown until cheese is melted.
6. Serve with Chipotle Salsa.

Frosty Fruit

Prep Time: 20 minutes (4 hours in freezer)

A healthy way to cool off in the summer months!

  • Your choice of fruit (mango, peach, strawberry, etc)
  • Empty, rinsed yogurt cups
  • Popsicle sticks or straws

Directions: Frozen treats are bound to be popular in the warm months. You can also put fresh fruits such as melon chunks in the freezer (rinse first). Make “popsicles” by inserting sticks into peeled bananas and freezing.

Fruity Peanut Butterfly

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Let your kids' food come to life with these fun butterflies!

  • Baby carrots
  • Apples (can use mangoes or other fruit)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins)

Directions: Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.

Bugs on a Log

Prep Time: 15 minutes

A fun way to encourage the little ones to eat their fruits and veggies! Select the kind of fruit of veggies that you know your kid loves.

  • Celery or Baby Carrots
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dried cherries)
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts)

Directions: Use celery, cucumber, or carrot sticks as the log and add peanut butter. Top with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or cherries, depending on what bugs you want!

Peanut Butter Muffins

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

These are definitely fun to make with mom or dad!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 nonfat dry milk
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup peanut butter

Directions: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a small bowl, break the eggs and use a fork to beat them a little bit. In a large bowl, combine the milk, mashed banana, peanut butter, vegetable oil, apple juice, dry milk, and the eggs from the small bowl. Mix with a mixing spoon until the mixture is creamy. Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the large bowl. Mix again. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly spray with nonstick spray. Spoon in the muffin mix. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 of the way up. Bake for about 15 minutes. When your muffins are finished baking, remove from the muffin tin and cool them on the wire rack.

Brown Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

A delicious and healthy snack for your kiddos!

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions: Bring the heavy cream, water, brown rice, and salt to a boil in a pot; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the liquid is completely absorbed, about 80 minutes. Fold the raisins into the mixture and continue cooking until the raisins plump, about 10 minutes more. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl; slowly pour into the pot with the rice while stirring. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract..

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