Easter Egg Fun For Whole Family

Easter weekend is a fun time to enjoy healthy WIC foods and get outdoors with the kids. We have rounded up some great activities and fun recipes featuring the season’s best food: eggs.

Whether you are coloring, hunting or eating them, there are so many fun ways to enjoy these nutritious little nuggets.

COLORING EGGS

Pick up a dozen eggs for your kiddos to color this Easter. We have made a step-by-step guide for coloring eggs in this blog post. This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Plus, they will love eating the results of their creative activity.

HUNTING EGGS

There is no better way to welcome spring than to enjoy some outside time with the kids in the fresh spring air. Hunting for eggs is such a fun outdoor activity for kids and adults alike. If you aren’t up for hiding colored eggs where you live, search social media for fun neighborhood egg hunts close to where you live. Another way to find a nearby egg hunt is to search on Google. Here is a search for you to see San Antonio area egg hunts.

EATING EGGS

Eggs are so delicious and nutritious. It’s why they are a favorite WIC food. Here are a few great recipes to enjoy for Easter:

MICROWAVE EGG, CHEESE & PEPPER COFFEE MUG SCRAMBLE

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon chopped tomato

1 teaspoon minced pickled jalapeño pepper, optional

Pinch each salt and pepper

Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, tomato, jalapeño, salt, and pepper. Pour into well-greased 12-oz microwave-safe mug or mason jar. Microwave on High for 30 seconds; Stir. Microwave for 70 to 80 seconds or until eggs are puffed and set. Substitute prepared salsa for the chopped tomato and jalapeño if desired.

Make this recipe from the American Egg Board ahead of time for an amazing Easter breakfast:

Simple Breakfast Strata

4 Slices whole grain bread

4 Eggs

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon dried thyme or oregano leaves

6 slices Canadian-style bacon, chopped

½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz.)

Place bread in a single layer in greased 8-inch square baking dish. Beat eggs, milk, and thyme in a medium bowl until blended; pour over bread. Sprinkle with bacon. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove strata from refrigerator; uncover and let stand while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, in the center of 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and strata is puffed, golden and firm in the center, about 5 minutes longer.

By |2022-04-14T10:51:01-05:00April 14th, 2022|Kid Activity, Recipes, San Antonio, Texas WIC, Videos, WIC Food|0 Comments

Quiches Are Perfect WIC Dinner

WIC Foods Found Perfect Pairing with Springtime Quiches

Need to whip up a quick WIC dinner? There are few recipes more perfect for spring than a delicious quiche.  They are made with eggs and cheese and often feature springtime vegetables, WIC ingredients that are healthy and tasty.

There are so many different combinations for quiche. They can be made with a pie crust or crustless. They can spotlight different flavors of cheese for a little variety. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

To kick off spring here are a few quiche recipes we know you will enjoy. 

More WIC Dinner

The first recipe comes from USDA’s recipes perfect for Easter. It’s a basic quiche you can enjoy anytime:

BASIC QUICHE

1 pie crust (baked, 9-inch)

1 cup of vegetables (chopped, broccoli, zucchini, or mushrooms)

1/2 cup cheese (shredded)

3 egg (beaten)

1 cup milk (non-fat)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Shred the cheese with a grater. Put it in a small bowl for now.Chop the vegetables until you have 1 cup of chopped vegetables. Cook the vegetables until they are cooked, but still crisp. Put the cooked vegetables and shredded cheese into a pie shell. Mix the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Pour the egg mix over the cheese and vegetables.Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let the quiche cool for 5 minutes before serving.

For nutrition information, please visit Basic Quiche  at What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

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This next recipe makes a “magic” crust so no pie shell is needed. It is from USDA’s My Plate.

MAGIC QUICHE

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup onion (chopped)

2 cups vegetables (can use frozen, fresh or leftovers)

1 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat (shredded)

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk, 1%

3/4 cup baking mix (like Bisquick)

Cook onion in oil (or cook with vegetables).  Cook vegetables (or use leftovers). Drain well. Grease round pie pan or 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Spread cooked vegetables in pan. Spread cheese on top of vegetables. Mix milk, eggs and baking mix. Pour over vegetables and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes, until a safe internal temperature has been reached and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Suggest preparing with frozen broccoli or spinach. Source: Simple Healthy Recipes Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education ONIE Project.

GET WIC DINNER INGREDIENTS AT JC FOOD MART

Get all your WIC ingredients at JC Food Mart, a primarily WIC grocery store chain with locations in San Antonio. JC Food Mart helps make getting WIC groceries easier. The store only offers WIC foods and clients can get in and out in one easy stop. Clients can even check their WIC balance before shopping. Bilingual clerks assist shoppers throughout their visit. Locations are conveniently located near WIC offices.

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WIC Inspired Recipe – Turkish Eggs

For this week’s WIC-inspired recipe we’re bringing you Turkish eggs! This dish is simple to make and uses WIC-approved ingredients.

Turkish Eggs, or Cilbir, is a traditional Turkish dish with simple ingredients like yogurt, garlic, red pepper flakes, poached eggs, & butter. There are records of çılbır being eaten by Ottoman sultans as far back as the 15th century, and it’s often known as Turkish comfort food. 

Today, Turkish eggs can make a great breakfast or snack using WIC ingredients, including eggs, yogurt, and whole wheat bread. 

Turkish Eggs (Cilbir)

3 Eggs

1 Clove of Garlic

½ Cup of Thick Plain Yogurt

2 tbsp Butter

2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

3 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread

1 tbsp White Vinegar

Salt, Pepper, & Dill to taste

Spoon yogurt onto a plate & use the back of the spoon to spread it out. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat, add minced garlic & red pepper flakes. Stir until color is uniform & remove from heat.

Fill a large saucepan with 2 – 3 inches of water & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, pour in vinegar, and keep at a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl or ramekin and gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Cook the eggs for 3 minutes until the egg whites are firm & the yolk has thickened but not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon & add to plate with yogurt. 

Spoon the butter, garlic & chili pepper mixture on top of the poached eggs & sprinkle with black pepper, a pinch of salt, & dill to taste. Toast the bread until lightly browned. Dip into the Turkish eggs & enjoy! Makes 2 Servings.

WIC INSPIRED RECIPE FROM JC FOOD MART

WIC provides monthly benefits for eligible pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. To learn more about WIC or find a location near you, visit: texaswic.org

Get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop at any JC Food Mart location in San Antonio. Bilingual clerks personally help you get all your WIC foods without all the hassle.

Did you make this WIC-inspired recipe? Let’s be friends.  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook using @jcfoodmart

 

 

WIC Inspired Recipes – Banana & Egg Pancakes

These banana & egg pancakes are quick & easy to make & can be enjoyed even by some of the pickiest toddlers. This simple pancake recipe only uses 2 main ingredients & is so delicious that you may never make regular pancakes again!

Banana & Egg Pancakes

2 Eggs

1 Banana

Cinnamon

Oil (Olive oil, etc)

Maple Syrup or Honey, Optional

Peel the banana & mash in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, crack the eggs & whisk them together. Pour eggs into the bowl of mashed banana, add a dash of cinnamon, and mix together. Heat a pan to medium heat & add oil. Slowly drop a large spoonful at a time of banana & egg mixture to pan & heat until golden brown on both sides. Top with honey, syrup, or your choice of fruit.

Enjoy!

WIC INSPIRED RECIPES FROM JC FOOD MART

Get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop at any JC Food Mart location in San Antonio. Bilingual clerks personally help you get all your WIC foods without all the hassle.

Did you make this WIC-inspired recipe? Let’s be friends.  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook using @jcfoodmart

 

WIC Inspired Recipes: Frittata Muffins

This easy frittata muffin recipe is a staple in my household. They make for a great healthy breakfast or tasty snack, & they’re perfect for meal prepping or when you’re on the go. Frittata muffins are great for using produce you have in your fridge waiting to be used.

Nonstick cooking spray

6 large eggs

½ cup whole milk

Salt & pepper

½ cup shredded cheese

Your choice of vegetables. I like to use the following:

⅓ cup chopped onion

⅓ cup chopped bell pepper

⅓ cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

½ cup chopped portobello mushrooms

1 zucchini, sliced thin

Heat oven to 350, spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, ¼ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper. Stir in cheese & vegetables of your choice.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Add one slice of zucchini to each muffin cup & press into egg mixture until covered.Bake for 20 minutes. Let the frittata muffins cool for 5 minutes, then remove from cups & serve. To reheat any leftovers, place in microwave for 30 seconds.

Enjoy!

WIC INSPIRED RECIPES FROM JC FOOD MART

Get all your WIC groceries in one easy stop at any JC Food Mart location in San Antonio. Bilingual clerks personally help you get all your WIC foods without all the hassle.

Did you make this WIC-inspired recipe? Let’s be friends.  Tag us on Instagram or Facebook using @jcfoodmart

 

I’m Dying! A Guide To Coloring Eggs

Coloring Eggs Is Fun.

Bonus: They Are Also A Healthy WIC Food

Dying eggs is the perfect kid-friendly activity. It’s also a great way to get creative and take a break from adulting. It’s a complete bonus that once you are done you have a super nutritious meal or snack ready to eat. Another Bonus: Eggs are also a WIC food.

If you haven’t dyed eggs before (or even if you have and need a refresher), we have created a step-by-step guide with lots of pointers to help you make your eggs all your own. There are even a few tips to help make your colored egg one of the most creative around. At the end of all the fun, there will be lots of yummy recipes to try featuring boiled eggs as the main ingredient.

So let’s roll up our sleeves and have some fun. Then, let’s eat!

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO COLORING EGGS

STEP 1: GATHER SUPPLIES

Eggs, as many as you want

Food Coloring (or an egg color kit)

Water and Pan and Slotted Spoon or Colander for boiling eggs

Bowls or Cups or other containers for dying eggs. They can be plastic to help make this a more-kid friendly activity, but by all means use what you have.

Vinegar

If you want to make your eggs extra fancy, you can use Crayons, Tape, String

STEP 2: BOIL EGGS

Place eggs in a pot. Cover the eggs completely in an inch of water. Bring the water to boil. Boil eggs, for a fully cooked yolk, for 10 minutes.

STEP 3: DRAIN, COOL EGGS

Drain your eggs using a colander and let them cool completely before dying them. You can cool off hot eggs by running cold water over them. Hot eggs can be harmful for little kids to handle so make sure they have cooled completely before going to the next step.

STEP 4: PREP DYE

To prep egg dye: mix ½ cup of boiling water with a teaspoon of vinegar and about 15 drops of food coloring. You can add more or less food dye depending on the result you would like. Also, mix colors to create new colors. Experiment. This can be fun. Just make sure the dye has cooled before dying the eggs.

BONUS STEP: EGG DECORATION

You can draw a design or picture on your egg with a crayon before you dye your egg. Wherever you place crayon on the egg, the dye won’t show on the egg. You also use tape or string to cover parts of your egg you wish not to dye. Use as much imagination as you wish.

STEP 5: DYE YOUR EGGS

Use a utensil of your choice to emerge the egg into the bowl filled with dye. Let it sit about 5 minutes total and then remove the egg. You can remove the egg with a slotted spoon or tongs. Place your egg back into the egg carton packaging or on a plate to dry.

Store eggs in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

ENJOY!

EGGS ARE NUTRITIOUS

Once you have completed coloring your eggs, you will have lots of hard boiled eggs to make some great recipes.

Eggs are a super healthy ingredient to add to your menu. They are also a WIC-approved ingredient. Eggs provide Protein, have roughly 70 calories per egg and are packed with nutrition, including Vitamin A, Folate, B Vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Zink, Phosphorus and Selenium.

It’s no surprise why many people might choose to start their day with an egg. Eggs, of course, can be enjoyed during any meal.

One of the most popular ways to eat boiled eggs is to make egg salad. You can also add boiled eggs to tuna salad or even halved as a topping inside a lettuce salad. You can also eat them plain for breakfast or chopped up in an egg taco (with a little cheese sprinkled on top). A boiled egg is also perfectly paired on top of avocado toast. Below are a few great recipes we found that you might like.

DELISH EGG RECIPES

  • The first recipe is for Simple Egg Salad Sandwich from the IncredibleEgg.org. Find the recipe here. Also, this recipe for a Mixed Green Salad with Boiled Eggs can be found here.
  • Deviled Eggs – Here is a recipe from the USDA.org. for deviled eggs.

EGGS, A WIC FOOD

The Texas Woman, Infant and Children (WIC) program offers free nutritional education, counseling, support and free healthy WIC foods to qualifying mothers. Women who are pregnant or are mothers to children up to age 5 may qualify for the program if they meet certain financial qualifications. To see if you are eligible, visit TexasWIC.org.

Eggs are a free food provided each month to WIC members. To learn more about monthly WIC food packages and other foods that are included, visit the Texas WIC website.

Pick up your eggs and other WIC foods at JC Food Mart, a primarily WIC grocery store in San Antonio. Find a location at JC Food Mart.

By |2021-04-07T13:56:26-05:00March 29th, 2021|Kid Activity, Recipes, Videos, WIC Food|0 Comments
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