1 sweet potato
1 can chickpeas or bean of your choice
1 cup brown rice
2 zucchini squash
½ cup onion
1 ½ cup lettuce
1 lemon or lime
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Paprika
Makes 2 servings
½ medium avocado
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp plain yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
4 tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Blend ingredients together to make a tasty creamy avocado sauce to top off your bowl.
Cook the brown rice to package instructions and preheat the oven to 425. Wash and peel your sweet potatoes and cut into diced chunks. Add to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and seasonings and add to a baking sheet lined with foil. Peel and chop the onion and zucchini squash into strips, then add onions to the baking sheet along with the diced sweet potatoes. Roast for about 25 minutes or until the edges of the potatoes are golden brown and they can be easily pierced with a fork. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add 2 tbsp oil, chickpeas, zucchini, and seasonings. Stir frequently for about 10 minutes. They are done when they’re slightly browning on the outside.
To serve, add brown rice to a bowl and add the roasted sweet potatoes, onion, chickpeas, zucchini, lettuce, and avocado. Drizzle your desired amount of dressing on top and garnish with cilantro if you like.
Shepherd’s Pie Is Budget-Friendly, Nutritious Family Favorite
This shepherd’s pie is so tasty, you’ll forget that it’s meatless! This recipe is sure to be a new comfort food staple, and a great way to get your veggies in and use up any leftover mashed potatoes, or potatoes you may have lying around the kitchen.
VEGETABLE SHEPHERD’S PIE
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 ½ cups diced mushrooms
1 stalk thinly sliced celery
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup chicken broth
2 cans mixed vegetables, drained
3 cups of mashed potatoes
½ cup shredded cheese
Seasonings: Paprika, Thyme, Black Pepper
Bring olive oil to medium high heat in a skillet then add onion and garlic, cook for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery, then worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, chicken broth, and spices. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes. Add canned vegetables, stir gently and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Transfer to an 8 x 8 baking dish and spread evenly in the pan, flattening as you go. Add mashed potatoes on top & spread evenly. Top with your choice of cheese and herbs if you like!
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Allow to cool, and serve. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
Broccoli Tater Tots
3 large russet potatoes
2 (12 – 14 ounce) bags frozen broccoli florets that have been thawed, or 8 cups steamed broccoli florets
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese (or mozzarella)
2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling on top
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and cook for 25 minutes, until fork tender but still have some give in the middle. Drain water and let potatoes cool until they are comfortable to handle. Once potatoes are warm enough to handle, remove the skins.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grate potatoes on the large side of a grater and place into a large bowl.
Place the broccoli into a food processor and blend until it’s in very small pieces, 30 seconds – one minute. You may need to do it in two batches. Place broccoli onto paper towels and squeeze all excess water out.
Add the broccoli to the grated potatoes along with the salt and mix everything together well.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use your hands to form small cylinders with the mixture. Use about 1 tablespoon per tater tot. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow them to firm up.
Brush the top of each tater tot with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle each one with salt. Bake tater tots until browned crispy, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway though.
This recipe works great in an air fryer too!
Breakfast Recipes With WIC Foods Good Enough To Eat All Day
Some might say breakfast is the best meal of the day.
Texas WIC offers many healthy breakfast foods for pregnant women and children to help get the day off to a great start. But it is also a great way to end a day.
Here are some examples of healthy WIC foods that make the best breakfast ingredients, no matter when you eat them.
These foods are healthy and great served individually. Combine to make some of the best breakfast foods: omelets, tacos, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and more. But changing it up is always fun. Here are a few WIC breakfast foods with a twist your family will love
2 Whole Wheat Tortilla
2 large eggs
¼ cup shredded cheese
1 teaspoon butter
Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk. Spray skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Put eggs in a pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Put eggs on a plate. Wipe pan clean. Lightly butter one side of the tortilla. Place butter side down in the pan. Put ½ of the scrambled eggs on top of the tortilla and add half of the cheese and fold the tortilla in half. Cook on each side until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Repeat to make a second tortilla. Serve with salsa and sliced avocado.