SD WIC Fun Facts: April 2022
A Monthly Message to Superhero Caregivers from your Sidekicks at SD WIC
Wellness Wisdom: Activities for Building Happy, Healthy Families
Shop Smart, Shop Safe
Make shopping for your food fast and easy. Here are a few tips on how:
- Plan your meals the week before. Include something new!
- Make a list of everything you’ll need for your family’s meals and snacks, including WIC foods. Cross out everything you already have in the fridge and pantry. Then use that list to shop.
- Stock up on pantry items such as whole grains and canned foods to reduce shopping trips.
- Shop vegetables and fruits that are on sale this week to stretch your WIC cash value benefit.
Tips to help keep you and your family safe from viruses:
- Bring hand sanitizer to use.
- Shop when stores are less crowded.
- Stay 6-feet apart from anyone who doesn’t live with you.
Breastfed From the Start: Helpful Tips for Mastering Breastfeeding
Why Babies Cry
Crying is how babies communicate.
It can mean different things…
- I’m hungry!
- My diaper is dirty!
- I’m too cold/too hot!
- I’m uncomfortable!
- I’m tired!
- I’m scared!
- I’m lonely!
- Something hurts!
- I miss my mom/dad!
- I want more love!
- I need you!
The neat thing is that offering the breast can help calm baby in many of these situations.
If you think your baby is crying more than usual, check out the Crying & Colic article in the South Dakota WIC Library.
Delicious & Nutritious Recipes: Simple, Kid Approved Dishes to Try at Home
Orange Oatmeal Pancakes
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ½ cup fat-free skim milk
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- Cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine flours, oats, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- In another large bowl, crack the egg and beat it lightly with a fork.
- Add orange juice, milk, and oil to the bowl with the egg. Mix well.
- Coat a large pan with the non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir just until the dry ingredients are wet, do not overmix.
- Pour ¼ of the batter for each pancake. Adjust the heat as needed to avoid burning.
- Flip pancakes when bubbles appear on top of the batter and the edges are slightly browned (3-4 minutes). Cook until the second side is slightly browned (2-3 minutes).
Serve with yogurt and chopped fruit.
You can cook a double batch and freeze the leftovers with waxed paper between each pancake. Place pancakes in the freezer in an airtight container or zip-top plastic bag for up to 6 weeks. Warm them in the microwave or a toaster oven for a quick breakfast!
This post was last updated on March 31st, 2022 at 3:09 PM
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