(Not the most beautiful picture of the most beautiful food on the most beautiful dish. But for a two-year-old, hey! It's lunch!)
After several years of receiving WIC benefits, I think I'm starting to figure out how to transform random food items into actual meals. It's getting easier now that WIC provides some fresh produce and whole grain bread. This WIC recipe is one of my favorites because it uses some of that plain yogurt that's always around as a substitute for the usual mayonnaise.
2 carrots, peeled (WIC)
2 stalks celery (WIC)
2 dill pickles
1 can tuna, drained (WIC for nursing moms)
1/4-1/3 cup plain yogurt (made with WIC milk)
2-4 oz. cheese, sliced (WIC)
6-8 slices whole grain bread (WIC)
Finely dice carrots, celery, and pickles (I use a food processor). Mix in tuna and yogurt. Spoon onto bread, and top with cheese slices. Place under broiler for about 3 minutes until cheese is melted.
My boys each ate a piece of fruit while I put this together, and chowed down on the tuna melts as soon as they came out of the oven. *Check!* One more healthy lunch down!