Easy ways to include milk products in your diet
TAKE A look at our meal-bymeal tips for including milk products in your child’s everyday diet.
Start the day with a delicious fruit smoothie made with milk or yoghurt. Mix 1/2 cup (125ml) fresh or frozen strawberries, peaches or banana chunks in a blender, with 1 cup (250mL) milk, and five to six ice cubes. Blend for 20 seconds. Note: Omit the ice
Icubes if you are using frozen fruit.
Be sure to add 250ml (1 cup) of milk to cereal.
When preparing oatmeal, replace the water with 250ml (1 cup) of milk. Add cheese to the jam on toast for a creamier, more nutritious breakfast.
Layer toast with two slices of your child’s favourite cheese, add a slice of tomato, and a pinch of garlic salt. Broil till barely melted and enjoy.
IIIIReplace the juice box or soft drink with 250ml (1 cup) of plain or chocolate milk.
Make room in your fridge to store lunch box items: slices of cheese or cheese sticks, single serving containers of yoghurt, etc. Enhance the nutritional value of sandwiches, green salads and pasta by adding cheese.
IIIGet into the habit of adding grated cheese to your soups, pastas, salads, grilled vegetables, omelettes, etc.
As an appetiser, serve a warm Brie or Camembert with walnut bread or fresh cut vegetables.
Stir in a bit of skim milk powder to your cooking and baking. An excellent way to add calcium to all your dishes!
Top pita bread with pizza sauce, shrimp, chopped red pepper, cooked spinach, and Mozzarella cheese. Broil.