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Unleash the Power of Dairy

Despite some bad press, dairy products can pack a punch on the nutrition front. Quick and easy, dairy products can add a healthy kick to snacks and meals for all the family to enjoy.

If you’re trying to boost the nutrition of your meals and snacks then look no further than your fridge. Dairy products provide a powerful nutrition package that can help you meet your nutrient needs and achieve better health.

Dietary guidelines recommend that people from the age of nine and above consume three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy foods every day.

With nine essential nutrients, milk, cheese and yogurt deliver a unique nutrition package superior to milk alternatives such as almond or rice beverages, which are often fortified or fall short on these important nutrients. 

During the hot summer months, when you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen, dairy products can be convenient. Many are ready to use in recipes and can round out a meal.

For a quick, easy and healthy snack this summer, put a fresh take on traditional pizza with this recipe that uses crescent rolls topped with cheeses and fresh seasonal veggies. Alternatively, turn up the heat on a classic beef burrito by adding warm pepper jack cheese and black beans.

Visit MidwestDairy.com for additional recipes and learn more about how to unleash the power of dairy nutrition. .

– Family Features

Summer Pizza Snack

Recipe courtesy of Cindy Heins, Heins Family Farms

Total time: 22 minutes

Servings: 12

Note: A cup is about 340g or 12oz



Beef Burrito with Pepper Jack Cheese and Black Beans

Total time: 9 minutes

Servings: 6