Try these easy recipes to increase your daily dairy intake!
Yogurt Cheese Yogurt cheese can be used as a low-fat, calcium-rich alternative to cream cheese. Spoon 1 quart plain yogurt into a coffee filter and place in refrigerator overnight to drain. Transfer the yogurt cheese to a bowl and discard the whey. Stir in one of the mix-ins listed below. Makes 1.5 cups.
Strawberry Yogurt Cheese: With a potato masher, mash 1 cup of strawberries with 1 tsp of sugar. Stir in yogurt cheese.
Herbed Yogurt Cheese: Stir in 1 tsp of grated lemon zest and 1/3 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs such as dill, basil, mint, cilantro, parsley, tarragon, or chives.
Pesto Yogurt Cheese: Stir in 3 tbsp of pesto.
Recovery Shake This shake contains the recommended 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein for enhanced recovery post-workout. In addition, it provides over three quarters your daily calcium needs!
8 ounces nonfat milk
1 tbsp Hershey syrup
1 frozen banana (cut into cubes)
1/2 cup Dreyer's vanilla frozen yogurt
1 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
Mix ingredients and blend away!
Nutrition Information per shake: 375 calories, 60 grams carbohydrate, 16 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 760 mg calcium