just add milk

Just Add Milk!

by Sharon Maynard RD LD

Adding milk to your meals is an easy and delicious way to get the nine essential nutrients our bodies need, like calcium, potassium and vitamin D.

But don’t pigeon-hole yourself into just drinking milk with your meals! Read on for clever ways to enjoy dairy foods all day long:

Breakfast

  • Make oatmeal with milk instead of water
  • Melt cheddar or jack cheese on your bagel or English muffin
  • Make scrambled eggs creamier by adding milk

Lunch & Dinner

  • Substitute creamy milk for water in soups
  • Add a slice of lowfat mozzarella to sandwiches
  • Whip up a bean and cheese burrito for a quick and tasty lunch

Snacks

  • Veggies dipped in plain yogurt make low calorie nibbles
  • Keep string cheese with you in an insulated bag — it’s packed with calcium and protein
  • A glass of chocolate milk is a tasty treat anytime, especially after a great workout

Drinks on the Go

  • Make a smoothie with milk, yogurt, ice and your choice of fresh or frozen fruit
  • Add steamed milk to your coffee for a morning latte
  • Add milk, cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg to your black tea for a chai latte

Sharon Maynard RD LD

Sharon is a Nutrition Affairs and School Wellness Coordinator for the American Dairy Association Mideast. She is a registered dietitian and a mother of two teenage boys. Sharon loves to travel, meet new people and make a difference!

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