Snacking is an effective way to fit extra nutrients into your diet and prevent overeating at mealtimes. It’s also important to make sure you have enough dairy in your diet. Dairy provides calcium, potassium, protein and phosphorus, so fit as much of it as you can into each day by indulging in these dairy-rich snacks.
Cottage cheese is a great snack on its own, but turn it into a sweet treat by topping it with fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pineapples are delicious mixed into a bowl of cottage cheese. If you’re craving something a little more savoury, try topping it with tomato.
Serve up a smoothie
Blend yoghurt, ice and all of your favourite fruits for a cold and creamy smoothie treat. It’s refreshing, and filling enough to hold you over until another meal.
Add some yoghurt
Pour yoghurt into popsicle molds for a frozen yoghurt popsicle. If you would rather have bite-sized treats, use an icing bag to squirt small drops of yoghurt onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze them for a few hours, and then pop them off of the wax paper and into a freezer-safe container for bite-sized frozen yoghurt treats.
Prepare a parfait
A yoghurt parfait is great for any time of the day! Layer yoghurt, granola and fruit in a bowl, then eat it right away or save it for later.
Mix up some smoked salmon with ricotta cheese in a blender and spread it on whole-wheat crackers or pita bread.
Yogurt fruit dip
Add a spoonful of honey to plain or vanilla yogurt and use it as a dip for bite-sized fruit.
Melt a slice of Cheddar or Gouda cheese over half of a muffin and top with ham.
Cheese and crackers
Cheese and crackers make up a versatile snack that can be tailored to anyone’s tastes. Prepare a plate of your favourite crackers and cheese slices, then mix and match to find your favourite combination.
Make a milkshake
It’s always the perfect time for a milkshake! Combine your favourite flavour of ice cream with milk, and then add chocolate, strawberries, peanut butter, bananas or any other flavours you like and blend until smooth.
Find a wide range of dairy products at The Cheeseman!