Fuel For Your Festivities
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
4M ago
There is no doubt the holiday season and the many gatherings or events that come along with the season take a toll on us. Choose to fuel your festivities this season with dairy foods to keep your immune system in tip-top shape and energy levels maintained throughout the day. Stave Off Sickness with Milk We can’t enjoy the holidays if we aren’t well enough to be present at all the fun activities… so it’s important to nourish your body with foods that can help support your immune system. Did you know milk is a source of zinc, selenium, vitamin D, and protein, which are all essential nutrients n ..read more
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Dairy Drinks: Chocolate Eggnog Brings Protein to Your Christmas
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
4M ago
  Making rich and creamy dairy drinks around the holidays makes the season feel even more Christmas seasony. Eggnog has a rich, creamy vanilla flavor mixed with seasonal spices. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves. Adding whipped egg whites gives it a frothy texture, but whipped cream can be also added for a frothier texture.  Protein Rich Dairy Drinks This homemade eggnog recipe calls for whisked egg yolks and sugar to be combined with milk, heavy whipping cream, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and vanilla to create a cr ..read more
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7 Holiday Dairy Snacks Made With Real Milk
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
4M ago
Food plays a large role in the holiday season. From day-long feasts to 3-hour parties with small dairy snacks and drinks, the rich, flavorful food is expected to fit the season of cheer. With everything else on your plate (pun intended), finding the perfect food pairings for the holiday season is complicated by those looking for better-for-you ingredients that allow indulgence without ignoring balanced nutrition efforts. How do you create satisfying holiday bites with ingredients that help you reach your nutritional goals?  This holiday season, choose snacks made with real milk and dairy ..read more
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Eating a Balanced Diet During the Holiday Season
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
4M ago
The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family to make new memories and cherish old ones. More times than not, these special days are centered around nostalgic dishes. With the abundance of sweet treats and rich dishes that surround us during the holiday season, it may seem impossible to have a balanced diet during these months. But remember, a balanced diet includes all foods, from broccoli to sugar cookies. So, let’s talk about how to have a balanced diet, even during the holidays. Protein To help stay full and avoid those pesky cravings, it’s important to get enough protein ..read more
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Fuel With Hearty Winter Dairy Meals
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
4M ago
We often think of the holiday season as a time of decadent, rich foods. And while we are sure to indulge often during the fall and winter months in celebration of family and friends, these rich foods are not the only foods we turn to. Making rich hearty dairy meals can keep hunger at bay and make you feel warm and cozy inside. Winter brings colder temperatures and dark evenings. We bundle up to stay warm and take measures throughout the day to help our body recover from the weather, like choosing to drink more fluids or seeking snacks that provide more energy. Another popular is to serve heart ..read more
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Dairy Production: Fuel for a More Sustainable Future
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
5M ago
Did you know dairy production has the power to fuel a more sustainable future? The dairy industry is innovating the way in which dairy waste is managed by capturing methane and turning it into a valuable resource. These advances not only reduce harmful emissions but also produce renewable energy that promotes sustainability. When it comes to fueling our bodies, dairy products have long been recognized as a nutritional powerhouse. Milk is packed with 13 essential nutrients–like protein, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins–that our bodies require to function at their best. Now, learn how the dair ..read more
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National Cookie Day: Healthy Cookies, Dairy Sweets, and Family Traditions
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
5M ago
National Cookie Day, celebrated on December 4th, is the perfect occasion to indulge in delicious treats and dairy sweets all while creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Instead of feeling guilty about enjoying cookies, why not make them a part of your family traditions? Look for recipes like the ones below made with nourishing ingredients and then pair them with milk or other dairy foods for a healthy and flavorful combo.    Healthy Cookie Recipes  You can enjoy cookies without compromising your nutrition goals. Try these recipes featuring wholesome ingredients l ..read more
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Fight Fatigue With 3 Holiday Beverages
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
5M ago
Christmas is fast approaching. The advent calendars are ready to countdown to the big day, presenting treats as you plan, celebrate… and maybe stress a little about your to-do list! There is so much to do with under 30 days to go. Fight the fatigue of hectic but joyful holiday events by choosing to celebrate with real milk.  Here are three holiday beverages made with real milk to help fight fatigue.  Skip the post-dinner nap this holiday season and fight fatigue with milk! Spend this precious time with loved ones by sipping on a pleasant Hot Buttered Rum that contains four B vitamins ..read more
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Choose Milk and Yogurt Smoothies for Energy
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
5M ago
Milk provides the protein you need to stay energized and focused throughout the day. A natural source of four B vitamins–riboflavin, B-12, niacin, and pantothenic acid—milk has the fuel your body needs to stay energized.   Additionally, yogurt is a good source of high-quality protein, which keeps you feeling full longer, provides energy to fuel your day, and helps muscles recover. With those benefits and its versatility in the foods you love, it is an easy choice to bring more yogurt to your meals.  Bring the power of these two dairy foods together in tasty smoothies that will k ..read more
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Protein’s Role in Performance and Recovery for Young Athletes
The Dairy Alliance
by Shannon Baker
5M ago
In the off-season, one of the main focuses as athletes is development. As in-season competition approaches, the focus shifts to maintaining current mass (which includes muscle mass) and RECOVERY! Whether you are an endurance athlete (cross country) or a power athlete (football), recovery from training and competition plays a huge role in your capacity to perform in the following days. Nutrition, hydration, and sleep all play a large role in your body’s ability to recover. Muscle mass is maintained by regulating the balance of muscle protein building and muscle protein breakdown. When we exerci ..read more
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