If you are considering a milk alternative for any reason at all, please first make sure that you have all of the facts. To start with, milk offers more nutrients per penny than almost any other beverage option in the grocery store and is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on your grocery list. Milk is a great source of calcium and is naturally rich in vitamin B12. Milk also provides a natural nutrient package that soy and other calcium-fortified foods can’t beat.
It just would not be July 4th without my Mom’s macaroni and cheese (more cheese than macaroni really), hot dogs on the grill with homemade coney sauce and my Aunt Jackie (keeping the cousins in line by telling them if they were going to help make ice cream they had to eat their dinner) Lemon custard ice cream! It was so exciting for all us when Aunt Jackie would come out of the garage with the wooden barrel crank ice cream maker and the Scotch cooler loaded with ice!
As June Dairy Month comes to and end and July Ice Cream Month begins we have just what you need to get ready for summer!
The Giveaway: ONE lucky winner will recieve a Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker Stand Mixer Attachment.
State parks are full all season long with tents, RVs, campfires and the joyous sounds crackling wood while cooking over an open fire. Any way you choose there are some basics you need to remember so the cold foods stay cold and hot foods are cooked to the right temperature and served properly. Prepare a menu and pack it as it will be used to maximize space as well as limit the opening/closing of coolers and/or refrigeration stations. Select foods that can be reworked into other dishes with minimal ingredients.
Today is International Picnic Day! So dust off the baskets, grab the blankets or chairs, and grab a bottle of wine, lemonade or something cold to drink and go! Picnics date back to Medieval hunting feasts and informal outdoor banquets of the social and wealthy. Picnic, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is an outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to eat outdoors. It is believed that originally a picnic was similar to a potluck, where each person present would bring a specific dish. The exact moment when picnic went from meaning everyone bring food, to everyone eat outdoors is unknown. Not only is the food consumed during the picnic important but the spirit and celebration of dining outdoors that makes it special.
Are you or your father at risk of osteoporosis? Today, 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 12 million are at risk. Yet, despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis in men remains under-diagnosed and underreported. So, this Father’s Day help your dad learn more about his risks of osteoporosis so that he can be healthy for years to come!
Not only is June National Dairy Month but it is also time to celebrate America’s Great Outdoors. Great Outdoors Week began in 1997 by then-President Clinton and has continued ever since. In 2004, June became Great Outdoors Month, a celebration of a variety of important events and activities that occur throughout the month. Basically, Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits of active outdoors fun and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges, and other public lands and waters.
Indiana Action for Healthy Kids is a network of concerned Hoosiers who are passionate about helping our youth develop healthy lifestyles. So, what does it do to recognize schools that have made it a mission to help their students adopt more healthy lifestyles? They plan a celebration to recognize those schools and provide breakout sessions and networking opportunities so that any Hoosier interested in providing a healthy school environment can get needed information to accomplish just that.
For National Dairy Month, we produced a YouTube video on how to make ice cream at home. We made three variations: a regular ice cream, low fat ice cream, and frozen yogurt. The recipes and directions are below.