Milk and snack pairings

Jul 12, 2016   In Recipes
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For after work, after school, or anything in between, nutritious snacking can be tough! Convenient snacks are often full of sugar, sodium, saturated fat or artificial ingredients. Fortunately, starting with milk builds a foundation for snacking success. Try these pairings to please your palette (and your fitness tracker).

White Milk Pairings

Whether it’s whole, fat free, or lactose free, all DairyPure milk contains eight grams of protein per serving and eight essential nutrients—including vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium. Pairing it with these snacks makes a wholesome addition to your family’s snacking!

Apples with almond butter and raisins: Granny Smith apples are a deliciously tart accompaniment to the mellow notes of the almond butter and raisins. If you’re not a fan of raisins, try dried cranberries instead!

Crackers with apple and cheese: Slice apples and sharp cheddar cheese thinly and stack on top of whole-wheat snack crackers.

Fruit salad of sliced strawberries, nectarines and green grapes: The sunshiny sweetness of fruit salad makes an excellent counterpoint to the creamy, fresh taste of DairyPure milk.

Chocolate Milk Pairings

Rich, chocolaty milk can be a great snack, especially after a workout! In fact, both chocolate and white milk can help keep you hydrated better than water or super sugary drinks since they have the right protein-to-carb ratio to help with recovery. Try chocolate milk with these delicious, nutritious snacks!

Toasted pita with hummus: Grab your favorite pita chips or make your own! Slice pita rounds like you would a pizza, then pop them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up. Dip with your favorite hummus and enjoy with a frosty glass of chocolate milk.

Pretzels with mustard: Whether soft and doughy or toasted and crunchy, pretzels dipped in your favorite mustard make a satisfyingly salty snack. Balance it out with chocolate milk!

Celery with peanut butter and raisins: Everybody loves these easy-to-make treats. It’s not too sweet, not too savory, and the perfect complement to a glass of chocolate milk. Plus, every tablespoon of peanut butter has four grams of protein. Win-win!

What are your favorite nutritious snacks to munch with glasses of milk?