It's That Time of the Year! Dairy & Your Back to School Routine

August 31, 2019

 

Like it or not, summer is coming to a close around here. The kids are already back in school or headed that way very soon. The hustle and bustle of regular activities resume- sports, extra-curricular activities, clubs, church groups, and so on! It probably goes without saying, but your family is busy. You know you still need to figure in meals and snacks to keep everyone fueled.

Buckeye Country Creamery is here to help with your dairy needs as you create balanced, healthy meals. Tasty and nutrient-dense, our A2/A2 dairy products offer wholesome convenience for families on the go. Please join us in exploring some recipe ideas and tips, so that you easily incorporate our staple dairy products into your weekly menu.

 

Fresh Milk

For a thorough dose of nutrients on those hectic weekday mornings, pour up a glass of milk! Simple, tasty, and you have plenty of options with our selection of A2/A2 milk. Choose from cream-top whole, 2%, or our new product offering- skim! Got a picky eater who doesn’t care for plain milk? Our line of flavored milks can help you out.

Don’t overlook the important role that daily milk consumption can have, especially for growing bodies and minds. Even flavored milk has its place in a nutritious, balanced diet. For more, and a healthcare professional's take on this topic, consider watching this helpful video.

Beyond sipping on a glass of milk, or in your cereal bowl (nothing wrong with that though!), there are plenty of other ways to enjoy milk. For creamy, filling oatmeal, use milk instead of water if you don’t currently do so. No time to sit down for breakfast? Enjoy it in your favorite smoothie recipe and take it on the run!

Need a simple and yummy smoothie recipe? Check out this recipe for a banana oat smoothie. You can blend up this nutritious drinkable breakfast in a jiffy if you have milk, rolled oats, and a few other everyday ingredients on hand. 

Are you searching for a breakfast that you can make in advance the night before, to help keep the morning running smoothly? Explore the world of overnight oats! The possibilities for mix-ins and flavors are nearly endless here, and it is super easy to customize each serving to satisfy everyone’s tastes and preferences. When breakfast rolls around, enjoy your pre-made oats cold from the fridge, or heat them in the microwave.

So whatever you prefer to serve for breakfast, make it a point this school year to start each day off right with a serving of fresh, healthful A2/A2 dairy products.  

Drinkable Yogurt

For a mid-morning snack at work for moms and dads, or a quick afternoon shot of energy for busy teens in between sports practice and 4-H club meetings- keep your fridge filled with our A2/A2 drinkable yogurts! Our drinkable yogurt contains beneficial bacteria that help promote a healthy digestive system.

Gut health is essential for overall well-being. With the excitement and stress of new routines this time of the year, keeping everyone well can be a challenge. Do yourself and your family a favor, and provide them with valuable probiotics found in our drinkable yogurts. With four yummy flavors to choose from, convenience on the go, and no spoon that would just get lost between the seats in the SUV needed…who can resist?  

Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese…delicious, stretchy, and versatile. Oh, and we make that too! Pick up a couple of packages of our fresh mozzarella to meet the requirements of your delicious lunch and dinner recipes. Make grilled cheese sandwiches, add to a salad, top a pizza with it, include it in the spread at next week’s taco night, melt it on top of spaghetti, etc.

With mozzarella cheese being low in carbohydrates and sugar, as well as a good source of protein, this product can align perfectly with the cultivation of a healthy lifestyle in your household. Looking for a freezer-friendly lunch/dinner option to keep the family satisfied on hectic days? Give these cheesy homemade hot pockets a try! You can customize the filling to your family’s liking.  

Buttermilk

If you enjoy making pancakes or waffles on the weekend, or breakfast for dinner, we encourage you to step it up and add some of our fresh buttermilk to your recipe! Yes, buttermilk is back at Buckeye Country Creamery, and it makes fabulous pancakes. Buttermilk is another type of dairy product that has had cultures added for fermentation, similar to yogurt. It is thick, smooth, and tangy, and can be utilized in a variety of baked goods.

For a buttermilk pancake recipe, check out this link. Don’t forget that we also carry the butter that you’ll need for this recipe, fresh from Minerva Dairy.

Ice Cream

Oh yes, we believe everyone needs a little bit of ice cream now and then. Ice cream can have its place in a balanced diet. The keyword here, of course, is “balance!” So grab your favorite flavor of Buckeye Country Creamery ice cream to celebrate that great test score, or just to enjoy the weekend with friends and family. From chocolate and vanilla to Turtle Murtle and Hawaiian Moo…we’re sure to have a flavor to please everyone. It’s been a long day, you’ve earned it a little something sweet. :)  

One More Thing...

Okay stop, don't eat this one. Yes, we’ve been talking about food here. But in addition to eating, what is something else that people do every day? You take a shower, a bath, or wash up in some way! Buckeye Country Creamery also makes milk-based bar soap to help you out.

The condition of your skin is important too. What you put on it, and wash with matters. Especially as we head into cooler weather and the furnace kicks on, skin tends to get dry and needs a little extra TLC. So while you're at it, stock the shower with good milk soap, made with wholesome ingredients to help keep everyone’s skin soft, and happy.  

 

We wish everyone the best during this new academic year! Maybe you’re someone who has been steering away from serving dairy products to your family due to digestive discomfort. If you haven’t given it a try yet, we invite you to read more about the A2/A2 milk we produce. The difference and what makes our milk unique is in the protein structure of the milk. This element is what can actually help many people tolerate milk products again. 

So don’t miss out on the calcium, vitamins, minerals, protein, and other valuable nutrients found in a simple serving of dairy that your body needs to thrive. Stop by and stock your kitchen with Buckeye Country Creamery products today!

 

 

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