What can I do with these foods?
Dairy products form part of the diets of nearly all Australians and there are endless ways that they can be consumed at any meal or any time of the day. It can be as simple as a glass of milk or slice of cheese, or combining with other foods to make larger meals such as:
- Breakfast – milk/yoghurt (or alternatives) used on cereal, in porridge, in smoothies; cottage cheese/ricotta cheese on wholegrain toast
- Lunch – sliced cheese/ricotta cheese on wholegrain bread,
- Dinner – grated and grilled cheese on top of main meal, white sauce
- Snacks – tub of yoghurt (or alternative), cold or hot milk drinks including milk based coffees.
- Desserts – Ice cream and dessert style custards are relatively high in kilojoules, fat and added sugars and are considered to be a bad choice that should be eaten only occasionally. However, lower fat, lower sugar milk based desserts including custards, junkets and puddings, can be made at home. Low sugar, low fat yoghurt (with or without fruit) is a great quick and easy dessert that is low in kilojoules.