Tips for Making Wise Dairy Choices
- Include milk as a beverage at meals. Choose fat-free
or low-fat milk.
- If you
usually drink whole milk, switch gradually to fat-free milk, to lower saturated fat and calories. Try
reduced fat (2%), then low-fat (1%), and finally fat-free (skim).
- If you drink cappuccinos or lattes-ask for them with
fat-free (skim) milk.
- Add fat-free or low-fat milk instead of water to
oatmeal and hot cereals
- Use fat-free or low-fat milk when making condensed
cream soups (such as cream of tomato).
- Have fat-free or low-fat yogurt as a snack.
- Make a dip for fruits or vegetables from yogurt.
- Make fruit-yogurt smoothies in the blender.
- For dessert, make chocolate or butterscotch pudding with fat-free or low-fat milk.
- Top cut-up fruit with flavored yogurt for a quick
- Top casseroles, soups, stews, or vegetables with
shredded low-fat cheese.
- Top a baked potato with fat-free or
Keep it safe to eat
- Avoid raw (unpasteurized) milk or any products made
from unpasteurized milk.
- Chill (refrigerate) perishable food promptly and
defrost foods properly. Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared food and
leftovers as soon as possible. If food has been left at temperatures between 40° and 140° F for more than two hours, discard it, even though it may look and smell good.
- Separate raw, cooked and ready-to-eat foods.