Diet, Dairy Tips

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Low Calorie Milk-Based Recipes & Tips for Dieters

Quick Milk Shake Recipe

Whirl frozen fruit with skim milk to create delicious, low fat shakes. Tasty extracts may be added for enhanced flavor without adding additional calories.

Easy Smoothie Recipe

A skim milk smoothie prepared with a cup of milk and a half-cup of frozen strawberries contains about 100 calories.   Now - isn't that smooth.

Lime Pie Recipe, Lower in Calories & Contains Cream Cheese

Lime delight! Whip up a lush, low calories Lime Pie that holds several Keys to your diet success. Key Lime Pie: Dissolve 1 small package of sugar free lime gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water.

While this mixture cools, whip up 8 ounces of fat free cream cheese (gross when eaten alone, yet divine when used in recipes).    

Incorporate the juice of 2 nice sized limes into the cream cheese. Add several packets of no calorie sweetener to meet your personal taste preference. Add gelatin mix and stir gently. Pour into graham cracker pie crust. Chill. Top with LIGHT topping if desired.

A cup of chocolate whole milk contains more than double the calories as a cup of skim milk.

Holiday Diet Eggnog

Holiday Friendly Eggnog Recipe: You will need 1 cup of skim milk, a dash of ground nutmeg, a dash of ground cinnamon and a shot of real vanilla. Blend until thick with a couple of ice cubes. About 80 calories - enough space to top with light whipped topping.

Healthier Frosting Recipe

Substitute sugary icings with the following creamy spread: 1 box of sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding - prepared as directed on box using only 1/2 the amount of milk prescribed in recipe. 

Add 1/2 container of LIGHT or FAT FREE whipped topping. Gently stir. Spread on cooled cake. Keep in fridge.

Tips to Reduce Fat & Calories in Dairy Foods

Rather than use full-bodied buttermilk in your favorite recipe, try using skim milk that's been 'soured' with teaspoon of white vinegar. You'll never be able to tell the difference. Or, try adding 1/2 of REAL buttermilk to the recipe and 1/2 cup of skim milk.

Add a bit of skim milk and Splenda to your hot tea for a different tea-swinger.

Dairy Related Tips for Your Healthy Diet Plan

Food Pyramid Weight Loss & Nutrition Tip

Enjoy 2-3 servings of dairy per day including milk, yogurt and cheese.  

While dieting, enjoy the light or skim choices to cut fat and calories for healthy weight loss.

Beverage Tips

Replace cups for 1/2 cups - except when enjoying water or skim milk.

Best beverage choice while dieting? Water

Next best beverage while dieting? Skim Milk

Third best beverage while dieting? Any variety of milk.

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