Adding dairy to the diet of school-aged children will help them fuel up to learn. Dairy foods are a great source of calcium, which can help to build strong bones. Serving low-fat choices will help protect children’s bones and hearts. Packing dairy in the lunchbox is a great way to ensure your child is getting three servings of dairy every day but sometimes packing a snack with dairy is helpful too.
Alyssa, the Berks County Little Miss Dairy Princess, is pictures with a Go-Gurt. Whether as an after school snack, or a mid-school day break, Go-Gurts are enjoyable frozen. Freeze a favorite flavor and send the tube off to school with them. Another snack time dairy product could be a cheese stick. These are two options to send to school for a snack or keep at home for a treat when they jump off the bus.
Here is a recipe to jump start their day with a quick grab and go Mini Egg Muffin filled with nine essential nutrients to keep them focused at school.
1/4 cup MILK
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 slices of ham, diced
4 scallions, diced
1/4 cup shredded CHEDDAR CHEESE
Spray the wells of 6 muffin holes in your muffin pan with cooking spray.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Whisk together egg, mill, salt and pepper.
Pour your egg mixture evenly into 6 muffin holes.
Add whatever toppings you like!
Back for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are slightly browned.
Ashley Mohn in the Berks County Dairy Princess.