World Milk Day - Shop Savvy 01 June 2016

Today is the 16th World Milk Day - stated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

With the current dairy crisis in our nation, it's definitely worthwhile considering your milk of choice.

Milk is a great source of sustained energy-releasing carbohydrates, muscle-building proteins, and bone-strengthening calcium. The Australian Guideline recommends for the general population to have 1-3 serves of dairy or alternatives daily to ensure adequate intake of these vital nutrients.
1 serve is a cup of milk, a small tub of yoghurt, or 1-2 slices of cheese.
If you can't tolerate dairy for allergy or intolerance reasons, you can opt for the alternatives such as soy, almond, or rice varieties.

So let's have a look at some milky creamy recipes to celebrate World Milk Day!

Brown Rice Porridge

Starting your day with a good hearty breakfast can keep you running throughout the day.
This is a great recipe that can cater to those needing gluten-free options also, as they use rice instead of oats.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Dreamy Cauliflower Soup - just 190 calories for a BIG bowl, effortless to make and soooo creamy!
When cauliflowers are on sale at $2 each you know it's time to make creamy cauliflower soup.
You can play around with this soup by blending in pumpkin, carrots, and/or mushrooms for a variety of flavours.

Sweet Potato mash

A great side dish to your stews, soups, curries, or steak. Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, all of which are beneficial for lifestyle disease management.

What have we got on special at major supermarkets this week to make these recipes?

SunRice Medium Grain Brown Rice 5kg $6.80
Coles Natural or Dry Roasted Almonds 400g $7 each
Harvest Box Power Mix 45g $1.25
Power Mix
A handful of nuts a day can keep your heart healthy and help prevent diabetes and heart disease.

Australian Cauliflower $2 each
Australian Gold Sweet Potatoes $1.90/kg
Australian Butternut Pumpkin 80c/kg
Australian Mushrooms 500g pack $5.
Just a handful (3-4 buttons or 100g) of mushrooms can provide you with 1/4 of your daily vitamin D needs. If you tan them in the sun for 15 min (summer) to 60 min (winter) they will generate more vitamin D that the same amount will provide you with 100% of your daily requirement!
It's one of the many important nutrients that keeps your bones, muscles, and nerves healthy.

Happy eating :)


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