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Dairy Hacks To Get More Goodness, For Much Less

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Winter is approaching in this second year of the pandemic, and the ongoing threat of COVID infection combined with the advent of colds and flu season has us doubling down on the best ways to support immune function.  

While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent COVID-19 infection, good nutrition plays a significant role in building a strong and healthy immune system. Wholesome dairy products play an important role in healthy diets, and this is why dairy is recommended by food-based dietary guidelines around the world. Evidence from ongoing research suggests that nutrient-rich dairy products can support a healthy immune system.

These nutrients found in dairy, are important for optimal immune function: 

In addition, many fermented dairy products contain active bacterial cultures such as probiotics, which may support healthy gut microbiota. The gut microbiome plays an essential role in building and maintaining the immune system.

In our efforts to prevent sickness in the family, it makes sense to ensure that dairy is part of our daily eating regime.  However, infrequent shopping trips due to COVID, as well as budget constraints may well be impacting on how much dairy is available in the home. 

Rediscover Dairy has shared these hacks to help you easily get dairy in your family’s diet, at least three times a day, for less.

Dairy Budget Hacks

Dairy Storage Hacks

Food waste is a major drain on the household budget, so actively prevent dairy foods from going to waste in your house through meal planning and proper storage.  

Do-it-yourself Cottage Cheese

The whole family loves cottage cheese and it is incredibly easy to make at home, using only two ingredients!

You will need:

2 litres full-cream milk

500 ml maas

A muslin or cheese cloth

Method:

Mix together the milk and maas and cover. Let it stand in a warm place and allow to curdle. Do not stir. This process can take up to 24 hours, so be patient. Line a colander with the clean muslin cloth or cotton dishtowel and suspend it over a bowl.  Once your mixture has curdled, gently ladle the curds into the lined colander to strain the curds from the whey over the course of the next few hours. Gently stir the curds every so often to help it along. Scoop the cottage cheese into a clean bowl, cover and refrigerate. It is ready for use. You can add flavours of your own choice for savoury or sweet uses.  

Homemade cottage cheese can be the star of a delicious and healthy breakfast or lunch

For more delicious, dairy-inspired family treats visit https://www.rediscoverdairy.co.za/resources-and-tools-2/tasty-treats/ 

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