Friday, November 20, 2009

Dear Dairy

Dairy is tough for me remember to eat/drink daily. I often eat yogurt, but if that's not available, I may go days without having dairy.

How do you get your dairy? I live in the "Dairy State," but am not a huge fan of cheese. I'll eat it when forced with the alternative of not eating it, but when really counting points, I pass cause I know its high in WW points. FF cheese just doesn't taste as good.

Unfortunately, I'm not a huge milk drinker. I drink it only when I need the kids to drink it too. Even then, I usually throw some flavoring in it or mix it into a smoothie.

Today, I tried cottage cheese! It's the first time ever that I remember trying it. I'm still alive so it didn't kill me, but I don't think I'll be choosing to eat it too often.

How do you get your dairy in? Is it really all that important for a grown man to be drinking his milk?


Yum Yucky said...

Hmmm. Dairy. I forgot about that part. Except for my daily fix of Greek yogurt, I don't think dairy.

I'd get more if it was legal to eat 5 bowls of Capt'n Crunch in one sitting. But I better not use that method??

Hmmm. Dairy.

Ron said...

Yogurt is the main way, milk in smoothies once in awhile, cottage cheese is one of the ingredients in protein pancaskes when I have them, a peice of cheese once in awhile.

spunkysuzi said...

I am really bad about getting my milk products in, so the Dr has me on calcium and Vitamin D supplements!

D said...

I wish I didn't love cheese -- I have to force myself to avoid it. I'd love a chunk a few times daily!

I find it interesting that in North America, we eat so much dairy and yet we have one of the highest incidences of osteoporosis. There are other countries that don't drink milk at all and yet they don't have the osteo that we do -- why?? I don't believe all the info that the milk industry feeds us. That being said, I do try to have my dairy -- skim milk and I eat ff chocolate puddings, frozen, instead of icecream once in a while. Just put them into the freezer and take one out about 20 minutes before you want to eat it. Yummy! I have to keep the kids away from MY puddings! :) I love cottage cheese - adding some canned fruit to it is yummy too. I often put it on top of a bed of baby spinach, add veggies and use some low cal dressing on top. VERY yummy & satisfying!

Anonymous said...

I can't eat cottage cheese either, but sometimes fruit or salad dressing will make it OK. I think it's a "texture thing". How about sugar free pudding?? Does that count as dairy? Drink your does a body good!!!


deb said...

I don't "do" dairy except for my whey protein drinks most days. I'm allergic to casein, but I also don't believe that we need to do dairy-or do as much as the government claims we need. My whey is strictly because of the intensity of my workouts.

TB--Milwaukee said...

Yum Yucky~I like Greek yogurt too, but the price turns me off.

Ron~That's exactly why I have the cottage cheese around. Made some oatmeal pancakes with it and now here it sits. May see if the little one likes he, he'll try anything!

Spunky Suzi~It's usually an after thought here too.

D~That is strange isn't it?

MIL~Looking forward to Thursday. You can add cottage cheese to the list of foods I don't like.

Deb~If only ice cream would count towards a dairy. Then I'd be set!

kborn said...

DRINK YOUR MILK!!! Need to get your dairy! It's important for women, but once you hit 30, one looses bone calcium much more rapidly. And vit D too! I do small yogurt, cottage cheese w/fruit (blueberries/pineapple), milk on the cereal and milk in my coffee! And I can't get enough cheese. I keep cheese stick in the fridge for Q (low fat) and they're so yummy!