Creamy Garlic Dip
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
Combine sour cream, dry milk, green onions, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl; stir until smooth. Serve with assorted cut-up vegetables. Makes 10 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Creamy Fruit Smoothie
3 cups fresh, frozen (unsweetened) or canned fruit, drained
Place fruit, dry milk, water, ice, sugar and vanilla extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Makes 4 servings. Note: For a tropical drink, try a mixture of mango, papaya and pineapple to make up 3 cups fruit. Follow directions above.
Zesty Potato Salad
1/4 cup dry Nestlé Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
Combine dry milk, water, mustard, salt and pepper in small bowl until well mixed. Combine potatoes, green beans, bell pepper and onions in large bowl; add milk dressing and toss well to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Serve over lettuce leaves. Makes 8 servings.
Banana Nut Bread
4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 9- by 5-inch loaf pans. Combine flour, dry milk, baking powder and cinnamon in medium bowl. Beat eggs, bananas, sugar and vegetable oil in large mixer bowl on medium speed until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in nuts. Spoon into prepared loaf pans. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 2 loaves.
2 cartons (8 ounces each) egg substitute
Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 10-inch ovenproof skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Combine egg substitute and dry milk in medium bowl; mix thoroughly. Stir in cheese, mushrooms, bell pepper, green onions, salt and black pepper. Pour mixture in prepared skillet. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set in center. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve. Makes 4 servings.
If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it's good to know that a convenient pantry product can help fight osteoporosis--by the spoonful. More than 44 million American women and men aged 50 and older have osteoporosis or low bone mass. About half of American children under 5 years of age don't get enough calcium in their diets. And once children reach their teen years, more than 85 percent of girls and 60 percent of boys don't get their recommended daily allowance of calcium.
Since low lifetime calcium intake is one of the risk factors for osteoporosis, it makes sense to start building stronger bones in childhood, then continue through life. One easy and delicious way to automatically increase your family's calcium intake is to sprinkle nonfat dry milk into your recipes. With no fat and only 15 calories per tablespoonful, nonfat dry milk not only adds bone-building nutrients, it also contributes other good things.
Sprinkle nonfat dry milk into your favorite meatloaf mixture to help keep it moist. Add it to breads, muffins and cakes for better texture and browning. Fortified with vitamins A and D, with D aiding calcium absorption, the "magic crystals" can also enrich smoothies, egg dishes, dips, puddings, mashed potatoes, soups and sauces. Sprinkle it on.
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Look how easy it is to boost your calcium intake. Get the most calcium by adding 1 tablespoon of nonfat dry milk to many of the foods you eat every day. Make it a habit to get more calcium this wholesome and natural way.
Nonfat dry milk = 55 mg
Fat-free evaporated milk = 45 mg
Fat-free plain yogurt = 30 mg
Refrigerated fat-free milk= 20 mg