The Importance of Dairy

By: Ethan Sparks

Why is the Dairy food group important?

The Dairy food group is important because it gives us key nutrients to keep our bones and body strong.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones


You can prevent this by

1. Build strong bones at young age

2. Healthy Diet

3. Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy choices of food include

Low fat Milk

Yogurt

Cheese

Smoothies

Cottage cheese


Site where I found: http://www.livestrong.com/article/290199-list-of-healthy-dairy-products/

A healthy recipe

Ingredients


(900 mL) carton low-sodium chicken broth

1 small onion, diced

1 tbsp (15 mL) of your favourite Indian curry paste

1/2 cup (125 mL) split red lentils

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch (1 cm) pieces

1 cup (250 mL) Milk

2 cups (500 mL) packed baby spinach

2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

Plain Yogurt for serving (optional)



Prepare

Place broth, onion and curry paste in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 min. Add sweet potato, continue to simmer covered about 10 min until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Add milk to hot soup.

Ladle about ⅓ of the soup into a blender or food processor (being very careful as it is hot). Purée, then return to soup in saucepan. Add spinach. Stir over medium heat, but don’t boil, just until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 min. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, if using.



website: http://www.dairygoodness.ca/recipes/sweet-potato-lentil-soup