June is Dairy Month – the perfect time to make sure you and your family are getting three daily servings of nutrient-rich dairy! To help you do so, I asked several of my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist pals to share their favorite dairy food recipe. Here’s what they dished up!

Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes

Greek Yogurt Parfait with Cereal and Pan-Roasted Grapes

“I find protein-rich Greek yogurt to be so satisfying for breakfast. Pairing it with the pan-roasted grapes dresses it up a notch. The grapes and whole-grain cereal provide filling fiber.” –Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition

Make this Yummy Breakfast!

Snack: Tangerine Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

Tangerine Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

“After a tough workout, I always make this smoothie. It’s packed with protein-rich yogurt and milk to refuel my tired muscles. It’s also a great afternoon snack any day of the week because protein keeps you full throughout the afternoon. Plus, the combination of strawberry, tangerine and vanilla yogurt tastes just like a creamsicle!” –Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, owner of Nutrition à la Natalie

Take a Snack Break!

Lunch: Crazy Crunchy Caprese

Crazy crunch caprese

“I hear caprese and I come running. The perfect marriage of tomato, herbs and cheese BUT with a flavor twist. Adding the watermelon sweetens the taste and capitalizes on summer’s bounty, mixing in parsley brings a little zip in the herb snip. The Parmesan crisps bring the savory and add crunch to this lunch, and the sweet/tart of the balsamic with the citrus sensation of the blood orange olive oil make this a tasty delight.” – Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, owner of Active Eating Advice by Leslie and co-author of The Active Calorie Diet

Try something new for lunch.

Snack: Cuke-a-licious Yogurt Dip

Cuke-a-licious yogurt dip

“I love this recipe because it’s so easy to throw together (just five or six simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen). It provides an impressive hit of protein and it has a creamy-dreamy taste – totally delish!” – Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, health and nutrition expert for NBC’s TODAY show, best-selling author of From Junk Food to Joy Food and founder of Nourish Snacks.

Make snack time fun with this dip.

Dinner: Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Casserole

“As for why I love this recipe, it’s easy and relatively quick, especially if you do meal prep ahead of time. It’s a great way to get more vegetables into your diet, especially for kids, and there are lots of ways to change it up based on preferences. Of course, it’s a great way to get a protein and calcium boost from the cottage cheese or ricotta!” – Jessica Levinson, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Nutritioulicious

Make it a casserole night!

Dessert: Vanilla-Lover Cupcakes

Vanilla-Lover Cupcakes

Recipe from The Greek Yogurt Kitchen by Toby Amidor. Copyright 2014 by Toby Amidor. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved. Photo courtesy of Hollan Publishing.

“My girls are vanilla lovers, and cupcakes are no different. When I created these cupcakes, I replaced ½ stick of butter with 2 tablespoons of nonfat plain Greek yogurt. This cut back on calories and artery-clogging saturated fat. These were taste-tested and approved by my girls—which says a lot!” –Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Toby Amidor Nutrition and author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen.

Surprise your family with dessert!
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