Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Stephanie Truitt, winner of the Midwest Dairy Council goodies and Cold Stone gift certificates!
Did you know June was Dairy Month?
Well, the Midwest Dairy Council sure does and they want to celebrate by giving away the following goodies to one winning mama in Northwest Arkansas:
- One Cuisinart hand blender (valued at $55.00)
- Dairy Makes Sense recipe cards with new tasty recipes to try out with your family
- Dairy Makes Sense apron
- Hot pad
- Cheese knife
- Grocery pad
- Refrigerator magnet
And since we think of ice cream when we think of dairy (especially in this heat!) we’re also throwing in gift certificates from Stone Cold Creamery! Thanks to Rachel at Cold Stone in Fayetteville for giving us FOUR FREE “like-it” create-your-own ice creams!
How to enter: To win the bundle from the Midwest Dairy Council – plus four free ice creams from Stone Cold Creamery — just click on the orange comment button at the bottom of this post and tell us your favorite recipe or food that includes milk.
You may also enter via e-mail by sending a note to giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com. (Tell your friends via e-mail and copy us and we’ll give you extra chances to win for each friend you tell.)
Mamas know that milk and other dairy products are great sources of vitamins and minerals. For years, we’ve heard milk “does a body good,” but the MDC shared with us some facts about its nutritional value that we didn’t know.
Some interesting info you might not know about dairy:
- It goes beyond just calcium for strong bones – each serving of dairy provides 8 other essential nutrients, including:
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D (“The Sunshine Vitamin”) promotes calcium absorption and helps strengthen bones. Milk is one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D and just one 8-ounce glass provides 25% of your recommended daily value.
- Protein: Protein builds and repairs muscle tissue while giving you a boost of energy! The protein in milk, cheese and yogurt builds and repairs muscle tissue and can help you feel full.
- Potassium: Did you know that milk and yogurt contain as much potassium as a banana? Potassium regulates the body’s fluid balance and helps maintain normal blood pressure.
- Vitamin B12: Milk and yogurt are also excellent sources of B12, which helps maintain healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue.
- Three daily servings of dairy (including low-fat/fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt) deliver exceptional nutrition (for an awesome value) and can contribute to your family’s plan for a healthy diet and lifestyle.
For information about more of dairy’s nutritional benefits — and some great recipes — visit the newly updated http://www.dairymakessense.com .
Good luck winning these treats!