Midwest Dairy celebrates June Dairy Month

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Midwest Dairy Council held a party for June Dairy Month on the 9AM. Registered dietician Jessica Mackey pointed out all the ways you can use milk, cheese and yogurt to make low-fat and high-protein meals for cheap.

She even shared a recipe for a creamy guacamole with a Greek yogurt base.

For more recipes, visit http://www.MidwestDairy.com.

Servings: 26
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour chill time

4 avocados, halved, seeded, and divided
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
½ fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup finely shredded Mozzarella cheese

Place pulp of 2 avocados, yogurt, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, salt and lime juice in a medium food processor. Pulse process the mixture until well blended and creamy. Cut remaining 2 avocados into medium-size pieces. Add avocados and cheese. Pulse process just until blended leaving some pieces of avocado. Cover with plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole. Chill 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
BRIEF talking points:

-        Dairy makes sense. Not only do dairy foods taste great, but they are good for your health and your budget. Plus, milk is a LOCAL food!
-        At about 25 cents per 8oz serving, milk is a bargain, especially when you consider all the nutrients inside.
-        Dairy farmers are committed to sustainability and work 365 days a year to insure nutritious milk and dairy foods are available now and in the future.
-        Milk is affordable and naturally nutrient-rich, providing nutrients we need like calcium for strong bones and protein for healthy muscles.