With the season opener right around the corner, it’s time to start packing those tailgate coolers! It wouldn’t be a Redskins game day without a good tailgate, right? You’ve stocked up on the classics, with everything from hot dogs to coleslaw to potato chips. Not surprisingly, many of the tailgate meals we crave are loaded with salt and have a high fat content. Keep your fellow tailgaters happy and healthy by swapping out traditional recipes with a few of our suggestions. You’ll kick off the season with a healthy – and delicious! – twist.
Here’s a few ... Read More
08.05.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Who would have ever thought the best way to enhance your workout and health is by snacking? The key is to snacking on the proper treats at certain times. The body is constantly working to rebuild and strengthen muscles throughout the day and if you can balance your food intake properly, you can optimize the process!
The Greatist.com has provided some of the best foods for both pre- and post-workouts.
Pre-Workout: These will vary depending on the intensity and type of workout you're trying to achieve. Try muching these down 30-40 minutes before your workout!
1. Perfect yogurt ...
07.03.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Put a fun spin on your July 4th weekend with this easy-to-grill Cajun Cheeseburger recipe from Mid-Atlantic Dairy! It’s a perfect twist to any cookout.
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed basil
- 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 slices Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted
- 4 tomato slices
- 1/4 cup green onion slices
Combine beef, pork, chopped onion, green pepper and seasonings; mix well ... Read More
06.17.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
With the help of Mid-Atlantic Dairy, it's time to put a spin on your traditional vegetable dip by replacing it with this healthy alternative! A cucumber-yogurt dip is perfect for a family gathering or a post-workout snack.
- 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
- 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Optional garnish: Cucumber slices and mint leaves, thinly sliced
Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; stir to ... Read More
05.23.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
With Memorial Day coming up, it's time to start dusting off the girl and getting ready for some good food, friends and family! Spice up the ordinary burger with this delicious recipe provided by Mid Atlantic Dairy!
- 3 slices smoky bacon
- 1/2 finely chopped yellow onion
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup thick tomato-based barbecue sauce
- 1- 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces Cabot Monterey Jack, sliced
- 4 soft onion rolls, split
In small skillet, cook bacon until crisp transfer to paper towel to drain.
Remove ... Read More
05.05.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Cinco de Mayo is commonly mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day; however Mexico celebrates their Independence Day September 16th. “The Fifth of May,” known as Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862. France sent a massive army to invade Mexico to collect war debts. When the French arrived to Puebla the Mexicans took a stand, and against all logic, won a huge victory!
This year, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this delicious 3-Layer Mexican Dip:
1 15.5-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 ... Read More
04.26.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Introducing the delectable New York style burger, the Pretzel Burger. Alongside foods such as pizza, cheesecake and steak strips, pretzels are iconic in New York. This recipe is inspired by Food Republic; they have combined delicious ingredients to create the ultimate Pretzel Burger in honor of National Pretzel Day.
Servings: 2 burgers
for the beer cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 bottle of a light beer (we used Amstel light)
4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
dash of hot sauce (optional)
for the beer-caramelized onions
2 large onions, thinly sliced ... Read More
04.12.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Grilled cheese sandwiches are probably one of the easiest, most classic sandwich recipes ever invented. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares a flavorful upgrade to the classical great tasting sandwich!
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
6 oz (180 ml) Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
6 tbs (90 gm) unsalted butter
4 oz (120ml) honey
4 slices of a thick bread like sourdough
4 oz (113 gm) cooked chicken thigh meat pulled and shredded
4 oz (113 gm) yellow American cheese
1 oz (28 gm) gorgonzola crumbled (or bleu ... Read More
04.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Week FOUR: What to Eat Before and After a Workout
Running a 5K race doesn't require months of training or a perfect nutritional plan. When it comes to nutrition, running a 5K requires you to consume the appropriate amount of nutrients to support your training. Getting enough vitamins and minerals is also important to support and promote a healthy immune system.
Here are three tasty pairings for a before and after workout:
Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon
After: Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables
Before: Greek Yogurt and Trail Mix ... Read More
04.04.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Do you need some ideas for the perfect Easter Cocktail? No worries!
Here are 5 scrumptious cocktails that fit any Easter brunch gathering:
1. Agricole-Guava Cooler
2 ounces guava nectar
2 ounces rhum agricole
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Navan
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 ounces club soda
Freshly grated cinnamon
Mint sprig, cinnamon stick or lime wheel, for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the guava nectar, rhum agricole, lime juice, Simple Syrup, Navan and bitters; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; top with club ... Read More
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