A Nutritious Summer Cool-Down
Smoothies are the perfect soothing drink for warm summer days. They also help replenish the vitamins and minerals your body needs, which summertime activities can take away.
It’s easy to forget about hydration and healthy snacking when you’re constantly on the go. That’s why I make these nutritious snacks that make everyone smile: chocolate “milksicles” using Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk!
At our house, pasta salads are a side-dish staple, especially with our summer meals. Instead of buying premade pasta salads from the store, I like to make my own using fresh ingredients from Hiland Dairy. Here’s the recipe for one of my family’s favorites: Creamy Cheddar Cheese Pasta Salad.
Coming up with the summer fun ice cream pops was pretty easy. I wanted something the kids could just play around making, without much instruction.
Last week, I decided to get creative with a new fun ice cream flavor from Hiland Dairy. The flavor itself, Outlaw Run, was amazing. It didn’t need any improvement, so I decided to spice up the ice cream cones for my kiddos. I made dipped chocolate cones with sprinkles and it was so simple.
While regional barbecue styles are the source of many an argument, if there’s one thing any backyard pitmaster can agree on, it’s that the perfect complement to any barbecue is coleslaw. Check out our simple, tasty recipe for this all-American summertime treat.
Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cell phones and chargers…one thing just doesn’t go without the other. That’s why when I think of summer, I think of ice cream! And Hiland Dairy has six new flavors that my kids wanted to put to the test. I mean really, who wouldn’t?
It can mean only one thing – summer is almost upon us. And that means that kids will soon be freed from the shackles of their daily school routines. For them, it’s heaven: Sleeping late. Playing with friends. Hanging out at the pool. But it can also mean that they’re no longer receiving the same level of nutrition they were when they were getting their lunches at school.
With summer right around the corner, there’s no better time to write a list of must-do activities to keep the kiddos busy. Try to think outside the norm. Your kids might think some are hits and others are misses, but at least you’re exposing them to new things. Here are some wacky ideas to toss on your list…
Soups generally aren’t thought of as your typical summer food. They’re usually too hot, too filling or too hearty…which isn’t exactly what you want when you’re trying to eat a light summer meal.
Enter Hiland’s invigorating Cucumber Soup recipe. Not only is it cool and refreshing, but the prep work couldn’t be any easier!
School is out…now what? Once kids get over the initial excitement of not having to head to class on weekday mornings, there’s a very real danger of boredom setting in – especially when it comes to teenagers. The temptation will be to sleep until noon and then spend the rest of the day playing video games or chatting with friends on their mobile devices.
This summer, instead of letting your kids lie around the house doing virtually nothing, why not use summer as an opportunity to engage in family activities that not only bring everyone closer together, but also let them learn a thing or two!
You know Hiland offers seasonal products to coincide with some of the most festive times of the year: Easter, Christmas and Halloween, but we were feeling one of the most beloved times of the year wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. That’s why Hiland is proud to introduce new summer seasonal products!