Super Foods for Summer Menus

Summer brings with it an explosion of food sensations. Mouth-watering blueberries, crispy sweet corn, juicy peaches — taste buds tingle just thinking about them.

 

 Add in Nordica® Single Serve Cottage Cheese and you've got tasty simple no-cook snacks that will help your customers or clients beat the heat!

Beyond great taste, cottage cheese topped with vegetables or fruit makes good sense nutritionally too; it helps boost intake of the two Food Groups most Canadians don't get enough of:

Vegetables and Fruit — Canada's Food Guide recommends adults enjoy between 7 and 10 servings every day; unfortunately, half of Canadian adults are not even eating five servings of vegetables and fruit a day.1

Milk products — the major source of dietary calcium — are also under-consumed foods by Canadians. Two thirds of adults do not meet the recommended number of servings (two to three) for the Milk and Alternatives food group.1

A Powerful Combination

Offering Nordica® Single Serves topped with fresh vegetables or fruit can help to boost your clients' nutritional health:

Fresh, brightly coloured vegetables and fruit boast a cornucopia of antioxidants and phytochemicals linked with reduced risk for heart disease and cancer.

Nordica® Single Serve Cottage Cheese has calcium for healthy bones, is packed with protein for energy and is enhanced with prebiotic fibre and probiotics to promote healthy gut function.

Put them together and it's a powerful health (and taste!) combination!

Simple Summer Menu Idea

Looking for a healthy and fun summer menu idea? Consider the cottage cheese sundae bar — just like an ice cream sundae station — only much more healthy! Different flavours of Nordica® Single Serve Cottage Cheese can be topped with a variety of interesting fruity ingredients. Try these scrumptious "sundaes":

Plain, Fat Free Single Serve + wild blueberries & slivers of crystalized ginger

Strawberry Single Serve + fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of lemon juice

Peach Single Serve + chopped grilled peaches

Plain Single Serve + diced watermelon & torn mint leaves

Breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert, whatever way you serve it, Nordica® Single Serve plus fruit makes for super summer sundae that packs a nutritious punch.

1. Didier Garriguet. Nutrition: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey. 2006. Overview of Canadians' Eating Habits, 2004. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 82-620-MIE—No.2, ISSN: 1716-6713, ISBN: 0-662-4317-2. [link]

Please feel free to contact Shannon Crocker with any questions pertaining to the articles at SCrocker@gayleafoods.com

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