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The Registered Dietitians at Dairy Council of California have hand-selected a variety of recipes to help you prepare healthy, balanced meals and snacks at home for your family. MORE

We believe there are no "good" or "bad" foods; and all foods, even dessert, can fit in a healthy lifestyle. The key to a healthy diet is building the majority of your food choices around nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups and being physically active.

Use this recipe search page to find recipes based on time to prepare, meal type like breakfast or beverage, nutrition content like calcium, special features like "Kids Can Help Make It" or "Slow Cooker/Crock Pot", even specific food groups. You can even type a main ingredient into the search bar, then select the check boxes below for a more powerful and specific search.

Most recipes have nutrient information available and some recipes have tips on ingredient substitutions, special preparations to adjust nutrition content, how make a recipe ahead of time or even how to involve your child in preparing the recipe.

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"Apple Pie in a Glass" Milk

This is a delicious snack....
Chai Walnut Shake

Chai tea is a black tea blended with spices that can include cardamom, cloves, coriander and ginger. It is typically blended...
Choco-Nana Milk Mixer

An easy to prepare snack or dessert...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milksicles

Here's a fun treat for those hot summer days, and a good way to get milk into the kids....
Chocorazz Smoothies

Raspberry yogurt, banana, and chocolate milk team up for a refreshing flavor surprise!...
Cranberry Apple Dessert Risotto

Risotto has become the hottest item on Italian menus, but this unique recipe is a dessert risotto, replacing the usual stock...
Creamy Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Wake up to this tasty, satisfying bowl of oatmeal made with milk instead of water. Try using your favorite flavored oatmeal ...
Everybody Loves Chocolate Pudding

Nothing is homier than a little crock of chocolate pudding in a lunch box. This one, made with milk, antioxidant-rich chocol...
Lamb Cooked in Milk with Rice

Very popular Saudi Arabian dish...
Lean Curry Chicken

©2016 Recipe and Photo courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board/Real ...
Limeade Milk Chiller

A delicious treat that is cool and refreshing....
Pumpkin Milk Punch

Great drink to serve at holiday parties. Make copies of this recipe - your guests will ask for it!...
Real California Curried Carrot Soup

©2016 Recipe and Photo courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board/Real ...
Strawberry Breakfast Sandwich

A strawberry breakfast sandwich sounds strange, but this one isn't! English muffins topped with cheese, honey, and strawberr...
White Chili

Try this tasty, "lightened up" version of traditional chili that's made with milk, chicken and hominy. It's thickened with c...