Happy June Dairy Month, Friends!
Today we are celebrating June Dairy Month with this delicious wrap filled with mozzarella, tomato, basil and a yummy greek yogurt dip prepared with fresh herbs.
Even though I enjoy dairy products all year long, I always look forward to dedicating an entire month to all things dairy. This year my top dairy picks have been 1% milk and mozzarella cheese, which is what inspired this little creation. If you make a lot of sandwiches or wraps, I’m guessing you might use sliced cheddar? But I beg of you, try it once with a slice of mozzarella. Your life may never be the same.
June 1st was not only the beginning of June Dairy Month, but I also started my 1 year term as President of the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It’s definitely a huge task, but I’m excited about the year ahead. As a leader I’ve learned that not everybody is going to get along or agree with your decisions. It’s kind of like when I make a recipe that flops because I’ve used ingredients that do not pair well together. You can’t force it. But when you find the right mix of ingredients and let them marinate, you can produce something really special. I think I’ve definitely found the right mix of people, which makes me excited to see what the year brings. I feel fortunate because being involved in this group has introduced me to some amazing colleagues including Registered Dietitians that work with dairy farmers. And thanks to them, I’ve been able to learn more about how nutritious dairy is and how dairy farmers are committed to sustainability. Win-Win.
Let me tell you about this dip. This is greek yogurt mixed with a little balsamic vinegar, chives, dill, and other spices. It’s great on these wraps or just by itself with fresh veggies! It’s a perfect dip for summer.
I also added just a few slices of salami because…why not? Ha. Actually, the salami adds just the right amount of salt to compliment the tomatoes and mozzarella. Trust me on this.
Are you getting your 3 servings of dairy every day? Easy recipes like this one can make that possible. Check out Dairy 3 For Me for more tips and ideas on how you can incorporate more dairy into your diet.
And…..that’s a wrap.