Lifeway Foods makes a great line that includes flavors like Pumpkin, Dulce de Leche, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pomegranate and Mango. A serving contains only 90 calories and is packed with 10 live probiotic cultures (up to three times more than yogurt) that help stimulate digestion and support the immune system. It's also low-fat, all-natural, gluten-free and 99 percent lactose-free.
Despite all that, it still tastes darn good. Even my three young boys lapped it up.
It's also available at Kroger. Learn more at www.lifeway.net.
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Speaking of icy treats, check out this recent entry from The Food Guy blog . . .
I was enjoying a couple glasses of wine one recent night and - in an EXTREMELY rare occurrence - had a few sips left that I didn't feel like finishing. (Still can't figure that one out.)
It wasn't enough to drink another night, but too much to toss, so I poured it in a small plastic covered container and popped it in the freezer. Later that week, I was making a pan sauce for a beef dish and needed a little something to punch it up.
I dropped my little red wine ice cube into the pan and whisked it in as the sauce reduced. Fantastic.
Then a few days later I saw an article in Taste of Home magazine touting "Clever Cubes."
"Don't ditch those last dabs and dribbles," it said. "They're culinary gold after a spell in the deep freeze."
Among items the magazine suggested freezing in an ice cube tray to work into recipes later:
- Chopped onions frozen in water can be quickly thawed to stir into soups, sauces and more.
- Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
- Yogurt, which can be added to smoothies to thicken and chill.
- Lemon and lime juice.
- Tomato paste for savory sauces.
- Pesto or any other chopped fresh herbs.
- Chicken broth for sauces, rice dishes and more.
- Coffee, to add a kick to desserts and gravies.
- Tomato juice, to chill your Bloody Mary.
- And, of course, wine!
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