Best of February: National Snack Month Roundup
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly wasn’t short of reasons to celebrate. We celebrated love, Black History, and the great game of football. Given all the occasions to fellowship over good food, it’s no surprise that February is recognized as National Snack Month.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite snack recipes from the month featuring our MVP…milk! Whether it’s a recipe that includes milk, or one that pairs well with a glass, snacking is a great way to reach your daily milk goal.
Sesame Pretzels with Za-atar Mozzerella Sauce
This delicious dipable pretzel recipe is kid-friendly, packed with 22 grams of protein, and 555 milligrams of calcium. Touchdown!
Stovetop Butternut Squash Shells & Cheese
A veggie-based play on one of America’s favorite snacks, this shells & cheese recipe is sure to earn you points with your plant-based party guests. The butternut squash adds an extra creamy little something to this dish that everyone will love.
Queso Fundido con Chorizo
Authentic Mexican queso fundido con chorizo is a great appetizer option and one of the most popular recipes on Cinco de Mayo. The magic happens when cheese is placed in a clay skillet, melted on top of the grill then served with warm, fresh tortillas to make your own taco. You can find it at all Mexican taquerías, the favorites are queso with chorizo or mushrooms.
This recipe combines two of everyone’s favorites – muffins and miniature things! These mini muffins are a versatile snack for any occasion and any time of the day. Pair with a glass of milk and enjoy.
Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl
When you want a taste of the tropics, this creamy green smoothie bowl recipe delivers. Blend a batch and you get two cups of leafy greens mixed with pineapple, coconut and mango to make an easy and nutritious lunch or snack.
Homemade Ginger Spice Cluster Granola
Why buy prepackaged granola when you can make your own at home? This simple recipe for ginger spice cluster granola pairs perfectly with milk to add a protein kick to your snack or breakfast. Try on its own, as a topping or mixed into trail mix—it’s a versatile and tasty breakfast idea!
Not Your Mamas Pb&J
A crunchy twist on the classic PB&J is the perfect breakfast before the gym. To help you recover after a tough workout, have a glass of chocolate milk – it has the right protein to carb ratio to help you recover. Pair it with a turkey and Swiss cheese roll up to get 26 grams of protein before noon.