Dairy products are a great source of calcium—something we already know. But most of us fall short of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for calcium and vitamin D. This power-duo is important for building and maintaining healthy teeth and bones in children and adults.   

Our weekend recipe is a lesson in simplicity: a healthful snack that contains only three ingredients. All should be available at your local natural and organic food store.   

In addition to enjoying a delicious treat, you’ll provide your body with high levels of calcium, vitamins C and D, essential minerals and protein.   

Strawberries & Cream 

Serves 4

  • 16 fresh strawberries, stemmed, washed and quartered 
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 
  • 1/2 cup fresh almonds (optional) 
  1. Top strawberries with ricotta cheese and almonds (optional). 
  2. Chill 1 hour before serving. 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Sorrento/Precious