“10 Best” lists get me every time. From celebrity dresses to songs and movies, nothing stops me in my tracks like a good list. That’s why I’m so excited to share our 10 Best Blog Posts of 2016. What I have learned about our readers is that you are: on trend (chia, hemp, energy bites, pumpkin spice, lentils), favour quick and easy recipes and like to bake. Our top recipe won by a landslide – can you guess what it is?

Here’s the countdown. If you haven’t tried these recipes yet, put them on your must-make list for 2017!

10. Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

“The perfect fall breakfast to get your pumpkin spice fix.”

 9. Sweet Barley Dessert

“Perfect for the cold winter nights ahead.”

 8. Peanut Butter and Hemp Energy Bites

“The foundation of a healthy breakfast when eaten with Greek yogurt and fruit.”

 7. Blueberry Cream Flan

“We normally don’t think of dessert as being nutritious, but this one really is.”

 6. How to Ice a Cake

“A little practice and you’ll be a pro cake decorator in no time!”

 5. Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

“Looking for a school-safe snack your kids will love?”

 4. One Pot Easy Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper

“The perfect example of a simple, nutritious and delicious meal.”

 3. Sloppy Lennys

“We’ve all heard of sloppy Joe, but have you ever tried sloppy Lenny?”

 2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

“Making this pudding with milk and yogurt make it nice and creamy, and of course, makes this sweet treat snack-worthy.”

 1. Flapper Pie: An Old Prairie Favourite

“A custard pie made with a graham cracker crumb crust and topped with meringue.”

 Thank you to our guest bloggers this year – Sarah, Kristyn and Robin. And a special farewell to our Dairy Diva Katherine as she starts the new and exciting chapter of life called retirement (what a way to go out, with the top recipe of the year!). From all of the Dairy Divas at Alberta Milk, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

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Written by a Registered Dietitian.

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Jaclyn
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Jaclyn is a registered dietitian and nutrition educator with Dairy Farmers of Canada. She believes eating should be both nourishing and satisfying, and is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food. As a new mom with a cute and curious one-year old, the best recipes these days are quick, easy and delicious.

Alberta Milk, as a member of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), supports, collaborates and relies on the four Alberta-based DFC registered dietitians to deliver and develop nutrition resources, programs and communications to promote health and wellness. As registered dietitians we are credible, balanced and science-based. We belong to the College of Dietitians of Alberta and follow their Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Our job is to translate the complex science of nutrition into practical advice for the general population. It is our view that milk and milk products are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet based on the four food groups, which is supported by health organizations such as Health Canada and Dietitians of Canada.

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