A fresh, flavorful Caprese salad is always a crowd-pleaser, especially when you make it with Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Our soft cheese is like the blended cottage cheese that is all the rage right now, but Lifeway Farmer Cheese is ready to go right out of the package — no blender required. With this very simple recipe, the cheese’s mild and adaptable flavor pairs perfectly with the sharp, juicy taste of ripe tomatoes and the savory, earthy basil leaves. Our Farmer Cheese Caprese Bowl is a probiotic take on a classic summer salad. It makes a sensational side dish, snack, or appetizer and is perfect for all your potlucks, picnics, and parties.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 6-8
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 6-8 Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Gaze
- 6-8 leaves of basil
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Italian seasoning to taste
- toasted baguette to dip
- In a bowl layer in all ingredients in the order listed above. Toast baguette slices and enjoy!