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Goat Milk

goat milk is a great animal milk with many nutrients that are easily digested and absorbed by the human body

There are so many controversial threads going on nowadays regarding milk. Hence, we decided to write this blog and make a stance on what we believe in. You will see some of our recipes are intentionally using milk to boost the nutrient load of what we eat. You will also see, that we believe in diversity and balance, hence eliminating milk from our diets may not be the best option. Finally, we think goat, camel, sheep milk are great milk options. We suggest to include cow, sheep, camel and plant milk in your diet for balance and diversity. Each milk has its own unique properties, hence when you vary them we believe you will get different nutrients which you won’t get if you stick to just one milk (i.e. cow). Read more Here about milk in fat, and plant based milk options.

In this blog, we will explain why milk is good for you, why pasteurized milk is best, compare goat and cow milk, and provide some information regarding camel and sheep milk.

Animal Milk Is Good For You

We believe that milk is a nutrient worth consuming. Check out our blog about milk and its fat contents for more specifics on the nutrients in cow’s milk. In a nutshell, calcium, protein, omega-3 fats, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals are all found in milk. If you are not allergic (lactose intolerant), and milk doesn’t cause any stomach issues for you, then I don’t see a reason why eliminate this nutrient from your diet. Goat milk and camel milk have lower levels of lactose, so maybe try and see if you can handle those animal milk.

I am aware of the tales that the dairy industry intentionally created hype around milk and wanted more people to buy milk. But at the end of the day, if a nutrient is good for you, why eliminate it from your diet regardless what the myths out there are?

Raw Milk Or Pasteurized Is Better For You

There has been an ongoing debate about whether raw milk or pasteurized milk is a better option. You can read online tons of articles arguing one way or the other. I do care a lot about the choice of milk I make for my home. We consume quite a bit of milk having 3 kids at home. After reading books and articles, I decided to settle for the least danger.

First, I am going to trust our CDC (Center for Disease and Control) website. After all, that is the main website our physicians use all the time when giving us health advice. The CDC recommends drinking pasteurized milk. Read more here. They even wrote a blog about busting common myths.

Second, we live in California by choice. I do not want to move to live anywhere else in the world because I love my state and my hometown for over 15 years now. California Department of Public Health also issued a similar notice regarding raw versus pasteurized milk. They recommend using pasteurized milk. Read their article here.

Thirdly, even if I don’t trust the US government and my beloved California state, I do trust the people’s generation of wisdom. I grew up in Bulgaria where I had the privilege to milk goats and cows with my own bare hands. After we collected the milk, the first step before drinking or using it was to boil it. Boiling the milk is exactly that – pasteurizing it. That means when the milk reaches certain temperatures all the bad bacteria get killed. Bulgaria was founded in 681. I do think Bulgaria’s people have collected tons of wisdom over the years and trust their ways of consuming milk.

Lastly, it is still a debate about how much more nutrients are there in raw milk versus pasteurized. Healthline is a website I often read, and according to their findings, it is still a gray area of which milk has more nutrients (read more here). In addition, I won’t even go into details about what a nightmare you can get yourself into trying to buy raw milk…

In conclusion, it sounds to me that the benefits don’t drastically outweigh the drawbacks when it comes to nutrients in raw vs pasteurized milk. Hence, at my home, we continue drinking pasteurized, grass-fed, organic milk.

Now, if you are a die-hard raw milk fan who knows where to buy raw milk (I heard California offers options), then go for it. However, maybe consider boiling it. In Bulgaria, we would boil the milk to see if it is good. If it turns into cottage cheese (see our recipe for cottage cheese which we make by curdling the milk with yogurt) that means the milk you bought is bad. It is just an extra safety step you can do to ensure your raw milk is good. And yes, you are practically pasteurizing the raw milk, but there aren’t that many “good” enzymes and bacteria that are killed by the heating anyway.

Goat vs Cow Milk

This is the final debate we are going to tackle. So far, we shared with you that we believe milk is good for you. We also think is best to buy pasteurized milk as opposed to raw. Now, we are going to tackle goat vs cow milk.

  • Digestion – if cow milk is hard for you to digest, then try goat milk. Goat milk is much gentler for your tummy (especially if you are feeding an infant/toddler). The human body digests goat milk much easier.
  • Nutrients goat milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk. For example, goat milk has more calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and almost twice Vitamin A than cow’s milk.
  • Nutrient absorption – because the human body digests goat’s milk better, our body absorbs more fat and protein from goat milk than cow’s.
  • Cleanliness – for what my word is worth, I was taught as a kid that goats are cleaner animals than cows. Hence, their milk is much cleaner from the cow’s milk. For example, goats will climb on trees to eat leaves while cows will eat grass.
  • Taste – goat milk does taste different. If you are used to cow’s milk, it might be a change for your taste buds. However, it all depends on what you like. For example, some people don’t like goat’s milk taste while some think it is much better than cow’s. If you are one of those who don’t like goat milk’s taste, then use it in recipes to mask the taste.

In summary, we suggest that non-allergic individuals who don’t have issues with milk consume organic, grass-fed, pasteurized milk. It might make sense to drink more goat milk than cow but that decision is all on you. Now, you would ask, how about plan-based milk? Well, let us write another blog!

Sheep and Camel Milk

We feel it is worth mentioning camel and sheep milk as an animal milk options. We do use camel and sheep milk in our kitchen. Sheep milk is high in fat and that is why in Bulgaria we make sheep cheese and butter from it. If you enjoy the taste, try drinking it. If not, just combine it with other ingredients to make it more pleasant in a smoothie, or oatmeal.

Camel milk is more accessible in stores. It is also Keto friendly as opposed to other dairy milk such as goat, cow, and sheep milk. Camel milk does have low lactose levels so might be a good options for individuals that have issues with cow’s milk. It is also very nutritious milk. Again, our recommendation is to try the taste and see if you like it. Also, there is always the option if you don’t like the taste of the milk to just use it in recipes and mask the taste that way. In a nutshell, we suggest to try and include milk in your diet.

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Goat Milk

Pasteurized, Grass-Fed, Goat Milk is a great milk to add to your diet. It has many nutrients which are easily digested and absorbed by the human body.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Kids, Picnic, Snack
Cuisine: Bulgarian
Keyword: best animal milk, goat milk, nutrient milk
Skill Level: Beginner
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Active Time: 1 min
Total Time: 1 min
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup goat milk

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 498mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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Wild-Caught Canned Tuna

wild planet albacoa wild canned tuna rich in healthy fats omega-3 fatty acids 42 grams of complete protein with all of the essential amino acids, Vitamin B, D, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, folate, and choline

Wild-caught canned tuna could be a healthy addition to an overall balanced diet. If you include enough fish in your diet, you don’t even need to take fish oil supplements as many people do. The healthy fats in canned tuna work wonders for your brain. Does anyone want to be in a good mood?!

How To Pick The Right Wild-Caught Canned Tuna

We like to use light dolphin safe canned tuna fish. Here are some differences to consider:

  • Light tuna contains less mercury than white and yellowfin canned tuna
  • Wild-caught tuna has more nutrients and is not fed with artificial food
  • We look for Gluten-free and Non-GMO tuna
  • My family loves dolphins. Moreover, we have read so many books about saving dolphins that my kids always look for the dolphin-safe sign on the can. Dolphin-safe means that dolphins aren’t killed while fishing for tuna.
  • We like to pick a can where the only ingredient is tuna. We like as few ingredients as possible in the products we buy. For example, we don’t like canned tuna that has added salt, added vegetable broth, added oils, and other added ingredients.
  • We prefer purchasing canned tuna from companies that try their best to preserve our ecosystem. For instance, Wild Planet claims that their tuna is “pole and line caught in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean or off coastal New Zealand, maintaining natural populations and preserving the ecosystem”. When fishermen use nets, dolphins are caught in those nets and die.

We looked through many canned tuna companies, and this is one of our favorite.

Canned Tuna Nutrient Properties

Tuna is a great source:

  • Healthy Fats – omega-3 fatty acids
  • High-quality protein – a can of tuna has about 42 grams of complete protein with all of the essential amino acids.
  • Vitamins and Minerals– Vitamin B, D, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, folate, and choline

Benefits Of Eating Tuna

  • Improve heart health
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Improve immune system
  • Rich in Iron and Vitamin B, which helps strengthen the blood cells
  • Reduce the stress level
  • Reduces the risk of dementia because of all the healthy fats
  • Good for eye health
  • Excellent source of vitamins that help strengthen our bones
  • Help fight kidney disease
  • Ideal for skin health
  • Provides energy and helps build muscle
  • Helps with anemia
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Canned Tuna

Canned tuna is a great source of healthy fats (Omega 3) and has about 42 grams of complete protein with all of the essential amino acids. It is also rich in Vitamin B, D, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, folate, and choline 
Prep Time1 min
Active Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Dip, Lunch, Salad, Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned tuna, healthy tuna
Skill Level: Beginner
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Special Tools: can opener
Active Time: 1 min
Total Time: 1 min
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
keto: Keto
Servings: 1
Calories: 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna

Instructions

  • Wash your hands with water and soup
  • Wash the tuna can
    wild planet albacoa wild canned tuna rich in healthy fats omega-3 fatty acids 42 grams of complete protein with all of the essential amino acids, Vitamin B, D, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, folate, and choline
  • With a can opener, open the can
  • With a strainer, drain the liquid (if any). We like buying our canned tuna without water, juices, or oil, hence we don't need to drain any extra liquid
  • Add tuna to delicious salads, meals, appetizers, etc.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water

Notes

  • We are extremely excited to announce we are now using the saferecipeguide.org guidelines to make our recipe safe-friendly. We will slowly be incorporating the safe recipe guidelines into our recipe instructions! 

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Protein: 43g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 403mg | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg

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Raisins

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Total Time1 min
Keyword: dried raisins, raisins nutrients
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small box raisins

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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100% Whole Wheat Slice of Bread

slice of bread

You probably have heard from someone that is going on a “bread strike” or “carb abstaining” diets with the hope to lose weight and become healthier. The truth is, though, that bread could be healthy depending on which one you chose. If you eat white, refined, processed bread we agree you should stay away from it. It is made of highly-processed (in other words a process that gets rids of key nutrients), simple carbohydrates (in other words you are getting a quick energy surge that will crash you later and make you eat more). Now, if you consume 100% whole wheat bread, that is a different story.

100% Whole wheat bread is rich in iron, calcium, fiber and protein. Whole wheat bread is also a good source of magnesium and selenium minerals. Whole grains provide energy for longer and make you fuller (as they do have fiber). With our menus, we are following the United States recommended balanced diet which includes consuming grains. 100% whole wheat bread is a great way to get some grains into your diet plan.

Do watch out in the label of the bread to explicitly say “100% whole grain”. Otherwise, if it is “enriched”, “bleached”, “unbleached”, etc that means you are not getting all the nutrient benefits the 100% whole wheat bread offers. The same goes for multi-grain bread. If the grains are refined, it means you are not getting all the nutrients those grains have to offer.


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Slice of 100% whole wheat bread

A slice of whole wheat bread is rich in iron, calcium, protein, and fiber.
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 100% whole wheat bread slice, whole wheat bread slice nutrient value
Vegan: Vegan
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Calories: 69kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 slice 100% whole wheat bread

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg


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Kiwi

kiwi is a great snack on the go rich in vitamin c

Kiwi is a super fruit that is very rich in vitamin C making it a great antioxidant. I love eating it for breakfast, snack, and add it as a topping to many dishes. I do eat mine peeled, but my kids were taught at school to eat the entire kiwi fruit with the peel. I just don’t like the texture of the peel although it is also rich in nutrients and fiber. Since the body cannot store Vitamin C, we need to ensure we consume it every day to replenish our needs. Kiwi is my to go fruit almost every day.

Kiwi fruit is low calories and packed with many nutrients such as Vitamin K, copper, Vitamin E, fiber, potassium and folate. I like eating kiwi especially for breakfast as it is rich in fiber and starts my body going. Fiber rich breakfast also helps in weight loss because it promotes satiety and reduces hunger.

Kiwi is a great fruit to have during pregnancy as it is rich in fiber (pregnant women are more prone to constipation), rich in Vitamin C (strengthens your immune system), rich in folate (helps prevent occurrence of neural tube defects) and the presence of other rich minerals tat help with alkaline balance of the stomach (i.e. neutralize acidity in the stomach) reduces the nausea and heartburn.

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Kiwi

One kiwi fruit gives you more than the needed Vitamin C for the day that doesn’t get stored in your body so you need to replenish every day.
Total Time1 min
Course: Breakfast, Kids, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh kiwi fruit, kiwi fruit nutritional label and value
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegan: Vegan
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Calories: 42kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 fruit kiwi

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 63.9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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Pistachios

Pistachios is rich in healthy fat

Pistachio nuts are very healthy food rich in protein, healthy fats (including Omega-3 fatty acid), iron, calcium, fiber, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Vitamin C and A. Pistachios are also loaded with antioxidants thus helping improve our overall health (i.e. boosts our vision, gut, heart disease).

You can enjoy pistachios in many ways – as a snack, add them into salads and desserts. They can be made into a nut butter and used as a topping to your oatmeal.

Pistachios are weight management friendly as they are relatively low caloric food compared to other nuts. Because pistachios are loaded with proteins and fiber, they keep you fuller for longer. When given an option, pick the pistachios that are in the shell. Not only their nutrients are more preserved, but also it takes time to hull the shell helping you eat more mindfully. Also, the shells are a visual example of how much pistachios you actually ate and add bulk in your eyes helping in not overeating. 

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Pistachios

String cheese is a great snack on the go rich in calcium and vitamin A.
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Kids, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pistachios nutritional lable and value, Pistachios nuts
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegan: Vegan
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
keto: Keto
Calories: 56kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 pistachios

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg


* Information and statements made by be Healthy be Happy are for education purposes only and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. be Healthy be Happy does not provide medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by be Healthy be Happy are not to replace conventional medical service. Any choices and decisions you are making are at your own risk. If you have a medical condition or health concern, contact your physician.

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String Cheese

string cheese is a great snack on the go

String cheese is one of the favorite snacks I give to my kids. It is very easy to carry around, put in a lunch box, and they like eating it.

String cheese is also a great source of calcium, protein, and Vitamin D which many people are lacking in their diets. It also has Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin. String cheese does have fat, which is why many people stay away from it, but in fact good fat is important for our brains and well being. There are also studies showing consuming enough calcium helps burn more fat so eating low-fat cheese may help in weight management (and weight loss). As a bonus, calcium helps boost our bone and teeth health. We do suggest including string cheese (low-fat when possible that has less saturated fat) in your diets in moderation to avoid getting too much fat, sodium and calories into your diet.

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String Cheese

String cheese is a great snack on the go rich in calcium and vitamin A.
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Kids, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: string cheese nutritional value and label, string cheese snack
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
keto: Keto
Servings: 1 string
Calories: 80kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 string cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 200mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 200mg


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Dried Apricots

get iron with dried apricots

Dried apricots are an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E and antioxidants. Dried apricots have many health benefits such as prevent inflammation, improve skin, help with digesting and balance blood pressure to name a few. Dried apricots are also known to improve vision.

Our family loves having a snack of dried apricots as it is easy to carry around. I personally eat them when I have a sweet craving. I include them in nut butter ball snack recipes, oatmeal, desserts, etc. We have also had dried apricots with probiotics for a boost in nutrition. I often give dried apricots to my kids in the car on the way to the swimming lessons, as they are a great boost of energy.

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Dried Apricots

Dried apricots are rich in fiber, iron, protein, potassium, Vitamin A and calcium.
Total Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Kids, Party Dish, Picnic, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dried Apricots, dried apricots nutrional value and label
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegan: Vegan
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Dairy-Free: Dairy Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Servings: 1 half cup
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried apricots

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 2345IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg


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Skim Milk

skim milk

In this article, we concentrate mainly on the fat component in milk. We don’t differentiate cow from goat’s milk. We just generally discuss about fat in milk. We also touch a bit on the plant based milk as an alternative to animal milk. Check out our article about animal milk such as goat.

Fat-Free Milk Nutrients

Skim milk is also known as fat-free milk. Consuming milk is a great way to get some calcium and Vitamin D in our diets. Skim milk is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, magnesium, and zinc minerals. It is rich in Vitamin B, A, and D. Fat-free milk is also a great source of protein. Some times I buy this shelf-stable milk as it lasts for longer time without needing to be refrigerated.  My kids are active outside and it is easy to grab one of those shelf-stable milks on the go. I would also buy the 1% version as it is in more convenient containers. As you will read below, balance and diversity is what we believe in.

How to Use Fat-Free Skim Milk

There are many ways in which skim milk can be consumed. My family enjoys milk throughout the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Fat-Free Milk, 2% Milk or Whole Milk

There are pros and cons of consuming skim milk, 2% milk, whole milk. There are differences in milk fat, protein density, sugar, and overall calories. For my family, I buy all the different types of milk randomly, so my family gets all the benefits there are in the different types of milk. For instance, we do need fat (especially for our brains), so drinking whole milk isn’t that bad and studies have shown dairy fat is healthy (especially for type 2 diabetes). When drinking skim milk also known as fat-free milk, you get the benefits of lower calories to your diet overall and more protein compared to other milk.

Instead of worrying and trying to make a definite decision among all the research and articles out there which milk is better and in what case, I simply alternate the milk with the thought that balanced diets are the best. When we make our menus, we calculate the criteria used to argue for consuming one milk versus another: fat, protein, and calcium intake. So if you don’t like the taste of skim milk, no problem, your diet can be adjusted in a way that you can be drinking whole milk and compensate for the fat and protein intake in another way in your diet.

Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Sesame Milk

We also like bringing variety into our milk diet with sesame milk. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, paleo-friendly, vegan, and nut-free. It does have the same amount calcium as cow’s milk. The flavor is nutty, smooth, and creamy. Since, I don’t like sipping on this milk, I use it for smoothies mainly. Check out our vanilla sesame milk smoothie and our unflavored unsweetened sesame milk smoothie!

Oat Milk and Almond Milk

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you may already know that we believe in balance and variety. There are many nutrient differences between skim milk, whole milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc. Hence, I do make a point once in a while to buy almond and oat milk to use in smoothies and recipes at home. Why not try yourself and see if you like it?

Summary

Although, there are many dairy milk alternatives for vegan individuals, we still encourage non-vegan, non-allergic individuals to consume milk. It is a healthy dietary option. We just feel the plant based milk goes through lots of processing and fortification so we use it more as a once in a while product at my home.

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Skim Milk

Skim milk is a great way to get some calcium and Vitamin D in your diet.
Total Time1 min
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Kids, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 1 cup skim milk nutrional value and label, skim milk food ingredient
Gluten-Free: Gluten Free
Vegetarian: Vegetarian
Nut-Free: Nut Free
Food Ingredients: food ingredient
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 83kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat free skim milk

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 382mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 299mg


* Information and statements made by be Healthy be Happy are for education purposes only and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. be Healthy be Happy does not provide medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by be Healthy be Happy are not to replace conventional medical service. Any choices and decisions you are making are at your own risk. If you have a medical condition or health concern, contact your physician.