Trade Up Tuesday: Milk

Has grabbing that same gallon of milk each week become a habit for your usual shopping routine?  Have you tried to make the change from 2% or higher to fat free and you just can’t seem to acquire that taste? Well look no further, we’ve got the perfect option for you!

Packed with 25% more calcium and protein Smart Balance Fat Free Milk is the better option. With its added omega 3’s EPA/DHA , added vitamin A and D, low saturated fat, and low calories you’ll be on your cardiologists “A list.” Not to mention your bones and teeth will be thanking you.

The best part is it tastes just like 2% milk. So if you have tried to make the switch before and had no success, try trading up to Smart Balance Fat Free Milk. If you are currently drinking regular fat free milk still trade up to give your family the extra omega 3’s, protein, and calcium.

Smart Balance® Fat Free Milk and Omega-3s

NuVal Score 100
Serving size: 1 cup (240 mL)
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 120mg
Total Carbohydrate: 14g
Sugars: 14g
Protein: 10g
Vitamin A: 10%
Calcium 35%
Vitamin D: 25%
Ingredients: Grade A fat free Milk, non fat milk solids, omega-3 oil, blend** (Purified fish oil and butter oil – to help maintain freshness), vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D.
*Adds a trivial amount of fat,


Red River Farms 2% Reduced Fat Milk 

NuVal Score 84
Serving size: 1 cup (240 mL)
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 130mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 8g
Vitamin A: 10%
Vitamin C: 4%
Calcium 30%
Iron: 0%
Vitamin D:25%
Ingredients: Reduced fat milk, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D.

Written by Melanie Boynton, Texas Tech Dietetic Intern

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