With food prices on the rise, it can sometimes be tough to be able to afford high quality foods. For example, organic milk is costs between $6 and $8 a gallon here.
Then, there’s the whole debate on whether you should buy and consume skim milk or whole milk, or land somewhere in the middle.
While I’m not going to touch on our personal milk choices today (or health benefits/research one way or another), I do want to share a tip with you that can possibly help you think about your own milk choices.
Think about this:
- If you can purchase a gallon or half gallon of 2% or whole milk for the same price as 1% or skim, why don’t you buy the whole milk?
Buying Whole or 2% Milk
In an effort to save money where we can, and buy healthy products for my family, we’ve started purchasing smaller quantities of higher quality milk and then adding water to achieve the desired consistency.
So far, we’re loving it. We can stretch a gallon of milk longer and each person in our family can enjoy their consistency.
Now, I will say that we do not drink milk – neither Frog Prince or I are drinking it by the glassful for dietary needs. Rather, we enjoy it on granola for breakfast or in recipes. If you are, of course, consuming milk for dietary needs, then consider the impact of adding water to your milk.
For cooking, this method has worked out wonderfully. Adding water to the milk stretches it a bit further in dinner dishes, allowing us to enjoy a higher milk-fat serving with granola or baked oatmeal, or even in ice cream!
Have you ever thought about this before? Or, added water to your higher-fat milk?
This post is linked to: Kitchen Tip Tuesday