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 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:
- Skim milk is watered down milk with powdered milk added to it.
- 1 % milk has less water than skim milk, but still contains added water.
Why pay for water?
If I can purchase a gallon or half gallon of 2% or whole milk for the same price as an equivalent volume of skim or 1% milk, I’m paying for water!
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 our own water to achieve the desired milk-fat percentage.
So far, we’re loving it. This means Frog Prince can have his desired percentage of milk fat, and I can have mine too.
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