Sunday, September 12, 2010

Organic Milk on the Go!

I have been ordering Organic Valley White Lowfat Milk 8-ounce cartons from Amazon for over a year now and they have become a staple on our pantry shelf. They provide a very convenient way to give my kids a healthy, organic beverage in their lunches or on the go. I even take them to work with me! I really like the taste - this milk is slightly creamier than regular milk and my kids love it because to them it is like a "milkshake".  Children (and adults) need more vitamin D and calcium in their diets and milk is essential in a healthy diet.  Giving kids a milk box instead of juice box in their lunch is a great way to help them get half of their daily need of milk.  One single serve carton of Organic Valley White Lowfat Milk is 8 oz, and contains 110 calories, 2.5g fat, 8g protein, 25% of recommended daily amount of Vitamin D, 30% of Calcium, 20% Vitamin B12 and 10% Vitamin A.

These milk boxes are produced with aseptic techniques so they do not require refrigeration.  From Organic Valley's website: "Ultra-pasteurization and revolutionary aseptic packaging give this delicious and nutritious beverage its incomparable versatility and freshness. Because they don’t require refrigeration, our shelf-stable milks strike the optimal balance between nutrition and convenience."  So these single serving boxes are perfect for lunches, camping, backpacking, day trips, car trips, or anywhere on the go!

What I really love is the fact that it is organic and hormone free - something I am paying more attention to lately and looking for when buying dairy and meat products. Organic Valley is a company that cares about it's farmers, animals and it's consumers. Their products do not contain pesticides, non-natural fertilizers, synthetic growth or breeding hormones, antibiotics or GMO's (genetically modified organisms). They care about their animals and the land that they graze. When you purchase their products, you can feel good about what you are serving your family and you are supporting farmers who care as well.
Organic Valley, Lowfat Chocolate Milk (1% Milkfat), 8-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 12)
A little more about Organic Valley:
  • They are a cooperative farmer-owned, Wisconsin based company with co-op farmers across the U.S.
  • They have been organic and farmer owned since 1988
  • They treat their animals very humanely
  • They have and continue to take steps towards sustainable farming, producing, and trading sells this product at a great price (lower than at my local natural food stores and even large chain stores). I save even more by ordering this through Subscribe and Save - I save an additional 15% AND have the milk delivered to my door every month (you can have it delivered every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months and if you run out and need more you can have it sent on demand!) If you are a busy parent, this is an incredible convenience and I highly recommend ordering this and other commonly used items through Amazon's Subscribe and Save!

So do your kids a favor and send them off with an Organic Valley milk box and feel better about what they are putting into their body!


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