Best Food Forward – Cooler Aisle

March 20th, 2013 No Comments Tags: , , ,

No, eggs aren’t a dairy product, but you can find them in the cooler aisle along with other nutrient-rich choices such as milk, yogurt, cheese and milk alternatives such as fortified soy beverage. Take these tips to the cooler aisle:

  • Milk. Skim, 1% or 2% milk makes a refreshing drink, and it’s filled with bone-boosting nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and protein. If you don’t drink milk, choose a fortified soy beverage. Chocolate milk has all of the same great nutrients as white milk. Chocolate milk has more sugar, though, so sip it occasionally as a treat.
  • Yogurt. Look for lower-fat yogurt with less sugar. Try Greek-style yogurt for a protein-packed dessert, or yogurt drinks for a quick snack on the go.
  • Cheese. Choose blocks or shredded cheese for a little more protein, more calcium and less sodium than processed cheese.
  • Eggs. Filled with health-promoting nutrients such as lutein, an antioxidant important for eye health, eggs can help you make a tasty meal in minutes. Brown eggs and white eggs have the exact same nutrients.
  • Egg whites. Cartons of pasteurized egg whites are great for making quick omelettes or adding a little protein to your fruit smoothies.

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