Fat-free and low-fat milk, cheeses and yogurts provide protein, calcium and other important nutrients.
Eat a variety of fat-free and low-fat (1%) dairy products daily; including yogurt, cheese, milk, and nonfat powdered milk.
Tips to incorporate low/non fat dairy into your diet:
• Use non-fat yogurt instead of cream cheese or sour cream.
• Sweeten non-fat yogurt with fruits or make it savory with chives to enhance the flavor.
• Make a smoothy with fresh or frozen fruit and plain low/non fat yogurt
• Use nonfat powdered milk when cooking milk-based soups.
HNRCA nutrition research: Learn more about yogurt here.