Dairy

Including sources of dairy in your meal plan is a great way to get calcium and high-quality protein. 

What to choose?

The healthiest choices of dairy products are:

  • Fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1% milk)
  • Yogurt (regular or Greek yogurt)
  • Some reduced fat cheeses

If you are lactose intolerant or don't like milk, you may want to try fortified soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk as a source of calcium and vitamin D.

Tips for Carb Counters

Check the label as there are many products on the market and content can vary.

See "What Can I Drink?" for additional drinking guidelines.

  • Last Reviewed: August 2, 2013
  • Last Edited: August 24, 2017

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