I’m all about peanut butter and S is all about apples (no food allergies here) but with my dairy sensitivity it has made eating something as tasty as apple PB&Js not as fun. After all, S likes to dip her apples in milk and I really enjoy the refreshing taste of milk after a bite of my protein-packed PB&J with apple slices inside. Fortunately, I learned about a different kind of cow’s milk that isn’t genetically modified or altered in any way, but that doesn’t give either of us tummy troubles either — the perfect milk for our after-school snacking in a few weeks!
This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Lately, S wants a glass of cow’s milk with almost everything (especially an apple or peanut butter snack), but I want to be sure it’s free of hormones and that the cows are treated well, plus that I can drink it with my dairy sensitivity. So I learned about a2 Milk® through their temporary ambassadorship program and it’s been a family favorite. One out of four Americans have discomfort after drinking milk like me, but only about 5-7% of the population has been clinically diagnosed with a lactose intolerance medical condition. a2 Milk® was established using cows that naturally only produce the a2 protein to help those who with dairy discomfort due to the A1 protein found in most cow’s milk on the market today.
The a2 Milk® Company™ has partnered with U.S. family dairy farmers in upstate New York and the Midwest to expand the a2 herd here in the United States because over processing and hormones have led to mostly A1 protein cows here now. You could even try a2 Milk® free by winning your own carton, or a trip to Australia back in May — It was a great giveaway! The few people I know from Australia were really excited when this brand came to the U.S. because they used to buy a2 Milk® back home and it was the only one that helped with their tummy issues! I pick up my milk near the other organic options at Whole Foods or Safeway, but I think it’s at a lot of natural food stores like Sprouts and such too. There are sometimes in-store coupons on top of sales, as well. I just bought a carton using a coupon in my Safeway app while they were on sale at 2 for $7.
Now we have the perfect solution for our after school snacking woes just in time for back-to-school, and it will be interesting to see what else S starts dipping in her milk (so far apples and peanuts).
What’s your family’s favorite after-school snack to pair with a glass of milk?
*This post is not meant to be medical advice and should not replace a visit to your doctor. Please check with your doctor if you are experiencing sensitivity or stomach problems first. a2 Milk® is not meant for persons medically diagnosed with Galactosaemia, lactose intolerance or cows’ milk allergy.