Lactose Intolerant? Say “Yes to Dairy!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 7, 2012

If you, or someone in your family is lactose intolerant, it may be challenging to find lactose free choices that are great for both your taste buds and your budget. According to the National Institute of Health, it’s estimated that millions of Americans suffer from lactose intolerance and may avoid many dairy foods, such as yogurt. When dairy foods are limited in the diet those individuals may have lower intakes of important bone-building nutrients like calcium and vitamin D.

The great news is Yoplait® Lactose Free yogurt fits the bill with 4 yummy favors (Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, and French Vanilla). Personally, my mom is lactose intolerant and Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt has been a wonderful new breakfast and snack choice for her, not to mention a fighting factor against our family’s history of osteoporosis. She has always enjoyed yogurt, but has avoided it in recent years due to digestive concerns. She now loves Yoplait Lactose Free French Vanilla as part of her morning fruit smoothies so she can have the wholesome breakfast she needs, without the worry.

It’s exciting to know that Yoplait Lactose Free provides an affordable solution that is:

  • An excellent source of Calcium and vitamin D
  • A good source of vitamin A
  • 99% fat free and great tasting

Want some fantastic ways to incorporate Yoplait Lactose Free into recipes? Check out some fun recipe ideas such as a Healthified Mix Berry Pie and Lactose Free Peach Mango Lassi.

This guest post is brought to you by Christina Meyer-Jax MS, RD , registered dietitian and Nutrition Communicator at the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, and works directly with Yoplait.

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Shea May 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Most Greek yogurt is naturally lactose-free or extremely low in lactose (therefore not causing reactions). The lactose has been converted to lactic acid.

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