Dairy gets put in the hot seat every other month it seems. One good thing to come from all the attention, though, is that companies have scrambled to come up with dairy milk alternatives that meet consumers’ demands, whether it’s “milk” that’s lower in calories, free of lactose, void of stomach-curdling proteins, or something else altogether. One bad thing? Picking milk up from the grocery is no longer a simple, thoughtless task.
Regular old cow’s milk has competition from nut- and plant-based alternatives touting a variety of fat and flavor profiles. But that doesn’t mean a cow’s milk variety isn’t the best choice for you. It very well may be, which is why we’ve included them in this roundup.