So, recently, I had some luck with a brand of milk called FA!RLIFE, which is sold in whole, reduced fat 2%, fat free, and chocolate 2% varieties. What I like about FA!RLIFE is not only does the 2% have half the sugar of regular milk, but it also has 13 grams of protein per serving, which is nearly twice of regular cow's milk, about a third more calcium, and is hormone free. Frankly, I'm not convinced one way or the other about an adverse impact on humans who drink milk produced by cows treated with bovine growth hormones, but why take the chance?
The Favorite Son likes the Chocolate FA!RLIFE and regularly brings the 8 ounce variety to school for lunch almost every day. The Second Beautiful Daughter, who sometimes has some difficulty digesting lactose, drinks the reduced fat 2%. All four FA!RLIFE varieties contain lactase, so she feels comfortable drinking it.
FA!RLIFE is easy to use in recipes, too. While I often use Silk Soy or Silk Almond milk in my pancake recipes and other recipes, FA!RLIFE is a great option for people who prefer the taste of real cow's milk. It's a great way to get more calcium, to feel more full longer by increasing protein, and to avoid that bloated feeling that sometimes accompanies consuming dairy. Not a lot of downside with FA!RLIFE.