Now I Have Another Concern About Milk, because of cost

By Latest Reply 2009-01-28 09:57:51 -0600
Started 2009-01-11 13:44:43 -0600

I know I posted earlier about milk, but lately I have also thinking about the alternative to milk, powdered milk. Our cost of milk is anywhere from 5-10.00 a day. I have two men here who drink milk. One drinks about a gallon and a third a day; my husband varies. Thank goodness it is skim, but the cost is almost 400.00 to well over 500.00 a year, that is ridiculous and I can not afford it anymore, so what about powdered milk? Does anyone know if that is safe for diabetics.

6 replies

jsd2005 2009-01-27 11:29:59 -0600 Report

Powdered milk contains all 20 amino acids and are high in vitamins and minerals. The cost of powdered milk has risen also, but still less than fresh milk. I understand your concern, but wanted to mention that I am not aware of any reason that diabetics cannot use these products. They are useful and cost effective for recipe substitutions and taste much better than they ever use to.

It may be used for homemade yogurt, hot chocolate, whipped topping, bread recipes, cereal and many many other uses. I know there have bee concerns and issues with tainted or contaminated products. However, this is a possibility with other items as well. Much Quality assurance and quality improvement tests are perfomed, so I wouldn't not try the product for this reason.

2009-01-27 13:23:39 -0600 Report

Thankyou; so much for that. An honest answer, I have been waiting for; really appreciated.

Sometimes you post questions because you really need an answer to it. As I did?
And sometimes they are an after thought?
Sometimes, they do not relate at all, but are still important to the person posting,

Thanks again, Claudia

Anonymous 2009-01-11 15:33:42 -0600 Report

Could you have posted this under the other milk discussion? Opening a new post for every thought and whim is getting a little ridiculous.

Anonymous 2009-01-27 14:22:31 -0600 Report

Please STOP your negativity!

2009-01-28 04:14:44 -0600 Report

You know that was an honest and needed question. You were the first to reply, and probably already knew what you were going to say, so why bother.

I am so tired of the fights that start on these discussions.

Some people are just not that well informed and due to other problems may have a real need for an answer, and not negative attitudes.
I do not want to cause conflicts between anyone, because of a simple question.
But, I am not going to hide, when I have something to say about me either.

Anonymous 2009-01-28 09:57:51 -0600 Report

I am the friendly anonymous. My grandmother used to take a gallon of milk and take 1/2 of it and mix it with the made powdered milk.It cut down some on cost and it tasted the same. Maybe that could help some.