Moo-ving on from Milk

I’m a woman getting to be around the age where I care about my bones. The irony?   Lactose intolerance appears to be another milestone that comes with this age! It’s not so bad that I can never have dairy, but let’s just say that if I ever do anything to offend you, you can seek your revenge by sending me an extra-cheese pizza.  Recovering from a case of the milk “˜urps from my breakfast latte, in fact, I was very happy to see non-dairy sources of calcium covered on my favorite TV doctor show today.

The doc says we need 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day if we’re not menopausal. Those of us who have crossed that bridge could use an additional 500 mg a day. Even with my “advanced” calcium needs, following his math, I don’t need to drink cow’s milk to protect my bones””not a drop of it!

Instead:

Breakfast:

Egg whites with 1 cup of spinach (30 mg) or steel cut oats (20 mg) made with blueberries and chopped dried figs (300 mg)

Lunch:

Asian Shirataki noodle salad tossed with a 1 oz of sesame seeds (280 mg) (yes, that’s a lot of seeds, but with 0-calorie pasta, bring “˜em on!)

Dinner:

Gluten-free pasta mixed with marinara sauce and one can of sardines (370 mg)

Whenever I do crave the creamy texture of milk, thank goodness there is almond milk, which actually has more calcium (450 mg) than the traditional kind (300 mg)! Can’t wait to try it in my next latte!

Do you have a favorite non-dairy source of calcium? Share it in the comments below or tweet me at @AnitasJourney!

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Anita

Always looking for new ways to live healthy and to be inspired. #Yogi by night and @Vitacost guru by day. Follow me on my journey!

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Always looking for new ways to live healthy and to be inspired. #Yogi by night and @Vitacost guru by day. Follow me on my journey!

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3 comments on «Moo-ving on from Milk»

  1. Mayme says:

    Coconut milk has become my new dairy. I use it in anything that calls for milk: in my coffee instead of cream, in my scalloped potatoes instead of dairy, in my smoothies…you get the idea.

  2. Randy says:

    I love quinioa and Blackstrap molasses. And using herbs in your food helps….

  3. Jack says:

    We are the only mammals on the planet that do NOT wean our young OFF milk. Cow’s milk should not be consumed by humans, certainly not after age two.

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