Hello Blog Friends! My husband surprised me with a long weekend on Cape Cod to celebrate my 40th birthday. The kids are at Grandma and Papa’s for three whole nights! So, I thought it would be good timing for you to hear from someone else who works for NuVal - Tina Haupert!
Tina is an award-winning healthy living blogger with a humongous following on her own famous blog, Carrots N Cake. She and I connected last fall and she came to work for NuVal in October. She also writes a NuVal blog called Trading Up Downtown. It’s pretty amazing to work with Tina and to hear all her stories. She’s always doing cool blogger things, like making cakes with Kelly Ripa! So, without further ado, I bring you Tina!
In general, I incorporate a number of healthy foods into my diet, but there’s always room for improvement, right? Even when it comes to the milk in my morning cup coffee, I know it’s possible to trade up its nutrition.
As a kid, I drank tons of low-fat milk. My sister and I could easily go through a gallon of 1% milk in just a few days. It was nuts how much milk we drank. When I moved out and went off to college, however, I stopped drinking milk as often. Sure, my college had it in the dining halls, but it wasn’t something I’d keep in my dorm room.
Once I graduated from college and moved into my own apartment, I started to buy milk again. But, since I was watching my calories, I opted for the non-fat version. Non-fat milk is a very nutritious option, but when it came to my morning cup of coffee, it was like adding water! It didn’t lighten my coffee at all. I love creamy coffee, so I switched from non-fat milk to soy milk and never looked back.
Ever since I started working at NuVal, I’ve paid much more attention to the nutritional value of the foods that eat. When I realized that soy milk scores an 82(Silk Soymilk LightMilk) on the NuVal scale and non-fat milk scores a 91, I knew it would be an easy trade up, so I decided to give the non-fat version another try.
Adding non-fat milk to my coffee still makes it watery, but now I just leave more room for it. I still love soy milk in my morning cup of coffee, but every few days, I make sure to trade up my milk selection for the more nutritious option.
Question of the Day:
How do you take your coffee?